Which opening would you like to study in the next RCA course?

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Yes, it is that time again! We are going to prepare another major chess course. 🙂 We are planning to create a new opening course. We will engage a TOP grandmaster for this course, as it is more suitable to create a course based on his repertoire.


Therefore, you have the following four options:


a) Grunfeld Defense for Black – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5

b) Slav Defense for White –- 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6

c) Catalan Opening for White –- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3

d) Italian Game for Black –- 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5


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  1. dear igor i would like to suggest grunfeld for black it is just fantastic .it would be great if you made this course and second opinion is italian game thankyou

      1. thanks sir you are great dear sir i had one question what do you think about alekhine chess club that is situated in bengal and it had produce almost 39gms from india under the guidance of top private coaches.??what is your opinion and igor also.please guys tell mei your opionion about alekhine chess club??

        1. Hi Ayush,
          GM Igor has a busy schedule.
          You want to check about this on the internet, chess forums and also ask local chess players.
          Since I am not aware of the chess club.

          Prasaadh | Support

          1. sir i had checked it it is awesome club i am sure that igor smirnov has visited to that club before because anand came to that club regurlarly in 90’s to play simultaneous.sir what are your opinion about indian chess school by praful zarvi and gm abhijeet kunte.i n india.thankyou and also john lutvik hammer.carlsen private coach.???

          2. Hi Ayush,
            Unfortunately, I am not aware of this chess club.
            You would want to check about this on the internet, chess forums and also ask local chess players.

            Prasaadh | Support

          3. okk sir i had searched the internet and the forums and got information i contacted coaches and im vishal sareen is agree to give mie coaching he is in london right know.but he told mei that his 1hr lectures is of 2500rs .he is going to help mei but i want igor suggestions.thanks

          4. Hi Ayush,
            It is great to see your interest in chess learning, But GM Igor is busy.
            And unfortunately I am unaware about Vishal Sareen.

            Prasaadh | Support Officer

          5. thanks sir .but you are aware of im sagar shah he is the head coach of indian chess scholl follwed by praful zavri.please ask him he is great coach.then tell mei .

          6. Hi Ayush,
            You can contact Sagar Shah. Here is his e-mail id “[email protected]” from his website.
            He has done few videos for us. And they were very good and well appreciated.

            Prasaadh | Support Officer

          7. and dear sir i also contacted bangalore chess academy what are your views about im vishal sareen thanks dear igor sir please help??

  2. Hi everyone ,
    I consider GRUNFELD DEFENSE FOR BLACK the main option because it is universal and can be used against many set ups … But I also like ITALIGAN GAME FOR BLACK due to the increase of popularity of Italian game by white players .
    Thank you !!!

    1. Hi Dennis,

      Firstly, thanks for your high evaluation of my coaching! 🙂 Also, thanks for your feedback!

      Although of course I will keep creating new courses myself, I’ll be engaging other coaches/GMs as well. For instance, different GMs are experts in different openings. I’ll supervise the work of those ‘other coaches’, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy the ultimate result.

      1. Thanks you IGOR , but at least not like UNLOCKING THE GRANDMASTER’S MIND, it was different , he go to fast not explain the moves deeply and the reasons etc

        You give bad weak amateurs chess players a real chess understanding , and make use stronger in chess, and you know what we miss an need to improve etc 🙂

        Kasparov have lessons on DVD but they have give me 0% improve
        Carlsen have lessons in his new app , but they are not so good as your lessons.

  3. spanish berlin defense please explain this opening also , its much played on top level, even in the WCC they did played it .


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