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For chess players, winning a game is everything. To win, one must checkmate the opponent king. But there are not always the opportunity to checkmate the king, instead there are positions whose intricate details can help him conquer the opponent. This book talks about those details that a beginner chess player can understand and an intermediate to expert level player can improve his ratings.
by Jeremy Silman
Jeremy Silman is an International Master in Chess and a world class teacher, writer and a playey who has won the American Open and many other tournaments. This book deals with mainly the middle game part of a chess game where a player can win the game based on the position in the board. It requir...
Definition: Imbalance is any significant difference in the two respective positions (white side and black side)
Main imbalances are
Play against an isolated d-pawn
Statics are long term pluses, positional factors.
Dynamics are short term, use them now or die factors.
Space is created by the expansion of pawns, the territory behind the most advanced pawn.
Side with less space is passive.
Playing for superior minor piece can be a useful for space gain.
Side with more space should avoid unnecessary exchanges.
To play against opponent'...
A static powerhouse and/or a dynamic game winner.
A pawn majority's ultimate goal is creation of A passed pawn.
A passed pawn, even A protected passed pawn can often turn out to be a serious disadvantage when
To face and fix weakness and create a temporary learning repertoire
High level chess demands the balance of tactics and positional skills.
Making a plan
A grand plan is possible when
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