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  1. 26 Apr '06 08:13
    That was a great thread on becoming a brilliant tactician. But what about strategy? How does one go about developing one's understanding of this element of the game?
  2. 26 Apr '06 14:55
    You have to have a complete understanding of tactics before you can master strategy. Also, a lot of strategy comes down to an understanding of how pawn positions affect planning or conducting the middle game, which is based on an understanding of endgames (knowing which are won, lost or drawn).
  3. 26 Apr '06 15:19
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    You have to have a complete understanding of tactics before you can master strategy. Also, a lot of strategy comes down to an understanding of how pawn positions affect planning or conducting the middle game, which is based on an understanding of endgames (knowing which are won, lost or drawn).
    yes developing strategy requires a good understanding of every aspect of chess openings, middlegame and endgram principles. fortunately there are some very good books on chess strategy from gamibt publications. can't be precise with the authors or titles, but you should check into this further. additionally, slow correspondence games will help develop deeper strategic chess plans.
  4. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    26 Apr '06 15:22
    crawl -> walk -> run
  5. Standard member Derfel Cadarn
    The Mighty
    26 Apr '06 15:24
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    crawl -> walk -> run
    - > Run naked and drunk
  6. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    26 Apr '06 15:27
    Originally posted by Derfel Cadarn
    - > Run naked and drunk
    lol
  7. 26 Apr '06 17:16
    Originally posted by basso
    That was a great thread on becoming a brilliant tactician. But what about strategy? How does one go about developing one's understanding of this element of the game?
    Read books.
  8. 26 Apr '06 18:11
    good strategy book for me was from the comprehensive chess course by Lev Alburt ( I believe..). It has a book on strategy, tactics, attack and defense of the king, and endgames. All of them are very good for 1000-1800 rated players.
  9. 26 Apr '06 18:16
    The 2 books which I liked the best were Reacess your Chess by Silman and Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Weeramantry (who I believe is Nakamuras coach and step father).