Mastering Chess Theory: Concise Instructions to Grandmaster' Strategiesby Desmond Paul Allen PhD
You can play a fairly good game of chess
Many instructional chess books as the advanced level are dedicated, almost entirely, to suggesting improved lines of play for various positions or games. This is not our purpose. The objective of this work is to present the time tested essential elements of chess theory. For upon these elements rest all proven lines of play.
You can play a fairly good game of chess by intuition; but with 400 possible positions after the first move, and nearly 319 billion possible positions after only the first four moves, sheer intuition is not enough. To play at master level your brilliant intuition must be coupled with a thorough command of advanced chess theory-the time tested essential elements by which grandmasters direct their every move.
But these theories are not easy to come by; as Capablanca acknowledged, "leading players have seldom shown an inclination to discuss their methods." Here, you will discover the advanced theories of such grandmasters as Aron Nimzovich, José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Kotov, Max Euwe, Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Jacques Mieses and others.
Using his learned and innate ability to synthesize and simplify complex thoughts, Desmond Paul Allen, PhD, Chess Enthusiast, explains the multiple and intricate dynamics to the various elements of chess theory. Departing from the traditional and laborious algebraic discussions of various potential lines of play, these lessons are presented in a learner-friendly format designed to instruct the player from beginners up to master level. Play beyond master level will require the honing of your aforementioned intuition and brilliant creative genius.
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