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Chess Strategy for Club Players 3rd ed.

Nivå C-D
Utgivelsesdato Februar 2017
Pris 275 NOK
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Ikke noe mindre enn et nytt standardverk om sjakkstrategi! "Åpningen er over. Hvordan skal jeg fortsette spillet?" Herman Grooten forteller i introduksjonen at det er dette viktige og vanlige spørsmålet han søker å besvare med denne boka. Han starter med elementene i sjakkspillet, permanente og forbigående fordeler, slik de ble beskrevet av Steinitz på slutten av 1800-tallet og følger opp med lærdommer fra Nimzowitsch og andre.

Denne nye tredjeutgaven har et helt nytt kapittel nummer 15 om "Total control". Navnet på boka kunne tyde på at den er enklere og for lavere nivå enn den er, men dette er en stor og instruktiv bok for spillere med ratingstyrke i hele spennvidden fra cirka 1100 til 2300 som vil videre med et viktig og riktig fundament for forståelsen av spillet.

Boka virker som en moderne etterfølger og erstatter av forrige generasjons standardverk om midtpillet av Grootens landsmann Max Euwe. Grooten er en nederlandsk IM som gjennom flere tiår har spesialisert seg som sjakktrener og vært trener for stormestere som Loek van Wely og Jan Werle.

Forordet er skrevet av Jan Timman. Førsteutgaven ble kåret til årets bok på chesscafe.com

Kapitlene i boka er disse:

  1. Steinitz' Elements
  2. The eye of the grandmaster
  3. Thought process and line of thinking
  4. Material advantage
  5. Weakened king position
  6. Passed pawn
  7. Weak pawns
  8. Training experiment
  9. Strong and weak squares
  10. The pawn islands theory
  11. The pawn centre
  12. The diagonal
  13. Quiz: strong square
  14. The open file
  15. The bishop pair
  16. Control of a rank
  17. A piece out of play
  18. Quiz: open file
  19. Harmony and coordination
  20. Lead in development
  21. Centralization
  22. Space advantage
  23. Quiz: space advantage
  24. Total control
  25. Solutions
  26. Epilogue

Forlagets omtale:

This new 3rd edition has, besides various corrections and improvements, a new introduction and a brand-new chapter called ‘Total Control’. In this 35-page chapter Grooten adds the final instructive brick to his formidable, yet very accessible, building: inspired by Tigran Petrosian’s playing style he explains amateurs how to exploit small advantages. With a new set of exercises.

Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what?

First find the right plan, then the good moves will follow!

With this book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on: how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan

His teachings are based on the famous "Elements" of Wilhelm Steinitz, but Grooten has significantly expanded and updated the work of the first World Champion. He supplies many modern examples, tested in his own practice as a coach of talented youngsters.

In Chess Strategy for Club Players you will learn the basic elements of positional understanding: -- pawn structure -- piece placement -- lead in development -- open files -- weaknesses -- space advantage -- king safety -- exploiting small advantages.

The author also explains what to do when, in a given position, the basic principles seem to point in different directions. Each chapter of this fundamental primer ends with a set of highly instructive exercises.

Herman Grooten, is an International Master and a chess coach with over 25 years of experience. Quite a few of his pupils have gone on to become grandmasters, among them Loek van Wely and Jan Werle.

AWARDED: ChessCafe 2009 Book of the Year

SHORTLISTED: The Guardian 2009 Chess Book of the Year

Jeremy Silman, US Chess Online: "If you want to be a better player, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. It may well be the crown jewel of your chess book collection!"

From the foreword by Jan Timman: "A highly instructive book for readers who want to improve their chess skills."

KARL Chess Magazine: "The entire presentation is extremely well done (..) A fantastic and challenging book for ambitious and advanced club players."

Pete Tamburro, ChessLife: "Chess coaches will have a quality supply of superb examples and explanations, and self-motivated students will benefit immensely if they are over, say, 1800 in strength."

Detaljert info
Antall sider 462
Innbundet? nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk