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Hello Mr. Smirnov (or Igor, if you prefer),
As you already know I have taken your 3 courses. Although I study and play chess for many years, I have found in the courses some guidelines that I had never met before and made much sense to me.

It filled some holes in my knowledge. I had beaten from time to time some rather strong GMs (maybe not so strong today but anyway) like Novikov I, Kotronias, Velimirovic, had some 1st places in tournaments, but in general my results suffered from a lack of consistency and I haven’t even make it to become an IM.

My results against weaker players were sometimes not as I would expect. I had never a coach, all my results have been by personal work. This work has been random and probably have spent many hours on useless knowledge. The guidelines of your courses hopefully will bring some fruits.


Dear Sir,
I just want to let you know that I went to a park to play chess today, and over five hours I won 66% of my games using your thought process and opening rep. Never have I bought chess software or dvd’s or books that have been even a quarter as to the point and helpful as yours. Thank you for helping me be a chess monster, even though I still have a long way to go!

Peter Augros


GM Igor Smirnov,
Thanks!! I’ve bought all your courses. Have a good work in the next, that you told me!!!!!!
My best regards
Marcos Maracajá Castro


Dear Igor Smirnov,

Thanks for very useful & important lessons.
You have doing very nice work- promoting Chess.
Thanks again.

With warm regards.
Kashianth Mangal
International Arbiter


Dear Grandmaster Smirnov

I feel compelled to write this email and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the three videos that you sent to me.

Everything comes just at the right time and I am ready to grow with the information that you are giving to me. I particulary enjoyed the lesson the most common mistakes chess players make. To take is a mistake. I have been making that mistake now for 28 years of playing chess! I learned the game way back in 1982.

You are truly a gifted teacher and know how to help a chess player. I would like to buy some of your materials but money is tight at the moment but I will make a plan sooner than later. I know I will benefit from your help.

Everything of the best
Yours sincerely
Loyd Wellen


Hello mr. Smirnov

After only just reading your courses (I had no time to look at the drills) I participated in 2 tournaments and had an increase in Elo of about 35 points!

One of these tournaments was the Open Greek Championship which I won with 7/9 (in the island of Ikaria), that finished 2 days ago. I had done some other work the last months but 2-3 data from the courses helped me to win some crucial games!

So I strongly recommend them to any player who wants to play better games, have a better understanding of chess and get better results, Elo points and prizes!

Thanks a lot for your work!

Kostas Nikolaidis

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