Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide
Mauricio Flores Rios provides an in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice.
The chapters of the book are ordered so that similar structures are close to one another.
Flores Rios has in fact grouped the structures into five 'families', closely associated with one particular type of opening.
The lucid organization of the book helps the reader to easily acquire reliable strategic knowledge.
In Chess Structures – A Grandmaster Guide you will find:
*Carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideas
*Strategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid
*50 positional exercises with detailed solutions
Mauricio Flores Rios is a grandmaster from Chile. He achieved the title at eighteen, and is a regular member of Chile’s Olympic team. Mauricio combines his career as a chess player and trainer with his PhD studies in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota.
GM Axel Bachmann from the Foreword:
“'Chess Structures' is an excellent selection of model games. By studying the 140 games and fragments in this book, the reader will learn many of the most important plans, patterns and ideas in chess.”