9780735609167

Winning Chess Strategies: Proven Principles from One of the U.S.A.'s Top Chess Players

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  • ISBN13:

    9780735609167

  • ISBN10:

    0735609160

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Microsoft Pr

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Summary

A complete overview of proven chess principles that teaches readers how to deploy their pieces using the right moves at the right time to build small advantages into effective, long-range strategies.

Author Biography

Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time U.S. Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion, and an eight-time member of the U.S. Chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the world's top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. vii
The Importance of Strategyp. 1
Making the Most of a Material Advantagep. 7
Stopping Enemy Counterplayp. 25
Understanding Where the Pieces Gop. 37
Superior Minor Piecesp. 79
How to Use Pawnsp. 99
The Creation of Targetsp. 127
Territorial Dominationp. 149
Attacking the Kingp. 167
Faulty Strategiesp. 185
The Great Masters of Strategyp. 199
Solutions to Problemsp. 227
Glossaryp. 237
Indexp. 251
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