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Title:
The complete book of chess strategy : grandmaster techniques from A to Z
Author:
Silman, Jeremy.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Siles Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781890085018
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Book

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Summary

An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice. Such great World Champions as Steinitz, Capablanca, Petrosian, Fischer, and Karpov have used these strategies in virtually all of their games. Now you can arm yourself with their weapons. As you incorporate these weapons into your own play, they will enrich your appreciation of the game and lead you to one beautiful victory after another.


Author Notes

International Chess Master Jeremy Silman is a world-class teacher, writer and player who has won the American Open, the National Open and the U.S. Open. The author of thirty-two best-selling chess books, he has also written dozens of articles that have appeared in magazines throughout the world.
For the past several years, Mr. Silman has been the coach of the United States delegation to the World Junior Championship, taking his team to Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and Spain.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Symbol Legendp. xvii
Chess Notationp. xix
Part 1 The Openingp. 1
Basic Opening Strategyp. 3
Castlingp. 4
Developmentp. 5
Fianchettop. 6
Opening Systemsp. 7
Albin Counter Gambitp. 8
Alekhine's Defensep. 9
Benko Gambitp. 10
Bogo-Indian Defensep. 12
Boring Opening (Reversed London System)p. 15
Botvinnik Formationp. 18
Budapest Gambitp. 20
Caro-Kann Defensep. 22
Center-Counter Defensep. 28
Colle Openingp. 30
Czech Benonip. 32
Dutch Defensep. 33
English Openingp. 35
Four Knights Openingp. 38
French Defensep. 41
Giuoco Pianop. 43
Grobp. 45
Grunfeld Defensep. 46
Hedgehog Formationp. 48
King's Gambitp. 50
King's Indian Attackp. 52
King's Indian Defensep. 53
Larsen's Openingp. 55
Modern Benoni Defensep. 56
Nimzo-Indian Defensep. 57
Orangutanp. 59
Petroff Defensep. 61
Pirc Defensep. 63
Queen's Gambit, Chigorin Systemp. 66
Queen's Gambit Acceptedp. 68
Queen's Gambit Declinedp. 70
QGD, Capablanca's Freeing Maneuverp. 71
QGD, Tarrasch Defensep. 72
Queen's Indian Defensep. 73
Reti Openingp. 76
Ruy Lopezp. 78
Scotch Openingp. 81
Semi-Slav Defensep. 82
Sicilian Defensep. 84
Slav Defensep. 91
Stonewall Attackp. 93
Torre Attackp. 94
Trompowski Openingp. 95
Two Knights Defensep. 97
Veresov Openingp. 100
Preparationp. 101
Reversed Openingsp. 103
Opening Quizzesp. 107
Part 2 The Middlegamep. 109
Attack Against the Enemy Kingp. 111
Castling on Opposite Sidesp. 112
Castling on the Same Sidep. 114
Classic Bishop Sacrificep. 116
Combinationp. 119
Combination Themesp. 121
Clearance Sacrificep. 121
Decoyp. 122
Deflectionp. 124
Double Attackp. 126
Forkp. 127
Pins and Skewersp. 128
Windmillp. 131
X-Raysp. 132
Zwischenzugp. 133
King in the Centerp. 136
Kingside Focal Pointsp. 139
Attack Against h7p. 139
Attack Against g7p. 142
Attack Against f7p. 145
Attack Against g6p. 148
Attack Against Dark-Squared Complex on f6, g7 and h6p. 149
Mating Netp. 152
Mating Patternsp. 154
Anastasia's Matep. 154
Back Rank Matep. 155
Blackburne's Matep. 157
Boden's Matep. 158
Damiano's Matep. 160
Greco's Matep. 162
Legal's Matep. 163
Morphy's Matep. 164
Morphy's Concealed Matep. 165
Pillsbury's Matep. 165
Reti's Matep. 167
Rook, Knight and Pawn Matep. 168
Smothered Matep. 169
Two Minor Piece Matep. 171
Sacrificep. 175
Tactical Visionp. 177
Blockadep. 178
Candidate Moves and Imbalancesp. 181
Centralizationp. 183
Closed and Open Positionsp. 184
Compensationp. 188
Counterplayp. 189
Defensive Strategyp. 191
Entombed Piecesp. 192
Initiativep. 195
Material Advantagep. 197
Minority Attackp. 202
Minor Piecesp. 206
Battle of the Minor Piecesp. 208
Laws of Bishopsp. 211
Laws of Knightsp. 215
Two Bishopsp. 218
Two Knightsp. 219
Mysterious Rook Movesp. 220
Open Filesp. 222
Alekhine's Gun/Triplingp. 223
Doubled Rooksp. 224
No Entrance!p. 225
Opening a Filep. 226
The Trading Filep. 227
Who Owns the File?p. 228
Overprotectionp. 229
Pawn Centerp. 231
Pawn Chainp. 223
Pawn Structurep. 235
Backward Pawnsp. 236
Doubled Pawnsp. 239
Isolated Pawnsp. 241
Isolated Pawn Couplep. 245
Hanging Pawnsp. 245
Strategy (White)p. 246
Strategy (Black)p. 248
Hanging squaresp. 250
Passed Pawnsp. 251
Pawn Islandsp. 253
Tripled Pawnsp. 254
Pawn Tensionp. 255
Perpetual Checkp. 257
Piece Activityp. 259
Planp. 261
Principle of Two Weaknessesp. 263
Prophylaxisp. 265
Queenside Pawn Majorityp. 267
Queenside Majority Versus Kingside Majorityp. 268
Queenside Majority Versus Central Majorityp. 269
Restrictionp. 270
Spacep. 271
Squaresp. 272
Static Versus Dynamic Advantagesp. 273
Support Pointsp. 276
Trading Piecesp. 279
Trapsp. 280
Middlegame Quizzesp. 281
Part 3 The Endgamep. 283
Bishop and Wrong Rook Pawnp. 285
Cat and Mousep. 287
Exchangingp. 292
Minor Pieces in the Endgamep. 295
Passed Pawns in the Endgamep. 297
Passed Pawns in a Queen Endgamep. 298
Pawn Majority and Outside Passed Pawnp. 299
Promotion and Underpromotionp. 300
Queen and Minor Piece Fightsp. 302
Stalematep. 304
Using the Kingp. 306
King and Pawn verses Kingp. 307
Oppositionp. 309
Saving Pawn Movesp. 313
Square of the Pawnp. 314
Triangulationp. 315
Using the Rooksp. 317
Active Rookp. 318
Lucena Positionp. 319
Philidor Positionp. 321
Rooks Behind Passed Pawnsp. 323
Short and Long Side of the Boardp. 325
Two Hogs on the Seventhp. 328
Endgame Quizzesp. 331
Part 4 Practical Mattersp. 333
Blunderp. 335
Draw Offerp. 338
Point Countp. 340
Psychologyp. 343
Time Pressurep. 345

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