The Essence of Chess Strategy – Vol. 1
528 Seiten, kartoniert, Thinkers Publishing, 1. Auflage 2022
I have known Boroljub since the childhood. When I think of him, the first word that comes to my mind is PASSION. Be it chess or football, Dunst Opening or Nimzovich Defense, he always seemed to be able to reach hights due to his devotion and dedication to whatever he was currently busy with. It doesn’t surprise that this finally results in encyclopedic knowledge of whatever area he chooses to focus on. I will mention an interesting episode.
At some point in his life, Boroljub developed an affection for game shows. It didn’t take too long before he became a TV celebrity, giving correct answers to incredibly difficult questions in super diverse areas. I vividly remember almost falling off my chair while I was watching him in “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire“, thinking, how can this guy know EVERYTHING?? Quiz producers simple stop inviting him under the threat of bancrupcy! When he started teaching, he continued doing it with the same enthusiasm. This sentiment can be felt throughout the book, and together with great material, it gives the reader that little extra something, that can’t be described by words, but only felt.
I really hope that you will enjoy the book, and I recommend you to read through the chapter about the Bad Pieces attentively, it will bring you quite a few points in the future!
GM Solak Dragan, 2022.
004 Key to Symbols
009 Chapter 1 - The Center
073 Chapter 2 - The Position of the King
109 Chapter 3 - Bishop Versus Knight
193 Chapter 4 - The Bishop Pair
261 Chapter 5 - The "Bad" Pieces
307 Chapter 6 - The "Good" Pieces
361 Chapter 7 - How to Use Files
405 Chapter 8 - The Space Advantage
453 Chapter 9 - Activity, Harmony and Initiative
523 Index of Games