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The Basics of Chess Strategy

While there are many books about how to improve your chess tactics, instructive books about chess strategy, particularly for players of less than master strength, are few and far between. In the latest entry in the widely acclaimed Back to ...

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Overview

The Basics of Chess Strategy

While there are many books about how to improve your chess tactics, instructive books about chess strategy, particularly for players of less than master strength, are few and far between. In the latest entry in the widely acclaimed Back to Basics Chess Series, international grandmaster and popular author Valeri Beim explains the basics of strategic concepts in chess. His topics include:

- Piece Development
- The Center
- Principle of two weaknesses
- Pawn structures
- Cooperation of pieces
- Weak pawns
- Weak square complexes
- Positional considerations
- The Bishop pair
- Conditions for proper implementation of a strategic plan
- Open Lines

…and much more!

This book has been written for the great majority of chessplayers rated below master strength. Clear, concise explanations and examples, discussions of strategic objectives and of the formation of strategic plans are all designed to aid the aspiring chessplayer to better understand and implement chess strategy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888690491
  • Publisher: Russell Enterprises, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Back to Basics Chess Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

International grandmaster Valeri Beim is a respected instructor and author now residing in Vienna. His previous books, including Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective, have been widely acclaimed and well received by the chess community worldwide.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Not a basic chess book

    There is no way this book should be written for a back to the basics series. It is at least an intermediate level. A beginner or novice chess player would probably fall fast asleep from boredom with all the analysis. In addition, you could just tell that this a a European author trying very hard to write American English. He tries to be humorous on many occasions but it just makes this small book even more awful to read. If I wasn't so lazy about visiting the local B&N bookstore I'd take this back and ask for a refund. I've read many books, both fiction and nonfiction and this book is near the bottom of readable books. I can only think of one other book that was so dull to read.

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