Contents

Symbols 5

Preface (Mark Dvoretsky) 7

Part 1: Calculating Variations 11

1 The Technique of Analysis and Decision-Taking

(Mark Dvoretsky) 11

2 Wandering in the Jungle (Mikhail Krasenkov) 38

3 Visual Imagination and Chess Analysis (BemamhrBlumenfeld) 46

Part 2: Intuitive Decisions 53

4 How Chess Intuition Develops (Mark Dvoretsky) 53

5 Chess in the Style of Jazz (Sergei Dolmatov) 76

Part 3: The Practical Elements in Decisions 100

6 Practical Chances in Chess (Beniamin Blumenfeld) 100

7 Is it Worth Complicating? (Vladimir Vulfson) 110

8 Thoughts about a Book (Mark Dvoretsky) 127

Part 4: Attack 151

9 Missed Brilliancy Prizes (Artur Yusupov) 151

10 A Controversial Position (Mark Dvoretsky) 176

11 Attacking after Castling on Opposite Wings

(Mark Dvoretsky) 182

Part 5: Defence 199

12 Training Session: Making Difficult Choices (Igor Belov) 199

13 Virtuoso Defence (Mark Dvoretsky) 216

14 Errors and What Lies Behind Them (Mark Dvoretsky) 231

Part 6: Further Examples

15 Analysis of a Game (Mark Dvoretsky)

16 Some Achievements of Our Pupils (Artur Yusupov)

Solutions to Chapter 1 Exercises Solutions to Chapter 4 Exercises Solutions to Chapter 11 Exercises

Index of Players Index of Composers Index of Games Index of Openings

Symbols

+ check

++ double check x captures

0-0 castles kingside

0-0-0 castles queenside

!! brilliant move

! good move

!? interesting move

?! dubious move

? bad move

?? blunder

1-0 the game ends in a win for White V2-V2 the game ends in a draw

0-1 the game ends in a win for Black

nth match game diagram follows

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