This book is a good bridge between absolute beginner's and someone finding other chess books over their heads.
And you will find out that when the Brain see's stuff like that, It will quickly be fasinatated by what it just saw and obsorb it automatically!
The additional volumes in CCC are more of a textbook format, as are the books in the two-volume Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters set.
OK, there are hundreds of chess manuals out there, dozens and dozens of "beginner" books. And we've read them all. Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Michael A. Steen
Make no mistake, this is a textbook for a course in chess. I was a math major in college and we used to work our way through similar texts in higher math. Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by Bstone
I'm rated about 1400. I bought this book because I wanted to learn more simple stratagems. I had a small collection of books for novices and lower intermediate players, and each... Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Mark Twain9
I have read several introductory chess books including Play Winning Chess by Seirawan, The Idiot's guide by Wolffe, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, Kasparov's introductory book, and... Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by mike's brother
Lev Alburt's seven volume course is uniquely effective in taking a diligent student from beginner to about expert level. Volume I is merely an introduction to the game. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by A. Help
My chessclub now uses this to teach new people the game. GM Alburt provides great insight and an easy to follow course. Easily gets a beginner to the 1400-1600 range. Read morePublished on January 11, 2007 by Kadh2000
I am both a history and chess person. And, I learned in school that using both chess and the making of jam has a lot to do with each other in the way Russia was run under... Read morePublished on January 30, 2005
I liked it because it has a lot of things to learn from in it. I didnot find it entertaining but the things it covers are good.Published on January 28, 2005
the title is for the guy who insulted russian chess teaching. this is a really good book. buy it.Published on February 28, 2004