This book is both an excellent manual for independent study, and a valuable instructional aid for chess trainers and teachers. Many experts even consider that nothing better of it's king has been written.
As a program for training chess players it was developed by Victor Golenishchev, a USSR master and honoured trainer. Golenishchev's programs (the present book, and also the programs for 2nd category, 1st category and candidate master) still retain great methodological value and are successfully employed in chess teaching. It is noteworthy that the present work is extremely popular not only wth our trainers, but also with foreign experts.
The present edition of this classic book has been updated with numerous examples from the games f the best players of recent years, and reflects modern views on chess. The editor-in-chief is the multiple world champion Anatoly Karpov.