Tiviakov/Gökbulut: Rock Solid Chess - Volume 2

Tiviakov/Gökbulut: Rock Solid Chess - Volume 2

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Autor: Tivyakov, Sergei; Gokbulut, Yulia
Verlag: New in Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2024
Sprache: English
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 256

Tiviakov's Unbeatable Strategies: Piece Play

Sergei Tiviakov was unbeaten in a streak of more than a hundred chess games as a professional player. Who better to share the secrets of Rock Solid Chess and the activity and value of pieces than Tiviakov?

The highly acclaimed first volume of his chess strategy trilogy deals with pawn structures. In this second volume, Sergei moves on to discuss piece play and unique chessboard situations. Topics covered include the bishop pair, opposite-coloured bishops, centralization and the almost-ignored question of when and whether to castle.

Tiviakov also demonstrates how the value of pieces can vary drastically depending on their exact position. It shows how the entire assessment of a position, and the correct strategy for playing it, can be changed by moving a single pawn from one square to another.

In the final chapters, Tiviakov discusses how to play cramped and passive positions, how to play for a win with Black and how to choose your strategy, based on the opponent's style and other psychological factors.

Illustrated with examples from classic games and from his own games, and supported by instructive exercises, Volume Two of Rock Solid Chess offers invaluable and unique instruction on topics not covered in traditional textbooks. These strategy lessons will significantly improve your chess and are suitable for all readers, from club players to grandmasters.

Sergei Tiviakov is a grandmaster, Olympic gold medalist, three-time Dutch Champion and European Champion.
Yulia Gokbulut is a FIDE Women’s Master, chess author and sports writer from Turkey.

256 pages, paperback, 1st edition 2024