How to Play Equal Positions
228 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2020
The purpose of this book is to shed some light on the underlying principles that govern “boring” chess positions, bordering on equality. Such positions have gradually become the main dish of nowadays’ chess menu because people have increased their level, their stamina, their desire to grind down wins out of nothing.
The author proposes a clear streamlined method of thinking in dry equal positions without long-term plans. It is based mostly on correct evaluation and categorization of the position, and on move by move play.
The book is not for novices, it assumes that the readers have mastered the basics already and wish to make the next step in their chess development.
027 Calculated risk 27
052 Dealing with the slogan “It is better to play with a wrong plan than no plan whatsoever&rdquo
079 Plain-plan vs no-plan situations
094 "Attack is the best defence” syndrome
177 Long-term Assets
227 Game Index