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Winning Chess Strategies

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A complete overview of proven chess principles that teaches players how to deploy their pieces using the right moves at the right time to build small advantages into effective, long range strategies.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Everyman Chess (first published 1994)
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Abner Rosenweig
Seirawan is a master--or should I say grandmaster?--at making difficult chess concepts accessible to the amateur. His books are always a pleasure to work through. WCS provides a clear discussion of what chess strategy is, then dives into multiple ways to accumulate and maintain strategic advantages throughout a game (material, stopping counterplay, using the pieces, pawn structure, targets, space, how to attack, faulty plans). Many amateur players are tactical fiends and don't appreciate positio ...more
Aaron
This was an interesting publication, as it is Microsoft Press; meaning that it was first put together on Word. Let me first say that there is an error on page 246 (there's a funny joke about publishers who thought they published an error-less book - they got the title wrong). Some manuals do not "give a King's point count as 3 1/2". Some manuals give a Knight's point count as 3 1/2.

This was the first serious chess book I have read through, and let me tell you, I got my analysis board good and br
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Steve
I love attacking and mixing it up, but after spending a few weeks with this and adopting a more defensive posture at the board, I find that not only have I not lost in several weeks, but I'm now handily beating people I used to consider my equals (or, in a couple of cases, my betters.)
Ian Mullet
Yasser Seirawan:
"Hundreds of thousands of books have been written about chess. What can you hope to learn from this one? With all due modesty, a lot.... In this book, I show you chess as a science.

ps if you're in austin come to chess night at the carver library!

pps we'll be switching to thursday nights after new year's.
Jorge Fecklesson
Another comprehensive chess book. I am just too lazy to stick with it front to back. I'm a roamer throughout many chess books.
William Herbst
I found this volume of the series to drag quite a bit. Not sure that reading this helped my game in any respect.
Mingo Johnson
This was one of my first book I read in the series and now I have greater understanding to the game of chess.
Robert Isaac Akin
Aight. I didn't find it as informative as his other books.
Swapnil Bokade
A great book if you seriously want to improve your game.
Tony
A good overview of chess strategy.
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