|Imagine you are a club player who has been given the opportunity to talk at length with a famous Grandmaster. How would you make the most of this opportunity?
This is the third book in the highly acclaimed Lessons with a Grandmaster series. It bridges the gap between great player and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulkoís own battles against fellow Grandmasters.
In this third volume, Gulko and Sneed focus on both strategic and tactical ideas, and how to successfully combine the two parts over the board. Among the many subjects examined are attack and defence, exploiting weak squares, fighting for the initiative, Sicilian strategy and the bishop pair.
- Learn from the chess games of Boris Gulko
- Typical questions you would ask a Grandmaster - answered!
- Improve your strategic and tactical understanding
003 About the Authors
007 1) The Advantage of Two Bishops
030 2) The Theory of Weak Squares
054 3) The Struggle for the Initiative
096 4) Problems Around Counterplay
133 5) Struggle in the Center
167 6) Mysterious Passed Pawn on the d-file
176 7) Piece Coordination
182 8) Psychology in Chess
189 9) Struggle with Major Pieces
197 10) Some Strategic Ideas in the Sicilian Defense
244 11) Some Strategic Ideas in the Catalan
271 Index of Openings
272 Index of Opponents