Chess School 3
What is new that this book offers?
Rook endings were divided into several elements so that studying this segment of chess opus would become easier. Different plans of the game were emphasized and principles and rules were formulated. Mistakes in positional judgement analyses made in some well-known chess books were corrected in many places.
The second part of the book is related to a new theory of combinations, where Botvinik's definition of combination is base of it.
All the combinations were classified according to the sacrificed piece and the aim. The main idea is to allow discovering and defining new principles of combination and to improve quality of preparation. The third part of the book consists of two wholes. In the first whole three strategic moves are discussed and the gist of it is in analyzing the game in a new way, finding a critical moment and explaining it in detail. A special place in this part of the book belongs to Nimcoviæ's traditional view of blockade from 1925. In the second whole a new idea is proposed regarding the classification of a middlegame. Middlegames are systematized according to the pieces on the board. If we take a broader look at this idea, then a systematization of every chess position can be made, which means it is possible to define the rules in an easier and faster way. This enables formation of a new system for preparing top-level players.