Igor Smirnov (YouTuber, Chess Grandmaster) – Net Worth, Bio, And Wiki

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Who is Igor Smirnov?

Igor Smirnov iss a Chess Grandmaster, psychologist, and an internet entrepreneur.

He also has a website and a YouTube channel named Remote Chess Academy. He has been on YouTube since January 26, 2012 and as of the time of this writing, has approximately 185k subscribers and 26,791,240 total views.

This wiki-style breakdown will go over Igor Smirnov’s biography, background, and net worth.


Bio And Background

As per Igor Smirnov’s website Remote Chess Academy, he was an international Grandmaster and a chess coach. At the age of eight, he began playing chess. After a year of training, he achieved the First category and was crowned schoolboy champion of Sevastopol.

According to him,

I had a lot of fun with the game, and my rating swiftly rose. I earned the title of International Master at the age of 13 after winning multiple international events.

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

According to Igor Smirnov’s Udemy Profile, he is a holder of a Master’s degree in Psychology. He is also the founder of the KeyToVictory, a well-known self-improvement blog.

He also founded “Remote Chess Academy“, it is a company that has helped thousands of students across the world improve their chess scores.

Remote Chess Academy website
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The Remote Chess Academy YouTube Channel

The Remote Chess Academy (RCA) YouTube Channel provides high-quality instructional video lessons about chess from Grandmaster Igor Smirnov and other Grandmasters (GMs), International masters (IMs), and FIDE masters (FMs).

As of the date of this writing, it currently has 185k subscribers and has accumulated 26,791,240 total views.

As of right now, the three most popular videos on the channel are:

“7 Best Chess Opening Traps” with 2,252,937 views.

5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Center Game” with 1,201,610 views.

And “5 Best Chess Opening Traps in the Sicilian Defense” with 1,068,207 views.

The three videos in question are embedded below:


How Much Does Remote Chess Academy Courses Cost?

In addition Remote Chess Academy reviews, a common inquiry online is regarding the price of the Remote Chess Academy courses.

The range of prices of the best-selling courses is from $57 to $997. There were other choices per categories of courses that you can choose from the website.

Remote Chess Academy Courses
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He also offers courses in his Udemy’s Profile that ranges from free to $49.99.The lectures were around 35 minutes to 2 and a half hours per courses.

Igor Smirnov Udemy Profile
Courtesy of Igor Smirnov’s Udemy Profile.


Igor Smirnov and Remote Chess Academy Reviews

Here are some reviews of his students from his website and other sites such as ChessPub.com , Chess.com and ichess.net.

Everything taught in these lessons has been presented very clearly and is easy to grasp and understand. The instructor is very skillful in the way he presents the material. I believe that the lessons will be easy to remember and will be of great help to anyone wanting to improve their chess-playing abilities!

I have purchased a fair number of courses from ichess but in my opinion the best courses are by Igor Smirnov. His videos are clear and concise and include an ebook covering the video course. When i play a game now i use Igor’s principles to guide my play and my play has improved immensely. I know longer feel like a beginner and I am now beating players easily that i struggled against previously.

Hi! As someone who has tried his course, and as a beginner I really liked the video lessons (which are organized in 9 chapters and each chapter has 4-5 videos spanning around 30 min each). I feel the videos are great lessons that go into detail and show the thought process of a grandmaster. I really feel I will becime a better player after this. My suggestion is to give it a try!


Igor Smirnov’s Net Worth

Like many popular personality, a common search query revolves around Igor Smirnov’s net worth. However, no information is available on this question online.



This has been a wiki-style breakdown of Igor Smirnov the Chess Grandmaster. For more info on him, you can visit his website, YouTube channel, LinkedIn, Udemy, Facebook or Twitter Profile.

To get started with Remote Chess Academy courses and review its resources and tools, visits his website and watch their videos on YouTube.





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