Strategic Play: School of Chess Excellence

Strategic Play: School of Chess Excellence


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Strategic Play: School of Chess Excellence by Mark Dvoretsky

This third volume in Mark Dvoretsky's course is devoted to questions of strategy, and is aimed at improving the reader's positional understanding. The author also examines a number of positions that lie on the boundary between the middlegame and endgame. As in the other books of the series, he uses examples from his own games and those of his pupils, together with original analyses of episodes from other player's games.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783283004187
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part 6Positional Play8
The logic of a positional battle9
Which pawn to advance?19
Undermining pawn moves23
The blocking of passed pawns30
The two bishops36
An unusual exchange40
Mistakes, mistakes46
Advantage in space54
Routes for the rook62
Don't forget about prophylaxis!69
'Mysterious' rook moves78
Training with grandmasters82
What is meant by a strategic plan?90
How a plan is formulated97
Clash of plans102
The initiative109
I seek a win120
An 'easy' win130
Exercises for analysis137
Part 7Simple Positions141
Attack with a small army143
Abundance of possibilities149
A memorable loss157
When technique lets you down164
The scales tipped169
A course in tactics174
Defend actively!178
Failure to take the initiative181
Turning points186
Exercises for analysis194
Solutions to exercises196
Index of exercises by thinking skills and types of problems to be solved229
Index of players231

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