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Platonov´s Chess Academy


176 pages, paperback, Chess Info&Research, 1. edition 2012

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Igor Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades as the title passed from one of its stars to another. Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game - and give you effective methods of training that will help you to find the most powerful moves.

Three-time U.S. Champion Lev Alburt and European Champion Sam Palatnik, two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov.

  • Reveals top chess training secrets of Soviet champions

  • Deeply examines the theory of the Sicilian Defense - the most popular chess opening

  • Provides a unique understanding of how small changes in a chess position can require completely different long-range plans

  • Offers you a real strengthening of your chess understanding

  • For intermediate players to grandmasters

More Information
Weight 215 g
Manufacturer Chess Info&Research
Width 14 cm
Height 21,6 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2012
Author Lev AlburtSam Palatnik
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1889323268
Pages 176
Binding paperback

006 Foreword

008 Part I: Platonov's Methods in Action

009 Chapter One: A Must Win!

026 Chapter Two: First the Destination, Then the Path

048 Part II: Platonov and the Sicilian

049 Chapter Three: Climbing Aboard the Sicilian Rollercoaster

065 Chapter Four: Platonov Versus Tal: Three Epic Duels

084 Part III: Platonov's Heritage

085 Chapter Five: The Breadth and Depth of Platonov's Sicilian

115 Chapter Six: My Sicilian

149 Chapter Seven: New Generations, Old Inspirations

160 Part IV: Platonov's Lab

161 Chapter Eight: The Two Bishops

171 Chapter Nine: Warming Up for Your Tournament

174 Afterword

175 Index of Players

176 Index of Openings

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