50 Essential Chess Lessons


Steve Giddins has annotated 50 supremely instructive games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be drawn from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma or unrealistic depictions of 'grand plans' that characterised many older works of this type. Throughout, the emphasis is on identifying helpful 'mini-rules' - nuggets of understanding that are of genuine use when facing a resourceful opponent across the board. Topics include attacking the King, Defence, Piece Power and Endgame themes.

Author: Steve Giddins