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Back to Basics: Strategy , Opening, and Fundamentals Chess Books

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Back to Basics: Strategy , Opening, and Fundamentals Chess Books

 

Back to Basics: Strategy in Chess

Valeri Beim

The Basics of Chess Strategy

While there are many books about how to improve your chess tactics, instructive books about chess strategy, particularly for players of less than master strength, are few and far between. In the latest entry in the widely acclaimed Back to Basics Chess Series, international grandmaster and popular author Valeri Beim explains the basics of strategic concepts in chess. His topics include:

- Piece Development
- The Center
- Principle of two weaknesses
- Pawn structures
- Cooperation of pieces
- Weak pawns
- Weak square complexes
- Positional considerations
- The Bishop pair
- Conditions for proper implementation of a strategic plan
- Open Lines
…and much more!

This book has been written for the great majority of chessplayers rated below master strength. Clear, concise explanations and examples, discussions of strategic objectives and of the formation of strategic plans are all designed to aid the aspiring chessplayer to better understand and implement chess strategy.
 
 

Back to Basics: Fundamentals in Chess

The game of chess has challenged and delighted the world for centuries. In Back to Basics: Fundamentals, the essential building blocks of the royal game are presented simply and in an easy-to-understand format. With the expert guidance of chess master Branislav Francuski, you will learn how the chess pieces move and capture; the underlying principles of the game; how to spot and carry out simple checkmates; and understand the basic tactical ideas that are so important to playing and winning. Fundamental concepts, tactical themes and other significant points of the game are underscored by over 800 diagrams and positions. Solutions and clear explanations are supplemented by important principles, highlighted in blue. Whether used alone or with an instructor, Back to Basic: Fundamentals will put you on the road to good chess!
 
"In this book, I try to emphasize and clarify the chess fundamentals that young players need to know, as a strong grasp of the basics will eventually lead to the strategic thinking that is necessary for advanced play."- From the Author's Preface
 
 

Back to Basics: Openings in Chess

Chess Openings Can Be Simple!


Because of the sheer volume of variations, possible transpositions and ever-changing theory, chess openings can be overwhelming - even intimidating. This book is an introduction to understanding and playing chess openings. The author, Danish Master Carsten Hansen, stresses opening play based on comprehending opening principles as well as useful, fundamental knowledge. With an overview of all the most important opening variations, examples of good and bad opening play, opening traps and problems to solve, chess openings and its major principles are covered thoroughly.

Many games are lost as a result of a player's poor grasp of even the most basic principles of opening play. This book will help you enhance your understanding and give you guidelines on how to best study and play chess openings, reaching good, playable middlegame positions.

"Throughout the book, the emphasis is always on understanding the openings rather than just learning long strings of moves ... This is a good, solid guide to the basics of all chess openings. It would suit adult club players who are making their first explorations into the scary world of chess theory." Sean Marsh, at MarshTowers.com
About the Author
Danish FIDE Master Carsten Hansen is a well-known chess writer with many well-received books on chess openings and positional play to his credit. He is a regular columnist at ChessCafe.com, where he specializes in reviewing new opening books.

 
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