Chess for the Gifted & Busy
A Short but Comprehensive Course - from Beginner to Expert
by Lev Alburt, Al Lawrence
Publisher: CIRC, 2012
Edition: Paperback medium
Pages : 304
Chess for the Gifted and Busy provides you the fastest way to learn to play chess. Its innovative and succinct approach is tailored to those who want to learn quickly, without missing out on important ideas.
Want to learn chess yourself or teach it to your child, but are busy with lots of other activities? This right-to-the-point book by one of the game's foremost teacher-writer teams uses a breakthrough approach to make the most of your time.
Best of all, you select your goal from one of three possible levels. Want to go from absolute beginner to neighbourhood champ? Complete level I in only one afternoon, play some practice games - and you'll quickly be saying ''checkmate''!
When you're ready to become a tough tournament-level competitor, Level II cuts through the mysteries of strategy and tactics to show you precisely what you need to know.
And, if you decide that you won't settle for anything less than being an Expert, near the top levels of tournament chess, Level III puts you on the path to being a tournament champion!
Chess for the Gifted and Busy also provides the most time-efficient review of important techniques for chess veterans, even master-level players.
Chess for the Gifted and Busy is a condensed but comprehensive summary of the entire Comprehensive Chess Course series.
Three-time U.S. and European Champion Grandmaster Lev Alburt is one of the world's most sought-after teachers. Fellow New Yorker Al Lawrence is an award-winning educator and writer, a recipient of the Chess Journalist of the Year Award.