Mastering the Endgame, Volume 2 - download book
An excerpt from the first chapter of the book
Dark-square strategy is mainly represented by Indian (i.e. King's Indian and Benoni) set-ups, which in recent times have occurred rather rarely in top-level tournaments. There are many reasons for this, the main one being White's advantage in space. But the possession of more space demands additional care in maintaining it, and in the resulting complex positions a slight inaccuracy by White will allow the opponent to develop a dangerous counterattack. Indian set-ups have brought a number of striking victories to players such as Boleslavsky, Bronstein, Geller, Tal, Gligoric, Stein, Fischer and Kasparov.
Black usually aims to realise his counter-chances in the middlegame, since with simplification White's spatial advantage becomes increasingly perceptible. This does not mean that any Indian ending is bad for Black, but in general White's prospects are more favourable.
Author: Mikhail I. Shereshevsky, Leonid M. Slutsky
Title: "Mastering the Endgame, Volume 2"
Number of pages: 252
Size: 4 Mb