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News-1: An Open Vacancy
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A lot of students were unable to purchase our courses because they don’t have a credit card or PayPal. They let me know that in some countries (like India) most people use debit cards.
Hence we enabled this option for you. From now on, you may purchase the complete courses of Remote Chess Academy with your debit card.
There’s another bit of good news as well. Recently, one of the students of our Remote Chess Academy, who had a rating of 2090, after a few months of training started beating IMs and GMs (in official tournaments)!
He has prepared a few interesting positions from his games for you. You may check his experiences and adopt some useful ideas for your games.
Karthik V AP – Kathmale SameerWhite’s Turn
How would you play here as White? At the end of this lesson you’ll find a link to solutions and will check yourself.
Some players will try to convince you that quick progress is possible only at beginner’s level. However, it’s not true. When you change the way you train/play chess – you’ll change your results automatically. It’s very straightforward and it works on any level.
Other people may think that it requires a “specific chess talent” but reality is different. Some chess schools of Russia, India, Croatia, Greece, USA etc… started to use RCA courses as their training program, and LOTS of students got a nice improvement.
Here’s what Karthik wrote about his progress.
Karhik V AP is on the right
I am Karthik V AP of Thirupathi, from India. I now have a FIDE rating of 2276, from just 2100 in the span of a few months; and I shared 1stplace, together with 3 Grand Masters, in an international GM tournament. I am very proud that I am being tutored by GM Igor Smirnov, through his accredited Indian representative, Mr Manikandaswamy of SMK Chess Academy situated at Vellore.
‘Openings Laboratory – 2’, helped me gain easy victories against strong and titled players by using RCA’s novel and pre-game preparations.
Through the course‘Calculate till Mate’, my calculating ability has changed completely, and it has opened my eyes to the vast vista of opportunities to develop the most interesting moves against tough opponents.And now (finally as of now), even strong engines like Houdini cannot find my move made in the game and my moves are now considered the best in-line continuation.
The course ‘An Endgame Expert’ has prompted me to think positively in very critical situations and allowed me to take control of the game and direct it as I prefer or wish to, for the desired results.
What Igor was saying is 100% true. I even had difficulties in the endgame. I always tried to “think, think and think harder” to find moves at that stage, which just made me frustrated and even I lost good endgames in the past. But now it’s like sliding on ice – I can make good moves easily and quickly, and now I can say that I am driving the game in the direction I want.
Hence, as well as commending my coach Manikandaswamy, I highly recommend this combination of courses (Openings Lab – 2 + Calculate Till Mate + An Endgame Expert) for serious and ambitious players who strive to achieve IM and GM titles.
Karthik V AP.
FIDE profile: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?event=25006479
- Here are some other interesting positions from Karthik’s games.
Karthik – Sarkar
This time you are playing Black. Can you find anything interesting?
Mary Ann – Karthik
Most players would play b4 or a6 unthinkingly. But we should think “outside the box”, right? 🙂
Mary Ann – Karthik
This position is really cool. Both sides are attacking each other. Who will overcome the opponent in this tense battle?
Prasanna – Karthik
White is threatening Nf5 and is ready to attack Black’s king. How would you handle this situation?
Karthik – Ahmed NasirWhite’s turn
Modern openings are weird, aren’t they? 🙂 Can you find the right way for White?
Once you’ve tested your skills in the above mentioned positions, please, check the SOLUTIONS here: LINK