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Techniques of Positional Play

45 Practical Methods to Gain the Upper Hand in Chess
by Valeri Bronznik, Anatoli Terekhin

Techniques of Positional Play
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Publisher: New In Chess, 2013
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-434-9
Pages: 254
Language: English

Opening preparation is essential, but for aspiring players understanding the middlegame is even more important. Techniques of Positional Play, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.

Quite a few of these techniques will be revelations for club players, as they offer solutions for problems amateurs are often only subconsciously aware of. For example:

• How do you restrict the efficacy of your opponent’s pieces?
• What is the best way to exchange a piece?
• How do you prevent your opponent from opening a file?
• Which rook belongs on the c-, d- or e-file?
• How do you castle artificially?

The techniques are easy to understand and memorize. The authors present a wealth of practical examples and do not burden the reader with unnecessary deep analysis. There is a special training section at the end of the book where you can test your newly acquired skills.

Ukrainian International Master Valeri Bronznik lives and works in Germany. He has written a number of highly acclaimed books on chess, such as '1.d4-Beating the Guerillas'.
Anatoli Terekhin is a well-known Russian chess trainer. He leads a chess academy in Perm.

Paul Kane, Manchester Chess Federation:
"One of the best books on positional play you're ever likely to read."

Martin Rieger, SchachWelt:
"I am absolutely convinced that every (really every!) chess player will learn a whole lot from this book. For me personally it is one of the best chess books on the market today."

John D. Warth, Chess Club of Southern Indiana:
"The authors discuss moves that other books on chess have seldom if ever addressed (..) Each chapter is littered with fascinating ideas and strengthened with abundant diagrams."

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