Chess

When I started teaching my kids chess, my dear friend Seth Markle said “you better get some books so you don’t screw them up.” I got some books, discovered an infinitely deep rabbit hole, and fell in love. My kids and I became tournament chess players and studied together. As I do with all my obsessions, I tried to systematize and optimize our study. One of the best training programs for a coach teaching a student is the Comprehensive Chess Course by Lev Alburt et. al. Volume 2 is the real foundation of the series, with hundreds of exercises and annotated instructional games. Since I hate to write in books, I created printable PDFs of the exercises using . These PDFs are also useful to revisit so that you can, as the Russian chess masters say, form time to time look at the board with the eyes of a beginner.