Achieve a Deeper Understanding of Chess
by Vladimir Popov
Publisher: Quality Chess, 2011
Edition: Paperback medium
Vladimir Popov is a distinguished Russian chess coach who has guided his two most celebrated pupils, the Kosintseva sisters, into the Top 10 of women's chess. In Chess Lessons Popov shares his secrets of chess improvement.
Popov shares many stories from his decades of coaching experience. By following his pupils' successes, and missteps, the reader can join them on the path to stronger chess.
Chess is of course a complex game, but Popov's expertise as a coach and author offers clear principles to help the reader achieve a deeper understanding of chess. Part of the process is challenging the reader to solve instructive and entertaining exercises.
Vladimir Popov is a highly respected chess coach who has the rank of 'Honoured' trainer in Russia.
• Written by a highly successful chess coach
• An expert guide to playing better chess
Sean Marsh, Marsh Towers:
"The more I read, the more I realized that the quality of material on offer was of a very high calibre... a very interesting book and definitely a cut above standard instructional work. It is reminiscent of some of Dvoretsky's books in some respects, albeit in a more accessible way."
IM John Donaldson:
"The generic title Chess Lessons doesn't do justice to this book. Popov gave up playing in his twenties to devote his life to developing young talent and he has given a lot of thought how best do this... Chess Lessons is an excellent book that will prove helpful for not only the examples it offers but the ways it teaches one how to look at the game. Highly recommended for players from 1800 on up."