The Complete Book of Chess Strategy has sold over 100,000 copies.
An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy—conceptual planning—has always been the amateur’s dream. The Complete Book of Chess Strategy makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice.
World Champions such as Steinitz, Capablanca, Petrosian, Fischer, and Karpov have used these strategies in virtually all of their games. Now you can arm yourself with their weapons. As you incorporate these weapons into your own play, they will enrich your appreciation of the game and lead you to one beautiful victory after another.
This book has everything you will ever need to know about the basic building blocks of chess strategy, tactics, and psychology.”
—Tal Shaed, International Grandmaster
"Jeremy Silman is the most instructional writer that I've ever had the pleasure to read."
—Yasser Seirawan, International Grandmaster, World Championship contender, and three-time U.S. Champion