By Andrei Volokitin
Andrei Volokitin is one among a unprecedented breed of gamers: he accomplished a score within the world's best 20 whereas nonetheless undefined, taking part in dynamic and infrequently really good chess. even though we won't all aspire to emulate his achievements, there's a lot that we will research from his education equipment, his video games and his common method of chess. those themes are the topic of this ebook, written in collaboration along with his coach.
The middle fabric of the publication is 369 positions the place the reader is given a job or requested a question. those initiatives resemble those who gamers on a regular basis face over the board, and are in particular worthy from a coaching perspective. occasionally we're instructed we have to discover a mixture, yet usually the duty is just to settle on a flow. it really is for us to figure out even if to play quietly or stake every thing on a sacrificial assault!
The examples are all from fresh years, and so even the main zealous reader of chess literature could have visible few of them formerly. some of the positions are from Volokitin's personal video games, so we get the 'inside tale' on a few really outstanding chess. we're additionally offered with fantastic examples from Grabinsky's education documents, rigorously amassed and graded through the years for his or her instructive advantage. The commentaries and specified ideas clarify the most important concerns in every one place, and likewise show the authors' philosophy of chess and their love for the game.