Book DescriptionIn Comprehensive Chess Course, GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. It is the complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study where Soviet Union and European chess styles are concerned. It features carefully planned repetition and sequences. that will allow the reader to quickly grasp and retain the skills that are critical to being successful in Chess. With GM Alburt's instruction, you will be able to learn chess the correct way and realize your full Chess potential
Close your eyes. Imagine an empty board with a lonely white Knight on h1. Now, try to move the Knight from h1 to f3. Those who have completed this Volume I of the Comprehensive Chess Series should be able to do this in less than 10 seconds. The Comprehensive Chess Course is primarily intended to serve as a manual for those teaching chess in schools and colleges or, for that matter, to themselves. No prior knowledge of chess is presupposed for Volume I.
Table of Contents, Volume I: Introduction; Lesson 1: The chessboard and the starting position; How pawns move and capture; Lesson 2: Chess notation; Lesson 3: How the Rook and Bishop move and capture. The center; Lesson 4: How the Queen and Knight move and capture; Lesson 5: How the King moves and captures. Check. Checkmate; Lesson 6: En passant pawn captures; Lesson 7: Castling; Lesson 8: Relative values of the chess forces; Lesson 9: How games are drawn; Lesson 10: How to record moves; Lesson 11: How to open a chess game; Lesson 12: Tests