The Modern Chess Self-Tutor

I am reading this book and gaining some valuable insights. This will be more of a post about “The Art of War” so to speak and include some different sources.

The first thing to do is to come up with different plans, contrast and compare, and then decide on the strongest plan (Pandolfini) – as noted here (go to 9:40 of the interview):

Bronstein refers to the above-mentioned “strongest plan” as “the aim” of your strategy. The aim is to be achieved in stages. So, the goal for you in any given position is to carry out “a stage” corresponding to your aim. This is in contrast to the checkmate position which is merely the last position of a game, and rarely occurs on the chessboard, as Bronstein notes.

BTW, I got all of this out of just the first two pages of Bronstein’s book. lol.

I would recommend this book as “mindset” material, and the quality of it appears to continue on throughout the book; it very concise. I paid 40 cents for this book on Amazon and it looks like new.


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