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Alexander Bangiev: Squares Strategy, Vol. 1
The Bangiev way of thinking is a strategy based on squares. This means that before every move, the piece set-up is checked out against quite specific predefined criteria. The Bangiev-method does not develop your memory, but rather your thought processes: learn to understand the logic of the game by means of a few rules! In each phase of the game, you have to ask yourself the same restricted number of questions and then answer them. Once you have grasped the principle, you will be happy to realise how - after some practice - you can always find the best move yourself. You can test your progress by using grandmaster games; this is because grandmasters make use of the correct thought process, without perhaps realising that they are doing so! The first CD devoted to Bangiev’s new training method is dedicated to tactics. In a first database “Learning” the new training method is introduced by means of 4 introductory texts and 50 annotated game fragments. A second database is given over to practice; there are training questions to be answered in 200 game fragments. Available from 14. September 2004 With this CD chess training is fun: suitable for club players databases for learning the new method training database with 200 game fragments ChessBase-Reader included About the author: The International Master Alexander Bangiev lives in Germany and has gained a reputation as chess coach and author of several chess books. ChessBase has already published several opening disks and CD-ROMs by Bangiev, amongst them „The King’s Gambit“, the „Lexikon of Gambits“ and the “Philidor Defence”.