Best-selling and award-winning author Igor Khmelnitsky gathers examples from Bobby Fischer's games that are educational and entertaining, and can be studied without a board. In each of the examples the readers will take the seat of Fischer's opponent and be asked to come up with an assessment and a move. Based on their response they are assigned points towards their rating evaluation and a game score towards their "match. Once finished, the readers will learn how well they have done in the "match, have an estimate of their rating, and know what they need to work on to improve their game. In this new book, the readers will discover: * 60 diagrams with multiple-choice questions of varied complexity, * comprehensive answers with diagrams to make reviewing easier, * distributions of answers and other statistical reports by rating, * ratings assigned overall and by 13 distinct categories, * bonus material: warm-up, tie-breaker, tips and training suggestions, and more....
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International Chess Master, experienced coach and best-selling and award-winning author. Chess Exam and Training Guide (2004) best-seller, winner of prestigious Cramer award for Best Chess Book (Chess Journalists of America). Translated into French, Italian and Russian. Chess Exam and Training Guide: Tactics (2007) another best-seller. Chess Exam: You vs. Bobby Fischer (2009) - just out! Contributing author to the WSJ & BN best-seller Masters of Success (2004, EP). Coauthor Teaching Chess Step by Step, the chess school curriculum (2006, Garry Kasparov's Foundation).Review:
"Aimed at all levels...Highly Recommended." -- John Donaldson, captain of US team
"A great balance between chess instruction and entertainment, this book accelerates the learning process." -- Greg Shahade, commissioner, US Chess League
"It teaches one of the most important practical skills: evaluation of the position..." -- Alex Fishbein, grandmaster
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