In this companion volume to his classic Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge, Grandmaster Averbakh takes the reader through the various steps to success in the middlegame. He explains the tactical skills and positional strategies that every chessplayer needs to master.
Topics covered include:
- Co-ordinating the pieces
- Attack and defence
- Combinations and sacrifices
... and much more
Yuri Averbakh is a former Soviet champion and world championship candidate. He is also author of the five-volume treatise Comprehensive Chess Endings [...] and the perenially popular Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge.
'Here is the book that every Russian schoolboy probably learnt endgames from.'
'A real chess classic ... highly recommended.'
San Francisco Chronicle
'... must surely be the most popular about book about chess endings ever written.'