Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favorite Kramnik games. Lakdawala examines Kramnik's renowned skills in attack and defence, exploiting imbalances, dynamic elements, accumulating advantages and endgame play, and shows how we can all improve by learning from Kramnik's masterpieces.
Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved, and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general skills and knowledge.
Author Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for over 30 years, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US.
- Learn from the games of a chess legend
- Important ideas absorbed by continued practice
- Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
- 416 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: November, 2012
- "Lakdawala did a great job in writing a 'biography' about one of the greatest players of our time! This book is easy to read and Cyrus' charming and highly instructive writing skills will be a pleasure to every chess fan over the world! I would recommend this book to all players, from beginners to strong masters as the analysis provided is easy to grasp so that youngsters can get something out of it as well as strong players looking for well annotated (middle- or end-) games." Lukas Wedrychowski - www.dailychessreviews.blogspot.com
- "Cyrus Lakdawala is establishing himself as one of the best instructive writers in the business, and Kramnik move by move will only enhance his reputation. I think his greatest strength as an author is getting to the essence of what the average player needs to know about the position before him. He does so with humor and an accessible style, encouraging the reader to think that chess isn't so impenetrable after all, without letting on how deeply he understands the game. I would recommend the book mainly for developing players, say 1200-2000, because they will benefit most; but stronger players will also enjoy it for the great games. John Watson - The Week in Chess