The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: From Club Player to Master

Two instructional classics condensed into one practical volume.
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Two instructional classics condensed into one practical volume

In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Belarusian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods.

In doing so Shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgame Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples, exercises and discussions of various training methods. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations.

Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game now have access to Shereshevsky’s famous training programme in one volume and can learn:

  • How to build an opening repertoire
  • How to study the chess classics to maximum benefit
  • How to master the most important endgame principles
  • How to effectively and efficiently calculate variations
The Shereshevsky Method offers a unique opportunity to improve your game with one of the supreme examples of Russian chess training excellence. Studying this manual will enrich your understanding of chess enormously and help your progress on the way to chess mastery.

“A compendium of the author’s famous teaching methods, complete with modern developments. A more that excellent instruction book.” -- B.H.Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

“This is such a good book. There is certainly enough new material on which to base an entire second volume. Well done, New In Chess! Now sign up the author for another book, as soon as possible.” -- Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine

“A missing link in chess literature. A real gem. This book is a must in the library of any chess player.” -- Miguel Ararat, Florida Chess News

“A good starting point for ambitious players who want to work on their play in a structured way. Shereshevsky covers the most important elements of the game, from the opening through the endgame.” -- IM Mark Haast, Schaaksite

“Two Soviet Classics reimagined as one, and then some.” -- Chris Wainscott, Chess Daily News

“This book is a must for all chess trainers and chess players who wish to improve their performance, because it covers all the skills a good chess player needs.” -- IM Dirk Schuh

“I have good memories of Shereshevsky’s books. It is so good to see him back again. I especially read the chapter 'Do not hurry!’ with pleasure; not just because I agree with what he says, but more importantly because it defines the playing style of Magnus Carlsen.” -- GM Simen Agdestein, long-time trainer of Magnus Carlsen


Mikhail Shereshevsky (1950) was one of the leading chess trainers in the former Soviet Union. Many of his pupils became Masters, or even Soviet, European or World Junior Champions.

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Publication date : January 14, 2018
Number of pages : 352
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 642 gram
ISBN : 9789056917647