Mastering chess strategy is a matter of constant practice and analysis.
Many good books have been written on this subject and almost all important
(or even less important) strategic assets have been examined in great
depth. But there is still enough room in the endless variety of the game
of chess for an attempt to classify various themes and a proper
description of mechanisms and ways of handling specific types of position.
This DVD, called ‘Mastering Strategy’, tries to cover important aspects of
this field and to help you to assimilate knowledge and understand in depth
the proper handling of strategy in certain cases. We will examine how to
exploit the important f5-square, how to make the most of your own
apparently useless isolani, how to handle positions with a pawnless
queenside, the handling of the a7 outpost, how to increase small
advantages and finally how to handle the weak d5-square. As James Whitaker
has mentioned, ‘The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The
person who knows ‘why’ will always be the boss’. Video running time: 4
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