Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 1 and 2
by Robert Ris (2 books)
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player is split into three parts: Endgame, Tactical Play and Middlegame Strategy.
The endgame part of the book mostly concentrates on rook endgames. Every player needs to possess the knowledge of some elementary positions. This essential knowledge not only enriches your understanding of the game, but also gives confidence playing endgames in general.
In the subsequent chapters attention will be paid to more practical examples with an extra passed pawn and the importance of the pawn structures. A recurring theme in endgames is the transition into a pawn ending.
In the section on Middlegame Strategy the aim is to make the reader more conscious about some positional aspects of the game.
The final chapter presents the reader with examples from the authors own practice. It should be both fun and instructive to empathize with someone’s else thinking process.
In his second volume Ris continues to explore the essentials elements of practical play for any club player. Again, the result is that Ris offers a course to help chess students master all facets of the game.
Robert Ris (1988) is an International Master from Amsterdam. He has represented the Netherlands in various international youth events, but lately his playing activities are limited to league games. Nowadays he is a full-time chess professional, focusing on teaching in primary schools, coaching talented youngsters and giving them online lessons to students all around the world. He has recorded several well received DVDs for Chessbase. Since 2015 he has been the organiser of the Dutch Rapid Championships. This is his second book for Thinkers Publishing, his first being widely appraised by the press and his audience.
ISBN: 9789492510228 & 9789492510457 , Paperbacks, 240 pages & 392 pages Thinkers Publishing
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