Excelling at Technical chess:
'And the rest is a matter of technique' is an annoyingly common phrase used in chess literature. The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'.
In this valuable book Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox. These include important skills such as schematic thinking, domination, preventing counterplay, building fortresses and utilising zugzwang. These tools are illustrated in deeply analysed games containing numerous different themes. A serious study of this book will ensure that the reader need no longer need fear the word 'technique'!
- Ideal for club and tournament players
- Includes all the principal tools of technique
- Written by an experienced endgames expert
Excelling at Positional Chess:
In this book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study. Aagaard also delves deeply into the ideas of positional evaluation and analysis. Jacob Aagaard is an International Master from Denmark.
Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the crème de la crème of those that he uses for training and study. Aagaard also delves deeply into the ideas of positional evaluation and analysis.
- Teaches how to mix calculation with evaluation
- Contains many original exercises
- Written by a battle-hardened expert
Jacob Aagaard is an International Master from Denmark who has earned himself a deserved reputation as an industrious and no-nonsense chess author. His previous works for Everyman include Queen's Indian Defence, Meeting 1 d4 and Excelling at Chess, which won the prestigious 2002 ChessCafe.com Book of the Year award after being very well received by reviewers and the chess public alike.
359 Seiten, englisch, kartoniert, 1. Auflage 2017