Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame - Alexey Dreev
Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame
by Alexey Dreev
This book is devoted to typical methods of play in the middlegame. This topic,
of course, is not new. Many books have been written on it at different times by
authors old and modern. Unfortunately, the content of such books is not always
error-free, as people have experienced many times. Therefore the emphasis in my book
is on the quality of the examples; all of them have been checked and are deeply
When writing a book, many authors try to make an impression by choosing
the most striking games and fragments. The reader may therefore get the
impression that a game of chess consists only of beautiful moves, combinations,
spectacular sacrifices and non-standard solutions. Of course, it does not. There is a
lot of beauty in chess, but usually most games consist of ‘work in progress’. There
are lots of examples of such ‘working’ games in this book, but beauty is also present.
Of course, the format of the book does not permit coverage of all the
methods of play in the middlegame. However, the book has enough material to get
acquainted with the most important ones, and, with the help of exercises, to
understand the meaning of these methods and learn how to use them in practice.
The Author hopes that after reading this book the reader will increase their knowledge of the typical and not-so-typical methods of play in the middlegame,
become familiar with ideas of non-standard solutions to practical problems arising
during the game and be able to apply this knowledge in their own games.
ISBN:9789492510310, Paperback, Thinkers Publishing