The Grandmaster’s Secrets – second edition


When the Remote Chess Academy (RCA) started some years back, the first course I created was the “Grandmaster’s Secrets”. Thousands of my students have studied this course and made some improvement (huge and small) in their chess career.

 

However, I’ll be honest with you – there were some negative reviews as well. Some said that the presentation of the lessons was not that good compared to their quality. I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and now we have decided to polish the course and take it to the next level.
Chess CourseAnd thus is born the course, “The Grandmaster’s Secrets – second edition”. 🙂 Before you ask me the question, What’s new in the second edition?”, I’ll answer it:

 

  • The PowerPoint presentations used for the video lessons have been made more informative and engaging
  • The videos are now in HD format
  • The videos have been recorded by a native English speaker
  • The comments for the games in the practical part of the course have been polished and enlarged slightly

 

If your next question is, “I’ve already studied the ‘GM’s Secrets’ – should I buy the course again?”: well, in that case, you need NOT buy the course again – the second edition is FREE for you, if you have studied it already. 🙂

 

Note: if you have already studied the course, you’ll be contacted in the following days and provided with the second edition for FREE.

 

Special discount

 

As usual when we celebrate the release of a new course, I’m providing you with a huge 25% discount on the new edition of this course! 🙂

25% discountUse the coupon “25gms” when making your purchase. If you don’t know how to use a discount code, please see here.

 

The coupon will be valid from today until Friday, 4 March (inclusive).

 

If you haven’t yet studied the course, this is the perfect opportunity for you: grab the second edition – an improved version of the course – at a huge 25% discount. Don’t miss it! 🙂
Grandmaster Secrets

<<Get the course now>>

 

P.S. After studying this course in Udemy, please write your feedback about the course and let us know your thoughts on the improvement we’ve made for YOU. I’d really appreciate that! Thanks in advance. 🙂
  • marwanradman123

    I have already studied the course..so I wish get the second edition very soon…please

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi,
      We have sent the second version of the course to your e-mail.
      Enjoy the updates!

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Jean-Pierre

    I have already paid for both GM’sU Course 1st version and Opening course , a few years ago.
    That never worked ( it’s a Remote Lesson …) and I never get my money back, but got just a few nice and unuseful e-mails !
    It’s a robbery but business keeps work , for sure .
    Thus it’s impossible for me to support the 2nd part .

  • Michael Witt

    HI Igor, I’ve been waiting for this new release. Actually, I’m studying the GM’s secrets right now (the practical part.) So how do I get it. If you could email me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

    • RCA_moderator

      HI Michel
      I have contacted to your e-mail regarding the newly released GM Secrets.
      Please continue the conversation in the e-mail.
      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • marwanradman123

    I have already studied the course..so I wish get the second edition very soon…please

  • Jean-Pierre

    I have already paid for both GM’sU Course 1st version and Opening course , a few years ago.
    That never worked ( it’s a Remote Lesson …) and I never get my money back, but got just a few nice and unuseful e-mails !
    It’s a robbery but business keeps work , for sure .
    Thus it’s impossible for me to support the 2nd part .

    • RCA_moderator

      HI Jean,
      We are sorry for the experience that you faced.
      We appreciate your feedback. Anything that you want us to improve we will be happy to make note of it.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

      • Jean-Pierre

        Hi Prasaadh ,
        What do you mean by “to improve” ? Isn’t it obvious? I paid for nothing a piece of chess lesson and now I get nothing at all.
        The huge problem is download , that did never work as far as I am concerned .
        You sent me some e-mails , OK but that did not solve the problem at all .
        I’ve tried everything you told me .
        So what it to do ? pay me mu money back because time went on and it hasn’t been possible for me to get both the lessons I paid with true money you have kept .
        You should have sent me the lessons on DVD , if you really did want to help me . Or n if not possible , give me my money back .

        Otherwise , on my own point of view , Igor’s voice should be a better choice for non-native English speakers. And otherwise the Canadian voice may fit for French Canadian but is a hint for European/African/Asian/Ocenian French speakers . It was easier for me to listen to Igor’s voice speaking in English than on the Canadian voice speaking French .

        So what are you doing to do as concerns the first point ?

        • RCA_moderator

          HI Jean,
          Thank you for letting us know about your problem and your views regarding Igor’s voice.
          I have sent you an e-mail regarding this to solve the issue.

          Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

          • Jean-Pierre

            Hi Prasaadh
            OK I’ve seen it( though it was arrived as a spam) . I’ll try a last time ( but I’ve still tried that dozens of time so I’m doubtful ). Of course you avoid to tell anything about giving me my money back : how can someone imagine that : I have been waiting for years !!
            However you didn’t tell a word of DVD which would be the answer.We will see ( the course itself is interesting,)
            And you didn’t tell a word about the second course I paid for , the Opening Course.
            But I paid for that too .Please would you me a link or my money back for it .
            Thus, if it fails , you should be honest to send me my money back .

        • foldincaulfield

          Of course I’m not privy to the exact details of your situation, but when I had problems downloading a course, I received all the help I needed. Perhaps your computer or OS is the problem? Or your hard drive is on its last legs?

          • Jean-Pierre

            Oh that’s helpful to reply !
            Well , indeed Prasaadh did all his possible to solve the problems ! But that never worked, and month after month, (from time to time, I gave up …)
            It seems it was due to my PC refusing to download a program. ( Maybe related to my own country ( France) , not my PC itself which was new and is not to old ).

            Anyway , Prasaadh , a few weeks ago , has found the way to achieve .
            Thus, all is OK now , I must say .

  • scott cooke

    I don’t like the new guy (sorry whoever it is). I like hearing Igor’s accent and it is good to hear an accent you don’t hear all day. Also Igor is good at English anyway so I don’t see the point. At best he could have re-recorded it himself because his English is even better now than at the start. Also I have gotten used to hearing Igor’s voice for the lessons and it feels weird hearing the same thing but in another voice. I don’t like it as much.

    • RCA_moderator

      Thank you for suggestion, Scott.

      We made this changes because some students preferred native English speaker.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Michael Witt

    HI Igor, I’ve been waiting for this new release. Actually, I’m studying the GM’s secrets right now (the practical part.) So how do I get it. If you could email me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Michael Witt

    If you need, my email is [email protected]

  • ayush

    what’s new are we gonaa learn from this new course??thankyu

  • scott cooke

    I don’t like the new guy (sorry whoever it is). I like hearing Igor’s accent and it is good to hear an accent you don’t hear all day. Also Igor is good at English anyway so I don’t see the point. At best he could have re-recorded it himself because his English is even better now than at the start. Also I have gotten used to hearing Igor’s voice for the lessons and it feels weird hearing the same thing but in another voice. I don’t like it as much.

    • foldincaulfield

      I won’t be buying another course for a while, as I haven’t had nearly enough time to study the ones I’ve already purchased. I guess I’ll be benefiting from this as it appears some of the offerings have been revised with improvements.
      But Igor’s English is no problem, and I’m sorry to hear he won’t be continuing to record his lessons. I’m actually quite surprised that anyone has complained about it. The important thing is whether you understand the ideas he’s conveying – not whether his grammar is smooth or perfect. You would want that in a book, but for audio it’s basically irrelevant.

  • ayush

    what’s new are we gonaa learn from this new course??thankyu

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Ayush,

      1) The PowerPoint presentations used for the video lessons have been made more informative and engaging
      2) The videos are now in HD format
      3) The videos have been recorded by a native English speaker
      4) The comments for the games in the practical part of the course have been polished and enlarged slightly

      In general, the course now more polished.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • RCA_moderator

    HI Jean,
    We are sorry for the experience that you faced.
    We appreciate your feedback. Anything that you want us to improve we will be happy to make note of it.

    Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Jean-Pierre

    Hi Prasaadh ,
    What do you mean by “to improve” ? Isn’t it obvious? I paid for nothing a piece of chess lesson and now I get nothing at all.
    The huge problem is download , that did never work as far as I am concerned .
    You sent me some e-mails , OK but that did not solve the problem at all .
    I’ve tried everything you told me .
    So what it to do ? pay me mu money back because time went on and it hasn’t been possible for me to get both the lessons I paid with true money you have kept .
    You should have sent me the lessons on DVD , if you really did want to help me . Or n if not possible , give me my money back .

    Otherwise , on my own point of view , Igor’s voice should be a better choice for non-native English speakers. And otherwise the Canadian voice may fit for French Canadian but is a hint for European/African/Asian/Ocenian French speakers . It was easier for me to listen to Igor’s voice speaking in English than on the Canadian voice speaking French .

    So what are you doing to do as concerns the first point ?

  • RCA_moderator

    Hi Ayush,

    1) The PowerPoint presentations used for the video lessons have been made more informative and engaging
    2) The videos are now in HD format
    3) The videos have been recorded by a native English speaker
    4) The comments for the games in the practical part of the course have been polished and enlarged slightly

    In general, the course now more polished.

    Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

    • ayush

      thanku sir.

  • RCA_moderator

    HI Jean,
    Thank you for letting us know about your problem and your views regarding Igor’s voice.
    I have sent you an e-mail regarding this to solve the issue.

    Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Jean-Pierre

    Hi Prasaadh
    OK I’ve seen it( though it was arrived as a spam) . I’ll try a last time ( but I’ve still tried that dozens of time so I’m doubtful ). Of course you avoid to tell anything about giving me my money back : how can someone imagine that : I have been waiting for years !!
    However you didn’t tell a word of DVD which would be the answer.We will see ( the course itself is interesting,)
    And you didn’t tell a word about the second course I paid for , the Opening Course.
    But I paid for that too .Please would you me a link or my money back for it .
    Thus, if it fails , you should be honest to send me my money back .

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Jean,
      I have sent an e-mail regarding the DVDs, your refund request and your second product. If you have any questions or anything to discuss kindly continue your conversation by replying to the e-mail.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Hi guys,

    Firstly, thanks everyone for your feedback! I do take it into account very serisouly.

    Unfortunately, it’s impossible to satisfy everyone. The changes requested by some students may be disliked by the other students… Anyway, following the democracy standards – I’ll stick to the majority 🙂

    Currently the course got 4.8 rating in Udemy. Therefore most students enjoyed it, even though some prefer to hear my imperfect English voice, which I accept as compliment 🙂

    In case you had the 1st edition of the course, but somehow didn’t get the 2nd edition – please, send a message to our support: [email protected] For obvious reasons the course can’t be provided to you here in comments, so please use e-mail for such queries.

    Thanks everyone!

  • foldincaulfield

    Of course I’m not privy to the exact details of your situation, but when I had problems downloading a course, I received all the help I needed. Perhaps your computer or OS is the problem? Or your hard drive is on its last legs?

  • foldincaulfield

    I won’t be buying another course for a while, as I haven’t had nearly enough time to study the ones I’ve already purchased. I guess I’ll be benefiting from this as it appears some of the offerings have been revised with improvements.
    But Igor’s English is no problem, and I’m sorry to hear he won’t be continuing to record his lessons. I’m actually quite surprised that anyone has complained about it. The important thing is whether you understand the ideas he’s conveying – not whether his grammar is smooth or perfect. You would want that in a book, but for audio it’s basically irrelevant.

    • RCA_moderator

      Hello,
      Thank you for your feedback regarding Igor’s Voice.
      Yes, some of the students have raised this complaint. Your view point about conveying ideas and understanding ideas is important. We will take your complaint and suggestion into consideration for our future courses.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Jean-Pierre

    Oh that’s helpful to reply !
    Well , indeed Prasaadh did all his possible to solve the problems ! But that never worked, and month after month, (from time to time, I gave up …)
    It seems it was due to my PC refusing to download a program. ( Maybe related to my own country ( France) , not my PC itself which was new and is not to old ).

    Anyway , Prasaadh , a few weeks ago , has found the way to achieve .
    Thus, all is OK now , I must say .

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Jean,
      I am glad that it is working for you now.
      I hope you enjoy the course.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Mohammed AL Shabibi

    Hi Igor Smirnov
    Hi Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

    I got most of your courses they are really wonderful.
    But I have some questions :
    1. Do you make a private Online lessons, I mean special 1 hour or 2 hours lessons a day or a week ?
    2. would you make courses for high rated player (2100 – 2300) ?
    3. Are there any advice what best books should I study to improve my planning skills and Calculations, I already have winning plan & calculate till mat courses but I want more practices?
    4. I have the old version of GM secrets how I get the new version?

    My mails : [email protected]
    [email protected]

  • Mohammed AL Shabibi

    Hi Igor Smirnov
    Hi Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

    I got most of your courses they are really wonderful.
    But I have some questions :
    1. Do you make a private Online lessons, I mean special 1 hour or 2 hours lessons a day or a week ?
    2. would you make courses for high rated player (2100 – 2300) ?
    3. Are there any advice what best books should I study to improve my planning skills and Calculations, I already have winning plan & calculate till mat courses but I want more practices?
    4. I have the old version of GM secrets how I get the new version?

    My mails : [email protected]
    [email protected]

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Mohammed,
      We are glad that you liked our courses.
      GM Igor has a busy schedule so let me help you.
      1) Unfortunately, Igor does not take any new students and does not offer private coaching.
      You can check below FAQ regarding this.
      http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/871646-Do-you-offer-private-lessons-on-line

      2) Yes, we have some courses for high rated player especially How to beat a titled player (http://chess-teacher.com/shop/comprehensive/how-to-beat-titled-players-2/) . You can find the list of courses for high rated players in the below FAQ.
      http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/531909-Which-course-is-more-advanced

      3) Of course, the main way to improve calculation is with practice. You can try Igor’s “My Thinking System” for improve your thinking system. You may try the famous book “Think like a grandmaster” if you have not read it before.

      4) I have contacted to your e-mail id with the new version of the Grandmaster’s Secrets course.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

      • Mohammed AL Shabibi

        Hi Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

        Thanks so much for helping.
        I didn’t get any thing in my mail for the new version of the Grandmaster’s Secrets course!!
        Maybe that’s because I had used my old account in buying that course by my mail :
        [email protected]
        could you please check it out ?

  • RCA_moderator

    Hi Mohammed,
    We are glad that you liked our courses.
    GM Igor has a busy schedule so let me help you.
    1) Unfortunately, Igor does not take any new students and does not offer private coaching.
    You can check below FAQ regarding this.
    http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/871646-Do-you-offer-private-lessons-on-line

    2) Yes, we have some courses for high rated player especially How to beat a titled player (http://chess-teacher.com/shop/comprehensive/how-to-beat-titled-players-2/) . You can find the list of courses for high rated players in the below FAQ.
    http://chess-teacher.com/la_4.16.29.2/531909-Which-course-is-more-advanced

    3) Of course, the main way to improve calculation is with practice. You can try Igor’s “My Thinking System” for improve your thinking system. You may try the famous book “Think like a grandmaster” if you have not read it before.

    4) I have contacted to your e-mail id with the new version of the Grandmaster’s Secrets course.

    Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Mohammed AL Shabibi

    Hi Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

    Thanks so much for helping.
    I didn’t get any thing in my mail for the new version of the Grandmaster’s Secrets course!!
    Maybe that’s because I had used my old account in buying that course by my mail :
    [email protected]
    could you please check it out ?

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Mohammed,
      I have sent to new e-mail to the e-mail id that you mentioned in the comment.
      Please also check in your “Spam” folder.

      Prasaadh | Student Support Officer

  • Lovro Glavina

    Hello, I have studied the first version of the course, and I’d like to get the new version. WHat do i do?
    Regards

    • RCA_moderator

      Hi Lovro,
      We have provided the second edition of GM Secrets for free for all the purchasers of the older version.
      So I have contacted to your e-mail id regarding your question. Kindly continue to the communication through e-mail.

      Prasaadh | Support Officer

  • Abel Tuagalu

    Hi Team,

    I wanted to take advantage of your offer to get free GM secrets 2nd edition for those that originally purchased GM secrets 1st edition. my email is [email protected]

    thanking you.

    • RCA_moderator

      HI Abel,

      I have sent the GM Secrets 2nd edition to the e-mail id that you mentioned. Thanks.

      Prasaadh | Support

      • Abel Tuagalu

        I cannot find link for GM Secrets 2nd edition. Please advise

        • RCA_moderator

          Hi Abel,
          I have resent the download link to “[email protected]”. If you have any problem, you can directly contact our support at “[email protected]”.

          Prasaadh | Support Manager


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