Giddins: 50 Basic Chess Lessons

Giddins: 50 Basic Chess Lessons

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Autor: Giddins, Steve
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2007
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 176

Steve Giddins has selected 50 highly instructive games - some old, some new, and many that most readers will have seen before.

He analyses these games in detail from a modern perspective and explains the useful conclusions that can be drawn from them, avoiding the damaging dogma or unrealistic portrayals of "grand plans" that characterised many older works of this kind. The emphasis throughout is on identifying helpful "mini-rules" - golden wisdom that is extremely useful when encountering an imaginative opponent at the board.

Some topics:
King Attack
Power of the characters
Endgame topics

At the end of each game there is a short summary of the most important lessons to be learned. As in his previous and highly successful book Building an Opening Repertoire , Giddins' accessible and matter-of-fact writing style will appeal to all club players who wish to improve their understanding of practical chess. His interest in the Russian language chess literature has enabled him to find many first-class examples not published in earlier Western literature.

Steve Giddins is an English FIDE Master who regularly participates in international tournaments and frequently contributes to the British Chess Magazine This is his third book for Gambit Publishing. He is valued as an author who provides useful, straightforward advice on topics of real practical importance.

176 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2007