Special offer – final reminder

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First, let me remind you that the special 20% discount (you save about $14) on our course “Unlocking the Grandmaster’s Mind – second editionends today! 🙂 The BONUS lessons included will be essential to you. To know more about this 2nd edition and discount coupon, click here: LINK

Moreover, a student has submitted his feedback about the 2nd edition of the course, and I’d like to share it with you:

I bought the first edition, so I just received this updated version for free. I should add right now that giving away this update for free to previous paying customers is excellent business practice. It really shows how RCA listens and cares about customer concerns.

The bonus content is basically two fold. We get three lessons from GM Smirnov, covering defence (a topic seldom discussed in chess literature, at least in any depth), Realizing Your Advantage and a third lesson detailing common practical tips that separate good players from less good ones.

You get a study sheet of shorts that summarizes the main ideas of the bonus lessons, which includes about two dozen rules for better blitz play. This makes actually studying the material a lot easier.

The course as a whole is much improved with these additions. Ultimately, I think the subject matter is what made this course difficult. Other courses focused on a concrete theme, be it endgames or strategy or whatnot, and that made it easier to learn and to teach. Trying to think like a GM in different situations is a nebulous concept, which made it harder to teach and much harder to learn and enjoy.

Finally, I’d like to congratulate the RCA team for not sweeping the community’s concerns under the rug after a rocky launch. That means a lot to me, and it makes me think future courses will be even better.

– Jonathan

Thanks for your nice words and sharing your thoughts on the new edition, Jonathan! 🙂

Well, if you have studied the 2nd edition too, feel free to share your feedback by commenting below or contacting us (LINK).

If you haven’t yet bought the 2nd edition of the course, then this is the right time to do so – the special 20% discount ends today!


Use the discount code “20GM2” and enjoy the course. 🙂 If you don’t know how to use a discount code, please see here: LINK


<<Get the course now>>


Also, don’t forget to sign up for IM Attila Turzo’s webinar “A to Z about Isolated Pawns” this Saturday, 4 April at 3 p.m. GMT. You can find more info about the webinar and sign up by clicking the below image:


<<Join the webinar>>


Now, let me help you refresh your minds, finding some tactics. 🙂


Black to play

It’s Black’s turn in the above position. Black deliberately compromised his pawn structure in order to create attacking possibilities.

How would you play here as Black, in order to react resolutely to stay in the game?

After you have come up with your solution, you may check the answer here: LINK

Comments: 7

Comments 7

  1. With the free Bonus Lessons by GM Igor Smirnov, the course “Unlocking the GM Mind” has become very useful now. GM Igor’s comments in his mesmerizing voice are crystal clear and he has explained the moves made by GM Dlugy very well. The course was already very good but now it is the best material for chess training.

    1. hello jp singh.you have purchased this ccourse for free i believe..i had a very hard time to buy this updated course because of my visa card and i also live in india . i am begging yu to please share this course with mei??could you please help mei?

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for all the positive feedback about the second version of the course Unlocking the GM’s mind.

    Your feedback helps us understand and cater for your needs better.

    Prasaadh / Student Support Officer

  3. I’m considering visiting Thailand. If you live there, feel free to send me an e-mail to [email protected] We might meet personally soon 🙂

    P.S. Thanks everyone for your feedback about the 2nd edition of “Unlocking the GMs Mind”! I do appreciate it.

  4. Hey Igor I have problems understanding exchange sacrifice and vlad milov webinar do not suit mei?? Can you please help mei??

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