How to Think Ahead in Chess Author:I. A. Horowitz, Fred Reinfeld As a typical chess player -- more than a beginner but less than an expert -- you have a problem. You know enough to develop the pieces in the opening, and you do so, more or less by rote. At last you are ready for real action. Then something happens: you're stymied. — You are faced with a maze of complications, and you don't know what to ... more »do next. Attack? Defend? Wait for your opponent to blunder? Swap pieces? You have no plan, no grand strategy and no tactical thrusts. A vast gulf of confusion stretches from your correct opening position to the smashing combination or winning the game that you dream of.
This book can lead you out of that dilemma. It actually does show you HOW TO THINK AHEAD IN CHESS, how to plan your entire game from the very first move. It will enable you to guide the game into channels of your own choosing, whether you are playing White or Black. It shows you a revolutionary treatment of the openings. Then, with this fundamental knowledge at your command, you are show how to think ahead, step by step, through the pitfalls of the Middle Game, into safe harbor of a successful End game.
Not only will you win more games; you will enjoy each game to the fullest.« less