Thursday, November 24, 2016

10 Golden Rules

10 Golden Rules for a Chess Player There are thousands of different rules related to chess. However, it’s hard to …

Thursday, September 29, 2016

S.Kasparov chess games

Link to the article and video lesson by Kasparov – LINK

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lessons from Anand and Carlsen

The recent World Championship match Anand – Carlsen naturally became the most important chess event of 2013. What lessons can …

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Attack of the Day

White took the pawn on d6 with Qxd6. What should Black do now?   Lavendelis – Ehlvest Black to play   …

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Idea of the day

White has a very strong idea in this position. What did white play?   Please see the solution below.  

Friday, October 30, 2015

Caruana vs Ponomariov

Caruana – Ponomariov White to play   Black just committed a mistake by playing 36…Be6. How can White make use …

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Have a live chat with me!

Recently, I noticed that most students were asking about getting private coaching from me. I’m happy that you’re enjoying my …

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Do you know it? Part 1

“I KNOW IT ALREADY” “I know it already” – I hear this phrase quite often from different chess players. That’s …

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Chess Tactics – Pin

You may choose the game you want to observe from the list above the chess board.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Tactics Puzzle – 1

  After you have come up with your solution, you may compare your results by looking at the answer below.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Game of the day

This is probably still theory for the players. Now how should white continue in this complicated position? After you have …

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trap of the day

Opening Trap in Sicilian dragon. Find the tactics for Black. After you have come up with your solution, you may …

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Disaster in the opening

Usually a catastrophe in the opening happens when a king stays in the centre and the position opens quickly with …

Saturday, November 08, 2014

History of Chess Part – 2

Now, let’s continue with the 2nd part of the article “The History of Chess”. (If you’ve missed the 1st part, …

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

History of Chess | Part-1

Nowadays, chess players are very much focused on their games – to improve their chess skills, reach the highest goals, …

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

History of Chess | Part-1

Nowadays, chess players are very much focused on their games – to improve their chess skills, reach the highest goals, …

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Opening Disaster of the day

Beginners are well advised to castle as quickly as possible, and it’s surprising how many grandmasters run into trouble through …

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Plan of the day

If you were White, how you want to continue? Karjakin – GrischukWhite to play?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to beat Garry Kasparov?

It’s my pleasure to announce that your next live chess training session will be conducted by GM Maxim Dlugy. He’s …

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Caruana and Nakamura game

Now let’s check how you should NOT play in won positions 🙂 Caruana – NakamuraWhite’s turn White is a pawn …

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lilov Games

Enjoy a few nice positions from Valeri’s games. Lilov  – TodorovWhite’s turn White has a clear positional advantage: he controls …

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Planning, Evaluation & Fortress

Recently I’ve been inviting different IMs/GMs to make lessons and webinars for you. I hope you enjoyed those lectures! Every …

Friday, September 05, 2014

Karthikeyan's Game

Test your skills in a brilliant example from Karthikeyan’s game. Karthikeyan – KrishnaWhite’s turn In this dynamic position White has …

Friday, September 05, 2014

Milov's Game

Pavel Smirnov – Vadim MilovBlack’s turn Is there any way for Black to survive? Of course you should not just …

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Webinar : Intro Part 2

As you’ve seen in our previous article (you can read it HERE), IM Attila Turzo will conduct a live webinar …

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Webinar : "The Minority Attack"

Today I have some good news for you. International Master Attila Turzo will conduct a live Webinar “The Minority Attack” on Sunday, 31 August 2014. …

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Complications of the day

White was threatening to mate with Nh6 can black counter attack with Nf6? SASIKIRAN vs GERZHOY WHITE TO MOVE ! …

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Position of the day

Gelfand shows a decent home preparation by sacrificing a piece in middlegame for active play. GELFAND vs AMONATOV WHITE TO …

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sacrifice of the day

There is a fight for the open file. And white use a typical positional sacrifice to fight for it. DEMCHENKO …

Friday, July 04, 2014

How to join my Webinar

On Wednesday, I told you about an upcoming WEBINAR. It will take place tomorrow Sunday 6th July at 4p.m.(16.00) BST …

Monday, June 30, 2014

Calculation of the day

Here it may seems like Grischuk blunder. That nothing can go wrong with 12…e4 in fact Aronian thought this way …

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Defense of the day

An important moment for obvious reasons. In this position black just have one satisfactory defensive idea. First thing we should …

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weakness usage

In chess, if you want to win, you generally need to attack your opponent. But do you know what you …

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Rook Endgame

Barcot, E – Tregubov, PWhite’s turn Take few minutes and think about this position. Rook endgames tend to be drawish …

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Rook Endgames

Today we will talk about rook endgames. Even if MOST endgames are rook endgames, a majority of players make lots …

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Karthik Games

You may choose the game you want to observe from the list above the chess board.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Students and News

Before we begin, there are a few important updates. News-1: An Open Vacancy Remote Chess Academy is growing constantly, and …

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Blunder of the day

It is white to play. What would you play here, Nd4 or Rd4? After you have come up with your …

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Power of chess

So let’s test your skills in a position from the recent game between two top GMs. Radjabov T. – Karjakin …

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Power of a Chess Game

When I have a conversation with a stranger, usually the first questions he/she asks are:    What’s your name? > …

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Quote of the day

He who fears the Isolated Queen’s Pawn should give up chess.- Seigbert Tarrasch

Monday, April 07, 2014

Attacking Techniques

Recently a student played a nice game that illustrates typical ATTACKING IDEAS. I’ve asked him to comment the game for …

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Rule of the day

When the opponent has a bishop, keep your pawns on squares of the same colour as your opponent’s bishop (to …

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Combination of the day

What would you play as white? Calculate all the variations. After you have come up with your solution, you may …

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Sunday, March 30, 2014

How to Breakthrough in Chess?

Now let’s discuss an interesting and important topic – chess PROGRESS. How is your chess progress going? There are only …

Friday, March 28, 2014

Defence of the day

Seemingly Black is in huge trouble. What should he play? After you have come up with your solution, you may …

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Prophylaxis of the day

What will you play here as black. Try to think what your opponent is looking for and then decide upon …

Thursday, March 27, 2014


There was an amusing coincidence after I published the previous lesson. One person posted the following question in comments: The …

Friday, March 21, 2014

Positional Play of the day

Please spend some time thinking about the game position below and how should have White continued? After you have come …

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Candidate Surprise

I’ve just observed a really cool game Mamedyarov – Svidler from the current World Candidates Tournament. Try out if you …

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My New Facebook Page

There are a few interesting topics today. First, I’ve just launched my Facebook page:Now you can stay in touch with …

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Endgame of the day

Please spend some time thinking about the endgame position below and come up with how Carlsen can stress for win …

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Basic Chess Opening Rules

Basic chess opening rules prepared by RCA Student: Today one of the students (Vishwanath) has prepared a quick opening guide …

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Combo of the day

Please spend some time thinking about the position below and come up with what you think is the best way …

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tactics of the day

Please spend some time thinking about the position below and come up with what you think is the best way …

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tactic of the Day

Please take some time to think about the following position and determine for yourself what Black’s strongest continuation would be. …

Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Succeed in Chess?

Recently, I reviewed the questions that students sent me over the last few months. There’s one question asked by a …

Friday, November 29, 2013

Blitz Champion PART-2

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blitz Champion

[youtube_sc url=””] –> Learn more about “RCA-Open 2013” and sign up here: LINK –> Learn other lessons that will help …

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thank you!

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for your nice greetings for my birthday! Let me publish one more …

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Secrets of Strong Players

Some time ago I published a lesson “The Secrets of Strong Players”. It became “a hotcake” indeed! The lesson was …

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Most Common Mistake

“The Most Common Mistake”      WinRar) to decompress the files. If you need further instructions – please, read this …

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Break The 3000 Rating Barrier!

“Break The 3000 Rating Barrier!”   You can enter the full-screen mode by pressing the square icon at the right-bottom …

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Birthday Cake

This issue will be unusual and maybe a bit crazy, but read it until the end! Today is my BIRHDAY, …

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Opening Weapon

Some time ago, we analysed an interesting opening – 1.b3 for White. This opening has the seal of approval from …

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Gems From Anand–Gelfand WC Match

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Friday, May 25, 2012

News And Updates

Let’s have update news first. The special offers celebrating the release of “Calculate Till Mate” has expired. The discount codes …

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Initially, I was planning to report on the World Championship Match between Anand and Gelfand. However (with all due respect …

Friday, January 20, 2012

Join our team!

I have received messages from people who want to study my courses, BUT can’t afford it. It’s such a pity …

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas presents

As a Christmas present to chess fans and enthusiasts all over the world, you can now get my courses at …

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Smirnov’s gambit

First, let me remind you about the last chance to get the BONUS pack for my recent course. Those who …

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Lucky list"

And YES, my new BOMB-course has been released – “The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding”: LINK Many people asked whether they could …

Monday, October 24, 2011

The NEW Course is Ready!

And YES, the long wait is over! I’m glad to let you know that my new course “The Grandmaster’s Positional …

Friday, October 14, 2011

Win Easily! (part-2)

In the first part I’ve told you in general how to beat club players. Now I’ll show you the EXACT ...
Monday, August 29, 2011

Anti-Najdorf variation

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Saturday, July 02, 2011

Chess Talent

In this issue I’d like to discuss chess TALENT. You know I receive lots of e-mails from my pupils, customers …

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Why do people play chess?

Really, why? I mean it’s not necessary for human’s life; it doesn’t produce any goods etc. So why do you …