Zlotnik's Middlegame Manual
400 Seiten, kartoniert, New in Chess, 1. Auflage 2020
If you want to improve your middlegame play, you will have to develop a FEEL for positions.
That’s what Boris Zlotnik has been stressing during his long and rich trainer’s career. Clicking through concrete variations (a popular pastime in the computer era) is not enough. To guide your thinking during a game you should be able to fall back on a reservoir of typical ideas and methods.
That is exactly what this book offers you: Zlotnik’s legendary study material about the middlegame, modernized, greatly extended and published in the English language for the first time.
As you familiarize yourself with the most important strategic ideas and manoeuvres in important basic opening structures, you will need less time to discover the clues in middlegame positions. You will find it so much easier to steer your game in the right direction after the opening has ended.
Zlotnik’s Middlegame Manual is accessible to a wide range of post-beginners and club players. It is your passport to a body of instructive material of unparalleled quality, collected during a lifetime of training and coaching chess.
A large collection of exercises, carefully chosen and didactically tuned, will help you drill what you have learned. With a foreword by Fabiano Caruana.
Boris Zlotnik is an International Master from Russia and a prominent chess trainer. For many years he was the director of the legendary Chess Department of the INEF College in Moscow. In 1993 he emigrated to Spain. One of his most successful pupils is Fabiano Caruana, who in 2004, as a 12-year-old, moved to Madrid with his entire family to live near his trainer.
007 Foreword by Fabiano Caruana
013 Part I Typical structures in the middlegame
014 Chapter 1 - The isolated queen's pawn
076 Chapter 2 - the Carlsbad structure
135 Chapter 3 - Symmetrical pawn structures
189 Part II Typical methods of play
190 Chapter 4 - Restricted mobility in the King's Indian Defence
238 Chapter 5 - Should we exchange the fianchettoed bishop (EFB)?
284 Chapter 6 - The d5-square in the Sicilian
319 Part III Exercises and solutions
320 Chapter 7 - Exercises
347 Chapter 8 - Solutions
396 Index of players