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, - 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, 3-rd edition customer Review *****
Autographed copy Price: $21.95 (S&H included!)

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, -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, Avg. customer Review *****
Autographed copy Price: $21.95 (S&H included!)

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, - 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,3-rd edition Avg. customer Review *****
Autographed copy Price: $23.95 (S&H included!)

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.
Autographed copy Price: $21.95 (S&H included!)
The Chess GPS.Improvement

By GM Sam Palatnik and NM Michael Khodarkovsky.
Synopsis: This first book in the "Chess GPS"series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz's theory. In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. You can unblock any obstacles towards realizing your chess personality by taking full personal responsibility for every move. This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. The books in the "Chess GPS" series are designed for more effective focusing the player's energy and creative skills in the right direction."Chess GPS.Improvement"- is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game.
Autographed copy Price: $22.95 (S&H included!)


"Platonov's Chess Academy"
Synopsis: Grandmasters Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik, two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov.Reveals top chess training secrets of Soviet champions. Deeply examines the theory of the Sicilian Defense - the most popular chess opening. Provides a unique understanding of how small changes in a chess position can require completely different long-range plans. Offers you a real strengthening of your chess understanding. For intermediate players to grandmasters. .
Autographed copy Price: $19.95 (S&H included!)

To purchase books
To purchase autographed copies of any of these books send a check or money order to:

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5225 Pooks Hill rd., #708s
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Books
Platonov's Chess Academy.
Grandmasters Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik, two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov.Reveals top chess training secrets of Soviet champions. Deeply examines the theory of the Sicilian Defense - the most popular chess opening. Provides a unique understanding of how small changes in a chess position can require completely different long-range plans. Offers you a real strengthening of your chess understanding. For intermediate players to grandmasters. .

The Chess GPS. Improvement.
This first book in the "Chess GPS" series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz theory. In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. You can unblock any obstacles towards realizing your chess personality by taking full personal responsibility for every move. This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. The books in the "Chess GPS"series are designed for more effective focusing the player's energy and creative skills in the right direction. "The Chess GPS.Improvement" -is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game...

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.