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Lev Osipovich Alburt (born August 21, 1945) is a chess grandmaster. Alburt was born in Orenburg, Russia, and won the Ukrainian Chess Championship three times, from 1972 to 1974. In 1976 he earned the International Master title, and in 1977 he became a grandmaster. Alburt is also a well-respected chess writer.

Defecting to the United States in 1979, he led the U.S. Chess Olympiad team in 1980 at Malta.

Alburt won the U.S. Chess Championship in 1984, 1985 and 1990. He drew an eight-game match in 1986 with British Chess Champion Jonathan Speelman.

In the 1990 U.S. Championship, Alburt defeated four-time U.S. champion Yasser Seirawan with the black pieces en route to winning the championship a third time:
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c3 d5 4. Bf4 e6 5. e3 Bd6 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. Qa4 Bxf4 8. exf4 Qb6 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. O-O Bd7 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Qd4 Qe7 14. b4 c5 15. bxc5 Rfc8 16. Nb3 a5 17. Rfc1 a4 18. Nbd2 Qxc5 19. c4 Rab8 20. Qxc5 Rxc5 21. Ne5 Rcc8 22. Rab1 Kf8 23. a3 Ke7 24. g3 Rxb1 25. Rxb1 Rc7 26. Kf1 Be8 27. Ke1 h5 28. f3 Nd7 29. Nxd7 Bxd7 30. Rb4 Kd6 31. Kf2 Kc5 32. Ke3 Bc6 33. h4 Rd7 34. g4 Rd8 35. g5 Rd7 36. Ke2 Rb7 37. Rxb7 Bxb7 38. cxd5 exd5 39. Ke3 Bc8 40. Kd3 Bf5+ 41. Ke3 g6 42. Nf1 Kc4 43. Ng3 d4 44. Kd2 Kb3 45. Ne2 Kxa3 46. Nxd4 Kb2 47. Nb5 a3 48. Nxa3 Kxa3 49. Kc3 Ka2 0-1


Alburt served three years, 1985-1988, on the Board of Directors of the United States Chess Federation. At the conclusion of his term, he stated that not once did he ever hear any discussion by the board of how to promote chess or bring new players into the game.

Alburt is also the author of a series of highly praised and best selling chess books. His name is attached to the Alburt Variation in the Alekhine's Defence (1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 g6).

Alburt was once coached by fellow Ukrainian chess player and chess journalist Michael Faynberg. Alburt stayed with Faynberg for several months immediately after defecting to the United States.

In 2004, Alburt was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

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Total Books: 46
Chess for the Gifted  Busy A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert - Second Revised Edition
2015 - Chess for the Gifted Busy a Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert - Second Revised Edition [Second Revised Edition - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323282
ISBN-10: 1889323284
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
2013 - Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player [Third Edition - Vol. Vol. 3 - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323275
ISBN-10: 1889323276
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Platonov's Chess Academy Using Soviet-era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
Chess for the Gifted and Busy A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert
2011 - Chess for the Gifted and Busy a Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert [Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323244
ISBN-10: 1889323241
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Comprehensive Chess Course Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
2011 - Comprehensive Chess Course Learn Chess in 12 Lessons [Fifth Enlarged Edition - Vol. 1 - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323237
ISBN-10: 1889323233
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
2010 - Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player [Third Revised Edition - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889323213
ISBN-10: 1889323217
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Chess Training Pocket Book 300 Most Important Positions
2010 - Chess Training Pocket Book 300 Most Important Positions [Third Revised Edition - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323220
ISBN-10: 1889323225
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Chess Openings for White Explained Winning with 1e4
2010 - Chess Openings for White Explained Winning with 1e4 [Second Edition, Revised and Updated - Comprehensive Chess Course Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889323206
ISBN-10: 1889323209
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Pirc Alert A Complete Defense Against 1 e4
2009 - Pirc Alert a Complete Defense Against 1 E4 [Second Edition, Revised & Updated] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889323190
ISBN-10: 1889323195
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Openings for Black Explained A Complete Repertoire
2009 - Chess Openings for Black Explained a Complete Repertoire [Revised and Updated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323183
ISBN-10: 1889323187
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Training Pocket Book II How to Spot Tactics and How Far Ahead to Calculate
Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Beyond the Basics
2008 - Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Beyond the Basics (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435298187
ISBN-10: 1435298187
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Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player Revised and Expanded Edition
2007 - Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player Revised and Expanded Edition [Comprehensive Chess Course] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889323169
ISBN-10: 1889323160
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Openings for White Explained Winning with 1 E4
2006 - Chess Openings for White Explained Winning with 1 E4 [Alburt's Opening Guide, Book 1] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889323114
ISBN-10: 188932311X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Winning Chess Endgames Just the Facts Second Edition
2005 - Winning Chess Endgames Just the Facts Second Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323152
ISBN-10: 1889323152
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Chess Openings for Black Explained
2005 - Chess Openings for Black Explained [A Complete Repertoire] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323121
ISBN-10: 1889323128
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Beyond the Basics Volume 2
2003 - Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Beyond the Basics Volume 2 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393324518
ISBN-10: 0393324516
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Fundamentals of the Game Volume 1
Building Up Your Chess The Art of Accurate Evaluation and Other Winning Techniques
2002 - Building Up Your Chess the Art of Accurate Evaluation and Other Winning Techniques (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323084
ISBN-10: 188932308X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Chess Training Pocket Book 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas Second Edition
Just the Facts Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume
1999 - Just the Facts Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume [Comprehensive Chess Course Series, the] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781889323060
ISBN-10: 1889323063
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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1991 - The Alekhine for the Tournament Player [Tournament Players Repertoire of Openings Series] (Paperback)Paperback
The King in Jeopardy [Alburt, Lev. Comprehensive Chess Course Series,] (Paperback)Paperback