GM Alburt lived for many years in Odessa, a Ukrainian city located on the Black Sea. He won the highly competitive Ukraine championship three times, from 1972-1974. He won the European Cup Championship twice, in 1976 and 1979.
In the days when there were still a Berlin wall and a tight KGB-guard on "Soviet" GMs, Alburt defected while at a tournament in what was then West Germany.
In 1979, he came to the U.S., making his home in New York City. He won the U.S. Championship an impressive three times, in 1984, 1985 and 1990.
Famous for providing aspiring players easy access to master-level ideas, Alburt is the only top-echelon GM to devote his career to teaching non-masters.
Coauthors: Al Lawrence
Chess Rules of ThumbLev Alburt & Al Lawrence
This ebook gives you the winning principles of chess in clear, short statements. Three-times U.S. Champion Lev Alburt and World Chess Hall of Fame Curator Al Lawrence have put together three centuries of insights from the masters. Fun to browse or to read from cover-to-cover, it's a book that all chess players, from beginners to grandmasters, will enjoy for a lifetime.
Backed up with diagrams and illustrations to help you remember key principles, a glossary of essential chess terms and a rundown on all major openings, Chess Rules of Thumbs will improve your chess play. And it's great fun...
2006 / 10 / 1
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