Grandmaster Insides takes you into the inner world of Maxim Dlugy, as he recounts and analyzes what a young player went through to become a champion and what areas of development are important for self-improvement as a chess player. As the highest rated player in the world in the age group of 15 and until he became World Junior Champion at 20, Maxim has an ideal vantage point from which to recount the exploits of a talented young player.
He became the highest rated blitz player in the world, won numerous International tournments and even tied for 1-4th place in the first World Rapid Championship in Mazatlan, while missing becoming a World Championship Candidate when he was 19 by half a point.
Dlugy covers important topics: preparation for your opponent, match play and the search for the objective truth in chess, taking the examples from his own career. His games and interaction with World Chess Champions will give the reader a deeper look at some of the best players in history such as Tal, Smyslov, Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik and even Magnus Carlsen.
Maxim Dlugy is a former US Junior Champion, World Junior Champion, 2 times National Open Champion, 2 times World Open Champion, and a Former President of the US Chess Federation. He has helped prepare both Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov for major international events (including world chess championship matches), has an opening variation named after hirn and many young students in the top 50 lists in the USo His shows on ICC and chess. com has attracted a large audience as he explains his thoughts during the games.