Free lesson from the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents”!

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Today I’d like to share with you one of the video lessons from the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents” for FREE! 🙂 In this video, I’ve explained about one of the 5 important weapons to beat stronger opponents, COMPLICATIONS. The key idea of beating stronger opponents is that you need to create problems for them. Therefore, you should make the situation difficult and unpleasant for them.

No one likes complications – all of us prefer things that are simple and easy to use. During a chess game, when given the choice, most players intuitively choose simplification. So if you want to create problems for your strong opponent, you should complicate the position for him.

How to complicate the position for your opponent?

Well, you might say this – “I can complicate the position, but it will be more difficult not only for my opponent, but for me as well.” That’s exactly what we’ll see in this video. I will share with you 3 strategic motifs that will help you complicate the position. You can watch the video lesson below:

Did you like this lesson? Did you find it useful? If yes, then I can guarantee you that you will benefit a lot from the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents”, where I have explained in detail four more weapons to beat stronger opponents. 🙂 In addition, you will learn the general concept about how to win against titled players, how to beat a player whose rating is 100-200 points higher than yours, how to break the well-known chess “rules” to get great results.

Finally, I’d like to share with you a feedback from one of the RCA students who studied the older version of this course. Below is his feedback:

Igor’s course “How to Beat Titled Players” is packed with valuable practical advice. Just like his two previous works “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” and “The Grandmaster’s Openings Laboratory”, Igor Smirnov has a way of explaining complex ideas in an accessible way while introducing you to material that I have never seen elsewhere.
Kenneth Hills RCA Student

Let me emphasize the course is very much focused on practical aspects of improving your chess. I cannot rate this material highly enough and recommend it without reservation. The impact on the quality of my play and tournament results has been immediate.


This latest course helps you understand how to go about beating stronger players and not just in an abstract way but, assuming you are willing to work hard at the course work he gives you, in a manner that improves your playing strength.

– Kenneth Hills, USA

Have you studied the course (either the older version or the upgraded version)? Feel free to write your thoughts in the comments below. 🙂 It will be useful for other students and help them understand if the course is worth buying or not.

P.S. Complications is just one of the weapons to beat stronger opponents, but definitely not the only weapon. In the course “How to Beat Stronger Opponents”, I’ve explained thoroughly all of these weapons. Hurry up, use the coupon “beat20” before it expires! Also, don’t forget to share your feedback with us after studying the course.

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  1. Hello Igor , You have already told me to study first “Your Winning Plan” course and then “Winning the Middlegame” . I have question according to system of understanding when I should prepare Attacking skills (how to beat stronger opponent course and crushing the king) before “Your winning plan” or after studying “Winning the Middlegame” course .

    1. Hi Anup,

      I would recommend starting with “How to beat strong opponents”. It was being recently upgraded as well.
      You can also get the course for 20% discount with “beat20” coupon.

      Prasaadh | Support

        1. Hi Anup,

          In general, the only thing I would recommend strongly is to start from the course “The GM’s Positional Understanding” or “The GM’s Secrets”. After that you are free to study any other courses, the sequence is not that critical.
          Hence, I would suggest that you follow Prasaadh’s advice.

  2. what do you think about the chess960 match between nakamura amd carslsen dear igor sir how is chess960 different from original chess that we play thanks??

    1. It is a great event. It is really good to see more events sponsored from Norway. At very high level even chess960 position turns into normal chess position after some precise moves. I would love to see more crazy unbalanced positions.

      Prasaadh | Support

      1. yaeh sure but i dont know many players dont understand chesss960 can you please make a course on how to play chess 960?/thxxxx

        1. Thanks for the suggestion. I am sure after this match chess 960 will gain in popularity. We made a note of your suggestion.

          Prasaadh | Support

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