Review of my book by an International Master


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First, let me remind you of the special offers on my new book, A Promoted Pawn: My Chess Journey. As you know, the first 50 buyers will have the opportunity to send in their questions to me about the book; the next 100 buyers (in addition to the first 50) will receive the answers to those questions.

 

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designSecond, I’d like to share with you a message I received from IM Dejan Stojanovski (you can check his FIDE profile here). He has studied my new book and has provided a review of it.

Dejan Stojanovski

Name: Dejan Stojanovski
 
Country: Skopje/Macedonia

 

Title: International Master (IM)

 

FIDE Rating: 2442

 

 

About him: Dejan is an International Master and also a FIDE instructor. He is a chess coach with a FIDE rating of 2442. Dejan also has his own chess school. He has been working as a professional coach for more than eight years and has more than 40 chess students online. He has won the World Youth Under-18 Blitz and several tournaments.

Dejan’s Review:

 

Hi, I’m Dejan Stojanovski and I just read Igor’s new book, “A Promoted Pawn: My Chess Journey”. I’d like to share my thoughts of this book.

 

My general feeling is that this is a very good book and it will make bigger and richer the chess literature. Igor tries to describe the difficulties that chess players face in their personal journey for the GM title. Finally, he managed to succeed and he won the coveted title. The title of the book is very interesting and I agree with author’s point of view.

 

I’ve kept 11 pages notes for myself. At some points Igor says really cool things. 🙂

 

As a negative point, I can say that you are repeating yourself at some points. For example, you wrote a free video about time pressure. In one chapter of the book you mention again what we should do with time. In another chapter you say what could be the endgame plan. You had described it in the course Endgame Expert. In any case these are very minor issues, and my general feeling is that it is important to repeat the knowledge from time to time. 🙂

 

I’d like to congratulate the author’s writings style. It is very clear that Igor is good chess coach. The chapters are well selected and the language is clear and convincing. I like the conclusions that he quotes at the end of every chapter.

 

In addition to other chess books, Igor combines the chess training with psychology. I must admit that this is very interesting and effective approach.

<<THE END>>

Thanks a lot for providing your feedback Dejan! 🙂

Comments
Comments: 27

Comments 27

  1. Well , Reading such good reviews is boosting my curiosity to read the book.
    But,uh,Still I haven’t received the download link.
    Sorry for flooding , but can any one of the support officer look into my e-mail and reply me as soon as possible ?

    1. Hi Srivathsan,
      There was a temporary change with the application we are using to sent the support e-mails. I have sent you another e-mail. Enjoy studying the courses.

      Prasaadh
      Student Support Officer

  2. There must be something wrong, I haven’t receive the download links as well for almost 48 hours now. First time to experience this on RCA since 2013. Support team, we are hoping that this can be resolved the soonest possible.

    1. Hi Arjoe,
      There was a temporary problem with the application we are using to sent the support e-mails. I have sent you another e-mail. Enjoy studying the courses.

      Prasaadh
      Student Support Officer

  3. Yes , I guess something is going wrong

    Whenever I think about RCA team ,only two things come to my mind at a flash

    1) The quality of their chess courses
    2) Quick , gratifying and friendly support

    I have mailed them many time in past and I get reply from them within 4 hrs many times ( Max-1 day ) . This is the time it is happening to me also.

    Well , I guess there might be technical problems at their end .

    Hope it will be resolved soon

  4. Well , Reading such good reviews is boosting my curiosity to read the book.
    But,uh,Still I haven’t received the download link.
    Sorry for flooding , but can any one of the support officer look into my e-mail and reply me as soon as possible ?

  5. There must be something wrong, I haven’t receive the download links as well for almost 48 hours now. First time to experience this on RCA since 2013. Support team, we are hoping that this can be resolved the soonest possible.

    1. Yes , I guess something is going wrong

      Whenever I think about RCA team ,only two things come to my mind at a flash

      1) The quality of their chess courses
      2) Quick , gratifying and friendly support

      I have mailed them many time in past and I get reply from them within 4 hrs many times ( Max-1 day ) . This is the time it is happening to me also.

      Well , I guess there might be technical problems at their end .

      Hope it will be resolved soon

      1. I’m very glad you have had such a nice experience with RCA. We are making our best to make RCA be a place for the friendly communication for the sake of mutual benefit.

        Hopefully, the technical problem was resolved now. Once you read the book, I’ll appreciate if you share your opinion about it. Thank you!

  6. I’m very glad you have had such a nice experience with RCA. We are making our best to make RCA be a place for the friendly communication for the sake of mutual benefit.

    Hopefully, the technical problem was resolved now. Once you read the book, I’ll appreciate if you share your opinion about it. Thank you!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this review, Ayush! I thought that instead of describing the book myself, I can publish the students’ feedback. Then you’ll get fully objective picture, and will know how the book’s recommendations work for other chess players.

      As for your ask about the ‘live seminar’, I don’t plan to arrange any new webinars, at least not in the nearest time. Of course we’ll keep developing new courses though.

      1. ohh igor thankyu so much for this response.you are just great.your courses are just great and books no need for the seminars.my phycology and my attitude had changed consequently by chess and my mind.dear igor what about seminar in india??

        1. It’s great to know you’ve been able to advance with the help of my lessons. Keep going!

          Yes, I’m going to make my seminars in India soon. The first one will take place in Vellore on 17 October. I’ll make the price cheap so that everyone can attend. Then I’ll make a few more seminars in different cities of the southern India. I’ll announce it in a blog-post soon. Stay tuned and be ready to join my live seminar! 🙂

  7. I’m glad you enjoyed this review, Ayush! I thought that instead of describing the book myself, I can publish the students’ feedback. Then you’ll get fully objective picture, and will know how the book’s recommendations work for other chess players.

    As for your ask about the ‘live seminar’, I don’t plan to arrange any new webinars, at least not in the nearest time. Of course we’ll keep developing new courses though.

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for this important question.
      We have the e-book in 3 formats.
      1) PDF
      2) Mobile Version
      3) ePub.

      Prasaadh
      Student Support Officer

  8. ohh igor thankyu so much for this response.you are just great.your courses are just great and books no need for the seminars.my phycology and my attitude had changed consequently by chess and my mind.dear igor what about seminar in india??

  9. It’s great to know you’ve been able to advance with the help of my lessons. Keep going!

    Yes, I’m going to make my seminars in India soon. The first one will take place in Vellore on 17 October. I’ll make the price cheap so that everyone can attend. Then I’ll make a few more seminars in different cities of the southern India. I’ll announce it in a blog-post soon. Stay tuned and be ready to join my live seminar! 🙂

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