Unlocking Grandmaster’s Mind
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 from 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.
GM Igor Smirnov
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.