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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. Queen to H5 threataaning checkmate and the black bishop is pinned by the white bishop so it cannot take the Queen
    Edit: thank you for helping me improve!

  2. I'm a 1200 online rated player and my major opening weakness is I dont have a good opening for black against 1. d4. What openings would you suggest for black against d4?

  3. Solution to puzzle: Th8+ Kxh8 Qh1+ Kg8 g6 and no matter what black response is, Qh7++ (black cannot take the pawn with the bishop cause it is pinned) Nice puzzle

  4. Most games rated under 2000 are decided by tactics. So there is where most of my time is going. Then some time analyzing. Only thing you need to know for your opening are the basic rules, to complete your development and the idea behind the opening.

  5. My plan which got me up from 1400-1700 in a few weeks: watch one chess video 15 min, play 1-2 games, analyse and learn from your mistakes, research the opening if you havent seen it before. In total this takes around 2 hours.

  6. I honestly think this is great, im current a 1500, and used to lose a lot of points until i actually started playing like 3 -5 games per day, nothing more, and lots of puzzles.

  7. $150 a year to analysis games in Australia is a joke. 😂

  8. How come puzzles make me worse and i cant explain why its like i see the ghosts of the puzzles and i respond to them in the worst possible time in a game. I went from 1600 to 1350 in a week of dedication to puzzles

  9. Practice puzzle: Pawn G6, Black takes bishop, rook h8, Black takes rook, Queen H1 check, king moves to g8 and queen h7 checkmate. Idk if its right

  10. g6 to cover king esape, bishop takes c4 queen h5 and next move is mate

  11. Hey I used one of your old courses from a long time ago briefly. It literally helped my game tremendously.

    I don't play much anymore but I can say that those few days of following along with your course improved my game a whole lot.

    Your advice is gold and I know that it works. Any serious player should consider some of Igor's work.

  12. I'm doing it all wrong. All I do is watch opening videos and hardly ever play until I feel like I understand the opening. Then I play the opening and realize my elo is so low that nobody knows any of the proper lines, so it's just a random boring game of chess with a massive advantage. Then I switch over to the 1850 bot and get stomped because I don't know any of the proper lines well enough. Back to "studying" openings… Game is hard. One day I will be able to beat grampa gambit with the black pieces more than a couple times in a row… I haven't even started to learn white openings.

  13. G6. If BxB, Rh8+ followed by KxR, Qh5+, Kg8, Qh7 mate. He can't push his g pawn forward to create a square to escape when you advance to g6, so he can't stop mate. I think g6 is the only correct move here.

  14. 2:53 – Queen H5, bishop is pinned to the king and cannot take. black can't stop checkmate after that…right?

  15. I am around 1600 and 1700 and i beat regularly 1700 and 1800 players of chess and i want to go until 2000 my dream or maybe more if possible!Thank you,for your great advice,i understand with the fact,i raise my level,so my opponent are more wise and better prepared too,so i need to be more wise too if i want to raise my level more fast!I think this what i need to do right now!You do a great work for us Igor,this is greatly appreciate!

  16. Haai. First thank you for what you are doing!
    As a low level player, I don't agree yet with your solution with the puzzle at 2:31. Black queen to C6 following with black Tower c8 taking the free c-row sounds better in my unexperience opinion.
    What do I miss?

  17. 2:57 I think the answer to the puzzle should be Rh8+ Kxh8 is forced and then Qh1#
    I think this is the answer, please correct me if I am wrong!
    Btw this video is really helpful so thanks!

  18. False promise. Also you can get out of opening just by learning few easy rules.

  19. good video, I started making videos about chess puzzles to help people! thank you for the tips

  20. Been tilting recently went from 1774 to 1680 😢😢😢

  21. queen to h5. if black takes bishop on c4 then pawn to g6. after that the queen can mate on h8/h7. if the bishop stays on c7 then the queen can mate immediately. 0% chance I see that without knowing that there was a win.

  22. ❤❤❤thanks
    Gonna follow it for 21 days

  23. I usually use the caro-kann fantasy variation and the Grunfeld defense for black and the ruy lopez for white

  24. Which chess app is it that you can analize your statistics?

  25. I was a thousand elo and now i dont' know what is happening to my game i fell to 900 elo in just 4 days may be i will improve i also want to get selected in my school team

  26. Arthigamya Financial Services Pvt Ltd says:

    Practice puzzle is it
    1. Qh5 Bxc3 2. g6 Rfd8 3. Qh8#


  27. Puzzle answer is 1.Rh8+ K×h8 2.Qh1+ Kg8 3.g6 1-0

  28. For the tactical puzzle… Qh5, then if black bishop doesn’t move Qh8 is mate. If black bishop does move along the diagonal, pawn to g6 and then queen to h8 mate

  29. Why doesn’t Qc2 work for that opening trap at 8:13? The idea if Qxa1 then Bb2 trapping the queen but then Rxa2?

  30. I think that the Puzzle solution is Qh5 , Bxc4 and mate is unavoidable after g6

  31. THANKS, I got from 1150 to 1450 in a single week, and this big thank is also for other of your videos!!!

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

  33. 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

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

  35. 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

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