Mastering the Chess Openings vol. 4

255.00 kr

For mange sjakk-spillere er åpningsstudiet rent hardt arbeid. Det er vanskelig å vite hva som er viktig og hva som ikke er, når spesifikk kunnskap er viktig, eller når en mer generell forståelse er tilstrekkelig.

Når åpningsfasen er over, vet man ofte ikke hvilken plan som skal følges, eller forstår selv hvorfor brikkene er på feltene de står på. John Watson søker å hjelpe sjakk-spillere å oppnå en mer helhetlig og innsiktsfull syn på åpningene.

Denne boken er en del av serien [Mastering the Chess Openings], men kan leses både enkeltvis og i sammenheng med de andre bøkene.

Dette siste bindet trekker sammen mange tråder i en bred diskusjon av generelle åpningsemner. Ved å se på kjente situasjoner fra nye vinkler, hjelper Watson oss med å øke forståelsen for dem sterkt. I prosessen dekker han et bredt spekter av åpningsstrukturer og variasjoner som ikke er sett i de tidligere volumene, og presenterer en stor mengde originalanalyse.

  • Réti- og fianchetto-systemer
  • Reverserte åpninger
  • Symmetri
  • Uregelmessige åpninger
  • Gambitter: Primitivt eller posisjonelt?
  • Universelle åpninger

I de to siste kapitlene presenterer Watson sine synspunkter om viktigheten av å studere åpninger og forklarer hvordan spillere best bør forberede og velge åpninger for det nivået de spiller på. Han ser på fremtiden for sjakkåpninger og forklarer hvilke ferdigheter som vil være mest viktige når sjakk utvikler seg i de kommende tiårene.

I sine bøker om sjakkstrategi, Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy og Chess Strategy in Action, forklarte han viktige konsepter som tidligere bare har vært noe sterke spillere har mestret. I tillegg gjorde han det på en måte som har gjort det enkelt å forstå for klubb- og hobbyspillere. Her gjør han det samme for åpninger.

I dette store fire-volumarbeidet presenterer Watson et bredt syn på hvordan elitespillere virkelig håndterer åpningen, i stedet for en idealisert og forenklet modell.

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Fra forlagets utvalgte anmeldelser av boken (engelsk):

“I find the newly published 4th volume of John Watson’s Mastering the Chess Openings to be one of the most helpful opening reference books that I have seen. The renowned American IM author presents his chosen material using extremely instructive high-level games furnished with his own characteristically crystal-clear annotations. Watson brings it all together beautifully by making lots of insightful connections that will clarify in the reader’s mind numerous common threads and themes as well as giving a nice compact summary of the theoretical status of different openings.” – GM Paul Motwani, The Scotsman

“…far from being just an opening monograph, Volume 4 is an oracle of practical advice that everyone would benefit from…” – GM Glenn Flear, New-in-Chess Yearbook

“This series is written in such a way that anyone rated from 1500 to 2400 will be able to benefit from it. This particular volume covers openings that are less relevant for stronger players, because they will infrequently encounter them, but to counterbalance this issue Watson sometimes goes into very specific details. Whereas in earlier volumes, the strategic discussions on more popular openings were drawn in more general terms for understanding the ideas and aims for both sides. The collective effort put into all four volumes is truly Herculean and should be praised as an opening book equivalent to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I am astounded by the consistently high level of writing in all four volumes.” – Carsten Hansen, www.chesscafe.com

“Gambit has become one of the standards for chess literature and this is another fine example. Cover art is pleasing to the eye, spine and pages well bound and the pages are clear with good diagrams. I would suggest checking the Gambit website. To sum up; this book works on many levels. If you want a book to learn variations, well I guess you better play the Reti or some other flank opening to get this book. Should your interest be in extending your knowledge of the theory of openings and their study then I think this should go on your list immediately. On the chance that the reader of this review is looking for insight from an experienced titled player into questions of opening philosophy and how to formulate the self questioning mode of such a player, then this book is a must. Very rarely does a player open up about how things work in openings to the extent that Mr. Watson has here.” – Bill McGeary, www.chessville.com

“Watson is a lucid and often provocative writer who isn’t afraid to challenge conventional thinking and turn conservative theory on its head.” – Cecil Rosner, Winnipeg Free Press

“In order to appreciate fully the achievement of John Watson, you need to examine the four separate volumes as a unified whole. He himself is fond of stressing that a game of chess is a unified whole and not just a succession of distinct and unrelated parts (opening, middle game, ending) and this is very much to the fore throughout the series. By emphasising the underlying ideas behind the openings, and by showing how apparently different opening systems often have common ideas at their root, he presents the reader with a framework as the basis for handling all opening systems, both familiar and unfamiliar, with confidence.” – Alan Sutton, En Passant

“…a book any chess lover should have a look at – if not for its openings, then surely for its general awesomeness.” – Arne Moll, www.chessvibes.com

“The section on gambit play is extremely well done and must reading for any player coming up through the ranks. So to is the following chapter ‘Choosing and Preparing Openings’ which is pure gold. Watson gives well-considered suggestions for appropriate openings for players from just beyond beginner to 2300 that will solve many amateurs’ perennial headache. Highly Recommended” – IM John Donaldson

“IM Watson’s writing is never less than entertaining and thought provoking. ‘Mastering the Chess Openings’ is a fine and deservedly popular series.” – Sean Marsh, marshtowers.blogspot.com

“Ideal for ambitious clubplayers – Watson doesn’t just spray you with variations, but rather shows the thinking behind them” – Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad

“As always with the acclaimed US IM, the material is carefully sifted, informative and authoritative.” – John Saunders, British Chess Magazine

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Dimensjoner 25 × 18 × 4 cm
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