Soviet Chess Primer (Chess Classics)

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Soviet Chess Primer (Chess Classics)

Soviet Chess Primer (Chess Classics)

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Far be it from me to want anything to do with the Soviet Union, but even I have to admit, this is one of the finest tools to quickly advance your chess game if you're an advanced beginner or intermediate player. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky. The translation by John Sugden reads well, and – as one expects from Quality Chess – the production values are high.

I purchased it in 2015 while participating on a fide tournament and since then , I have been reading through (playing and solving should I say) this book and it is pure gold for anyone wishing to learn and master the game.Another neat feature is that new concepts are in many cases are introduced and the author then cites the diagram numbers from previous sections to point out that the new concepts exists in *those* positions as well. If you have a national chess federation ELO rating of 1300-1599 I highly recommend this fantastic book.

I wish I'd read it sooner as then it would have been my introduction to many of the concepts it contains. Os exercícios também são muito difíceis desde o início, mas não são impossíveis, e ajudam muito a melhorar o cálculo. Ele cobre desde o movimento das peças até as três fases do jogo (abertura, meio jogo e finais), passando pelos elementos mais importantes (tática, estratégia e cálculo). Take, for instance, this ‘ancient puzzle’ (72) used to illustrate the restriction of piece mobility.Despite my reservations about the title, The Soviet Chess Primer is a fine book and its acclaim is deserved. Though this book does begin with the basic rules of chess--and even teaches the reader how to read the book because it takes the time to explain algebraic chess notation right at the start--it quickly moves on to more advanced tactical and strategic ideas. The few references to Maizelis that exist in English describe him as a translator and endgame analyst, with special expertise in pawn endings and technical rook endings. For example, simple tactics like pins and forks are easy enough for even absolute beginners to understand.

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