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Grandmaster Chess Strategy

What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson
by Jürgen Kaufeld, Guido Kern

Grandmaster Chess Strategy
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Publisher: New In Chess, 2011
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-346-5
Pages: 224
Language: English

SHORTLISTED: ChessCafe Book of the Year Award
SELECTED: One of the BEST books of 2011 - CHESS Magazine

What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces

One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top.

This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.

Kaufeld and Kern have selected 80 of Andersson’s games and grouped them into 15 thematic strategy lessons, pinpointing exactly how the Swede made the difference in each case. Their instructive verbal explanations will improve your strategic skills and your positional feeling.

Every chess player knows how difficult it can be to convert an advantage into a win. Positional technique is what you need and Grandmaster Chess Strategy teaches you exactly that.

Throughout the book the authors have selected dozens of test positions at particularly instructive stages of the games.

Guido Kern (1961) is an International Master and an experienced chess trainer for the German Chess Federation. Jurgen Kaufeld (1976) is a FIDE master who works as a chess trainer in clubs and schools.

Former US Champion Alex Yermolinsky:
"Ulf was our cult figure, we'd give anything to become like him."

KARL Magazine:
“The choice of the games is just as good as the penetrating analysis and the didactic presentation. The authors unlock the essential characteristics of each position by showing the ideas behind the moves.”

IM John Donaldson, jeremysilman.com:
"One wonders if many players, especially time-limited amateurs, might not do better to adopt Andersson's approach emphasizing overall understanding in place of memorizing lots of sharp opening theory. Strongly recommended."

Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine:
"A good mixture of prose and variations (..) The book is both an anthology of best games and a teaching text on positional chess. It can be enjoyed on many levels."

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