A Short Course on Chess

My chess study plan is the {@ccc}, but if you want a good foundation without the time and effort required for the {@ccc}, this is the best ''quick'' alternative. After completing these books I would move on to a good tactics book and/or a puzzle book.

Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters, Voume 1

by Lev Alburt and Larry Parr

Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters, Voume 2

by Lev Alburt and Larry Parr