Grandmaster Chess Strategy
What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson
by Jürgen Kaufeld, Guido Kern
Publisher: New In Chess, 2011
Edition: Paperback medium
What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces
One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top.
This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.
Kaufeld and Kern have selected 80 of Andersson’s games and grouped them into 15 thematic strategy lessons, pinpointing exactly how the Swede made the difference in each case. Their instructive verbal explanations will improve your strategic skills and your positional feeling.
Every chess player knows how difficult it can be to convert an advantage into a win. Positional technique is what you need and Grandmaster Chess Strategy teaches you exactly that.
Guido Kern (1961) is an International Master and an experienced chess trainer for the German Chess Federation.
Jurgen Kaufeld (1976) is a FIDE master who works as a chess trainer in clubs and schools.
Former US Champion Alex Yermolinsky:
"Ulf was our cult figure, we'd give anything to become like him."
“The choice of the games is just as good as the penetrating analysis and the didactic presentation. The authors unlock the essential characteristics of each position by showing the ideas behind the moves.”
Grandmaster Peter Leko:
“This book opens our eyes!”
Harald Keilhack, Schach Magazine:
“From Andersson, better than from anyone else, one learns ‘pure’ chess, without being distracted by tactical coincidences.”