Revolutionize Your Chess - A Brand-new System to Become a Better Player by Viktor Moskalenko
Publisher: New In Chess, 2009
Edition: Paperback medium
A breakthrough in chess teaching by Former Ukrainian Champion and experienced chess coach Viktor Moskalenko.
A new concept which teaches players how to develop their personal skills and presents five new basic rules for improving at chess. Moskalenko puts emphasis on the dynamic character of developing the game.
Most chess players fail to make real progress once they have reached a certain level. They focus on studying openings, classical middlegame tactics, the odd strategic theme and a few rules-of-thumb for the endgame.
But when they sit down at the board and face real chess problems they are often clueless. Why is this?
Viktor Moskalenko argues that this is because the general rules of the game have not yet been discovered! He introduces a brand-new system which explains the game as it is actually played.
Moskalenko is a champion of dynamic play, and this dynamic element, so characteristic of modern chess, is his most important addition to the famous theories by Steinitz and Nimzowitsch. And there is more:
· Moskalenko’s Five Touchstones provide players with tools to assess any position
· Club players are shown how to get a good grip on personal skills like intuition,
psychology and concentration
· You can measure your progress with The Moskalenko Test
In Revolutionize Your Chess all these aspects are highlighted in lively and instructive analyses of fresh games and fragments. For anyone who wants to get better at chess this book will be abig step forward.
Viktor Moskalenko (1960) is an International Grandmaster, a successful author and a well-known chess coach who has worked with Vasily Ivanchuk. A former Ukrainian champion, Moskalenko remains highly active as a player and has won numerous tournaments in his new home country, Spain.
Praise for other books by Viktor Moskalenko:
Carsten Hansen, Chesscafe:
“Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko’s breakdown of the material” (on 'The Flexible French')
Bill McGeary, ChessVille:
“I find this to be a model of an opening book” (on 'The Fabulous Budapest Gambit')
John Watson, The Week In Chess :
“Simply sparkles with ideas” (on 'The Flexible French')
“I can’t think of a better guide than Viktor Moskalenko” (on 'The Flexible French')