How Chess Games are Won and Lost
By (author) Lars Bo Hansen
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How Chess Games are Won and Lost by Lars Bo Hansen
Book DescriptionTraditionally, chess games have been divided into three stages - opening, middlegame and endgame - and general principles presented for how to handle each stage. All chess-players will be well aware that these principles all too frequently fail to help in their selection of the best move. In this important work, Lars Bo Hansen, grandmaster and professional educator, presents chess as a game of five phases, and explains the do's and don'ts in each: * the opening * the transition to the early middlegame * the middlegame * strategic endgames * technical endgames * With a wealth of examples from both his own practice and that of his colleagues, Hansen discusses the typical mistakes and pitfalls, and shows how to handle the subtleties unique to each stage. He also advises on how to work on your chess in each aspect of the game. Of special value is his explanation of how to study typical middlegames, and that middlegame preparation - a neglected area for most players - is both possible and necessary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781906454012
(248mm x 172mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publisher: Gambit Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lars Bo Hansen
Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy, Paperback (March 2006)View all books by Lars Bo Hansen
Drawing on the work "Foundations of Chess Strategy", this book provides a treatise on how players can maximize practical problems for their opponents, while emphasizing the strengths of their own position. It helps chess-players to focus on key elements in the position, and develop a better understanding of which pieces need to be exchanged.
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Author Biography - Lars Bo Hansen
Lars Bo Hansen is a well-known grandmaster from Denmark. He has won the Danish Championship on two occasions, and represented his country in four olympiads, winning a bronze medal for his individual performance in 1990. His many tournament victories include first prize in the strong Copenhagen Open in both 1997 and 2000. Away from the board, he teaches and lectures on business studies, with a particular focus on marketing, organization and strategy.
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