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Elements of Positional Evaluation

How Chess Pieces Get their Power

141 Seiten, kartoniert, Chess Enterprises, 3. Auflage 1999, Erstauflage 1990

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This book is a true rarity, one with original insight into the authentic principles of the ancient game of chess. There have been more books written on chess than any other game. Most are merely a synthesis of previously known ideas. In this work, Master Dan Heisman has condensed his lifelong study of the real elements of chess analysis into a manual designed to impart understanding how to analyze chess positions. This book reveals the errors in theory which lead players to make improper decisions, particularly those which rely upon traditional "chess maxims". This book is essential reading for every serious player, but especially crucial for those who teach chess. The reader will come away with a much better understanding of the real elements of strengths and weaknesses on the chess board. This third edition has been revised to make it even easier to absorb the concepts and apply them to your game.

Elements of Positional Evaluation: How Chess Pieces Get Their Power is an attempt to provide an entirely new perspective on chess evaluation theory. Much of the proposed theory has been derived from the author's experience as a chess teacher. The theory should provide new insights into chess annotation, teaching, and quiescent position evaluation for chess computer algorithms.
There are two main tasks: to show deficiencies in the current evaluation chess theory and to propose a better, more exception-free theory. I hope Elements of Positional Evaluation accomplishes these in a manner that is educational, instructive, correct and, even in some cases, entertaining.
I wish to thank Richard Pariseau, Jerry Kolker, and Donald Byrne for giving me an open chess mind and contributing greatly to giving me a feel for the game. Thanks to Grandmasters Steinitz, Tarrasch, Ninzovitch, Alekhine, Botvinnik, and Euwe, whose works and games have contributed so much to the development of current evaluation theory. I also thank Steve Wexler for his suggestions on the preparation of the manuscript. Finally, an acknowledgment is due to GM Larry Evans, whose book New Ideas in Chess most closely of all foreshadowed the needed "scientific revolution" - a bloodless one which we will commence immediately in the Introduction.

Dan Heisman, November 1990
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EAN 0945470770
Gewicht 200 g
Hersteller Chess Enterprises
Breite 13,7 cm
Höhe 21,5 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 1999
Autor Dan Heisman
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 3
ISBN-10 0945470770
Jahr der Erstauflage 1990
Seiten 141
Einband kartoniert
i Preface and Dedication
001 Introduction
007 Chapter 1: The Background of Positional Knowledge
007 1.1 Definitions
008 1.2 The History of Positional Theory
015 1.3 Current Positional Theory
027 1.4 Inadequacies of Current Theory
033 Chapter 2: The Real Elements
033 2.1 Introduction to the Real Elements
034 2.2 Mobility
039 2.3 Flexibility
040 2.4 Vulnerability
042 2.5 Center Control
046 2.6 Piece Coordination
046 2.7 Time
049 2.8 Speed
050 2.9 Summary
051 Chapter 3: Pseudo-Elements
051 3.1 Introduction
051 3.2 Material
053 3.3 Space
054 3.4 King-Safety
055 3.5 Development
059 3.6 Summary
060 Chapter 4: The Pieces in Relation to the Elements
060 4.1 Introduction
060 4.2 Mobility
069 4.3 The Knight
073 4.4 The Bishop
082 4.5 The Rook
087 4.6 The Queen