Vasilios KotroniasSample pages (pdf)
The purpose of this book is to shed some light on the underlying principles that govern "boring" chess positions, bordering on equality. Such positions have gradually become the main dish of todays' chess menu as Grandmasters have increased their playing-level, their stamina and their desire to grind out wins from nothing.
The author proposes a clear streamlined method of thinking in dry equal positions without long-term plans. It is based mostly on correct evaluation and categorization of the position, and on move-by-move play.
The book is not for novices, it assumes that the readers have mastered the basics already and wish to make the next step in their chess development.
Vassilios Kotronias is a Grandmaster and ten-time Greek Champion. He is a key member of the Greek team as both a player and coach.
Published 2020, softback, 228 pages.