Superior introduction to most demanding part of chess. Basic concepts of middle game play are systematically and logically presented. Every significant idea is illustrated by well-chosen excerpts from master play, including games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Reshevsky, Botvinnik, Marshall, Pillsbury, and other prominent players. 80 illustrations.
An International Grandmaster offers a thorough understanding of the all-important opening game in its many variations. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky focuses on purpose and plan rather than memorization of moves, explaining how to avoid amateur mistakes and classic traps. Requires only knowledge of the fundamental rules and ordinary chess notation.