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Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes

Nivå C-D
Utgivelsesdato Juni 2018
Pris 250 NOK
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Gledelig nok hadde supertreneren og forfatteren Dvoretsky skrevet ferdig to bøker til før han døde i 2016. Her er den ene, og det er bare å glede seg og gyve løs for alle skikkelig interesserte sjakkstudenter fra ratingnivå cirka 14-1500 og oppover.

Forlagets egen omtale:

“Success is a collection of problems solved.” – I.M. Pei, Architect

In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard.

“While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.

“The last two parts of the book are devoted to the specific forms of training that I routinely use during my lessons: analysis of games in the form of solving a string of consecutive tasks and playing out of certain specially selected positions.

“I hope that this book will be of help not only to high-ranking players at whom it is primarily aimed, but also to every reader who is serious about self-improvement and wishes to understand problems that grandmasters and masters face over the board and the ways they solve them; what are the reasons for errors they sometimes commit and how to avoid those mistakes.”

– Mark Dvoretsky, from his Foreword

Mark Dvoretsky is considered by many the premier chess instructor of our era. His works on the middlegame and endgame have set the standard by which other chess books are measured.


Part 1 Lessons from a Certain Game Winter-Alekhine 9 Disastrous Consequences of Playing for a Draw from the First Moves 16 Passivity in the Opening 19 Symmetrical Structure of the Exchange Variation of the French Defense 24 Queen and Rook on an Open File 26

Part 2 Positional Games A Transit Square 32 Exchanges during Attack and Defense 34 Training an Ability of Quick Perception 37 A White-square Game 46 Overestimating Your Position 51 Once Again about Being Over-optimistic 58 Intuition and Calculation 67

Part 3 Discussions in the Opening Fascinating Classics 79 Two Failures of Eugenio Torre 87 A Stumbling Block 97 Unobvious Candidate Moves 100 Table of Contents

Part 4 The King in Peril At the Crossroads 112 Computer-like Moves without a Computer 118 Attacking with Energy and Precision 123 A Song Unsung 135 Who Is Attacking Here? 147

Part 5 Under Fire In Houdini’s Footsteps 155 A Possibly Sound Exchange Sacrifice 1 166 Whose Risk Was Greater? 177 Cold-blooded Defense 185

Part 6 Games with Questions First-Move Advantage 198 Offensive and Defensive Miscues 208 Do You Know How to Exchange? 216 Offensive Skills 229 A Fight between Equal Opponents 241

Part 7 Playing-out Everything Is More Complicated than It Seems to Be 254 A Fork in the Road 256 Saving a Difficult Position 259 A Sharp Attack 263 A Quick Crush 269