Secrets of Positional Chess by Marovic DrazenSecrets of Positional Chess by Marovic Drazen

Secrets of Positional Chess

byMarovic Drazen

Paperback | August 1, 2003

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How can one determine if a piece is weak or strong? Or if a square is weak or strong? These are the principal questions that grandmaster and trainer Drazen Marovic addresses in this important book.

By discussing carefully chosen games and positions, Marovic explains how to recognize good and bad features of positions, and how to make use of one’s advantages and exploit the opponent’s weaknesses. Themes that crop up repeatedly include ‘weaknesses’ that are unexploitable (and therefore are not weaknesses at all), surrendering certain squares in order to gain more important squares, and material sacrifices to exploit major weaknesses.

* Strength and weakness on files and diagonals
* Vulnerabilities on the first and second ranks
* Static weakness and attack
* Characteristics of the pieces
* Outposts
Drazen Marovic is a grandmaster from Croatia, who has won medals as both player and trainer for various national teams. His pupils include Bojan Kurajica, World Under-20 Champion in 1965, and Al Modiahki of Qatar, the first Arabian grandmaster. Marovic has a wealth of experience as a writer, editor and television commentator on chess...
Title:Secrets of Positional ChessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 6.75 × 0.7 inPublished:August 1, 2003Publisher:Gambit Publications, LTDLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1901983730

ISBN - 13:9781901983739