The Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z

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Siles Press, 1998 - Games - 360 pages
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An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice. Such great World Champions as Steinitz, Capablanca, Petrosian, Fischer, and Karpov have used these strategies in virtually all of their games. Now you can arm yourself with their weapons. As you incorporate these weapons into your own play, they will enrich your appreciation of the game and lead you to one beautiful victory after another.

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This book is an answer seeking a question. Very complete and thorough, but only class B players and above will truly appreciate it.

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User Review  - Alberto - Goodreads

This book doesn't teach any strategy. There's a section that covers every opening in one paragraph (what the hell good is that?). Completely useless. Then there's a section that covers middlegame ... Read full review



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Silman, International Chess Master, is a world-class teacher, writer and player who has won the American Open, the National Open and the U.S. Open. He is the author of 32 highly popular chess books. He has also written dozens of articles that have appeared in chess magazines published throughout the world.

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