Improve Your Positional Chess

Improve Your Positional Chess

ISBN: 190460000X

ISBN 13: 9781904600008

Publication Date: January 01, 2004

Publisher: Gambit Publications

Pages: 192

Format: Paperback

Author: Carsten Hansen

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Throughout a game of chess, the players must constantly make judgements and decisions that cannot be determined simply by calculation. They must then rely on their positional judgement. Good positional skills are primarily developed by experience, but they can also be learnt. In this book, Carsten Hansen provides a wealth of advice and ideas that will help give readers a helping hand up to new levels of positional understanding. Paramount in this discussion is the player's need to weigh up positional elements at the board, and decide which are most important for the situation at hand. Topics include: the quest for weaknesses, "what is the initiative?", understanding imbalances, the relative value of the pieces, decisions regarding pawn-structures, structural weaknesses, and where and how to attack.

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