Techniques of Positional Play

    45 Practical Methods to Gain the Upper Hand in Chess

    Techniques of Positional Play
    img
    Our Price: $29.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0134NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: October 16, 2013
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 240

    Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.

    Quite a few of the ideas presented here will surprise the reader, because they offer solutions for problems the club player is only subconsciously aware. How do you activate your rook pawn? How do you prevent your opponent from opening a file? How do you restrict the efficacy of your opponents pieces? Which rook belongs on the c-, d- or e-file? What is the best way to exchange a piece? How do you castle artificially?

    In most cases the techniques are easy to understand and memorize. Bronznik and Terekhin do not burden the reader with deep analysis and only present those variations that are really necessary to get the point. There is a special training section at the end of the book where you can test your skills.

    Related Products

    • Grandmaster Chess Strategy
      What Amateurs can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces
      One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.
      img

      Grandmaster Chess Strategy

      What Amateurs can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces
      Catalog Code: B0100NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Mastering Positional Chess
      Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion
      Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games.
      img

      Mastering Positional Chess

      Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion
      Catalog Code: B0088NIC
      Our Price: $23.95

    • The World Champions I Knew
      The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.
      img

      The World Champions I Knew

      Catalog Code: B0128NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9
      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.
      img

      Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 9

      No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
      Catalog Code: B0009SOS

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Special Price: $8.78


    • Botvinnik - Petrosian
      The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
      This book marks the end of an era: the mighty Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) loses his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time. It is a gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead, but ultimately fails.
      img

      Botvinnik - Petrosian

      The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
      Catalog Code: B0126NIC
      Our Price: $22.95

    • New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2005/7
      New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine.
      img

      New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2005/7

      Catalog Code: NIC0507
      Our Price: $4.95

    • New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2008/5
      New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine.
      img

      New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2008/5

      Catalog Code: NIC0805
      Our Price: $4.95

    • Mastering Complex Endgames
      Practical Lessons, Critical Ideas & Plans
      Daniel Naroditsky has done it again! Following 'Mastering Positional Chess' the American chess prodigy has written an instructional book that is at least as ambitious as his acclaimed debut. Naroditsky draws heavily on his own experience as a player and has no problem pointing out his own mistakes. His systematic approach and didactic skills help you to understand rather than just memorize these endings. Rarely if ever before have the ideas that decide endings been explained so clearly. This book will take your endgame technique to the next level.
      img

      Mastering Complex Endgames

      Practical Lessons, Critical Ideas & Plans
      Catalog Code: B0123NIC
      Our Price: $32.95

    • Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
      img

      Understanding Chess Middlegames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB
      Our Price: $24.95

    • NIC Yearbook 100 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Garry Kasparov's Anniversary Survey - The Final World on the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. A must-have publication for serious chess students.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 100 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Garry Kasparov's Anniversary Survey - The Final World on the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0100HYB
      Our Price: $38.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb