Platonov's Chess Academy: Using Soviet-era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings (Paperback)
Two world-class chess champions give readers the benefit of the visionary ideas of one of the brightest stars of the famed Soviet School of Chess.
Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov’s visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game.
About the Author
International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.
Sam Palatnik teaches in Bethesda, Maryland. Ten of his students have reached the list of the world’s 100 best players.