First of all, let me remind you about the survey that we’re conducting to know your opinion about our existing opening courses and your requests for our future opening courses. Moreover, by taking part in the survey you’ll get a nice present, “Summary – Chess Training Plan for Rapid Improvement”, in return :) Click here to participate in the survey: LINK
Recently I’ve received a message from a student. He was studying the course “The Grandmaster’s Secrets” (LINK) and he found a powerful improvement in one of the games from the practical part of the course.
I’ve commented this game myself, and would like to share it with you now. Firstly, this is really a great and exciting position. Secondly, it’s a very useful lesson for you to hone your defensive skills. Please take a look at the position below:

Bitman – Alexeev, 1969
Black to play
How would you play here as Black? You need to find the candidates moves, calculate the continuation, and figure out the best option. If you analyse this position seriously, you are going to learn a LOT from this game. :)
Once you’ve done your work, please check the answer here: LINK
As a final note, let me share an interesting point with you. Lots of different students have studied my courses (LINK). Some of the students gained 100-300 rating points from just one course, while others couldn’t improve their chess skills very much.
Obviously, the course remains the same, but the students’ results are so different. Why is it so? It’s simply because, if you study something superficially, you get only 5-10% of its real value. The thorough learning brings you a well-deserved 100% improvement.
In light of that, there’s a final question to you. Have you studied the course “The Grandmaster’s Secrets“? If so, why haven’t YOU noticed the error in the above mentioned game? :)
Finally, I have a very important announcement to make today – our new opening course is about the opening “Bogo-Indian defense” and it will be released on Tuesday, 11 August:)
newMoreover, did you know that you have a chance to get this course for FREE? Yes, you can – participate in the discussion “What should the best chess opening course contain?” in our Facebook page (LINK) and if your comment has the most number of ‘likes’, you’ll get this course for FREE!