Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

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Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player is the third volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course Series. Endorsed by World Champion Garry Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training,"the first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R.

Five-time U.S. chess champion GM Larry Evans calls the current book "a highly instructive primer on tactics." It contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen tactical recognition and vision. Nothing is left to chance in this work. All materials have already shown their worth in Russian chess instruction.

Every time-tested example has been carefully selected for instructional value and modern relevance. Commenting on his brilliantly won game (Aronian-Anand, 2013), World Champion Vishy Anand noted its similarities with Rotlevi-Rubinstein, played over 100 years ago, concluding,"All these (ideas work!"

Grandmaster Lev Alburt, a three-time U.S. chess 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 of Soviet world champions. The Comprehensive Chess Course Series is the result.

GM Sam Palatnik is renowned for putting into practice many of the brilliant tactical ideas included in this book. Ten of his students have reached the elite list of the world's 100 best players.

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Grandmaster Larry Evans:
“Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player is ideal for both serious study and light entertainment. A highly instructive primer on tactics, the material here will never pall.”

Garry Kasparov describing the first two volumes of the course:
"GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers here for the first time the once-secret  Russian method of chess training."

Larry Parr, former editor of Chess Life:
"Simply put, this book is the best thing ever written for achieving quick improvement  in tactical play. Most players will soon notice a jaunty uptick in their tournament results - and rating!"

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Publication date:
July 3, 2009
Number of pages:
310 gram