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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 - Irving Chernev
2003 Batsford Chess Logical Chess - Move By Move-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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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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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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Test Your Chess Skills: Practical Decisions In Critical Moments - Sarhan Guliev, Logman Guliev
2018 New In Chess Test Your Chess Skills: Practical Decisions In Critical Moments-Sarhan Guliev Logman Guliev

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300 Most Important Chess Positions (batsford Chess) - Thomas Engqvist
2019 Batsford 300 Most Important Chess Positions (batsford Chess)-Thomas Engqvist

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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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Chess Fundamentals - Jose Capablanca
2018 SDE Publishing Chess Fundamentals-Jose Capablanca

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Better Thinking, Better Chess: How A Grandmaster Finds His Moves - Joel Benjamin
2018 New In Chess Better Thinking, Better Chess: How A Grandmaster Finds His Moves-Joel Benjamin

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

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The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies For Staying Ahead Of The Game - James Eade, Al Lawrence
2015 B.E.S. Publishing The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies For Staying Ahead Of The Game-James Eade Al Lawrence

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

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Under The Surface - Jan Markos
2018 Quality Chess Under The Surface-Jan Markos

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

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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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- International Master Arthur Van De Oudeweetering
2018 New In Chess -International Master Arthur Van De Oudeweetering

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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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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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John Nunn's Chess Course - John Nunn
2014 Gambit Publications John Nunn's Chess Course-John Nunn

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My System: 21st Century Edition - Aron Nimzowitsch, Lou Hays
0000 Hays Pub My System: 21st Century Edition-Aron Nimzowitsch Lou Hays

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Questions Of Modern Chess Theory: A Soviet Classic (chess Classics) - Isaac Lipnitsky
2008 Quality Chess UK LLP Questions Of Modern Chess Theory: A Soviet Classic (chess Classics)-Isaac Lipnitsky

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The Fastest Way To Improve At Chess: A Thinking System To Find Better Moves - James Demery
2018 Independently The Fastest Way To Improve At Chess: A Thinking System To Find Better Moves-James Demery

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Chess: Beginners & Intermediate; Openings, Strategies & Endgames (puzzle Power) - Hugh Patterson
2018 Flame Tree 451 Chess: Beginners & Intermediate; Openings, Strategies & Endgames (puzzle Power)-Hugh Patterson

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Improve Your Practical Play In The Middlegame - Alexey Dreev
2018 Thinkers Publishing Improve Your Practical Play In The Middlegame-Alexey Dreev

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Chess Words Of Wisdom: The Principles, Methods And Essential Knowledge Of Chess - Mike Henebry
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Chess Words Of Wisdom: The Principles, Methods And Essential Knowledge Of Chess-Mike Henebry

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Judgment And Planning In Chess - Dr. Max Euwe
2011 Ishi Press Judgment And Planning In Chess-Dr. Max Euwe

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

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Complete Chess Strategy 2: Principles Of Pawn Play And The Center - Ludek Pachman
2012 Ishi Press Complete Chess Strategy 2: Principles Of Pawn Play And The Center-Ludek Pachman

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

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

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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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Build Up Your Chess With Artur Yusupov: The Fundamentals (yusupov's Chess School) - Artur Yusupov
2008 Quality Chess UK LLP Build Up Your Chess With Artur Yusupov: 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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Applying Logic In Chess - Erik Kislik
2018 Gambit Publications Applying Logic In Chess-Erik Kislik

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The Most Instructive Games Of Chess Ever Played - Irving Chernev
2014 Batsford The Most Instructive Games Of Chess Ever Played-Irving Chernev

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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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Excelling At Technical Chess: Learn To Identify And Exploit Small Advantages - Jacob Aagaard
2004 Everyman Chess Excelling At Technical Chess: Learn To Identify And Exploit Small Advantages-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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Chess Fundamentals (algebraic) - Jose Raul Capablanca
1994 Everyman Chess Chess Fundamentals (algebraic)-Jose Raul Capablanca

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Small Steps To Giant Improvement: Master Pawn Play In Chess - Sam Shankland
2018 Quality Chess Small Steps To Giant Improvement: Master Pawn Play In Chess-Sam Shankland

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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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Secrets Of Chess Training: School Of Future Chess Champions 1 (progress In Chess) - Mark Dvoretsky, Artur Yusupov
2006 Edition Olms Secrets Of Chess Training: School Of Future Chess Champions 1 (progress In Chess)-Mark Dvoretsky Artur Yusupov

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Modern Ideas In Chess, 21st Century Edition - Richard Reti
2010 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Modern Ideas In Chess, 21st Century Edition-Richard Reti

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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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