Gambit Verlag, paperback, Deutsch, ISBN: 1-904600-08-5, 176 Seiten, 2004.
Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the
pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of
positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software
are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters
use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for
computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the
strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many
areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents. The
many topics in this wide-ranging book include: Schematic thinking; Dynamic play
vs. quiet manoeuvring; Fortresses; King Hunts and 'King Drift'; The Problem of
Exchanging; Interactive Analysis.
Robin Smith is a top-class correspondence chess player, and holds the
grandmaster title for correspondence play. He has been USA Correspondence Chess
Champion on two occasions and has won a World Correspondence Chess Championship