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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.
Each chapter of the book has a "theorectical section" with examples, taken from tournament games, which illustrate that chapter's topic. Generalizations and conclusions are then stated and explained. This is followed by a "practical section" with training positions and questions for the reader to solve. Answers and explanations are provided at the end of the book.
Amongst the topics covered are: Evaluating the Position, Planning, Arranging and Altering the Pawn Structure, Exchanging, Piece Play and Pawn Play.
Vladimir Popov has the ability as a coach and author to offer clear principles to help the reader achieve a deeper understanding of chess. He has the title of "Honoured Coach" in Russia and here he shares his secrets of chess improvement. The book contains excellent material for use by any would-be chess coach.
Published 2011, softback, 256 pages.