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This middlegame handbook teaches key strategies and tactics using a basic but quite effective method: various surveys on all aspects of the game, covering and explaining unrevealed or poorly explained ideas and paths. In the present book a total of 40 concepts are deeply analysed.
Today we have shorter time-controls and there isnt really enough time to dig into the subtleties of each position. You have to know and to repeat knowledge; dont be carried away by the myth of the "chess talent". As has been repeatedly written and proved, "talent is the excuse of the failed"!
Knowledge is the key word. And knowledge is absorbed sub-consciously; it is impossible to remember everything you study. So, it is highly important to work with good material and good trainers in order to improve towards the Chess Olympus.
Efstratios Grivas is an experienced Grandmaster from Greece who has represented his country on many occasions, winning an individual gold medal at the 1989 European Team Championship and an individual silver medal at the 1998 Chess Olympiad. He's a Senior FIDE Trainer, a federal trainer for the Greek and Turkish Chess Federations, and also a highly regarded writer with many books and articles to his name.
Published 2018, softback, 304 pages.