These three books are ideal for keen club players who want to improve and are seeking to better their understanding of the three key stages of a chess game: the opening, when the battle lines are drawn; the middlegame, when the armies commence hand to hand combat; and the endgame, when theoretical knowledge can make the difference between winning and losing. All three books are written in a user-friendly style with plenty of notes, tips, and warnings to illustrate key points. The authors are experienced at writing for players on all levels and are noted for their ability to explain ideas in a clear and straightforward fashion. These books are particularly useful for those players who honed their skills with the earlier books Improve Your Opening Play, Improve Your Middlegame Play and Improve Your Endgame Play:
-- A revolutionary layout that helps readers absorb the key ideas
-- Emphasis placed on the application of simple principles
-- Numerous exercises enable readers to gauge their progress
The middlegame can prove to be a minefield for many players, throwing up numerous difficult questions. Is this a good time to get active or should I consolidate my position? Should I have a long think in this position, or save time for later? Are desperate measures called for or should I just try to defend solidly? In Mastering the Middlegame, International master Angus Dunnington answers these and other questions that frequently baffle players of all levels. * Explains how strong players approach tactical and positional play * Numerous test positions enables readers to guage their progress * Revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas
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