Chess Training for Post-Beginners
A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
by Yaroslav Srokovski
Publisher: New In Chess, 2014
Edition: Paperback medium
"Every player who studies my book intensively will gain at least 100 Elo points." -- Yaroslav Srokovski
The next step for post-beginners
You have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical skills. You are fascinated by the game and want to know more. So, the question is: what’s next? What is the best way to improve your play and start winning?
Yaroslav Srokovski, one of the most successful chess trainers in Europe, has developed a practical course which addresses the challenges that ambitious post-beginners face.
• What is the best way to train at chess?
• How do you acquire the ability to assess a position on the board?
• What should you try to achieve in the various stages of the game?
• Which long-term advantages should you aim for in what type of position?
In a clear and concise manner, Srokovski explains basic positional motifs like the strengths and weaknesses of pieces and pawns, of squares, files and diagonals. All these he illustrates with highly instructive examples. His tried-and-tested training material includes many exercises.
Yaroslav Srokovski is an International Master from Ukraine. Quite a few of his students have reached master or grandmaster level. Srokovski was appointed Senior Trainer by the world chess federation FIDE and has received the highest Soviet award for chess trainers, the Chigorin Medal.
W. Schweitzer, Rochade Europa:
“Working with this solid middlegame manual will noticeably improve the playing strength of ambitious youngsters.”
Peter Munder, ChessBase:
“Everyone who plays through the games will immediately gain in strength because of the impressive mix of crystal clear analysis and exciting comments.”
Adrian Mikhalchishin, Chairman of the FIDE Trainers Commission:
“I recommend this book to chess players who want to improve their understanding of chess and who wish to structure their training.”