Unlocking the Grandmaster's Mind – Teaser

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In the previous article, I made the important announcement that the new course is called “Unlocking the Grandmaster’s Mind” and that it will be ready this month.


Additionally, I’ve shared with you the second part of the lesson “Hanging Pawn Structures”. If you missed that, check it now: LINK (you can also find the first part of the lesson here: LINK)

Today, I’d like to share with you much more information about the new course. 🙂

Firstly, you can now watch the teaser video on the NEW course prepared by our team members. You can watch it below:

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I hope you enjoyed it. If so, you can share your feedback below in the comments section and also share the video with your friends.

Secondly, as you might have noticed in the teaser video, the course has been prepared by the RCA team together with Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy.


I’ve some more interesting news for you, which I’ll share in the forthcoming days. 🙂 So stay tuned to catch our updates.


Finally, let me test how sharp your mind is. 🙂


Black to play

In the above position, both sides are playing for a win and the position is double edged. White has just played h3 and is threatening to capture the bishop.

How would you play here as Black? After you have come up with your solution, you may compare results by looking at the answer here: LINK

P.S. As I said, stay tuned – for I’ll be revealing more interesting information in the following days.
Comments: 15

Comments 15

  1. It’s nice to see that the course will be launching this month

    By the way , what about the online training tool you mentioned earlier sir ..Is it still not ready…Are that work is given up ?

  2. Maxim Dlugy not like him , I like Igor he is the best coach ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the courses with Igor smirnov are the best.

  3. I am also a student / blog follower like you. I don’t know anything more than what you guys know .. Maybe the audio problem will be alright/solved in the full course

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for your feedback. We have removed the background music in the course and the audio is good now.

      Best regards,

      Silvestras | Student Support Officer

  4. Hi Madara,

    The online training tool is still in the development phase. We are certainly not giving up on it.
    Please follow our blog for announcements.

    Best regards,
    Silvestras | Student Support Officer

    1. Hi madra what is online training tool please tell meo about that?? And also who is the teacher of our great Igor smirnov

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for your feedback. We have noticed some comments regarding low audio quality. Therefore, we have removed the background music in the course and the audio is good now.

      Best regards,
      Silvestras | Student Support Officer

  5. Watching the small teaser, it looks like a very professional chess video with nice audio effects in the background (like Ginger GM or Susan Polgar videos) but are we going to miss the great GM Igor Smirnov’s mesmerizing voice?

  6. Thanks for your high evaluation, Singh!

    Btw, I’ve received a message about your great result in the “Parsvnath Delhi International Festival 2015” – please, accept my congratulations! It’s always nice to be ahead and to win a prize!

    As for my participation in the new course “Unlocking the Grandmaster’s Mind”, I’ve recorded an introductory lesson for it. Most importantly, I keep an eye on the whole work, making sure the lessons are really good and useful.

    Apart from GM Dlugy, our whole team of RCA, as well as some other GMs and coaches were involved in the course’s creation. Personally, I enjoyed some lessons/positions a lot. Hopefully you’ll like it too 🙂

    1. I have seen GM Dlugy’s videos on “Crushing Attacks” and “Defence like a Super GM” and find him a very strong GM. Pretty sure that this new course “Unlocking the GM mind” can take me to IM level in next two years.

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