The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding by GM Smirnov
No, they don’t just calculate variations. Strong players don’t just memorize opening lines. They don’t just look for tactics every move. What sets really strong players ahead of the pack is their DEEP and CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of the game. This clear understanding allows them to ‘JUST KNOW’ the right move!
With their deep positional and strategic understanding guiding them like a compass, strong chess players can tell the right plan and ideas and KNOW the RIGHT move ALL the time… without breaking a sweat!
Well, consider this. Modern tournament chess players spend LONG hours on:
- Training their tactical skills and combinative eye by solving hundreds or even thousands of tactical exercises.
- Studying and memorizing sharp opening lines. They even buy monthly chess opening publications to keep them up-to-date with the latest theory.
- And when it comes to playing, they love positions that allow them to attack.
At first sight, it seems there is nothing wrong with it… until the average tournament player encounters someone stronger, someone, who UNDERSTANDS chess better and deeper than they do.
The time they spent on opening preparation, honing tactical skills, and attacking technique ALL go out of the window when they encounter a position that requires clear positional and strategic UNDERSTANDING. The stronger player SLOWLY but SURELY outplays them, snuff out their counter chances, and ultimately, bring the point home.
I’m not saying that training your tactical skills, attacking technique, preparing for openings, etc. won’t bring you anything. Yes, they will improve your game. You may win a game or two in fine style.
HOWEVER, to break through the small league… the elite circle of REALLY strong players, you need to take your UNDERSTANDING of chess to a DEEP and CRYSTAL CLEAR level.
What’s the solution?
The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding isn’t just informative. It’s NOT just a theoretical discussion of positional play and strategic understanding. This course is ALL about the MOST important strategic and positional rules and, more importantly, it will show you how to apply these in your games!
With the heightened UNDERSTANDING of chess, you will make that QUALITATIVE LEAP FORWARD in your chess development.
- Want to make GREAT progress in chess but don’t have 8 hours a day to spend on training.
- Want to clear up ALL of your QUESTIONS in chess.
- Want to get that MASSIVE increase in rating points.
- Want to keep your level of play in GREAT shape ALL THE TIME.
Then you will SURELY LOVE this course!
Best for intermediate-level chess players
This course is designed mainly for students at a 1500-2000 rating level. However, it will still be useful for higher-rated students as well.
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.