| World Champion Alex Moiseyev Gives Advice on Studying Checkers The following communication was posted on George Miller's BBS on August 27, 2003.
I have a few questions for you if you don't mind answering. When and how long do you study? What books or references do you use, and what would you suggest a younger player do to play better and go to that next level?
For the beginners (12-18 months play or 1,000 games on the Internet), I would recommend continued practice with time control 3/2 (no less), or better five minutes per game, and problem books - Horsfall's, Gould's Problem Book, Boland's Famous Positions and Masterpieces.
Any opening book must be highly avoided and prohibited for beginners.
Joe, of course some of those comments are a bit humerous, however they are honest enough and well reflect my concept and method in checkers. Remember - no opening book in the beginning. This is the key to success!
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