RB: Over the next six weeks Dan and I will be announcing our shortlist for the fourth Guardian Chess Book of the Year award. I start today with Chess Strategy For Club Players by Herman Grooten (New in Chess, €25.95).Ronan Bennett and Daniel King in The Guardian
The focus is on strategy rather than tactics. It's about what happens when the opening is over. At certain points, depending on the type of position, concrete calculation will be needed. But in a substantial part of the game there is nothing concrete to calculate. What do we do then?