Now only £5 ! Elements of Chess Strategy by Alexei Kosikov

Elements of Chess Strategy by Alexei Kosikov
A concise guide to goal-orientated chess thinking
Forming a plan is the most important goal of logical chess thought. Without a good plan, we are reduced to tactical opportunism, rather than harnessing the power of our pieces to achieve specific tasks and make methodical progress towards victory.

However, few chess-players – even those fortunate enough to have a trainer – develop a disciplined approach to planning. In this book, one of the world’s leading chess teachers provides step-by-step guidelines for identifying the features of a position onto which our strategy should be latched. He adopts a thoroughly modern approach, recognizing that the opponent will have his own plans and be attempting to disrupt ours. The effectiveness of Kosikov’s methods – in particular the STEPS algorithm – is shown by his pupils’ over-the-board proficiency.

Having presented the basics of orderly strategic thinking, Kosikov shows them at work in a variety of middlegame and endgame situations, especially the strategic minefield of minor-piece play. Examples are taken from both classic games and modern grandmaster play, together with instructive moments from games by the author’s pupils.

Alexei Kosikov is a chess master from Ukraine who has enjoyed an illustrious career as a chess trainer. He has nurtured a vast array of chess talents, including nine who have achieved grandmaster titles, perhaps most notably Vladimir Baklan and Dmitry Komarov. He has written extensively about chess – and combinations in particular – and was a frequent lecturer at the Yusupov/Dvoretsky elite chess school, to whose training manuals he also contributed.

Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

ISBN (13 digits): 978-1-906454-24-1, Paperback, 160 pages, Gambit publications

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  1. Patrick Fuller
    24th May 2018 at 10:48 pm — Reply

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    • 25th May 2018 at 2:49 pm — Reply

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