The Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya MaizelisThe Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis

The Soviet Chess Primer

byIlya MaizelisForeword byMark Dvoretsky, Emanuel Lasker

Paperback | March 7, 2015

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Ilya Maizelis's masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions. In the original Russian, this landmark work is simply called "Chess"-no other explanation was considered necessary. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis's witty introduction to the royal game. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky.
Ilya Maizelis was a respected Soviet chess trainer, renowned for his endgame analysis.
Title:The Soviet Chess PrimerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.41 × 6.75 × 0.66 inPublished:March 7, 2015Publisher:Quality ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:190798299X

ISBN - 13:9781907982996

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Dvoretsky 7 Emanuel Lasker: The Meaning of Chess 9 Advice to Beginners 12 PART ONE: THE ELEMENTS OF CHESS CHAPTER ONE: THE GAME EXPLAINED 13 CHAPTER TWO: AIM OF THE GAME 35 CHAPTER THREE: TACTICS AND STRATEGY 57 CHAPTER FOUR: TECHNIQUES OF CALCULATION 127 CHAPTER FIVE: COMBINATION 165 CHAPTER SIX: POSITIONAL PLAY 211 CHAPTER SEVEN: HOW TO BEGIN A GAME 241 PART TWO: THE CHESS GAME (ITS THREE PHASES) CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ENDGAME 261 CHAPTER NINE: THE MIDDLEGAME 319 CHAPTER TEN: THE FOUNDATIONS OF OPENING THEORY 369 APPENDIX: CHESS COMPOSITIONS 377