Chess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grooten
Paperback, 462 pages
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
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
- space advantage
- king safety
- exploiting small advantages.
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.
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.
SHORTLISTED: The Guardian 2009 Chess Book of the Year
ISBN: 978-90-5691-716-6, New in Chess
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