From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a unique and challenging chess exercise book for players of all levels.
Faced with actual positions from recent tournaments and match play, readers are asked to make the winning move for some of the world’s best players, including world champion Gary Kasparov, former champion Anatoly Karpov and future stars such as Hungary’s Polgar sisters and Gata Kamsky from the US.
Problems are arranged into chapters by tactical themes, so that readers can focus on related attacks and combinations. For beginners and children, it also features a “Little Chessercizes” section with lighter examples that can help less experienced players.
Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.