Chess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grooten (New 3rd improved and expanded edition)The Road to Positional Advantage
Paperback, 462 pages
This new 3rd edition has,
besides various corrections and improvements, a new introduction and a
brand-new chapter called ‘Total Control’. In this 35-page chapter
Grooten adds the final instructive brick to his formidable, yet very
accessible, building: inspired by Tigran Petrosian’s playing style he
explains amateurs how to exploit small advantages. With a new set of
Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what?
First find the right plan, then the good moves will follow!
With this book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on:
teachings are based on the famous "Elements" of Wilhelm Steinitz, but
Grooten has significantly expanded and updated the work of the first
World Champion. He supplies many modern examples, tested in his own
practice as a coach of talented youngsters
- how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions
- how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan
In Chess Strategy for Club Players
you will learn the basic elements of positional understanding:
- pawn structure
- piece placement
- lead in development
- open files
- space advantage
- king safety
- exploiting small advantages.
The author also explains what to do when, in a given position, the basic
principles seem to point in different directions. Each chapter of this
fundamental primer ends with a set of highly instructive exercises.
Herman Grooten is an International Master and a chess coach with over 25 years of
experience. Quite a few of his pupils have gone on to become
grandmasters, among them Loek van Wely and Jan Werle.
AWARDED: ChessCafe 2009 Book of the Year
SHORTLISTED: The Guardian 2009 Chess Book of the Year
ISBN: 978-90-5691-716-6, New in Chess