Journal of Positional Chess Ideas: Winning Long Games

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This book is for intermediate tournament chess players wanting to raise the level of their positional play. Superior positional play triumphs over an opponent who makes no tactical blunders which requires incrementally accumulating positional advantages in the opening, middle game, and endgame.
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  • By samuel dale mclemore
    Jan 27, 2015
    The Journal of Positional Chess Ideas: Winning Long Games by Scott Elliott is a highly original and stimulating book. It presents and analyzes ten games that Elliott played against the powerful chess program Fritz 13, and should be most useful to the many class-level players who have reached a plateau and have not been able to find a way to move up to the next level. Elliott learned that Fritz 13’s tactical skill is so great that most of his games against Fritz were lost for tactical reasons; so the author kept a journal of ideas that he hoped might help him learn how to win against the computer program. By testing the ideas in his journal, Elliott discovered that the best way to win was through superior positional play. Along with that discovery, he developed a technique to test and formulate principles of positional play that enabled him to beat Fritz 13. Elliott’s personal goal was to learn how to win with White and at least to draw with Black. This book presents the positional... More > principles that Elliott formulated in his quest to beat Fritz 13; and the technique he used to develop the principles is described in the commendably candid introduction to the book. The many principles given in this book should be quite sufficient for the purposes of most class-level players; but Elliott’s technique can be adopted or modified by any reader who seeks more. Each of the ten games in the book contains several clearly-stated principles of positional play. The reader’s understanding of the principles is furthered through the spacing of frequent diagrams. A diagram is given, on the average, every five moves or so. One advantage of this generous use of diagrams for the class-level player is that it greatly facilitates reading the book. Masters have little trouble holding in mind the sequence of moves in a game and the changing patterns that occur between widely-spaced diagrams; but most class-level players must set up a chess board to follow a game—especially a long game. Despite this book’s intentional focus on positional ideas, those who read it will take a journey through ten entire games, with all of each game’s twists and turns. This process will expose the reader to every phase of chess play and surely will suggest many ways to improve one’s play in all phases of the game. S.D. McLemore< Less
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November 21, 2014
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