Positional Decision Making in Chess

Book Description

PositionalDecision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a topgrandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfandfocuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation ofpawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples fromhis own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how hethinks during the game.

About Gelfand, Boris

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand won the European Junior Championship in 1987 and reached No. 3 in the World in 1990. He has led the Israeli team to numerous medals at both European and Olympiad level. Gelfand won the 2009 World Cup and has participated in six Candidates cycles, winning it in 2011. He lost the 2012 World Championship match in the play-off. At 46 he is still winning tournaments ahead of the best players in the world, in many cases men half his own age.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess author to have won all the major awards for chess writing.