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June 1, 2016
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Launch of RCA’s new shop and special offers

  • Grand Master Igor Smirnov, Chess Coach, Author and Publisher.
  • A few days ago, I announced that the RCA shop would be improved with regard to design and interface, and that it would be up and running soon. Today is the day: the new and improved RCA shop is live! :)

     

    The benefits YOU will get from this new shop are:

    benefits

    • Fewer categories and products to make life easier for you. Only the best courses chosen by our students (YOU) will be left there
    • Shorter and friendlier product descriptions that will make it simpler for you to preview the courses
    • The most popular courses of RCA, and the courses ‘on sale’ will be selected for the home page of the shop, making it easier for you to pick the right course for you.
    • You will be able to rate the courses and post your reviews yourselves.

     

    For more details regarding the benefits, you may check our previous article here.

     

    Second, I promised that I would have some surprises for you. We understand that it might be difficult for some of you to ‘digest’ this transition. That’s why, to help you go through this change and to celebrate the launch of the new shop, I’m going to provide you with a nice offer.

    30% discount

    I’m offering everyone a huge 30% discount – which applies to all RCA products! :) This discount will be valid until Monday 6 June (included).

     

    Note: the prices of products in the shop will automatically be reduced to the discounted price. Therefore, you need not apply any coupon – we’ve already made it easy for you with the new shop. :)

     

    If you have any issues or doubts, feel free to contact us here.

     

    Enjoy your shopping now by clicking the below link.
    happy shopping

    <<Shop now and grab the offer>>

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    • ayush gupta

      thanks igor for this change.dear sir please suggest mei the effective training methods for regular training ??thankyou .please suggest mei any powerful course other than your paid course i had seen all of them.

      • http://chess-teacher.com Igor Smirnov

        Hi Ayush,

        Before I can give you any recommendations, I need to know more about you.
        1) What is your current rating?
        2) How many years have you being studying chess?
        3) What do you usually do to improve your chess (in other words: how do you train yourself now)?

        • ayush gupta

          dear sir,firstly i started to study chess from your site and it improved a lot i study nearly all your paid course and webinars and i keep contiunously following your blog regularly.2) i am studying chess for 4 years right now.3)dear sir apart from your paid courses and webinars and i had also take refrences from other gms like damain lemos,valeri lilov and jan gustaffson and peter svidler and alexie shirov. i follow their site buy their paid courses and jerrmy silman also.i had also studies simon willams dvds too.as you recommended in your blog.i also applied this knowledge in analysis the live games played by top supergms. this days i am refering to chess24.com site .and their paid products.

          • RCA_moderator

            Hi Ayush,
            Thank you for your detailed reply.
            You have studied a lot of chess material which is quite impressive. It shows your thirst chess improvement.
            In my opinion, sometimes it is good to play in tournaments and put in some serious practice once you have studied this much material to transform this knowledge into skill which you can use it while playing.

            Regards,
            Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              hmmm. sir i agree with you but a if igor gives mei private training for a hour for 1day only.it will be of great help.belive mei sir i am very hard working guy.due to my engineering i am not participating in tournaments.

            • RCA_moderator

              Unfortunately, Igor does not take any new students now. Please read the below FAQ regarding this question.
              http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/871646-Do-you-offer-private-lessons-on-line

              We have also suggested some free course in this FAQ.

              Regards,
              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              thankyou so much for your time and replyies you are great.

            • ayush gupta

              dear igor you had promised mei to that you will see the chessbase dvds and recommend the best of them .???dear sir what do you think about roman lab series by gm roman dzinchihasvilis??gata kamsky private coach??

            • RCA_moderator

              HI Ayush,
              Let me help with your questions.
              I had seen some of GM Roman Dzinchhasvilli videos. They are very famous. He was a really good player and was a good personal coach to some top players but I found most of the time he was talking about specific positions. From my point of view, it was not applicable to my real games since I did not get general overall rules on how to play.
              You can look up some reviews on the internet. Where you can get options from lot of students. So you can make an informed decision.

              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              hmm.thanks for this information.sir. i will see what are yours views about dvds series duals of mind by gm raymond keene.??thankyou

            • RCA_moderator

              HI Ayush,
              Unfortunately, I am not aware of GM Raymond’s DVDs.
              Again Internet will be useful and should help you out with useful reviews.

              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              thanks for help and your time .

          • http://chess-teacher.com Igor Smirnov

            Hi Ayush,
            It’s great that your enthusiasm for improvement is so huge, and you make every effort to progress. However, at times, it may be counter-productive. It’s hard to follow the teaching of tens of different coaches. I always emphasize importance of FOCUS, and a bit slower, well-thought study.

            For instance, if you studied the course “Self-taught Grandmaster”, you should know the EFFECTIVE methods of training very well. However, if you just rushed through the video lessons quickly one time – it will certainly not give you much of progress.

            These days, many strong players train alone. You just need to use computer effectively. Check out this mini-course (it’s free): http://chess-teacher.cf/Chess-training-mini-course/

            Good luck!

            • ayush gupta

              thankyou igor i had already checked out your courses and studies them iin great detail.i had done lot.i had played past tournaments but lack of training reduces my performance.please suggest mei what i do to improve chess??at this point. i am a premium member of chess24.com

            • RCA_moderator

              Hi Ayush
              Here is Igor’s reply to your question

              “It’s great that your enthusiasm for improvement is so huge, and you make every effort to progress. However, at times, it may be counter-productive. It’s hard to follow the teaching of tens of different coaches. I always emphasize importance of FOCUS, and a bit slower, well-thought study.

              For instance, if you studied the course “Self-taught Grandmaster”, you should know the EFFECTIVE methods of training very well. However, if you just rushed through the video lessons quickly one time – it will certainly not give you much of progress.

              These days, many strong players train alone. You just need to use computer effectively. Check out this mini-course (it’s free): http://chess-teacher.cf/Chess-training-mini-course/

              Good luck!

              Regards,
              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              recently i had seen question and answer session with peter svidler live and it is just fantastic .igor.it helps a lot and his d3 and gruenfeld series.he recommended what are your views.??

            • RCA_moderator

              HI Ayush,
              Igor has a busy schedule but I will assist you.
              It is always great to see opening preparations from top players. In fact, I saw an interview where he said he was too honest. Now his opponents know all his ideas.

              Regards,
              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

        • ayush gupta

          dear sir ,i had contacted a lot of coaches but their training fees is too high according to india.so i am not able to do this.i recently seen alexie shirov chess school and i want to join these school.they are producing lot of ims and gms.please help mei.??

          • RCA_moderator

            Hi Ayush,
            Top Grandmaster’s and titled player charge consideration fee for private coaching. That’s why Igor made systematic courses to address this problem. Always having personal coach is better. Being India, easiest way to learn would to go to Chess clubs and play and learn from strong players to supplement with Igor’s courses.

            Regards,
            Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              dear sir thanks for your suggestion.i am in chattisgarh state not in chennai where there are lot of gms to learn from there is no environment in my state.my only source of studying chess is interenet.

            • RCA_moderator

              Hi Ayush,
              Thanks for the information.
              In the internet, there are lot of chess groups you can interact with and they can help you sometimes stronger players analyze your games.

              Regards,
              Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

        • ayush gupta

          by combining your chess lessons and other gms paid courses i had created a complete chess education system for my training and a systematic way i understood that how to arrange these videos in order to gain proper chess education.

          • RCA_moderator

            Hi Ayush,
            That’s great. Most students overlook this. It is always good to take notes from courses that you study to refer back later during tournament or for quick study.

            Regards,
            Prasaadh
            Student Support Officer

            • ayush gupta

              thanks for your reply and your time .you are doing great job.i had also studied igor mini courses how to use engine in chess analysis.

    • misha

      Hello, Igor! Today after the new shop has been launched i am a bit dissapointed. Yes its true that new shop is generally better, runs smoothly and has better design but there is one drawback. Almost all of the premium videos are in bundles and personally for me its not good because i already have a lot of premium videos(almost all of them) and i need just a couple of them, Could you tell me please, will it be ever possible to buy them separatly? i want to buy the premium video “The art of endgame by Igor Smirnov” and “Endgame and middlegame essentials by Levan Arishodze” and additionally i would buy “Minority attack by Attila Turzo”. could you please provide me with such opportunity?

      • RCA_moderator

        Hi Misha,
        Igor is busy so let me help you.
        Thanks for your feedback on the new shop. Since there were lot of premium video. To avoid confusion for students we put them together in a bundle. The advantage of the premium videos being in a bundle is you will get huge discount.

        Regarding your question that you want to three premium videos separately. I have sent the solution for this via your e-mail. Please ask me via e-mail if you have any questions.

        Regards,
        Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

      • http://chess-teacher.com Igor Smirnov

        Hi Misha,

        I’m glad to hear from you again!

        It’s nice that you enjoyed the new shop. Following the feedback of the students, we reduced the overall amount of courses in the shop. This way it’s easier to pick the right one for you. Also, you can get big discounts for bundles.

    • bibleexpert

      My understanding is that it is no longer possible to purchase downloadable courses. If true, this is unfortunate as I was looking forward to purchasing several more of Igor’s courses, as all the ones I’ve purchased so far are excellent. I made several enquiries regarding this point of confusion, but have not received a response, and the list of benefits of the new shop does not mention this issue. I’m hoping to receieve a response by Monday. If I can still download the course I wish to purchase, I would like to be able to take advantage of the offered discount.

      • RCA_moderator

        Hi George,
        Thank you for expressing your concern.

        We still have the download link available for purchase. So if you purchase our products then you can download and install them in your hard drive.
        We are glad that you like Igor’s courses and we can assure you that they are available for download once they are purchased.
        Please let us know if you have any other doubts.
        Regards,
        Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

        • bibleexpert

          Thanks. I just attempted to make a purchase, but when I tried to log in to my account, it seems that either my username, password, or both are not being accepted by your new shop.

          • RCA_moderator

            Hi George,
            You can purchase our course without logging in. In the Checkout page, please enter your e-mail id and password at the bottom of the page.
            Your e-mail will get automatically registered. Then you can use it from the next time. This below FAQ will be helpful.
            http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/738134-How-to-purchase-your-products

            Please e-mail us at “support@chess-teacher.com” if you find any more difficulties.

            Regards,
            Prasaadh
            Student Support Officer

            • bibleexpert

              Thanks very much. I just noticed your response. As I understand it, even if a purchasing option seems to suggest I am only buying an interent version, I can rest assured I can get a downloadable version. By the way, you don’t have to worry about me letting anyone else have the course for free. I have written a chess book and am currently in negotiations with a publisher. I certainly wouldn’t want somebody making copies of my book and giving them away, so I have a personal as well as general respect for intellectual property rights.

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