Your Winning Plan – Middlegame Chess Course

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Your Winning Plan Middlegame

Dominate the Chess Middlegame with GM Igor Smirnov

Chess is inherently a strategic game. That’s why strategic skills are the most important thing in chess. They allow you to understand what you should do in any position. Chess players usually call it “a chess understanding”.

In fact, it is not so difficult to study some opening lines or theoretical endgame positions. Players experience the biggest problems in complex middlegame positions when they are not sure what to do.

Please, remember the strong chess players you know. How do they win against weaker players? They create complex strategic positions and gradually outplay their opponents. They use their better chess understanding.

Do you want to reach the HIGHEST chess goals? Do you want to become not just a strong player, but an EXTREMELY strong one? Then use “Your Winning Plan” – the most direct way for a chess success!

Your Winning Plan Middlegame

So what is the problem?

Everyone heard about “a chess understanding”. So why didn’t everyone study it? There are 2 main reasons:

1) Most players don’t know what “a chess understanding” actually is.

A chess understanding mainly implies your planning skills. If you understand a position, it means that you know what to do here. Thus it means that you can find the right plan.

2) There are no educational materials about it.

It is the hardest topic really. It is very difficult to systematize knowledge about a chess middlegame planning and to integrate them in a clear practical system.

That’s why 99% of authors even don’t try to do it. How many chess books do you know, which offer an integrated system of a middlegame play?

Ok, Nimczowitsch’s “My system” is pertinent. Is there anything else? Well, there are a few other similar books, but anyway it is a very short list. Nimczowitsch did a great work certainly.

However, his system is not full and quite difficult for a practical usage (even Nimczowitsch had some problems with it). Also, a lot of time has gone since that time. Modern chess has developed a lot.

That’s why I decided to create the course “Your Winning Plan”.

It took a long time and a lot of efforts to create such a product. With pride, I present you the final result.

The course “Your Winning Plan” gives you an integrated system of a middlegame chess strategy planning. Using this unique method you will be able to find the right plan in any position.

This will give you a deep chess understanding and will make you not just a strong player, but an extremely strong one!

Is this course for me?

I strongly believe that knowledge that you can’t apply practically is not just useless but actually harmful. Unfortunately, this problem is typical of many chess books.

In the course “Your Winning Plan” you will find only practical recommendations. You will also know what and exactly how you should do to use these principles in your tournament games.

The practical part of the course will help you to practice the course’s ideas and to get appropriate practical skills. Thus you will improve your chess skills and will start winning more games right after a study of the course.

The Chess Strategy course “Your Winning Plan” contains a practical part.

The practical part of the course contains:

Dominate the Chess Middlegame with GM Igor Smirnov, Chess Strategy106 special tasks and games for your training.

We will start from quite easy situations and then go to examples on the top Grandmasters’ level! After that, you will be able to find your winning plan in any position.

The detailed instructions about what and how exactly you should train.

It will help you to train yourself properly and to get the best effect from the program.

The Grandmasters’ thinking process (planning) in a real-time mode.

So you will be able to copy the Grandmasters’ thinking process and to get similar practical results!

The Chess course “Your Winning Plan” contains the following materials:

  • The video lessons (130 minutes).
  • The text version of every video lesson (for printing).
  • 106 special tasks and games for your training.
  • The detailed instructions about what and how exactly you should train.
  • The concrete examples with commentaries about how exactly you should apply these recommendations.
  • All the programs necessary to use the course properly.

Your chess progress is guaranteed!

While reading chess books, I often was wondering how the authors can offer us numerous quantities of abstract rules?? Obviously, there is no way to use such information practically. I think that it happens because the authors don’t feel RESPONSIBILITY for their work!

I give you the PRACTICAL system, which can (and should!) be applied right after the course’s study.

I am sure that you will REALLY increase your chess power because this system was already tested by me and my pupils (and it proved its effectiveness!).

This product works natively with Windows computers. If you would like to use it on a Mac you will either need to install Bootcamp with a copy of Windows or run the software using a Windows virtual box such as Parallels or VMWare.

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Course best for:

This is a very good course for middle-game strategy. This will be very useful for you if you find difficulty in getting the most suited middle-game plan for you after opening. GM Igor demonstrates that during a chess game you have to formulate a plan after opening, during middle-game and after middle-game also to proceed towards favorable end game. Thus at 3-4 times, you need to devote time to formulate or adjust a plan to beat your opponent. In fact, your plan shall be adjusted taking any pawn move by your opponent. – NM William Stewart


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Chapter List

Chapter Outline:

  • Introduction: “Important Generalities”.
  • Lesson-1: “The Best Time for a Planning”.
  • Lesson-2: “How to Compose a Winning Plan”.
  • Lessons 3-7. Specific plans for different center types.
  • Lesson-8: “Two Universal Keys”
  • Lesson-9: “How to Realize Your Winning Plan”.
  • Lesson-10: “Grandmasters’ Secrets of Planning”.