Description: In Technical Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames and positions where one side possesses a structural or material advantage. This investigation into a top Grandmaster’s technical understanding will illuminate difficult parts of the game that many players find elusive. Concepts like the “Zone of one mistake” are certain to be a revelation to many.
Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for over 30 years, winning the World Cup, Olympiad Gold, the Candidates and many other top tournaments.
Content: 004 Key to Symbols used & Bibliography 005 Publisher’s Foreword 007 Introduction 013 1) Akiba Showing the Way 029 2) Turning Points 059 3) Passive or Active Defence? 077 4) A Bad Plan is Better than No Plan 095 5) Long Games with Increment 127 6) When is the Right Time to Run? 159 7) Choosing the Right Transformations 181 8) Karjakin 197 9) Stalemate 235 10) Stalemated 265 11) The Relevance of Endgame Studies 279 12) Geometry 299 13) Endings with Opposite Coloured Bishops 318 Name Index 320 Game Index