Events
Jan.24,2010.Kasparov Chess Foundation presents Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Championships!

5-SS, G/30. Hilton Garden Inn, Baltimore/ Arundel Mills, 7491-A, New Ridge Rd. Hanover, MD 21076. 8 sections(Sunday).



Chess Lessons with Grandmaster Sam Palatnik.

You will be taught with a special training method that has been exclusively developed by GM Sam Palatnik.A series of lectures will nurture your talent and your rating will soar.




Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
By GMs Sam Palatnik and Lev Alburt
Synopsis: This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere. Nothing is left to chance.
Customer Comments: A reader from USA, June 19, 1999 A great book that will sharpen your tactical skills. This book is excellent. It not only studies simple tactics like pins and skewers, but it also concentrates on destructions, destructive combinations, destroying the pawn cover and so on. This book has helped me greatly and I recommend this highly.
Paperback - 256 pages, 2nd edition (November 1996) Avg. customer Review *****
List Price: $19.95 Author Price: $15.96 (You save 20%.)

The King in Jeopardy
By GMs Sam Palatnik and Lev Alburt
Synopsis: User-friendly lessons on how to attack the king. Presents material with quizzes to test yourself along the way.
Customer Comments: A reader from Annapolis, Maryland, July 15,1999 This book is very good, and makes clear all possible problems, which can pursue the chess King, and it's an easy book for beginners and intermediate.
Paperback - 256 pages, 2nd edition (November 1996) Avg. customer Review *****
List Price: $19.95 Author Price: $15.96 (You save 20%.)

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
By GMs Sam Palatnik and Lev Alburt
Synopsis: demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning strategic techniques you could spend years gathering on your own. Such idea is explained and illustrated using games carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power.
Customer Comments: A reader from Los Angeles, CA, April 2000 Good for aspiring players. I am fairly new to tournament level chess (USCF ~1400), and this book did outline some good points about strategic thinking in chess, which has helped my game. Examples to illustrate author's points are clear examples of how the abstract concepts they outline have a real effect on games. The text is easy to follow and tries to keep things simple for the beginning player. It was worth the investment for me.
Paperback - 256 pages, 2nd edition (November 1996) Avg. customer Review *****
List Price: $23.95 Author Price: $19.16 (You save 20%.)

The Tarrasch Formula
By GM Palatnik and NM Mark Ishee.
Synopsis: the central metaphor is an interesting one - the pack versus the herd. Imagine your own pieces as a pack of wolves trying to isolate a sick buffalo from your opponent's herd. The premise is that steady play 'to reduce the power of a single enemy piece, turning down the volume until its normal voice becomes a whisper,' can be enough to win a game. The authors examine play against weak knights, bishops, and opposite-colored bishops in situations where a piece is cut off or misplaced. They have a chapter on heavier pieces and on zugzwang. Finally they revisit Philidor's Defense from Palatnik's unique perspective with the Palatnik Gambit, melding the Tarrasch Formula and Palatnik's fresh approach to an old opening idea into a viable opening repertoire. The 57 games in this book will very likely transform the way you play chess, providing a straightforward and effective method for improving your decision-making and move selection.
List Price: $19.95. Author Price: $15.96 (You save 20%.)

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Books
The Tarrasch Formula
The central metaphor is an interesting one - the pack versus the herd. Imagine your own pieces as a pack of wolves trying to isolate a sick buffalo from your opponent's herd. The premise is that steady play 'to reduce the power of a single enemy piece, turning down the volume until its normal voice becomes a whisper,' can be enough to win a game...

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
Demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning strategic techniques you could spend years gathering on your own. Such idea is explained and illustrated using games carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power.

The King in Jeopardy
User-friendly lessons on how to attack the king. Presents material with quizzes to test yourself along the way.

Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere. Nothing is left to chance.