Mikhail’s Tal Magic Revealed – GM Igor Smirnov & Mato Jelic

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Mikhail's Tal Magic Revealed - Gm Igor Smirnov & Mato Jelic

Mikhail’s Tal Magic Revealed – GM Igor Smirnov & Mato Jelic

Mikhail's Tal Magic Revealed - Gm Igor Smirnov & Mato Jelic“Mikhail Tal’s Magic Revealed” is an essential course for players of all skill levels. It will help you to understand the secrets behind Tal’s exciting style.

After studying this course you will be able to use some of his winning techniques in your own games, blowing your opponent off the board with beautiful attacking play!

Whether you’re a slow positional player or an aggressive caution-to-the-wind player, there comes a time in every game where you have to inevitably attack – after all, that’s the only way to win a game of chess. If you want to learn from the best, then you need to master the art of attack using the games of Mikhail Tal, who was the 8th World Chess Champion and arguably the greatest attacking player of all time.

In this course, you will not only learn exactly how you can follow the same techniques to develop crushing attacks in your own games but you’ll also be able to enjoy the spectacular style of Tal’s games.

Unlike modern professionals who are very cautious and often end their games with a draw, Mikhail Tal never hesitated to complicate the position, take on the challenge, play risky moves and make it as spectacular as you could hope for.

About the Author:

GM Igor Smirnov

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 that have helped many players of all levels improve their chess skills.

Combining his chess experience and psychological knowledge, Smirnov started to create his own system of chess education. His own chess results then became much better – he increased his rating to 2505 Elo, and at the young age of 20 became an International Grandmaster. His chess educational system corroborated its effectiveness in practice!

Mato Jelic

Mato is a professional chess coach and author of two chess books. He has helped many students to improve their rating with his remarkable way of teaching. Mato is a popular chess figure on YouTube and social media.

How is this course going to help me?

Mikhail's Tal Magic Revealed - Gm Igor Smirnov & Mato JelicThis course will help you learn exactly how you can follow the same techniques as Tal in order to create crushing attacks against your opponents. Tal was widely regarded as a creative genius, and he was a daring player who was never afraid to sacrifice a piece if the attack called for it. He was unpredictable, and his attacking combinations have impressed and inspired players ever since. Tal’s approach was that “chess, first of all, is art.”

This course will explore this beautiful attacking style. After watching the course, it is necessary to apply the knowledge you learn into practice. That’s why there are 9 practical tasks (59+ games) included with this course – active participation will help you to better understand and remember the ideas that are taught.

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

Practical tasks contain interactive video lessons prepared by the Academy Manager (Angelos Kesaris) in addition to the games.

Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device.

The course can be accessed on ANY device (even on non-Windows devices).

You’ll also get the course in e-book format (PDF) and you can study the video lessons separately as well.

Additional information

Running Time

5 hours

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Content Outline

Chapter List:

  • Lesson 1 – The Attacker’s Mindset

  • Lesson 2 – Three Steps to Victory

  • Lesson 3 – The Secrets of Tal’s Magic

  • Lesson 4 – Attack

  • Lesson 5 – Defense

  • Lesson 6 – Double Pin 

  • Lesson 7 – Endgames

  • Lesson 8 – Killing Blow

  • Lesson 9 – Open Lines

  • Lesson 10 – Over Push

  • Lesson 11 – Sacrifice

  • Lesson 12 – Complicate the Position

  • Lesson 13 – Tactics

  • Lesson 14 – Bonus