This is a well written book and definitely accessible to club players. This is a chess book to read rather than one to flick through for in search of opening novelties. Dlugy's love of chess shines clearly through and this should act as an inspiration to readers. Sean Marsh, Chess Magazine, June 2017. I'm sure that this is the type of book I would have loved as a kid. So much varied content, lots of opening ideas, exciting games and anecdotes about encounters with big names of chess. I thoroughly enjoyed it! GM Matthew Sadler, New In Chess Magazine 05/2017 - 4 stars rated. I absolutely love this book and I know that I will be returning to it again and again. It is undoubtedly the biggest surprise package out of all the new titles covered in the present column. FM Carsten Hansen, American Chess Magazine 09/2017 - 5 stars rated.

About the Author

Maxim Dlugy is a former US Junior Champion, World Junior Champion, 2 times National Open Champion and World Open Champion, and the former President of the US Chess Federation. He has helped both Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov for major international events, including the World Chess Championship matches. Now he runs a most famous chess school in New York, with many young students being in the top 50 of the US list. Maxim is also known as one of the best blitz players in the World. He currently runs his own chess school in New York City named Chess Max Academy.