This book will bring something new to your chess library. In our computer era, focus is usuaIly on openings. Watehing recent broadcasts, the new generation would rather choose games of a certain opening and look for an interesting idea or even a brilliant novelty. I offer, and recommend, a different concept altogether, based on the famous Soviet school of chess.
|Author / Authors
|Year of Publication
|1st edition 2019
|17 cm / 6.69 inch
|23.5 cm / 9.25 inch
The focus should be on understanding strategical concepts, principles and underlying logic. Fashionable opening lines will be forgotten (or re-evaluated) sooner or later, but understanding cannot be lost, and can be only upgraded. It is sad to see some players that are well equipped with opening lines, who are unable to realise a big positional advantage in an endgame. So, our advice is to concentrate on Strategy and Logic.
This book is highly recommended for club players, advanced players and masters, although even higher rated players may also find it useful. There is no doubt that lower rated players will learn a lot about thinking processes and decision making, while some logical principles can be put to use by more advanced players too.
004 Key to Symbols & Biography
009 Chapter 1 - The Centre
045 Chapter 2 - Bishop versus Knight
087 Chapter 3 - The Bishop Pair
137 Chapter 4 - Open Files
185 Chapter 5 - Pawn Structures
357 Chapter 6 - Coordination and Harmony
391 Chapter 7 - The Initiative
431 Chapter 8 - Blockades and Prophylaxis
505 Index of Games