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Elements of Positional Evaluation: How the Pieces Get Their Power

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Which side stands better? How much better? Why? Most chess players rely on loosely knit, unstructured methods to evaluate chess pieces and positions. They learn positional principles which often lead to inaccurate evaluations and faulty decisions about how to proceed. This groundbreaking book by best-selling chess author Dan Heisman addresses the evaluation and understandi ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Russell Enterprises (first published June 1994)
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Eric
Jul 30, 2012 Eric rated it liked it
Maybe 3.5 stars.

This book is an attempt to update the old chess maxims like "doubled pawns are bad" etc. with a more modern, dynamic approach.

Worth a read, and probably worth a second at some point to really get some of the points to drive home. It's not "My System", but it does a pretty good job at explaining why the old maxims aren't so cut-and-dried.
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