Documents Similar To Aagaard Grandmaster Preparation Positional Play. Uploaded by. The second book of Danish Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard’s 4 volume Grandmaster Preparation series, Positional Play, aims to improve positional understanding. My review of Jacob Aagaard’s Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play has been printed in the December issue of Chess Life.

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Rio Mike rated it it was amazing Sep 13, In this final DVD of his series on the endgame, our endgame specialist introduces you to the most important of these rules of thumb.

The b-pawn is also rendered a touch weaker. Positional Decision Making in Chess. In his new DVD GM Dejan Bojkov of Bulgaria makes an attempt to systematise the most important ones and gives valuable advice on how to handle the resulting positions.

That prevents Ra3, while also shielding f7 from a bishop or queen on aagaadr a2-g8 diagonal. Thinking Differently about Black and White.

I personally play to a much higher standard when I verbalise and use symbols when I think While Hendriks makes some reasonable criticisms, I don’t really agree with his anti-methodism.

Share your thoughts with other customers. K K rated it really liked it Sep 06, Further, on those occasions when we don’t know what to do, when our tacit knowledge doesn’t immediately or quickly come to the rescue, then positioanl on questions of method – like The Three Questions – can help us. No trivia or quizzes yet. Joseph Anderson rated it it was amazing Apr 20, An extra half hour going through Positional Play would be time well spent.


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This is a useful aim, and it seems to me that the first and third questions are especially valuable and usable for players of almost any level. Please enter your email address below. The book is built around a very simple approach, which is that “all you need are three questions”:.

Aagaard makes clear that by saying that this is “all you need” he doesn’t mean that reflecting on these three questions will enable one to play perfect positional chess.

Basic Positional Ideas

Castled long — attacking the king The best target for an attack is undoubtedly the enemy king — especially if its position is weakened or still in the centre. March 16, Reyk.

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But using Nimzos “my system” type thinking you would find the plan quickly.

It’s true that it doesn’t do anything for my worst-placed piece, but if Hi CMD — please pplay me via the contact page so we can discuss this privately. Notify me of new comments via email. To further the irony, the video lecture he gave, was about a position where you couldnt possibly just start making moves and arrive at the plan.


Of the six projected volumes — CalculationPositional PlayStrategic Playand Attack and Defence have been released thus far, with Endgame Pla y and Thinking Inside the Box on chess philosophy and improvement still to come — Aagaard rates Positional Play as least taxing, suitable for players roughly and above. Comment Moderation Enabled Your comment will not appear until it has been cleared by a website editor.

Recommended to Junta by: A penultimate version of ppositional review is reproduced, with footnotes! So I’ll stick to Why isn’t the rook on a1 the worst-placed piece? See all 4 reviews.

You will receive a password reset email. Yes, I’ll play The second question, which I’ve heard attributed to Makagonov and others, seems a bit more iffy to me, both positionwl terms of use and definition, though there are certainly times when focusing on that question can be of use. The main point Aagaard wants to teach you is that to be a better positional player, you should ask yourself the three questions, especially when tactics or calculation by themselves probably won’t be able to enlighten you as to what you should play: