The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 2 Test and Improve Your Positional Intuition by Karsten Müller
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Publisher: Russell Enterprises, 2008 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-1-888690-43-9 Pages: 275 Language: English
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>>> This book is out of print. Reprint expected in 2013.
Selected as one of the Best Chess Books of 2008 by CHESS Magazine (London)
Much more than just a "Puzzle Book": this a unique chess strategy instructional primer for intermediate and advanced players.
As most chess instructors and players know, it is much more difficult to teach and learn strategic concepts than tactics.
In this book, German grandmaster Karsten Mueller will help you develop your strategic chessplaying skills by offering a large number of carefully selected examples.
Topics include: -- Good and Bad Bishops -- Domination -- Outposts -- Undermining -- Opening the Position -- Blockade -- Improving Piece Placement -- Prophylaxis -- A Second Front and The Principle of Two Weaknesses -- Counterplay -- Positional Exchange Sacrifice -- Simplification -- Weak Color Complex
Along with many exercises to test your knowledge.
Our advice is: ignore the boring title of this book! This really is an outstanding way to improve your positional understanding.