10 Greatest Positional Games Ever

10 Greatest Positional Games Ever

It is no surprise that positional understanding is extremely important for those who want to become stronger chess player. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to master the positional understanding without really digging into the topic. One of the ways of studying the positional chess is by going through chess games of the strong players. Today we will examine 10 greatest positional masterpieces by some of the most prominent players of the past.



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Game 2:

Ready to work on your positional game?

The problem that most amateur players face nowadays is the lack of positional understanding. Most players work on tactics, openings and endgames but fail to improve perhaps the most important part of the game: the Middlegame. That’s quite illogical, taking into account that the majority of chess games are decided in this stage.

GM Mikhaylo Oleksienko believes that working on positional chess is a KEY to success for most under 2400 rated players.


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Updated 01.05.2024