Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA and was the first American candidate for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a four-time US Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and a ten-time member of the US Chess Olympiad team. His acheivements distinguish him as one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.
"Seirawan loves chess and this radiates from the pages." -- Chess Today "Seirawan is the perfect guide for readers of all levels." -- National Scholastic Chess Federation "Seirawan and Silman combine vast knowledge of the game with an ability to impart the rudiments in a fun way." -- British Chess Magazine