mastering positional chess - Naroditsky

mastering positional chess - Naroditsky

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Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Finalist for the ChessCafe 2010 Book of the Year Award, this book sets out to improve players' positional understanding. 

Daniel Naroditsky is the youngest published chess author in history but despite his young age, his mature style and systematic approach provide crystal-clear explanations on the essence of positional chess.

This refreshingly original book contains six chapters on the important positional aspects of chess, including games by top players like Kasparov, Karpov, Topalov and Petrosian. The book covers six subjects and many exercises and summaries:

  1. Prophylaxis
  2. Defense in worse positions
  3. Building and breaking fortresses
  4. Positional sacrifice
  5. Paralysis in the middlegame
  6. Maneuvering.

Who should read this book?
This book comes highly recommended for all chess players beyond the beginner phase. The best way to describe the book is to say that it is as though Naroditsky were explaining to a friend what he has learned most about positional play; a generous and unpatronising sharing of knowledge.