In the first volume of "Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player", attention is given to the three key elements of practical play. These three aspects aren't closely related to each other, but together form the key to improvement for any ambitious chess player. In the first 3 chapters Ris explores the most essential positions for rook endgames, offering practical advice along the way. He also offers ways to sharpen tactical vision in chapters four to six. In particular, he seeks to cultivate an ability to sense opportunities to strike. The final part, chapters seven to nine, he examines positional play in such a way that the student's overall understanding of the game is deepened. The result is that Robert offers a course to help students master all facets of the game! Volume two is expected end of 2018.
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About the Author
Robert Ris is an International Dutch Chess Master from Amsterdam. He has represented the Netherlands in various international youth events. Nowadays he is a full-time chess professional, focusing on teaching in primary schools, coaching talented youngsters and giving on-line lessons to students all over the world.
Table of Contents
Key to Symbols used 4
Chapter 1 Elementary rook endgames 9
Chapter 2 Practical rook endings: extra passed pawn 35
Chapter 3 Practical rook endings: pawn structure 61
Chapter 4 Transition into a pawn ending 89
Chapter 5 Sensing tactical opportunities 103
Chapter 6 Initiative 115
Chapter 7 Trapped pieces 147
Chapter 8 Weak squares and good pieces 159
Chapter 9 Playing against your opponents pieces 187