The first break in his chess career came in , when he was invited to an international tournament in Prague. World Champion Alekhine dominated the event, with Keres taking second place. Pachman finished ninth in the nineteen-player tournament. Alekhine paid him a compliment in an article in the Frankfurter Zeitung and from the fifth round on, invited him every evening to analyze games and opening variations. He was awarded the International Master title in and the Grandmaster title in
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I studied that book the single volume one in descriptive notation I think that is a great book, a classic, and one of the very best books on the middlegame ever. I wish someone would reprint it in algebraic.
I think the two books work well together. Hearing what is essentially the same thing, twice, in slightly different ways with different emphasis and examples, I found to be clarifying and illuminating. The third book is very hard to come by nowadays. The one volume edition has some information left out and far fewer examples.
If you can manage it try to get the original three volumes. They are far superior to the one volume book. Noreaster Aug 9, 6 Yes, the third book is now very expensive but I think you can still find the first two at fairly reasonable prices. They were on my wish list but now since I heard that they are a lot better than the 1 volume book I just bought them.
At the time I tried to read it, I just not get into it at all. The descriptive notation may have been a part of it, but not all of it as many of my books then were in descriptive. The only other books I remember reading before it, that were strategy oriented, were the basic primers "Simple Chess" by Stein and "Best Lessons of a Chess Coach.
Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman