This book is one of the best books ever written on how the play chess from opening to endgame! The best part of this book is Chapters 6-9! You will learn how to think and choose moves in the middlegame and understand why certain moves are better than others! It will help you to understand GM games a lot better. It goes without saying that Fischer, Botvinnik, Karpov all praise this book. I think Lipnitsky does a better job of explaining chess strategy than even the modern books on this subject even though it was written over 50 years ago! What he has to say is still relevant and you will also learn from the great chess players of that era and before! After studying this book you can't help but play better chess and understand chess a lot better! I am a chess expert and I learned a lot and will continue to learn a lot as I reread this book over and over again, for this is a book along with Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games, Kasparov's Test of Time books to reread again and again! These three books will always teach you something new as you get better and better in chess.