Defending Champion

“Attack wins you games, defense wins you championship”

Defending Champion


  • Lessons 15
  • Video 05:08 Hours
  • Skill Level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Languages English
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Course Description

Defense is a very important chess skill. At least in about 50% of a chess game, we need to defend. In some games, we play with Black pieces and White makes the first move, and for that reason, White has the opportunity to start the attack/initiative.
In some other occasions, one will make a mistake and he or she is forced to defend. Thus, defense is as important as attack.
Many players struggle to get out of hard positions, and crumble under pressure. If you carefully study the course, then you will be able to defend correctly against all level of players

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Is this course right for me?

The course is suitable for beginners and intermediate level players, but it will be helpful for advanced level players, too. Even if your ELO is 1900+, this course will help you improve your defending skills and you’ll learn some new things.

If you want to strengthen your defending skills and stop losing games under pressure, then this course is for you.

Many of your questions will be answered

  • bulletpoint How to think and defend your positions in the opening?
  • bulletpoint How to create a solid repertoire against an attacking player?
  • bulletpoint When to defend and when to ignore opponent’s attack/idea?
  • bulletpoint Do you always have something ‘better’ not to resign?
  • bulletpoint How to stop losing initiative/material?
  • bulletpoint How to make counter-attack (instead of just defense)?

Defend the right way

White has an advantage of moving first, thus Black needs to defend right from the first move.
This course is not about the openings but it will teach you how to think and defend your positions in the opening.
Learn different approaches for playing opening stage properly.

Break unfavourable course of the play

With the accumulation of practical experience, we will learn to determine the measure of the acceptable risk, which indecently strongly depends on the initial position.
On the end, it is also very important to tell you something about the mindset in the hard situations.

Eliminate 90% of your errors

Yes, it is possible to eliminate 90% of your errors. In this course GM Igor Smirnov will show you exactly how you can do it.
Learn about the very common psychological problems of the chess players due to that, players make terrible mistakes that costs them a lot of games.


Video Lectures
Author explains why defense is important.
Learn different approaches for playing opening stage properly

In this lesson, FM Marko explains about the indirect approach to opening defense

Learn how to defend without losing pieces or material

Learn importance of evaluation in chess and how to evaluate positions.
Learn how to avoid further damage to your pieces with Simplification
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the resources in defense very economically.
Learn how to consolidate and save lost position.
The fortress is a very common thing that people tend to consider chess with. Learn how to build a fortress in your games.
Using many examples GM Igor Smirnov will show you how to break unfavorable course of the play
Gambits are usually used by an aggressive player so you should try not to take those gambits. In this chapter, GM Smirnov show how to deal with such gambits.
In this lesson, we will analyse the 3 most important methods of defense.
Yes, it is possible to eliminate 90% of your errors. In this course GM Igor Smirnov will show you exactly how you can do it.
In this lesson, GM Smirnov explains the practical way of thinking.
Practical part

It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 9 practical tasks (over 100 games) in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better.

The training program has a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.


Buy the course “Defending Champion” 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.

About the Authors

Grandmaster Igor Smirnov

Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, 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 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”.

FM Marko Makaj

Marko Makaj is from Croatia. He is a FIDE Master with an ELO of around 2350 and a chess trainer.
He has held this title since 2008. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have time to play in tournaments in order to achieve the title of IM or GM.
He has been working as a coach for over 15 years and many of his students have achieved great results.



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