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When did you learn chess and who taught you?
My father taught me when I was around 7-8 years old.
When did you begin making legitimate progress in your game and How?
After age 14 when I became Bulgarian champion for boys U-14, I was more motivated and I started to work more seriously on my own with chess books. Also I had the advantage that I know very well the Russian language.
What are your top chess book recommendations?
“My system ” – A.Nimzovitsch; 2 books for “Alechin heritage ” – A.Kotov; “Interzonal Tournament Zurich” – D. Bronstein
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