Grand Strategy (2nd Edition)Grand Strategy (2nd Edition).
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Van Reek, S. Product Code: 9074827411.
Category: PLAYERS. Publisher: New in Chess.
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Grand Strategy by Jan van Reek is a rather unusual book. The book is designed as an exposition of the authors conception of strategy in chess, using Spasskys games as a reference point. Spassky contributed some hitherto unpublished analysis and comments on Van Reeks analytical suggestions. I have to say at first that with its references to the Japanese warlord Immovable Mountain, Hannibal and Marshal Zhukov, the book did remind me a little of Raymond Keenes Samurai Chess which is not such a happy comparison. But... this is actually an exceptionally good book. Matthew Sadler in New In Chess magazine. Softback, 176 pages. Dimensions 166 x 242 x 11mm, 363g.
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