For Friends and Colleagues - Limited Edition
360 pages, hardback with jacket, Russel, 1. edition 2015
Signed, numbered, limited edition, de luxe hard-cover!
Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.
His literary achievements are also quite distinguished. For example, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, now in its fourth edition, established itself as the sine qua non of endgame theory from the moment it appeared over a decade ago.
In this second volume of his highly-acclaimed autobiographical work, the author focuses on his early development as a player, issues which challenge chess coaches, as weil as va ried topics related to improving one's play. Whether you are a player, coach, fan or passionate aficionado, you will find this second volume as enjoyable and enlightening as the first.
005 From the Author
008 Spartakiad of Second Category Players
019 Back Into Battle
029 Passivity in the Opening
035 Tactical Vision
039 Fencing and Chess
051 Instructive Episodes
051 Tactics in the Service of Strategy
052 A Positional Pawn Sacrifice in the Fight for the Initiative
054 How to Catch a Rook?
055 Combination or Death!
056 Positional Pluses or Material?
057 Preparing for the Operation
059Chess Literature: What and How to Read
060 Enriching Y our Strategie Arsenal
089 Traps for Commentators
097 Novelties: Real and Illusory
105 The Test of Objectivity
112 Lessons from a Loss
117 Strategy Lessons
125 Appendix 1: "Good" and "Bad" Bishops
127 Appendix 2: Clearing the Playing Space
129 Appendix 3: More on the Benefit ofthe "Bad" Bishops
131 Dvoretsky on Berliner
136 True Stories or Tall Tales?
140 Prefaces to Some Fine Books
140 Secrets of Practical Chess
141 (1) Game Collections
142 (2) Toumament and Match Collections
144 (3) Opening, Middlegame, Endgame
145 (4) Other Topics
146 The Emigrant and the Game
147 Lasker's Manual ofChess
151 Training Mastery
152 Philosophy of Training Work
161 Polemic Thinking
161 (1) The Components of Success
162 (2) The Role ofOpening Theory
173 (3) The Principles ofWorking Effectively
176 (4) Problems in Contemporary Chess
179 (5) Chess-960
182 (6) An Alternative Suggestion
184 Appendix: Polemies Continued
189 Emotions and Playing Strength
195 A Trainer and His Students
205 Lessons Learned
218 Solve for Yourself
235 All That Glitters Is Not Gold
240 Captivated by the Computer's "First Line"
248 Bavarian Impressions
253 From the World of"The Matrix" and "Terminator"
267 Mikhail Tal's "Unknown" Game
270 A Trainer's Notes
285 Problems in the World of Chess
286 Anti-draw Rules
293 The Splendors and Miseries of Rapid Chess
307 Tired of Being a Cassandra ...
307 "Match of the Century," Moscow 2002
309 European Team Championship, Göteborg 2005
312 Chess Olympiad, Turin 2006
324 World Team Championship, Ningbo 2011
340 Looking Back
353 Source Material
356 Index of Games