Training with Moska
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Viktor Moskalenko is one of the leading chess instructors of our time. Not only has he coached Masters and Grandmasters, including Ukrainian star Vassily Ivanchuk, he has also taught hundreds of classes for amateurs and his best-selling books have inspired thousands of ambitious club players all over the world.
Training with Moska is based on the best instructive material Moskalenko collected while working with amateurs for three decades. The book covers a wide variety of aspects of the game and the more than 500 instructive positions are accessible for players of different strengths.
If you have an Elo rating between 1400 and 2100, this book will help you make a big step forward.
With his famous light touch and humour Moskalenko explains the themes and concepts of his training material. Subsequently, he presents a multitude of typical examples and exercises and rounds off with large exams to test your understanding.
As if you are attending one of his training sessions, your imagination and visualisation will improve, you will learn to recognize the intentions of your opponent, you will find out how to select between options before you start to calculate, and much more.
You will experience what thousands did before you: Training with Moska is not just very useful, it is a lot of fun as well!
GM Karsten Müller, creator of the Chess Endgames DVD Series:
"It is always fun to be instructed by Viktor Moskalenko as he has such a fresh and creative approach!"
International Master Dirk Schuh, Rochade Europa Magazine:
"Very clearly structured (..) The part on the endgame for me is the highlight (..) All in all this is a wonderful training book which presents important aspects of the game. It will bring all players with an Elo of 1600 or more a strong improvement of their playing strength. I wouldn't be able to put an upper Elo limit on the usefulness of the book, since I myself learnt a thing or two."
B.H.Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad:
"Moskalenko has delivered brilliant chess books (..) Now he has delved into the countless lessons he has given and the reader can start practicing with more that 500 positions. A special sense of humour makes his comments and explanations of solutions enjoyably readable (..) It precisely adresses the weaknesses of the avarage club player (..) An instructional manual of exceptional quality."
IM Jeroen Bosch, Schaakmagazine:
“Moskalenko writes enthusiastically and loves lists, lineups and tips.”
Florian Jacobs, Max Euwe Center, Amsterdam:
“Who doesn’t fancy playing a game, inspired by Moskalenko’s joy in chess?”
Elburg Chess Reviews:
British Chess Magazine:
"You find your imaginations and your visualisation improving, you learn to recognize the intentions and schemes of your opponent, you make the right choices before embarking on the calculation of possible lines of play, and much more."