Quality, 2016, Positional Decision Making in Chess af Boris Gelfand
På engelsk, 288 sider, udgivet 2016
Her får du en sjælden mulighed for at følge en top stormester´s tankegang.
I bestræbelserne på at forklare sin måde at tænke skak på, fokuserer Gelfand via 5 kapitler på begreber som arven fra Rubinstein, squeeze (hvordan man presser modstanderen mere og mere sammen, til han/hun kollapser), terrænovervægt, transformation af bondestrukturer og hvordan man vinder vundne stillinger. Med eksempler fra egne partier, og partier med hans store forbillede Akiba Rubinstein.
I et forord beskriver Jacob Aagaard hvordan han har bidraget i processen med bogen.
Gelfand var meget tæt på at vinde VM matchen i 2012 imod Anand, og har i mange år tilhørt verdenseliten. Født i Hviderusland i 1968, og i 1988 delte han VM for juniorer. Året efter blev han stormester. Udvandrede til Israel i 1998.
Har været i kandidatturneringen 6 gange. Vandt "Chess World Cup 2009", og har vundet store turneringer som Wijk aan Zee, Tilburg, Moskva og Linares. Har deltaget i 11 skak-OL.
Med den tætte VM kamp imod Anand i 2012 blev Gelfand for alvor kendt i den brede kreds. Den ordinære match endte 6-6, men Gelfand tabte de afsluttende hurtig skak partier i tie-break med 2½-1½.
Dette er faktisk ikke Gelfands debut som skakforfatter.
Har på forlaget Edition Olms udgivet "My most memorable games"
Foto af Boris Gelfand
Se pdf eksempel: Positional Decision Making
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"Gelfand's book is a revelation."
GM Lubomir Kavalek
"Gelfand is very good - and very honest - at explaining which decisions he could calculate and which decisions he needed to take on the basis of judgment, and how he did that... It adds up to the type of book I love... I think this book has masses to teach any strength of player.
GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess
Is there a chess book that has had a profound influence on you?
"Countless. But in recent times Positional Decision Making by Gelfand was very enjoyable."
GM Vidit Gujrathi, New in Chess
"This is an outstanding book, probably the best I’ve read this year.
I have to admit, from a personal perspective, that I found this book to be the most useful decision-making chess guide I have ever read. It’s jam-packed full of useful gems, little pieces of positional advice that probably just come naturally to Gelfand, but need to be dictated to and learned by the rest of us."
GM David Smerdon (full review)
"I like Rubinstein and Gelfand and found the book classy!"
GM Igor Stohl
"Positional Decision Making is the best chess book I have read."
GM Axel Smith
" This is a special book, which explains important concepts through wonderful games, annotated with wit and insight by a phenomenal player. The notes to Game 7 of the Anand – Gelfand World Championship match alone are worth the price of admission.
My assessment ***** (5/5)"
IM Sam Collins
"Five recent offerings from Quality Chess confirm that it is the unquestioned leader when it comes to consistently publishing chess books of the highest quality...
There are many original and perceptive observations sprinkled throughout this book... This is must reading for any serious chess player. My strongest recommendation without reservation"
IM John Donaldson, Chess Today
"Gelfand has given us a superlative book...
This might well be the book of the year, and serious students of modern chess practice should not miss out on its lessons."
John Hartmann, Chess Life (full review)
"The book is really powerful, with a lot in there. As a top player Gelfand has no problems recognising the most important things, while Aagaard explains them skilfully. I would count the book as required reading."
Alexander Hilverda, SCHACH
"When purchasing a Quality Chess product that is exactly what you get - a quality chess book not only in appearance and handling but also in content. At the moment I am deep into their latest product 'Positional Decision Making in Chess' and can confirm that the standard has been maintained and even (if this is possible) improved.
Gelfand has been on the chess scene for many years and can truly be called one of the elite. His experience shines through in the book... Not only is the book a pleasant and easy read, it is very instructive and is worthy of deep study."
Bill Frost, Chess Devon (full review)