Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: Chess Strategy - Edward Lasker

Finally I made time to read the book "Chess Strategy" by Edward Lasker.

The approach used is very different from other books I've read on the subject: rather than introduce individual strategic concepts/motives and let the reader weave them together, this book takes a holistic, common-sense approach to the opening, end-game and middle-game plans. Everything is reduced to common-sense, which makes understanding and remembering concepts that much easier (bye-bye to rote memorization of moves/variations).

That's about half the book. The other half includes around 50 annotated games bearing references to the concepts discussed earlier, explaining why a move was good/bad (again based on common-sense).

The book uses descriptive notation, but it is quite easy to follow. I found this work simply awesome!

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