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Comprehensive Chess Course, Vol. 2: From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons Paperback – October 17, 1996
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GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, here offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. (Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, World Champion)
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Roman Pelts is best known as one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. Since founding the Roman Pelts Chess Studio, first in Montreal and later in Toronto, he has taught hundreds of students and is commonly regarded as Canada's top chess teacher.
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So, as a search aid I list the entire seven below.
Actually learning chess from books all from one series will economise on money and time spent. For instance over at the archives of the book review section of [...] Taylor Kingston's review of number 7 (_Just the Facts_) says, "You should note that you will not find the basic mates in the book. No K+Q versus K, etc. You have to go to the first volume in the Comprehensive Chess Series for that."
A couple other quotes from Kingston: "At any rate, Just the Facts! is splendid in its simplicity and instructional value." and "For bringing clear and simple endgame instruction to the masses, however, Just the Facts! is terrific."
l Comprehensive Chess Course Volume I: Learn Chess in 12 Lessons by Lev Alburt & Roman Pelts
2 Comprehensive Chess Course Volume II: From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons by Lev Alburt & Roman Pelts
3 Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player by Sam Palatnik & Lev Alburt
4 The King in Jeopardy by Lev Alburt & Sam Palatnik
5 Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player by Lev Alburt
6 Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas by Lev Alburt
7 Just the Facts!: Winning Endgame Knowledge by Lev Alburt, Nikolai Krogius, Nikolay Krogius
Amazon's book description of 7 says, "Just the Facts! is the seventh and final volume of the best-selling Comprehensive Chess Course,...". So, apparently Lev has now completed this very popular series!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After surveying more than a dozen chess books, this book and its companion vol I are the best out there.Published 5 months ago by David Muller
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 Mark Allen
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