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The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players. In Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play Jacob aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous Grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making.
1. Where are the weaknesses?
2. Which is the worst placed piece?
3. What is your opponent's idea?
Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
Positional Play includes chapters on Weaknesses, Pieces and Prophylaxis as well as 150 exercises for the reader to solve. (Solutions given at the end of the book.)
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and Grandmasters alike.
Published 2012, hardback, 312 pages.