For Friends & Colleagues Vol. II

Reflections on my Profession
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Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world.

He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.

His literary achievements are also quite distinguished.

For example, Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, now in its fourth edition, established itself as the sine qua non of endgame theory from the moment it appeared over a decade ago.

In this second volume of his highly-acclaimed autobiographical work, the author focuses on his early development as a player, issues which challenge chess coaches, as well as varied topics related to improving one’s play.

Whether you are a player, coach, fan or passionate aficionado, you will find this second volume as enjoyable and enlightening as the first.

Like Volume I, Volume II is also available in the Deluxe Limited Signed & Numbered edition.

Matthew Sadler, former British Champion:
"A wonderful reservoir of chess knowledge - I feel like I've learned tons of new postional ideas already."

Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine (UK):
"Very broad in scope, it offers no quick fixes or guarantees of improving one's play (..) Rather, it is a serious chess book with a long shelf-life and one to which I will return to often (..) A cornucopia of chess excellence; a book for the connoisseur."

Here’s what the critics had to say about Volume I:

Former British Champion Matthew Sadler:
"A great book, full of humour, great chess, disappointments (some on the chess level, some on the personal level with students), pride and success! One for every chess player's bookshelf."

Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine (UK):
"There is a strong line of narrative (..) there are plenty of games, too (..) It's definitely not a conventional autobiography, but one will certainly learn a lot more about the man regarded by many as the world's best chess trainer and the little anecdotes featuring a whole gallery of chess personalities will add insights not to be found anywhere else (..) A fascinating tome."

Chris Wainscott,
“An insightful glimpse into the mind of one of the strongest coaches in any sport ever to walk the face of the earth. I can’t recommend this book highly enough, especially for students of chess history.”

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Publication date:
January 01, 2015
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Russell Enterprises
474 gram