Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions by Lars Bo Hansen

Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions

byLars Bo Hansen

Paperback | August 25, 2009

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"If you want to reach the heights, you should study the entire history of chess. I can''t give any clear logical explanation for it, but I think it is absolutely essential to soak up the whole of chess history." - VLADIMIR KRAMNIK

In this book Lars Bo Hansen shows how chess understanding has evolved and explains how and why a study of the great champions of the past and present will significantly improve your chess. Although modern chess is a highly concrete game where calculation is paramount and principles often appear to take a back seat, Hansen argues that the principles have become implicit at top level: "you cannot win games only by following Steinitz''s or Nimzowitsch''s principles, but you will certainly lose games if you don''t know these principles!"

Hansen shows that pattern recognition - one of the most vital aspects of chess mastery - is built up highly effectively by studying historic games, and cites many examples which will immediately form part of your armoury. Building upon the structure of his acclaimed work How Chess Games are Won and Lost, Hansen also argues that the transitions opening-to-middlegame and middlegame-to-endgame are best understood by studying the games of the great champions.

Throughout the book, the emphasis is firmly on improving your chess, and equipping you to improve your chess further by studying on your own. At the same time, you will enjoy a feast of the most instructive chess games of all time - both classical and modern. The final chapter discusses the future development of chess style.

Lars Bo Hansen is a well-known grandmaster from Denmark. He has won the Danish Championship on two occasions, and represented his country in four olympiads, winning a bronze medal for his individual performance in 1990. His many tournament victories include first prize in the strong Copenhagen Open in both 1997 and 2000. Away from the...
Title:Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the ChampionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.8 X 6.8 X 0.57 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9.8 X 6.8 X 0.57 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:Gambit Publications, LTDLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1906454124

ISBN - 13:9781906454128

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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