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Elements of Chess Strategy - Alexei Kosikov

Elements of Chess Strategy

Paperback

Published: 19th October 2010
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Forming a plan is the most important goal of logical chess thought. Without a good plan, we are reduced to tactical opportunism, rather than harnessing the power of our pieces to achieve specific tasks and make methodical progress towards victory.

However, few chess-players - even those fortunate enough to have a trainer - develop a disciplined approach to planning. In this book, one of the world's leading chess teachers provides step-by-step guidelines for identifying the features of a position onto which our strategy should be latched. He adopts a thoroughly modern approach, recognizing that the opponent will have his own plans and be attempting to disrupt ours. The effectiveness of Kosikov's methods - in particular the STEPS algorithm - is shown by his pupils' over-the-board proficiency.

Having presented the basics of orderly strategic thinking, Kosikov shows them at work in a variety of middlegame and endgame situations, especially the strategic minefield of minor-piece play. Examples are taken from both classic games and modern grandmaster play, together with instructive moments from games by the author's pupils.

ISBN: 9781906454241
ISBN-10: 1906454248
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th October 2010
Publisher: Gambit Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3