Alexander Kalinin is an International Grandmaster from Russia. He is a distinguished chess trainer, and has coached American GM Daniel Naroditsky and Valentina Gunina from Russia, winner of the Russian and European Women Championships
Sasha Kalinin has an acute understanding of what modern chess
players struggle with and what they must do in order to
improve.--Daniel Naroditsky, Grandmaster, former pupil of Alexander
Written with a lot of expertise and love. Kalinin tells a convincing story.--Jeroen Bosch, International Master "Schaakmagazine "
The examples have been selected with an expert eye for instructional value. The contents are easy to understand, intuitive directions are easy to remember, reading the book is fun.--Frank Zeller, International Master "Schach Magazine "
Extremely interesting! As the blurb promises, the bulk of this training material has never been published before and there is some fascinating analysis on all areas of the game. I also greatly like the little titbits of advice that are to be found throughout the book.--Matthew Sadler, Grandmaster, former British Champion