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.
I’d like to inform you that we’ve already reached the first 50 buyers. Therefore, if you haven’t bought the book yet, don’t worry – you still have chance to receive the answers to the questions about it, if you buy the book now.
Also, I’ve provided you with a 25% discount on my book – use the coupon “pawn25” when making your purchase. If you don’t know how to use a discount code, please see here. Note: the 25% discount is valid only till 2 Oct.
Second, 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.
Name: Dejan Stojanovski
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.
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.
Thanks a lot for providing your feedback Dejan! 🙂