Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player - Lev Alburt
Paperback, 348 pages
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training," this new edition has material on the World Championship match between Kramnik and Topalov. This book demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning techniques you could spend years gathering on your own. Each idea is explained and illustrated using carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power.
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player stands alone. And it is the fifth volume of the Comprehensive Chess Course, a series that brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Russian training methods, the key to 50-year Russian dominance of the chess World. The Comprehensive Chess Course takes you from beginner to tournament expert.International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, a three-time US champion and former European Champion, is called the "grandmaster of chess teachers." This famed teacher who helps students of all strengths and ages, has spent years translating secret lesson plans used to produce a long line Soviet world champions. The Comprehensive Chess Course series is the result.
Co-author GM Sam Palatnik, a former captain of the Ukrainian squad that won the silver medal in the world team championship ahead of Russia! GM Palatnik is renowned for putting strategic ideas into practice many of brilliant ides included this book."The Comprehensive Chess Course is simply the best chess instruction I have ever seen. I am a player who has been reading chess books for 40 years without getting better (..)Lev Alburt taught me basic things about the game that none of the other books ever taught me. He is a brilliant teacher, and his books capture brilliance."Charles Murray, author of What It Means to be a Libertarian"In the Comprehensive Chess Course Volumes 3, 4 and 5, Grandmaster Lev Alburt boldly promises to deliver the most effective tactics, strategies and the best techniques for attack and defense of the king (..)He has managed to live up completely to his pledge. A truly great work!" GM Maxim Dugly, former World Junior Chess Champion and former US Chess Federation President