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helenlupset 75 ( +1 | -1 )
Learning strategy I was wandering if anybody knows any good ways to learn strategic, positional chess. I tend to
win most of my games coming from what feels like a poor position but my tactical skills often
make me win the important exchanges and therefore the match, However I feel that when I play
against better players they will take advantage of there superior positions. Unlike books
devoted to tactics, most of the books ive read on positional play have been too long winded to
hold my attention but it is an aspect of my game I really must improve. So if anybody knows
any ways to learn this without boring myself to death I would love to hear them.
kewms 51 ( +1 | -1 )
In some ways, positional chess *is* boring, at least compared to spectacular mating attacks. Refusing to learn it for that reason is sort of like refusing to study grammar when learning a foreign language: it's a necessary foundation that you ignore at your own risk.

Still, some books are more interesting than others. I can recommend Jeremy Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess" as a very approachable book that still covers the important stuff.

Katherine
coyotefan 22 ( +1 | -1 )
GM chess is very strategic I would advise playing over GM games who use your favorite openings. Make one move at a time and analyze why each move was played. If you can find some well anotated games that is a bonus.
chuckventimiglia 16 ( +1 | -1 )
John Nunn's book....... "Understanding Chess Move By Move". He goes over GM games
and explains each and every move. A very well done book.

Chuck
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ironbutterfly 13 ( +1 | -1 )
learning strategy I recommend both of the above books highly. Also very good is Suetin's "Three Steps to Chess Mastery."
daverundle 17 ( +1 | -1 )
You could do worse than read yelena dembo's 2 books easy to understand some different ideas from a very strong woman player.
helenlupset 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks everyone Cheers people, I shall try to locate your suggested literature, thanks
johnrowell 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Another One I enjoyed reading "Simple Chess" by Michael Stean. It's a very slim book but gets across most of the important strategies you need to know about.
stendhar 37 ( +1 | -1 )
Suba's book Dynamic chess strategy. It's a few years old, so some lines may be out of date, but as a learning tool it should be still be very effective. The one that I used at the time and found very helpful in understanding chess startegy was Karpov and Mazukevitchi's book on middle game, it is quite elaborate and there are some pretty decent weapons hidden amongst it's pages.