a series of books by Lev Alburt and his collaborators, Roman Pelts, Sam Palatnik et al Comprehensive Chess Course: Learn Chess in 12 Lessons. Comprehensive Chess Course, Volume Two has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. I think that Lev Alburt’s comprehensive course is excellent, and the books are. It’s title is the “Chess Training Pocket Book” by Lev Alburt. . @Bruch, you could do worse than to try Lev Albert’s Comprehensive Chess Course I and II (which.

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Apr 30, Mike rated it it was amazing. Bill Weiss rated it it was amazing Jun 02, The King in Jeopardy: Pirc Alert was way over my head when I looked at it but it was a really good book. Jerry rated it really liked it Feb 28, I don’t know about his ultimate guide, but his columns are great. What I like about both Seirawan’s and Alburt’s is that I get a complete course from the same author instead of bouncing around between author’s who may or not agree.

There are simply so many to read! Feb 19, Taru Luojola rated it really liked it Shelves: Slburt reading or no?

I’d recommend it for people around USCF. This book is excellent, and would get five stars if it were not for the poor typesetting which makes it hard to navigate. What are his other books like? Seirawan’s was great a couple years ago, but now it is too easy. His explainations are what make such a book better than tactics trainer.


Arno rated it really liked it Oct 03, Pick a book on that level and go through it over and over until you can spot the solutions instantly maybe times. Mar 29, 7. Comprehensive Chess Course 6 books. So, ” 0 prequel ” sorts by 0 under the label “prequel. Want to Read saving…. Tough to know where to begin Return to Book Page. I’m about on tactics trainer and for my turn-based games. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

The problem I have with Alburt’s series is that some of the books seem to cover the same material — but there is something to said for review.

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I haven’t done his stuff on openings, but I hear good things. It’s Whites’s move – can White stop the pawns? His old columns would be great reading material for that.

I also have his “Just the Facts” endgame book, which I’ve partially read. Eevees4life 12 min ago. I’ve just started to read some of Alburt’s work. Apr 09, Mark Galassi rated it liked it Shelves: Please take this chess survey MickinMD 6 min ago. I’m looking into more of his work and it’s like any teacher- some will albirt that teacher and find them instructive while others will not.

Comprehensive Chess Course Series by Lev Alburt

I love how there is no theme to the problems. If so, what do you make of them and which ones did you read? Like many concepts in the book world, “series” is a somewhat fluid and contested notion.


It is a set to keep and go back and re-read and study. I fear this book may be beyond me.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Otherwise, I’ve considered picking up his “ultimate guide” since I heard it is basically the best of his novice nook articles to-date as of the publication. Chess Training Pocket Book is one of the best books out there for the to player.

Greg rated it really liked it Jan 20, I highly recommend it for anyone reading their 1st or second chess book. Feb 03, Alex Geddie rated it it was amazing. The theory is probably outdated now but vourse the book talked about literally nothing but pawn structures and ways they can be played. I have only akburt solved a couple of the puzzles out of the first 10 or Its small, light and has the answers on the next page no more flipping to the back! Michael Jay rated it really liked it Aug 20, No trivia or quizzes yet.

By default, it sorts coyrse the number, or cokprehensive if there is no number. That and reading Heisman’s Novice Nook column online. Mar 29, 3.