Chess has very strict, but also fairlysimple, rules: rapid development,control of the center with pawns orpieces, timely castling and defenseof the king, the creation of variousweaknesses in the opponent’s position,attacking those weaknesses,and control of open lines. Atthe same time a player shouldn’tget his queen stuck in the enemycamp, or ruin his own pawn structure.Those who know these ruleswill succeed.
It is necessary for a chess player toknow opening and endgame theory,standard combinations and motifs,as well as pawn structures andmany other things. A lot of the topicslisted demand a very straightforwardtype of thinking or approach.However it also happens that chessplayers oft en discover significant resourceswhich formally exist outsidethe typical rules of chess. Th ose whoknow how to break all the rules andwork around those specific guidelinesreach the very top. Currently,when thousands of chess booksdissect the same standard ideas ingreat detail, let us remember thatfirst there were those who originallydiscovered them, implementedthem, and made them standard,as well as those who broke the rulesand created completely new ones.
ISBN: 9789492510518, Paperback, 278 pages, Thinkers Publishing
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