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What is chess strategy? Strategy is best described as conceptual planning, recognizing positional motives and developing long term plans to improve. Whether you consider yourself an attacking or a more positional player, strategy is a major factor in every game, on all levels. The opening has ended, and some characteristics emerge on the board. What are the basic principles? What can be considered as bad en good pieces, and what could be said about the pawn structures? What general ideas, motives and patterns apply to the position? Long story short: what is the right plan? Books on chess strategy are available for all levels and different type off players. Off course there are the classics - still great learning material - by non others than Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch, Max Euwe, Emanuel Lasker and Jose Raul Capablanca. Other books on strategy - one could call modern classics -are written by e.g. Mark Dvoretsky, Irving Chernev, Mikhail Shereshevsky, Jeremy Silman, Herman Grooten, John Nunn, Artur Yusupov, Carsten Hansen, Jacob Aagaard, Andrew Soltis and Yasser Seirawan. 'Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.' This was a quote of Sun Tzu, who was a Chinese general in ancient times. However, this very well could apply to the game of chess. Off course the two - strategy and tactics - don't go without each other. It's the combination of the two that gives chess his typical beauty. But strategy - a plan to improve without letting your opponent do the same -certainly makes the game unique. On top of that, it's key for the level of success of every chess player.



The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Middlegame Structures And Dynamics (volume 2) - Konstantin Sakaev, Konstantin Landa
2017 New In Chess The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Middlegame Structures And Dynamics (volume 2)-Konstantin Sakaev Konstantin Landa

This book is mainly for serious chess coaches who want to take their talented pupil to the next level, but can also be studied by adults of almost all strengths. The Russian School of Chess has it’s reputation, and for most parts that’s a rather good one. Themes such as concentration, psychology and physical condition get their well deserved amount of attention. You’ll also find references to other classics and tips on certain chess authors, as well as how and how much it’s advisable to study.
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Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition - Irving Chernev
2003 Batsford Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition-Irving Chernev

This book is for those who might consider themselves still beginners, but are very passionate about the game and want to improve while enjoying the beauty of chess. In Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition one might say a new world opens for beginning players. The book has a simple, but effective content: Irving Chervnev dives into 33 great, classical games and explains move by move what’s happening on the board. The eye for detail makes this a book a real classic.
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The Shereshevsky Method To Improve In Chess: From Club Player To Master - Mikhail Shereshevsky
2018 New In Chess The Shereshevsky Method To Improve In Chess: From Club Player To Master-Mikhail Shereshevsky

This book is for advanced and expert players who want to work seriously on improving their chess. Mikhail Shereshevsky has ideas about all facets of the game, from opening till endgame. In the start of the book he combines two of his earlier works: The Soviet Chess Conveyer and Endgame Strategy. He dives deep into e.g. the advantages of 1. e4 and 1. d4 and how to play (against) somewhat off beat openings.
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Applying Logic In Chess - Erik Kislik
2018 Gambit Publications Applying Logic In Chess-Erik Kislik

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How To Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances - Jeremy Silman
2010 Siles Press How To Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances-Jeremy Silman

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Complete Book Of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques From A To Z - Jeremy Silman
1998 Siles Pr Complete Book Of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques From A To Z-Jeremy Silman

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The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery - Jeremy Silman
1999 Siles Pr The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery-Jeremy Silman

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Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition: Key Moves And Motifs In The Middlegame - International Master Arthur Van De Oudeweetering
2014 New In Chess,Csi Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition: Key Moves And Motifs In The Middlegame-International Master Arthur Van De Oudeweetering

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Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide To Chess: Basic To Advanced Strategies With America's Foremost Chess Instructor - Bruce Pandolfini
2003 Simon & Schuster Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide To Chess: Basic To Advanced Strategies With America's Foremost Chess Instructor-Bruce Pandolfini

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The Art Of The Middle Game (dover Chess) - Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov
1989 Dover Publications The Art Of The Middle Game (dover Chess)-Paul Keres Alexander Kotov

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Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes - Mark Dvoretsky
2018 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes-Mark Dvoretsky

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Pawn Structure Chess - Andrew Soltis
2013 Batsford Pawn Structure Chess-Andrew Soltis

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Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence - Jacob Aagaard
2014 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence-Jacob Aagaard

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Understanding Chess Middlegames - John Nunn
2012 Gambit Publications Understanding Chess Middlegames-John Nunn

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Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation - Jacob Aagaard
2013 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation-Jacob Aagaard

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Capablanca: A Primer Of Checkmate - Frisco Del Rosario
2010 Mongoose Press Capablanca: A Primer Of Checkmate-Frisco Del Rosario

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Strategic Chess Exercises: Find The Right Way To Outplay Your Opponent - Emmanuel Bricard
2018 New In Chess Strategic Chess Exercises: Find The Right Way To Outplay Your Opponent-Emmanuel Bricard

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Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures From The All-russian School Of Grandmasters - Alexander Panchenko
2016 New In Chess Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures From The All-russian School Of Grandmasters-Alexander Panchenko

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Winning Chess Brilliancies (winning Chess - Everyman Chess) - Yasser Seirawan
2003 Everyman Chess Winning Chess Brilliancies (winning Chess - Everyman Chess)-Yasser Seirawan

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Chess Strategy For Club Players: The Road To Positional Advantage (new In Chess) - Herman Grooten
2017 New In Chess,Csi Chess Strategy For Club Players: The Road To Positional Advantage (new In Chess)-Herman Grooten

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The Study Of Games - Elliott M Avedon, Brian Sutton-smith
2015 Ishi Press The Study Of Games-Elliott M Avedon Brian Sutton-smith

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The Game Of Chess (dover Chess) - Siegbert Tarrasch
2011 Dover Publications The Game Of Chess (dover Chess)-Siegbert Tarrasch

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Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking - Mark Dvoretsky
2015 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking-Mark Dvoretsky

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Understanding Chess Move By Move - John Nunn
2001 Gambit Publications Understanding Chess Move By Move-John Nunn

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Improve Your Chess Now - Jon Tisdall
1997 Everyman Chess Improve Your Chess Now-Jon Tisdall

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Maneuvering: The Art Of Piece Play - Mark Dvoretsky
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Maneuvering: The Art Of Piece Play-Mark Dvoretsky

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Build Up Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals (yusupov's Chess School) - Artur Yusupov
2008 Quality Chess Build Up Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals (yusupov's Chess School)-Artur Yusupov

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Secrets Of The Russian Chess Masters: Fundamentals Of The Game (vol. 1) - Lev Alburt, Larry Parr
2003 W. W. Norton & Company Secrets Of The Russian Chess Masters: Fundamentals Of The Game (vol. 1)-Lev Alburt Larry Parr

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Positional Decision Making In Chess - Boris Gelfand
2016 Quality Chess Positional Decision Making In Chess-Boris Gelfand

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What It Takes To Become A Grandmaster - Andrew Soltis
2016 Batsford What It Takes To Become A Grandmaster-Andrew Soltis

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Playing To Win: Becoming The Champion - David Sirlin
2006 Lulu.com Playing To Win: Becoming The Champion-David Sirlin

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The Middlegame, Book 2: Dynamic & Subjective Features (algebraic Edition) (bk. 2) - M. Euwe, H. Kramer
1994 Hays Pub The Middlegame, Book 2: Dynamic & Subjective Features (algebraic Edition) (bk. 2)-M. Euwe H. Kramer

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Chess: Strategies, Tactics, And Openings To Dominate Your Opponent - Michael Phillips
2016 Independent Chess: Strategies, Tactics, And Openings To Dominate Your Opponent-Michael Phillips

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Winning Chess Strategies (winning Chess - Everyman Chess) - Yasser Seirawan
2005 Everyman Chess Winning Chess Strategies (winning Chess - Everyman Chess)-Yasser Seirawan

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Chess Evolution 3: Mastery (yusupov's Chess School) - Artur Yusupov
2013 Quality Chess Chess Evolution 3: Mastery (yusupov's Chess School)-Artur Yusupov

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Play Winning Chess - Yasser Seirawan
2003 Everyman Chess Play Winning Chess-Yasser Seirawan

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Pawn Power In Chess (dover Chess) - Hans Kmoch
1990 Dover Publications Pawn Power In Chess (dover Chess)-Hans Kmoch

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Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide - Mauricio Flores Rios
2015 Quality Chess Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide-Mauricio Flores Rios

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The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Opening And Middlegame - Konstantin Sakaev, Kostantin Landa
2017 New In Chess,Csi The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Opening And Middlegame-Konstantin Sakaev Kostantin Landa

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Chess Thinking: The Visual Dictionary Of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies And Concepts (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1995 Touchstone Chess Thinking: The Visual Dictionary Of Chess Moves, Rules, Strategies And Concepts (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play - Jacob Aagaard
2013 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play-Jacob Aagaard

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My System & Chess Praxis: His Landmark Classics In One Edition - Aron Nimzowitsch
2016 New In Chess,Csi My System & Chess Praxis: His Landmark Classics In One Edition-Aron Nimzowitsch

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Chess From Morphy To Botvinnik: A Century Of Chess Evolution - Imre König
2008 Ishi Press Chess From Morphy To Botvinnik: A Century Of Chess Evolution-Imre König

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The Secret Of Chess - Lyudmil Tsvetkov
2017 Independently The Secret Of Chess-Lyudmil Tsvetkov

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World’s Most Instructive Amateur Game Book - Dan Heisman
2012 Mongoose Press World’s Most Instructive Amateur Game Book-Dan Heisman

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Python Strategy (chess Classics) - Tigran Petrosian
2015 Quality Chess Python Strategy (chess Classics)-Tigran Petrosian

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The Soviet Chess Primer (chess Classics) - Ilya Maizelis
2015 Quality Chess The Soviet Chess Primer (chess Classics)-Ilya Maizelis

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Boost Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals (yusupov's Chess School) - Artur Yusupov
2010 Quality Chess Boost Your Chess 1: The Fundamentals (yusupov's Chess School)-Artur Yusupov

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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside The Box - Jacob Aagaard
2018 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside The Box-Jacob Aagaard

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Chess Calculation Training Volume 3: Legendary Games - Romain Edouard
2018 Thinkers Publishing Chess Calculation Training Volume 3: Legendary Games-Romain Edouard

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