Chess Strategy Workbook
(Originally published in the United States in 2010, this is a popular chess book in the English speaking world. It also was translated in Russian and is a popular chess book in Russia! See Russian cover below.)
A workbook and instruction book for intermediate players
A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player.
Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
Learn how to use the different types of chess advantages (king safety, material, piece activity, and pawn structure) to correctly evaluate the position in order to select the best move. Basic strategies for the opening, middlegame, and endgame, are covered in detail as well as pitfalls to avoid and how to think during the game.
200 problems with comprehensive answer key at two skill levels: Basset Hound (novice to intermediate) and Chess Detective (intermediate to advanced)
common mistakes to avoid during each phase of the game
how to think during the game on your time and your opponent's time
chess quotes from famous chess players
fun and entertaining illustrations
Russian Cover for Chess Strategy Workbook