From the author´s preface:
Every year chess knowledge increases rapidly, and it is getting harder to find one´s way through that giant forest of chess information.
By going through this book you will become acquainted with my way of grandmaster-type thinking. I can assure you of one thing: there are better and weaker grandmasters, but you won't find a GM who is playing without ideas or, let's say, without his way of thinking! As you will find out, I am basically trying to detect the problem or goal of the position and then I am starting to scan factors which can lead to the solution.
To be able to correctly deal with positions in your games you need to assess the position correctly. Then when you are searching for moves, you should be able to find the best move in every position; my candidate-moves system will help you with that. In the book there are many examples from tournament praxis, mine and the top players', even of the World Champion himself! These examples have stood the test of time and, what's even better, there are always some questions and suggestions from the participants and I have used these to update the examples, so now you are getting better quality out of my initial material.
This book will arm you with some important chess ideas and skills but, more importantly, you will get into the grandmaster's mind. I don't want you to play chess the following way: he attacked me - I need to move away, I attacked him - he needs to retreat. Everyone can play like that. No, I want something completely different, I want you to think this way: how can I make a counterattack? He is controlling that square, I can't put my piece there, wait, or can I? By this critical and creative thinking you will dig deeper into the positions and be able to spot moves or bonds between pieces which you couldn't see before. And, what's even more important, you will see more than your opponent!