3 Steps to 2000 Elo – GM Smirnov, IM Perez & Angelos Kesaris

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3 Steps to 2000ELO GM Igor Smirnov

This is a comprehensive course that will set you apart from most chess players.

The course will help you become a 1st category player and will allow you to reach an Elo rating of 2000 points, or the strength of a player of that caliber.

3 Steps to 2000ELO GM Igor Smirnov

The presenters put their best foot forward to create a robust chess course that will help you progress up to the 1st category (2000 FIDE Elo).

You can follow the recommendations of Grandmaster Igor Smirnov, International Master Maxi Pérez, and experienced coach Angelos Kesaris in order to get all the necessary tools to your road to 2000 rating.

What is inside the course?

This course is a step-by-step guide to becoming a 1st category player.

The course contains theoretical video lessons from 3 different authors. In addition to that, you can test your new skills in the practice section.

The practice is composed of 50 analyzed games grouped into 5 different categories. The videos with the tasks and the solutions make you learn a lot more! Thus, you’re going to understand all the ideas very well, and you can compare them with your own replies.

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How is this course going to help me?

You’ll learn:

a) What are the main things that helped the course’s authors progress up to 2000 Elo?

b) What are the most common mistakes of 1200-1500 level players and how to overcome them.

c) Why do lots of players get stuck at a certain level and never improve after that?

First, you will gain a strong foundation for your chess progress that will help you easily understand what you should prioritize, but also what your main roadblocks to progress are, and how to fight against them.

In the 2nd step, you’ll learn: what is the most important thing to increase your level fast, the most common mistakes students have with the opening, why the classics are good for our games, and some powerful psychological tips.

In the 3rd step, you will learn more advanced ideas that will give you an additional edge. These more complicated ideas will be much simpler to understand after you have done the first step.

Why 2000 Elo?

This is an achievable yet ambitious goal. Only the top 5% of chess players have this rating or more.

Powerful Practical Tasks
It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 5 practical tasks (over 50+ games) in this course that will help you understand and remember the ideas of the course better.

The training program has a detailed explanation of what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.

You’ll train planning, attacking, defending, tactics, calculation, and endgames.


The practice section of this course contains 10 special videos with instructions and guidance in order to help you solve the tasks and learn from the process.

About the Authors:

Igor Smirnov is a chess Grandmaster, Chess Coach, and holder of a Master’s degree in Psychology.

He founded the “Remote Chess Academy”, a company that has helped thousands of students worldwide to improve their chess results.

He has developed lots of chess video lessons, articles, webinars and training courses, including the famous courses “The Grandmaster’s Secrets”, “The Grandmaster’s Positional Understanding”, and “Calculate Till Mate”.

Angelos Kesaris, born in Greece 1982. He is a FIDE National Instructor (2011).

He is a professional chess coach who works in many Greek chess clubs; with more than 15 years of experience.

He works as the Academy Manager in the “Remote Chess Academy” since 2016; helping the company create many courses.

Maximiliano Pérez is a chess player and coach from Argentina, and International Master with a 2451 ELO.

For some time now, he has been creating lessons for the “Remote Chess Academy”.

Dedicated to the training of players with ambitions to progress from 1500 to 2200, he works on all aspects of chess, including the psychological, giving advice, and showing different game situations with his own examples.

His main goal as a coach is to explain the correct way of thinking about positions on and off the board.

Chapter List

Step 1

Lesson 01 – How Do You Progress in Chess?
Lesson 02 – This Is My BIGGEST Secret to Success
Lesson 03 – The Perfect Chess Style
Lesson 04 – Wishful Thinking
Lesson 05 – When and What to Calculate?
Lesson 06 – Pattern Interruption
Lesson 07 – Most Common Mistakes for Under 1800 Elo
Lesson 08 – The 2 Things You Should Stop Doing in Chess
Lesson 09 – Summary

Step 2

Lesson 10 – Intro
Lesson 11 – Tactics vs Calculation
Lesson 12 – Calculation in Positional Games
Lesson 13 – How to calculate in Difficult Positions
Lesson 14 – Common Mistakes in the Opening
Lesson 15 – Example of Pawn Structure I
Lesson 16 – Example of Pawn Structure II
Lesson 17 – The Importance of the Classic Players in Our Understanding
Lesson 18 – Middlegame Patterns
Lesson 19 – Middlegame Patterns II
Lesson 20 – The Calm Play even with Hanging Pawns
Lesson 21 – Improving Your Position Step by Step
Lesson 22 – When the Slow Moves Win the Game

Step 3

Lesson 23 – Intro
Lesson 24 – Understand Your Chess Personality
Lesson 25 – The Key Positional Topic that Makes the Difference
Lesson 26 – Fundamental Ideas on the Attack
Lesson 27 – How to Create Better Plans from Your Opponent
Lesson 28 – How to Defend Successfully