International Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov is a champion of Yugoslavia, a two-time champion of the Netherlands, having in his credit victories over G.Kasparov, V.Kramnik, V.Anand. This book is devoted to one of the most important questions of improving the chess player & mdash; the study of typical positions and methods of playing in the middlegame. This problem has for the first time been subjected to such thorough and profound research in the chess literature. Detailed analyzes of chess games by top-level players with clear explanations will allow players wishing to improve their results to sharply increase in the middlegame. You will be able to understand which positions are right for you in style, to acquire the & laquo; practical & raquo; understanding debuts and learn the right approaches to the main problems of the middle of the game, such as & ndash; space, dynamics, initiative. Foreword by international grandmaster Michael Adams. For a wide range of chess fans.