Chess Bootcamp: Beyond the Basics
352 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2022
Benjamin Katz is a renowned chess coach with over 20 years experience coaching students of all ability levels throughout the United States. He has helped numerous students improve and achieve chess success.
This book details the training program he has developed based on this extensive experience. It cultivates the core skill set required to advance beyond the basics in chess. Included are key strategies, basic endgame positions and techniques, information on what to do when you’re stuck, how to convert an advantage, and a high-level opening repertoire for both black and white.
There are also numerous practical exercises that utilize a combination of recent examples from the games of Benjamin’s students, as well as games played by the top players in the world, both contemporary and from the game’s history.
003 About the Author
010 1) Four Fundamental Endgame Themes
054 2) Basic Tactics
103 3) Blunders
125 4) How to Win in the Endgame When You’re Up Material
148 5) Defense
176 6) Chess Strategy Fundamentals: Pawn Structures
195 7) Fun Chess
223 8) Middlegame Strategy
255 9) An Opening Repertoire for White
310 10) An Opening Repertoire for Black