by GM Igor Smirnov

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You can find a lot of different chess rules and instructions on how to play chess, however there only 7 main things which you should do while you play a game of chess. In this comprehensive chess course GM Igor Smirnov explains these rules one by one.

Similarly he explains in details one more important thinking rule which will help your game to grow up on the next level! Thus, on Remote Chess Academy we created this course, called 7 Keys to Victory.

7 Keys to Victory can help you improve your game and your thinking process during the game. All the ideas are explained with simple examples to understand then if you are totally beginner.

The videos contain games from World Champions, like Kasparov, Kramnik, Tal and other top-rated players, so this course is also suitable for more advanced players.

Why study this course?

Let me use an analogy with running. Everybody can run. But if you compare an ordinary person with a world champion or an Olympic champion in running, the Olympic champion has this skill developed to a much greater level.

He can run faster and his technique is a lot better. It is the same thing with the chess skills.

Even if you already possess a certain skill, for instance, if you possess it at the level of club players, you can still perfect it and bring it to the level of expert players, master players and so on.

What will you learn?

It’s not just a theoretical course, where you will learn a bunch of theoretical ideas.


These are just 7 key principles, basically, but we will really work them out in detail. There will be a dialogue, asking questions and you will be able to think for yourself and apply the knowledge that you learn right away in practice.

At the end of this course, you will not only have learned the 7 key principles of playing the chess game well, but you will also be able to apply them directly in your chess games –right after you finish studying this course.

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The Video Lessons (186 minutes)

In this course you will learn the essential guidelines for finding the right move in almost any chess position. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, frankly it will not make you a grandmaster, or especially a world champion, but it definitely has enough power to advance your level of chess to about 100-200 rating points above your current level and to bring yourself into the category of expert players.

Powerful Practical Tasks [+PGNs]

It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 8 practical tasks (50 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.

KEY Materials For Printing

Includes the 110-page PDF book going over all the lines, variations and secrets you need to know to become a very successful chess player (you can even challenge high rated and titled players with this knowledge).

To further reinforce what you have learned, you get diagrams and other key materials for printing that you can pin in your chess library or computer room.


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  • LESSON #1

    The Key to Breakthrough

    This lesson is called “The Key to Breakthrough”. We will analyze the first and most important principle of playing the game of chess. In fact, you already know this because we’ve just discussed it. This is “The Principle of Attack”.

  • LESSON #2

    The Most Important Chess Rule

    This lesson is called “The Most Important Chess Rule”. In the first lesson of this video course, we were talking about the importance of the attack. However, there is not always an attacking move at your disposal. For instance, in the starting position of the chess game, definitely there is no way for the attack.

  • LESSON #3

    Maximize Your Power

    This lesson is called: “Maximize your power”. Let’s quickly recall what we were talking about in the previous lessons. First of all, we said you should attack your opponent.

  • LESSON #4

    Becoming a Chess Terminator

    In this lesson, you are going to learn how you can become a terminator in chess. Indeed, in chess games, sometimes, it’s crucial for your success to terminate your opponent.

  • LESSON #5

    Limitation is Domination

    Who is going to be the attacker? Who is going to be the defender? And that depends on the activity of your forces. You wish to have your forces controlling the greatest quantity of the squares on the chessboard; and, therefore, to be the most active.

  • LESSON #6

    How to Control the Center

    This lesson is called “How to Control the Center”. At first, this topic may seem very simple and straightforward. On the other hand, there are so many rules about this. In this quick lesson, we’ll just streamline this for you and, therefore, we’ll narrow down this broad subject into a very simple and practical guideline that you can follow in your practical games.

  • LESSON #7

    The Key to Your Stable Progress

    How to make sure that your chess progress is stable; that you play well all the time and, if you’re stronger than your opponent, you should be winning those games, without any exceptions.

  • LESSON #8


    This final video is dedicated to practice. Now, you already know all the main strategic principles of the game of chess. And, in this lesson, you’ll put them in practice, so that, when you start playing your practical games, and it’s your move, you’ll know exactly what you should be doing.


GM Igor Smyrnov

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.


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