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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov answers one of the most common questions asked by his students, which is – how to train chess effectively? How should you study chess so that you don’t get stuck at the same level, but keep progressing gradually?

That is exactly what you will learn from this lesson. GM Smirnov shares with you a 30-minute chess training plan which focuses on 3 methods of training. Studying chess for just 30 minutes daily on these 3 methods will give you significant results. This will help you reach the 2000 ELO rating faster! You will also know how to train if you have less or more time available in a day.

► Chapters

00:00 How to train chess effectively & improve faster?
00:26 Chess Study Plan: 1) Tactics Training
02:51 Practice Puzzle: Can you find the win?
02:57 Chess Study Plan: 2) Play & Analyze
04:08 Analyzing your chess game with engine
06:36 Training Plan: 3) Study chess (openings)
08:18 Studying positional concepts in chess
09:00 Chess Training Plan for 30 minutes per day
10:00 Training Plan if you have more time available

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  1. That puzzle doesn’t make sense to me. Why couldn’t Qd6 block the checkmate? Queen didn’t HAVE to take white queen

  2. I think the solve to the 2:55 puzzle is Qh5, and if Bxc4 g6 and there is no way to stop the Queen coming to h7 or h8, delivering a checkmate

  3. Controlled fun 😂 paradox or oxymoronic. Answers by postcard, ususal address. Its a game people, yeesh. Yes i play but not to obsession.

  4. When I was at 1000 Elo i was always playing with Bot 2000 to 2500 I have losed alot but I didn't give up I did continue play until I win and I made draw as will

  5. Second puzzle Queen to H5 and if black captures the white bishop you move the pawn on G5 to G6 and black cant do nothing to prevent checkmate

  6. 300 rated as of 5 mins ago I love the game and have so much fun with it but honestly am just having such a hard time putting things I learn into play as well I tend to get tunnel visioned near the late game forgetting about other piece possibility’s and blundering because of it, anyone have any tips for game awareness as well as new openings I currently play the London more than anything

  7. Something I've found helpful is analyzing my game without the engine, taking notes explaining my thinking, then going over it again with the engine. I save this for longer time control games which I suspect had good learning opportunities. For blitz or bullet games I just do a quick check with the engine to make sure I didn't miss anything major.

  8. what's the best way of studying using a chess book.

  9. Qh5 bishop pinned how do you stop checkmate you cant i guess

  10. Tactics 5-10
    Play & analyze games 10-15
    Study chess 10-15
    Studying positional concepts

  11. Can that work for me am a 370 elo player 😂😂

  12. i followed the plan for 8 months. my rating was 800 but now 670. Why i am not improving?😢

  13. I love your because of the detail and the stuff you teach

  14. I am only 600.And you think, hope and want us to become a GRANDMASTER.

  15. I really need this video. Thank you, GM Igor. Appreciate that.

  16. Puzzle: Qh5, lines up a battery with rook on the h file. Enemy bishop is pinned to king so can't take our queen. Checkmate inevitable.

  17. I am new to chess (Knew the basics and could play casually before) and I am loving these videos. In-depth yet simple.

  18. I like the content , but 5 minutes puzzles? I feel like that’s impossible cuz I tried it before, from my perspective 15 minutes at least and 20+ for advanced

  19. Agree with everything! Studying positional understanding and openings 10-15 min per day is important. Also, keep in mind opening theory can help you understand positions more

  20. So this really helped me defeat Alpha Zero blindfolded!
    Alright, jokes aside, GM Smirnov ( such a kick-ass name) I greatly appreciate you putting out these videos. I like how you emphasis on a 'thinking' system than just accumulation of pointless knowledge. Great work. I will dedicate more than 1 hour a day utilizing the same plan . Thankyou

  21. As a 2400, I can confirm, this is a very good training program, i approve 👍

  22. Rh8 check ! K×h8
    Qh5 check ! Kg8
    g6 and next moove is Qh7 check mate any way

  23. I have been stuck at 1600 in the last few months. I play with intuition and have never done puzzles or study. I feel like I need to take it more seriously and not play and workout at the same time as it is destroying my rating. Thanks.

  24. I like your videos they give you insight I was in a game and I had the queen and one space away. I have my night down in the corner I had on my bishop. I’m ready to pounce on winning the game and I don’t know what piece I should use or sacrifice I got it right there. I got it. I got the game in my hands and I can’t and it is there a drill I could do

  25. Thanks for theses tips, i already see improvement ! But i have to say, maybe iam dumb, but "play and analyse" take me roughly 50 minutes each day, how can you play a game of 10-15 minutes ??? Iam playing on lichess.

  26. I am m a beginner, could I replace studying openings with studying endgames?

  27. I can’t find the answer for the puzzle, what was it?

  28. 2:53 Tell me that I am not wrong here, but the move is 1. g6 and its a win by force as whatever black does, we sacrifice our rook by playing 2. rh8 followed by 3. qh5 and 4. qh7#(checkmate)

  29. 2:54 I think that solution is as follows: 1. Qh5 B:c4 2. g6 and black has no defense from Qh7/h8X.

  30. Ești foarte tare te rog să m-ai faci astfel de videoclipuri

  31. Shouldn't you start with a basic endgame knowledge?

  32. Lmao dude literally guesses the puzzle and says don't guess the puzzle

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