Platonov's Chess Academy

    Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings

    Platonov's Chess Academy
    img
    Our Price: $16.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0020LV

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: September 4, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 176 Pages

    Book Description

    Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game.

    About the Author(s)

    International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.

    Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.

    Related Products

    • Chess is Child's Play
      Teaching Techniques that Work!
      Chess is Child's Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!
      img

      Chess is Child's Play

      Teaching Techniques that Work!
      Catalog Code: B0087EU
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack
      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      The Torre Attack is a very attractive system for White as it allows him/her to set the agenda from the outset, preventing many counterattacking systems. It has quick-strike potential if Black is careless or unfamiliar with the subtleties.
      img

      Gambit Guide to the Torre Attack

      An Easy-To-Learn Opening System with Real Practical Sting
      Catalog Code: B0082GB

      Regular Price: $22.95

      Special Price: $11.48


    • Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship
      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one.
      img

      Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

      The Psychology and Tactics of the Title Match
      Catalog Code: B0031IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf
      On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening.
      img

      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf

      Catalog Code: DVD0104RM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION
      Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess
      Move First, Think Later shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess.
      img

      Move First, Think Later - 3rd EDITION

      Sense and Nonsense in Improving Your Chess
      Catalog Code: B0111NIC
      Our Price: $23.95

    • The Amateur's Mind
      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.
      img

      The Amateur's Mind

      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0003SI
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Complete Foxy Openings - Through Volume 160
      Take advantage of this great offer and you will save 30% off  the cost that you would if you bought these DVDs individually!
      img

      The Complete Foxy Openings - Through Volume 160

      Catalog Code: FOXYCOMPLETE

      Regular Price: $4,067.55

      Special Price: $2,846.95


    • Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.
      img

      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 5

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0005SOS
      Our Price: $21.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 112
      Chess Informant 112 brings in the main section a thoroughly refined selection of 315 annotated games and 315 accompanying game fragments from May - August 2011. Featuring games are from following tournaments, Kazan (World Championship Candidates), La Habana, Lublin, Danzhou, Leon (rapid), Medias, Paks, New Delhi, Biel, Dortmund, Rostov on Don (Women's Grand Prix), Russia (ch), France (ch), Khanty-Mansiysk (World Cup), etc.
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 112

      Catalog Code: B0112INF
      Our Price: $37.95

    • SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

      Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
      Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

      Regular Price: $44.95

      Special Price: $22.50


    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb