Ep. 60: Review of "The Complete Book of Chess Strategy," the Best All-In-One Reference Book for Improvers
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This episode is a review of The Complete Book of Chess Strategy (Amazon) by IM Jeremy Silman. This is an excellent all-in-one reference book for improvers and club players, covering all phases of the game as well as practical matters (blunders, time pressure, chess psychology, etc.).  Neal shares his thoughts on how the concepts in this book apply to the amateur tournament scene. Talking points include the following: The "cat and mouse" techniqueOpening principles and the correct way to develop your piecesUnderstanding the imbalances of a positionPawn structuresMiddlegame basicsThe minority attackThe battle of the minor piecesAre the Lucena and Philidor endgame positions really a priority for most improvers?The reality of most endgames at  club-level tournamentsDraw offersHave a question or topic for consideration in a future episode? E-mail us at [email protected]. Our links: WebsiteTwitterYouTubeFacebookE-mail: [email protected] Chess Angle is sponsored by Chessable. Check out a list of our favorite courses! The Amazon links above are affiliate links which earn us a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you.
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