Dynamic Chess Strategy - Extended & Updated Edition by Mihai Suba
Publisher: New In Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential.
Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of improving the position was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied dogmatically, can prevent you from finding the right plan and its subsequent moves.
Dynamic Chess Strategy won the 1991 British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award and was hailed as an instant modern classic. Sadly its influence and reputation were far bigger than its actual readership, as after the first and only edition sold out rapidly became virtually impossible to find a copy.
Now almost twenty years on, grandmaster Mihai Suba, a former Romanian champion and Senior World Chess Champion,has updated his groundbreaking work and extended it with even more entertaining and witty lessons.
The result is a thought-provoking and yet practical guide on chess strategy!
Book of the Year of the British Chess Federation
Former Belgian Chess Champion Luc Winants:
“Such a book on strategy has not been written since Nimzowitsch.”
Former World Chess Championship Candidate Kevin Spraggett:
“Stay away from passive but solid positions. Think dynamically! (..) If you can get hold of Suba's Dynamic Chess Strategy then buy two copies.”
IM John Watson in 'Secrets of Modern Chess':
"Suba was perhaps the only writer who had worried about the same topics and come to the same conclusion as I had; and, what's more, he had expressed his views eloquently and humorously."