Following on from his successful book Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen
, Valeri Beim serves up a further series of lessons on important general chess topics
His expert advice will help you to handle a whole range of typical situations with greater confidence and understanding.
- Geometry of the chessboard
- Isolated centre pawn
- Central passed pawn
- Space advantage
- Symmetrical pawn-structures
- Static and dynamic features
Beim focuses on both typical methods of play and thinking procedures, such as using the concept of 'resulting moves' to help find zugwang possibilities. The book contains a wealth of examples of how the greatest players in chess history have addressed these vital themes in practice.
There are a total of 124 exercises to test the reader's understanding. Full and
detailed solutions are given.
Valeri Beim is a grandmaster who lives in Austria. He has won numerous tournaments and plays in the Austrian and German leagues. For many years he was the head trainer at the chess school in Odessa, and he was also the trainer of the Israeli Olympiad team. This is his third chess book.