Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual
The Next Great Classic from Mark Dvoretsky!
by Mark Dvoretsky
Publisher: Russell Enterprises, 2008
Edition: Paperback large
In chess there is a huge difference between the search for the objective truth and the practical reality of playing a game with limited time.
Nowadays, with computers taking over much of the analysis at home, it may be more important than ever for the practical player to train his ability to understand:
-- when to rely on intuition
-- when to apply rules of thumb
-- when to try to solve problems by calculating variations to the end
-- in which situations he should look for more general positional considerations
-- and how to manage his time in order to avoid time pressure.
With these goals in mind, Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual delivers a lot of excellent, high quality training material and many exercises.
Mark Dvoretsky, generally recognized as one of the best chess trainers in the world, discusses every problem from the perspective of the practical player, gives many general guidelines and investigates psychological aspects in depth.
This book takes its place next to the author's classic work on endings, 'Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual', as being one of the great chess books of the modern era.
From Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual the serious student can take his understanding of complex middlegame ideas to the next level.
GM Lev Alburt, ChessCafe:
"This high-octane, excellent instructional material is nicely enhanced by the author's erudition and wit (..) A true gem!"
IM Jeremy Silman:
"Very good stuff (..) There is a shocking amount of rich material in this book (..) A magnificent piece of work."
And here's what some reviewers had to say about Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual:
GM Lubomir Kavalek, The Washington Post:
"It comes close to an ultimate one-volume manual on the endgame."
2003 Book of the Year
IM John Watson, The Week In Chess:
"'Quite simply a masterpiece of research and insight."