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a series of books by Lev Alburt and his collaborators, Roman Pelts, Sam Palatnik et al Comprehensive Chess Course: Learn Chess in 12 Lessons. Comprehensive Chess Course, Volume Two has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. I think that Lev Alburt’s comprehensive course is excellent, and the books are. It’s title is the “Chess Training Pocket Book” by Lev Alburt. . @Bruch, you could do worse than to try Lev Albert’s Comprehensive Chess Course I and II (which.

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Comprehensive Chess Course, Volume Two: From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

Sarah Swift rated it it was amazing Dec 25, I think bouncing around is ok for the higher rated players, but for a beginner like me consistency of instruction was more important. You should be able answer instantly if you’ve mastered the contents of the book.

It has certainly advanced my chess game, having gone to consistently loosing to a friend to consistently beating him. There is more of a positional feel to the problems. Steven Halverson rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Feb 03, Alex Geddie rated it it was amazing.


That and reading Heisman’s Novice Nook column online. I found “Pirc Alert! Return to Book Page.

If you want to cours a particular order, use the character to divide the number and the descriptor. You can almost use this book in place of a human coach if you can find stronger players to review your slow games. I have only been about a third of the way through the book, but it is on a par with the first one, though I prefer the first one.

It is a pity that they have not reissued this book with the kind of layout that characterizes Lev Alburt’s other books, like his book on the pirc Pirc Alert!: Fromper, do you know the intended level for this book?

Thanks for the recommendations! Want to Read saving…. Learn Chess in 12 Lessons by Lev Alburt. Lv explainations are what make such a book better than tactics trainer.

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Pirc Alert was way over my head curse I looked at it but it was a really good book. Another example he gives is – Black has pawns on f3 and g3 – white has a rook on h1. Tough to know where to begin Jan 1, Has anyone read Lev Alburt’s books? At your level, that’s probably the best thing you can do to improve your chess. Dec 31, D rated it liked it Shelves: The Kings are far away. I don’t know about his ultimate guide, but his columns are great. Mar 29, 7.


It is very dense, full of examples, and has a good approach for teaching each lesson. Comprehensive Chess Course 2. This is easier than the Pocket book which I have gone through several times.

Comprehensive Chess Course Series by Lev Alburt

Chess Training Pocket Book is one of the best books out there for the to player. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narniadisagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

I’m looking into more of his work and it’s like any teacher- some will like that teacher and find them instructive while others will not. Monireh Ghadirain rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Is chess a sport?

Otherwise, I’ve considered picking up his “ultimate guide” since I heard it is basically the best of his novice nook articles to-date as of the publication.