Every player knows that the middle game is the least understood part of chess. Unlike the specific moves and responses of the opening, or the end game's indicated strategies for given pieces, the middle game takes the player into unchartered waters and tests his/her abilities to the utmost. Beginning and intermediate players in need of a trustworthy guide would do well to consider this classic book. Its clarity and solid theory make it one of the best guides available.
Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky was a Russian chess master, music and drama critic, teacher and author. Born in Saint Petersburg, he settled in Paris in 1920, and lived there for the rest of his life.