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Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (, born December 9, 1947, Moscow) is a world-renowned Russian chess trainer, writer and International Master.

He was awarded the International Master title in 1975 and for a while, was widely regarded as the strongest IM in the world. This was due to a number of excellent results; he was Moscow Champion in 1973, finished equal fifth in a strong Soviet Championship in 1974 and won the Wijk aan Zee Masters tournament of 1975 by a clear point and a half. Along with another creditible finish at the USSR Championship of 1975, the results were an indication that he was already of grandmaster strength.

However, for personal reasons he opted not to remain an active player and instead followed his urge to become a chess trainer. This was something he had tried out and enjoyed while studying at Moscow University and he quickly gained a reputation for transforming serious, hard-working 2200 (Elo) players into grandmasters. Similarly, it was said that established grandmasters could become champions under his tutelage and his student register began to read like a 'who's who' of chess greats. Kasparov, Anand, Topalov, Bareev, Lautier and Van Wely were just a few of the players who benefited from his coaching. Four of his students went on to become Junior World Champions.

Equally noteworthy has been his long time collaboration with fellow Muscovite Artur Yusupov. Yusupov attributes much of his chess success to Dvoretsky's training methods and at his peak became number three in the world (behind Kasparov and Karpov) and reached the semi-final of the World Championship Candidates Tournament on no less than three occasions. They have published books together and even established a chess school in the 1990s, turning out many of today's top-flight grandmasters.

Much of Dvoretsky's success revolves around his talent for seeking out valuable test positions and keeping good records of his own deep analysis and the findings of his students. In 1989 he was persuaded to compile this information into a series of training books. The series commenced with Secrets of Chess Training which won the BCF book of the year award in 1991. Secrets of Chess Tactics, Opening Preparation, Technique for the Tournament Player and Attack and Defence followed along. Some time later came his 'School of Chess Excellence' books, which were recently revised and re-issued by Edition Olms, a Swiss publishing house. Numbered 1-4, they are in order, Endgame Analysis, Tactical Play, Strategic Play and Opening Developments. The books are sometimes co-authored by star pupil Yusupov and many contain contributions from a host of other grandmasters. He wrote Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, published in 2003, a manual on the endgame. A second edition was published in 2006.His latest book was published in 2008: Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual.

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Total Books: 36
Maneuvering The Art of Piece Play
2016 - Maneuvering the Art of Piece Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941270370
ISBN-10: 1941270379
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources Developing Preventive Thinking
For Friends  Colleagues Reflections on My Profession
2015 - For Friends Colleagues Reflections on My Profession (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941270035
ISBN-10: 1941270034
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
2014 - Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941270042
ISBN-10: 1941270042
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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For Friends and Colleagues Profession Chess Coach
2014 - For Friends and Colleagues Profession Chess Coach (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781941270028
ISBN-10: 1941270026
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual
2013 - Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936490745
ISBN-10: 1936490749
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Tragicomedy in the Endgame Instructive Mistakes of the Masters
2011 - Tragicomedy in the Endgame Instructive Mistakes of the Masters (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936490042
ISBN-10: 1936490048
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Studies for Practical Players Improving Calculation and Resourcefulness in the Endgame
Secrets of Creative Thinking School of Future Champions 5
2009 - Secrets of Creative Thinking School of Future Champions 5 [Progress in Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283005191
ISBN-10: 3283005192
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Secrets of Positional Play School of Future Champions 4
2009 - Secrets of Positional Play School of Future Champions 4 [Progress in Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283005184
ISBN-10: 3283005184
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual Practical Training for the Ambitious Chessplayer
Secrets of Opening Preparation School of Future Champions Vol 2
2007 - Secrets of Opening Preparation School of Future Champions Vol 2 [Dvoretsky School of Future Chess Champions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283005160
ISBN-10: 3283005168
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Secrets of Endgame Technique School of Future Champions Vol 3
2007 - Secrets of Endgame Technique School of Future Champions Vol 3 [Dvoretsky School of Future Chess Champions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283005177
ISBN-10: 3283005176
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Secrets of Chess Training School of Future Chess Champions 1
2006 - Secrets of Chess Training School of Future Chess Champions 1 [Progress in Chess] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283005153
ISBN-10: 328300515X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Training for the Tournament Player
2003 - Training for the Tournament Player (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713472387
ISBN-10: 0713472383
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Opening Preparation
2003 - Opening Preparation (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713475098
ISBN-10: 0713475099
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Positional Play
2003 - Positional Play (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713478792
ISBN-10: 0713478799
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Attack and Defence The Fifth and Final Session from the World-Famous Chess School
Secretos De La Tactica En Ajedrez
2003 - Secretos De La Tactica En Ajedrez (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788493259334
ISBN-10: 8493259330
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Strategic Play School of Chess Excellence 3
2003 - Strategic Play School of Chess Excellence 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283004187
ISBN-10: 3283004188
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Tactical Play School of Chess Excellence 2
2002 - Tactical Play School of Chess Excellence 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783283004170
ISBN-10: 328300417X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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1995 - Technique for the Tournament Player [Batsford Chess Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Secrets of Chess Tactics [Batsford Chess Library Middle Game] (Paperback)Paperback
Secrets of Chess Training [Macmillan Chess Library] (Paperback)Paperback