If you want to improve your chess the best place to start is looking how the great champs did it. Grandmaster Joel Benjamin introduces all seventeen World Chess Champions and describes their historical significance He shows what is important about their style of play and what you can learn from them.
Benjamin presents two games by each champion, concentrating on verbal instruction rather than variations. Magic names such as Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, Kasparov,they're all there, up to current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. How do they open the game? How do they develop their pieces? How do they conduct an attack or defend when necessary? All this is explained in lessons accessible to every post-beginners.
Two Americans are included in this highly instructive manual. Of course the crystal-clear style of Bobby Fischer, the 11th World Chess Champion, guarantees some very memorable lessons. Additionally, Benjamin has also included Paul Morphy. The 19th century master from New Orleans never held and official title, but was clearly the best of the world during his short and dramatic career.
Studying World Champion Chess for Juniors will be an extremely rewarding experience for ambitious youngsters. A lot of trainers and coaches will find it worthwhile to include the book in their curriculum. The author provides many suggestions for further study.