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Chess Secrets:The Giants of Strategy

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The chess world has been blessed by a number of wonderful strategists, innovators of the game with their instructive play and profound teachings. In Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy, Neil McDonald chooses his selection of the most prominent strategists in chess history and highlights the major contributions they made. He examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other’s footsteps. A careful study of this book will help you to understand and ...
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Overview

The chess world has been blessed by a number of wonderful strategists, innovators of the game with their instructive play and profound teachings. In Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy, Neil McDonald chooses his selection of the most prominent strategists in chess history and highlights the major contributions they made. He examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other’s footsteps. A careful study of this book will help you to understand and improve in one of the most crucial elements of the game.Chess Secrets is a brand new series of books which uncover the mysteries of the most important aspects of chess study: strategy, attacking play, opening play and gambits, classical play, endgames and preparation. In each book the author chooses and deeply studies a number of great players from chess history who have excelled in a particular field of the game and who have genuinely influenced their descendants.*An entertaining an instructive guide to chess strategy, from the masters*Written in an easy-to-read format*Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857445411
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Series: Everyman Chess Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,382,449
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

English Grandmaster Neil McDonald is an experienced and successful player on the international chess circuit. He is a respected chess coach, who has trained many of England’s strongest junior players. McDonald is also a talented chess writer and has many outstanding works to his name. He is resident in the UK.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     5
The Seventh Rank     16
The Outpost and the Open File     36
Planning on a Grand Scale     53
Understanding Pawn Majorities     89
The Power of Pawn Breaks     108
How to Use the Pawn Ram     139
Restraint     172
Blockade     191
Provocation and Prophylaxis     235
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