Positional Chess Handbook (Anglais) Broché – 28 mars 2003
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This book, serving the latter purpose, has 495 diagrams, mostly from practical games between top players, many of which are known classics. Each illustrates a point, and the author avoids copious variations. The moves usually extend from the diagram position to the end of the game. They are very well selected. As a result, my intuition has clearly improved in an important area of the game.
Gelfer's rigor is reflected in his impeccable English (no translator or editor is mentioned). I can't think of a single typo, in word or variation, and the text is clear, no nonsense and to the point. He seems to have honed the work, culled from his training manuals for the Israeli youth and women's teams, over years. This makes the book a pleasure to read.
My copy, which isn't a Dover edition (which have excellent bindings), is getting old (1993) and pages are beginning to fall out. But that's a good sign: it's due to the use the book has seen. Highly recommended.
The annotations are just right for me: On point, insightful, and they don't explain the obvious but give lines that show clearly the dynamics of each vignette. I'm a 2200 player, a strong expert or weak master, whichever way you want to view it. Anyone from Class A to GM would enjoy reading this book. There are better books, with more instructional prose annotations, for players under 1700 or so.
The paper and printing quality of this book was a real disappointment. It was printed on pulp paper, just a bit heavier than the stuff newspapers are printed on, and the diagrams are so faintly printed the eye has to strain to see where all the pieces are. No big deal to do once, but doing it 495 times unnecessarily taxes the reader. A five-star book produced by a two-star publisher yields four stars.