Calculate Till Mate (Efficient Calculation Techniques)

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Chess Tactics Training: Calculate ‘Till Mate by GM Igor Smirnov

“CALCULATE TILL MATE” is a COMPLETE and UNIQUE chess tactics training system that will sharpen your tactics, calculation, and visualization skills like no other chess book, DVD, or training program.

Just have a look at today’s GM games – full of tactical twists and turns, intense fighting for the initiative, sacrifices for dynamic compensation, and mind-boggling complications in ALL phases of the game.

YES, dynamism dictates the Royal Game!

The days in which you could follow a single abstract plan throughout the game and still win simply don’t exist anymore.

True, positional play and strategic understanding are still important. But…

  • If you do NOT have a SHARP EYE for chess tactics…
  • If you do NOT have an EFFICIENT calculation technique…
  • If you do NOT have CRYSTAL-CLEAR visualization skills…

…You will continuously get outclassed by players who are strong in these areas of the game.

You will LOSE to a tactical oversight after playing 40 good moves – game after game, after game.

You will not realize your FULL chess potential.

Calculate Till Mate (efficient Calculation Techniques)
GM Igor Smirnov

You only have two choices: adapt to this trend or be frustrated as your chess results rot away and your progress stalls.

About the Author:

Igor Smirnov is an International Grandmaster from Ukraine.

He is also a chess coach and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology.

GM Smirnov has developed numerous chess lessons, articles, webinars and training courses, including the famous courses that have helped many players of all levels improve their chess skills and break their barriers to climb up to new levels.

Is this Course for me?

Are you still with me?

Have you decided to keep up with the trend and play DYNAMIC chess? Good! That goes to show that you really want to get better at chess. But now, we come to another crossroad… another branching point where you have to make a crucial choice.

When it comes to training chess tactics, calculation, and visualization skills, you ONLY have 2 options.

The First Option: To do what everyone else has been doing, and that involves:

  1. Solving truckloads of tactical exercises.
  2. Reading or watching game analyses of strong tactical GMs.

So what’s the problem with that? A BIG ONE I’d have to say!

I’m pretty sure you have solved & waded through thousands of tactical exercises yourself and watched GMs like Anand, Shirov, Kasparov, and other heavy-weights analyze their very best and most entertaining games.

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Garry Kasparov is presenting the 1st prize to Igor Smirnov “Kasparov’s Cup-2009”.

Here’s an honest question that needs an honest answer. By doing the above OVER and OVER again…

Can You Honestly Say That Your Tactical Skills Got BETTER, Your Calculation Got More EFFICIENT, And Your Chess Vision Got SHARPER?

I bet NO, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here in search of a SOLID and RELIABLE way to take your dynamic chess tactics skills to the next level!

Yes, the well-known methods are lacking.

They are easy to do: just solve puzzles and check the solution, or sit back and relax as your favorite players comment on their games.

You can stick with the traditional methods of training your chess tactics, calculation, and visualization skills… which DON’T bring significant progress.

OR, you can go for the Second Option…

To Use A COMPLETE Chess Tactics Training System That’s Been Used Only By My SELECT Chess Students And Close Friends…

One That Has CONSISTENTLY Brought Success!

My students have:

  • Increased their chess rating by leaps and bounds (100-300 rating points increase).
  • Won more tournaments and bagged BIGGER and BETTER prizes.
  • Won games in BRILLIANT and BREATH-TAKING fashion.
  • And even convincingly grabbed GM and IM norms!

These are just some of the AMAZING successes of my chess students and friends. And if that sounds like a good deal to you, then my course – “CALCULATE TILL MATE” is for you!

When you grab “Calculate Till Mate” you will get and enjoy the following:

Calculate Till Mate (efficient Calculation Techniques)9 Video Lessons (309 minutes) – And these are not your average chess videos. I have stripped the fat and you are guaranteed to get info-packed lessons that are filled with practical advice for sharpening your tactics, calculation, and visualization skills.

Hundreds of Special Tasks & Games – Built from the ground up to make sure the lessons in the videos stick and to help you develop the necessary skills, these special tasks and games are deeply analyzed and commented for maximum learning potential.

KEY Materials For Printing – To further reinforce what you have learned, you get diagrams and other key materials for printing that you can pin in your chess library or computer room.

Detailed Instructions On WHAT And HOW Exactly You Should Train – I’m a step-by-step kind of guy & I hate leaving my students in the dark. I will show you what skills you should train to get the best bang for your time and how precisely you should train it. No stone is left unturned!

Completely Standalone – When you get the course, you get all of the programs necessary for using it. No need to buy anything else!

Answers To All Your Questions About Tactics, Calculation, And Visualization – Before releasing this course, I asked thousands of subscribers to submit their questions relating to the topic my course covers. And this course contains the answers to the most common, most interesting, and most instructive questions I’ve got.

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.

Additional information


Course type

Middlegame/Endgame. This course brings the other aspect of chess – Tactics, Calculations & Visualizations. It will work well in conjunction with the course no. 7 Positional Understanding but it can be studied separately also. GM Igor explains that when your pieces are not in contact with your opponent's pieces or you want to improve your position, positional principles help but as soon as your pieces come in contact with the opponent's pieces and you want to demolish your opponent's position, the course "Calculate till mate" will help you. The level of this course is very advanced yet very easy to understand. The videos are very clear and exercises are wonderful. It is truly enjoyable course. – NM William Stewart


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Chapter List

“Calculate Till Mate” contains the following:

  • LECTURE #1: Deepest And Most Fundamental Tactical Knowledge
  • LECTURE #2 (Part-1): Be A World-Class Calculator
  • LECTURE #2 (Part-2): Be A World-Class Calculator
  • LECTURE #3: Within The Thickets Of Variations
  • LECTURE #4: Practical Tips For Peak Performance
  • LECTURE #5: Tactical Hurricane
  • LECTURE #6: All The MAIN Combinations
  • LECTURE #7: Training And Bringing Your Skills To Practice!

The Practical Part – the course’s unique training program.

  • 25 Main Tasks
  • HUNDREDS Of Training Positions & Games
  • Train A COMPLETE And PROPER Way Of Thinking
  • Train & Automate The Necessary Skills
  • Learn Exactly How To Find & Play Combinations In Your OWN Games





Full-Length GM Video                                Price: 39 USD FREE of charge!

With this video, I will show you EXACTLY how Grandmasters think in a chess game. Together, we will pick their brains out with the help of the thinking techniques and tools that I have elaborated on throughout the course.

No, this isn’t like the videos you’ll find on “My Best Game” DVD collection of today’s best players where you get bombarded by one variation after another. It’s impressive but not instructive.


Here we will do the EXACT opposite – this video is as instructive as a chess video could get! I will explain ALL of the GM’s secrets when sitting down at the board and playing. After watching this video, it will be TREMENDOUSLY easy for you to apply what you have learned in the course.



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My Collection Of World Best Exercises For Training Calculation

A lot of work went through in compiling this collection! And you can grab this ONLY HERE (and for FREE!). But be warned: this GREAT BONUS isn’t going to be around forever and I can take it off of the package when I see fit.

Throughout the whole course, you will be busy raising your tactical, calculation, and visualization skills STEP by STEP: we will start from the very basics… the rules and principles, and we will come to a point where I will show you the SAME techniques that GMs use!

This bonus collection of exercises will augment your training and take your skills to the next level. FULLY understanding and analyzing these games will really stretch your calculation skills to the limit!

And the end result after studying this collection is that you’ll be a MORE POWERFUL and EFFICIENT calculating machine.


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All Tactics From The Recent 2012 European Championship

Analyzing games of Morphy, Alekhine, and other old-school tactical masters is nice, but let’s be real, A LOT of time has gone since then.

People went into outer space, mobile phones have been developed, and A LOT of progress has been made in chess, too. That’s especially true in the art of defense. Pulling off tactics and blows would be met with the toughest defense.

So what should we do? Here’s what: analyze tactics from modern games… learn how to execute winning blows despite tough defense from your opponents. That’s exactly what you’ll get in this bonus. We’ve analyzed all of the games from the 2012 Euro Championship, and selected all tactical shots. Now, you can study the most RECENT examples and displays of dynamic chess by the STRONGEST players!


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Best Attacking Games Of Best Attacking Players

Through deep and exacting research, we picked out the best modern attacking players. With careful and objective analysis, we’re able to pick out their very best attacking games! You can study the best of the best: the most effective attacking techniques for modern players.

Carefully and deeply study these breathtaking games, and you will play like the masters of attack in no time!