Senin, 11 Juni 2012

Elements of Chess Strategy – Alexei Kosikov


Preface
Symbols

Introduction

1
Devising a Plan in a Game of Chess

Elements of Chess Strategy

Prophylactic Thinking and Anticipation of Events

The Principle of Two Weaknesses

Manoeuvring

The Principle of the ‘Worst’ Piece

Answers to Exercises for Chapter 1


2
‘STOPS’ - A System of Self-Discipline in Chess

Answer to Exercise for Chapter 2


3
The Advantage of the Bishop-Pair

Bishop or Knight?

Bishop Stronger than Knight

Knight Stronger than Bishop

Two Bishops in the Middlegame

Two Bishops in the Middlegame: Associated Factors

The ‘Advantage of the Knight-Pair'

The Problem of Exchanging

Two Bishops in the Endgame

Two Bishops against Two Knights in the Endgame

Methods of Combating the Two Bishops in the Endgame

Transformation of the Advantage

The Passed Pawn

The Bishop-Pair in the Endgame – How Much is it Worth?

The ‘Best Odds’ Principle

Answers to Exercises for Chapter 3


4
Warning – Trap Ahead!

Answers to Exercises for Chapter 4


5
Opposite Bishops in the Middlegame

Bishop Power

The Initiative

Attacking the King

Attacking the King with Minimal Material

Open File and Passed Pawn

Prophylaxis

Piece Coordination

Defence

The Pawn-Structure

Answers to Exercises for Chapter 5


Index of Players

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