A Promoted pawn: My Chess Journey

This book summarizes the most valuable lessons from 20+ years of GM Smirnov’s extensive chess practice, both as a player and a coach.

A Promoted pawn: My Chess Journey


  • Lessons 32
  • Skill Level All Level
  • Languages English
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Course Description

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This book is not about how I became a Grandmaster, rather about how a GM overcame various obstacles in his chess journey.

This book summarizes the most valuable lessons from 20+ years of GM Smirnov’s extensive chess practice, both as a player and a coach.

You’ll learn what does work best for your chess progress. Also, you’ll be warned of typical pitfalls or will see the way out if you already stuck.

Finally, you’ll definitely enjoy reading a book full of interesting stories and witty advice. It may give a whole new meaning to your own chess study…

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What will you learn from the book?

bulletpoint How to master the art of attack?
bulletpoint How to create a system of chess understanding?
bulletpoint Solution for your time troubles
bulletpoint How to make good use of your computer?
bulletpoint How to prepare for a tournament?
bulletpoint Lessons from Garry Kasparov
bulletpoint How to cope with psychological pressure?
bulletpoint How to deal with losses and pain?


Is this book an autobiography?

bulletpoint No, this is not my life story, it is the lessons I have learnt.
bulletpoint My goal was to share with you the best ideas I discovered about chess and training. I’m showing you how I came to those conclusions and why they are so.
bulletpoint Hence, you’ll be able to digest the most powerful techniques for chess training/playing and use them in your own practice.
bulletpoint There are many twists and turns down the road to chess strength and improvement. Chess students are told many things, and not all of them are correct. Some things are actually flat out wrong.
bulletpoint This same information gets passed down generation after generation and players don’t get any better. I hope to help the reader navigate through some of these pitfalls and steer them along the better parts of the road for smoother travel.



Buy the course “A Promoted pawn: My Chess Journey” now and study it seriously. If you do not realize (after the study of the course) how to apply the course’s skills, which I explained and if you do not make any progress – then I will refund you 100% of the price.

If you find our product offered at a cheaper price within 48 hours of your purchase, just contact us so that we can refund you the difference and give you an additional discount for your next purchase. We guarantee the lowest price for our courses worldwide.



Igor Smirnov

International Grandmaster, Chess Psychologist and Author

Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, Chess Coach, and holder of a Master’s degree in Psychology.

He’s the founder of the “Remote Chess Academy” company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their chess results.

GM Smirnov has developed lots of chess video lessons, articles, webinars and training courses, including the famous courses “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”, “The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding”, and “Calculate Till Mate”.