300 Most Important Chess Positions
302 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2018
A great little book of understanding the most important chess positions in the opening of a game, the middle game and the endgame. It cuts to the chase on the most useful positions at all those stages. Perfect for players who want to reach a higher level but don’t have time to sit for hours and hours each week in less productive study.
Divided into three sections, it comprises section 1, The 50 Most Important Openings (covering 50 openings), section 2. The 150 Most important Middle Game Positions and section 3. The 100 Most important Endgame Positions. For example, the Endgame section has chapters on pawn endings, knightt endings, etc. The Middle game chapters are arranged by positional themes.
Each numbered position can be seen as a test yourself quiz (with answers given below the diagrams) to help cement positional understanding. Since it is advisable to repeat the positions from time to time this book can be your life-long companion, enabling you to dramatically increase your positional chess understanding.
An essential strategy book by a Swedish International Master.
013 Part 1: 150 most important positions in the Opening and the Middlegame
013 1-30: Development of the Pieces
033 31-64: Exchange of Material
061 65-108: Manoeuvring
105 109-130: Pawn-Play and the Centre
122 131-147: Play on the Wings
135 148-150: Psychological and Pragmatic Moves
139 Part 2: 150 most important positions in the Ending