with GM Maxim Dlugy and GM Igor Smyrnov

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"Even if you have observed a couple of very interesting variations in the games of top players, still it doesn’t exactly clarify how can you find such moves in your own game within a short amount of time."

How GMs actually think?

Even if you have observed a couple of very interesting variations in the games of top players, still it doesn’t exactly clarify how can you find such moves in your own game within a short amount of time.

Next, you may be wondering about this question. It’s hard to calculate long lines, but what about knowing the strategic and tactical motives but not knowing typical plans in different openings; what if you study them and apply them – shouldn’t this clarify everything for you?

From one perspective, of course it could definitely help. But from another perspective, there are so many things you need to keep in mind while playing – about centers, about planning, open lines, weak squares, tactical motives, calculating and evaluating positions, etc. But the practical question is: how you can do that within just the one or two minutes you have for one move?

Theoretical and Practical Knowledge

There is a big difference in theoretical knowledge in chess and the practical thinking process. In theory, you need to take into account all the main strategic and tactical motives. You need to compare a plan and calculate a lot of variations, come up with candidate moves and calculate each line until the end.

In a practical game, you need to play the right move within a few minutes, some within a few seconds. Therefore, you need to think quickly and efficiently. That is why, in order to help you become a great practical player, we have created this course where we summarize how GMs actually think while playing the game of chess.

How exactly is this course different to many other famous books, like “Play like a Grandmaster”, “Think like a Grandmaster” or even my earlier course “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”? Here, we are not going to talk about how to think like a Grandmaster or play like one, but to know what makes a Grandmaster a master at chess. Is it his training or just psychology?

What can YOU learn from this course?

  • Limitations of Grandmasters
  • Extraordinary skills a Grandmaster possesses
  • Ability often to win games against weaker opponents
  • How a Grandmaster survives bad positions
  • Most important of all is that the course aims to give practically oriented training which provides you with specific skills that can be applied effectively in your games

The Grandmaster style of play

  • Do you want to play your game effectively with different styles of play for all formats of the game, like Blitz, Rapid and Standard formats?!
  • Do you want to maintain a cool head while playing under pressure, whether positional or psychological, like a Grandmaster?

Then this new course is for you. In it, we’ll reveal the secret of handling a wide variety of games, ranging from rapid games to standard games. After studying and practicing this course, you will be able to portray ideal Grandmaster skills in each and every game you play.

After intensive research by my team of chess specialists, which consists of many Grandmasters, we came up with the ideas which are lacking in the average player.



Grandmaster Video Lessons (203 minutes)

Special Tasks & Games

KEY Materials For Printing

PGNs and Bonuses



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  • LECTURE #1

    Grandmaster’s ability

    This lesson shows exactly how much a Grandmaster sees; and what’s also important is how much a Grandmaster doesn’t see. Do Grandmasters win just because they calculate more than their opponents? We will illustrate the ideas with RECENT games played by GM Maxim Dlugy. Therefore, you are shown exactly what went on in my mind during the game.
    Last, but not least, We will explain the importance of “practical” chances and how to use them in your favor, a subject that is often neglected.

  • LECTURE #2

    Are assumptions good?

    Sometimes Grandmasters have really bad days (like any other human being 🙂 ), where they either miss simple moves or judge positions wrongly. Here you will understand why Grandmasters are UNIQUE and how they handle such crises.

  • LECTURE #3

    Winning made easy

    Have you ever seen a win by a Grandmaster and said, “That was pretty simple!” – but were not able to repeat similar games yourself? It seems as if there is a “magic” behind that!

  • LECTURE #4

    Rapid – the right way

    Making quick decisions has a clear benefit: it saves time to do other things!
    In a game of chess, it is a huge advantage. For instance, it allows you to put pressure on your opponent and play properly under time trouble. HOW can you make quick decisions that can also be GOOD decisions?

  • LECTURE #5

    Bad is not necessarily worse

    In this final lesson, we focus on a very common thing: being too AMBITIOUS.
    When your strategy backfires, will you blame yourself? How can you find the BEST counter chances?


    PGNs and Practical section

No chess improvement program would be complete without the MUCH-NEEDED training regimen to make sure that lessons sink in and to automate the skills necessary to transform your game and chess performance.

The practical tasks in*.pgn format.

We have already selected all the best lines and have analysed them. So you will study only the information that is NECESSARY. Again, you will not learn everything, but only what exactly you need.

All the theory lines contain text commentaries. These explanations will allow you to understand clearly all the important ideas and plans.

The practical points contain six main themes with about 100 problems.

Six themes are planning, active play, imbalance, worse position, exchange and trap.

What's New?

In addition to the first edition, you will get the following Bonuses:

1. Around 100 minutes of Bonus lessons by GM Igor Smirnov

  • All the questions we received from our students about the course have been answered.
  • GM Igor Smirnov’s summary and clear explanation of all the key ideas in the course.
  • Basic principles of chess used in Grandmaster games and how to implement these in your games
  • You will be able to compare a Grandmaster’s thoughts with the basic principles you know.

2.How to become a ‘Blitz Master’ - by GM Maxim Dlugy

  • GM Maxim Dlugy will teach you the 26 secrets of playing blitz well, while analysing his victories against the best players in the world.


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.

GM Maxim Dlugy

Maxim Dlugy is chess Grandmaster who immigrated to the U.S. in 1984. Dlugy is known for his great attacking skills and very strong blitz, rated over 2650 FIDE. Maxim Dlugy runs his own chess school in New York City and produced many strong and very strong chess players.



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