Techniques of Positional Play [EPUB]

Techniques of Positional Play [EPUB]
Techniques of Positional Play: 45 Practical Methods to Gain the Upper Hand in Chess by Valeri Bronznik
2014 | EPUB | 33.96MB

Opening preparation is essential, but for aspiring players understanding the middlegame is even more important. Techniques of Positional Play, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.

Quite a few of these techniques will be revelations for club players, as they offer solutions for problems amateurs are often only subconsciously aware of. For example:

  • How do you restrict the efficacy of your opponent’s pieces?
  • What is the best way to exchange a piece?
  • How do you prevent your opponent from opening a file?
  • Which rook belongs on the c-, d- or e-file?
  • How do you castle artificially?

The techniques are easy to understand and memorize. The authors present a wealth of practical examples and do not burden the reader with unnecessary deep analysis. There is a special training section at the end of the book where you can test your newly acquired skills.