The revised edition of the classic that takes the mystery out of long-term planning in chess. 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 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning strategic techniques you could spend years gathering on your own. Each idea is explained and illustrated using games carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power. This book stands alone. It is also 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 the 50-year Russian dominance of the chess world. The Comprehensive Chess Course takes you from beginner to tournament expert.
- International Grandmaster Lev Albert is a three-time US champion and former European champion and 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 of Soviet world champions.
- The Comprehensive Chess CourseHis co-author is GM Sam Palatnik, a former captain of the Ukranian squad that recently won the silver medal in the world team championship ahead of Russia! GM Palatnik is renowned for putting into practice many of the brilliant ideas included in this book.
- 344 Pages
- Publisher: Chess Information & Research Institute
- Published: June, 2010
- 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches