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Winning Chess Strategies

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Seirawan, an award-winning chess grand master and author of bestselling titles, offers a complete overview of proven chess principles that teach players how to deploy pieces using right moves at the right time.
Paperback, 257 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Microsoft Press
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Aaron
Jan 30, 2011 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Ian Mullet
Dec 07, 2007 Ian Mullet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Çağlayan Taybaş
Yasser Seirawan farkıyla yazılmış harika bir satranç kitabı. Satrançtaki temel stratejik ilkeleri örneklerle ve büyük ustaların maçları üzerinde öğrenmek için okumanızı tavsiye ederim. Seirawan satranç anlatırken esprili uslübuyla okuyucuyu hiç sıkmıyor ve birçok zaman güldürmeyi de ihmal etmiyor.
Abner Rosenweig
May 28, 2014 Abner Rosenweig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Steve
Jan 05, 2014 Steve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.)
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.
Robert Isaac Akin
Aight. I didn't find it as informative as his other books.
Mingo Johnson Jr
Sep 13, 2011 Mingo Johnson Jr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chess
This was one of my first book I read in the series and now I have greater understanding to the game of chess.
Tony
Mar 22, 2010 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good overview of chess strategy.
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