Mark Dvoretsky

The book you have before you is the fifth and final volume in the series 'School for Budding Chess Champions', based on material from the Dvoretsky Yusupov school for gifted young chess players. Our little school existed for only three years (1990-2). Its sessions were attended by 10-15 young people. Nearly all of them first joined us at the age of 12-15 years. Five years on, I am proud to be able to say that eight of our students have become grandmasters, some of them very strong ones enjoying...

Contents

Part 1 Calculating Variations 11 1 The Technique of Analysis and Decision-Taking 2 Wandering in the Jungle (Mikhail Krasenkov) 38 3 Visual Imagination and Chess Analysis (BemamhrBlumenfeld) 46 4 How Chess Intuition Develops (Mark Dvoretsky) 53 5 Chess in the Style of Jazz (Sergei Dolmatov) 76 Part 3 The Practical Elements in Decisions 100 6 Practical Chances in Chess (Beniamin Blumenfeld) 100 7 Is it Worth Complicating (Vladimir Vulfson) 110 8 Thoughts about a Book (Mark Dvoretsky) 127 9 Missed...

Index of Composers

Bondarenko, F. and Kuznetsov, A. 20 Bondarenko, F. and Liburkin, M. 35 Kasparian, G. 32 Wotawa, A. 19 Alexander - Euwe Alexander - Marshall Anand - Kasparov Anand - Kasparov Anand - Kasparov Bareev Kasparov Beliavsky - Chernin Belov - Vaulin Berg - Hort Blumenfeld - Zhivtsov Bobrov - Platonov Boguslavsky Lepin Boguslavsky - Morozevich Bronstein - Dvoretsky Cifuentes - Zviagintsev Ciocaltea - Liberzon Denisov - Chernosvitov Dolmatov - Flesch Dolmatov - Franzoni Dolmatov Larsen Dolmatov Lerner...

Thoughts about a Book

There are no hopeless positions there are only inferior ones that can be saved. There are no drawn positions there are only equal ones in which you can play for a win. But at the same time, don't forget that there is no such thing as a won position in which it is impossible to lose. In all my life I have only played two games by correspondence, and I am unlikely to play any more. Despite this, when I heard about the publication of Third Attempt, a collection of games by Grigory Sanakoev, the...

Training Session Making Difficult Choices

A large number of the moves we play require no deep investigation of the position. It is enough to apply some standard principles of evaluation and add just a few variations. Nevertheless, In nearly every game a moment of crisis is bound to occur (sometimes several such moments arise) at that moment the right decision cannot possibly be found on the surface and yet it determines the whole future course of the struggle, perhaps its very outcome. It is some situations of this kind, arising from...