Zenon Franco guides readers through 50 top-level games, challenges them to guess key moves correctly, and poses questions at critical moments. Points are awarded for good answers, and at the end of each game, a score-chart rates the reader's performance. This material has never appeared in the English language before, and represents the pick of monthly articles that Franco has written for a quarter of a century in Spanish-language magazines, revised and rechecked for this book.
Zenon Franco is a grandmaster from Paraguay who now lives in Spain. He is an experienced chess trainer, his most notable former pupil being Paco Vallejo, now one of the world's top grandmasters.
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"'Feast of chess' is probably a hackneyed phrase in chess book reviews but there is hardly a better way to describe this book." - Phil Hughes, Chess Post
"... I found these games just as enjoyable as they were challenging. They stretched my powers without breaking them, and I have already learned a lot - about the game, and about how to study the game. As they say on the NASCAR circuit, this book has a high top end. Put on your seat belts and enjoy the ride!" - Derek Grimmell, Chesscafe
"Verdict: excellent material for enjoyment and training. Highly recommended." - Phil Adams, 3Cs website