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Jan van Reek,
a Dutch chess analyst, chess writer, journalist, and composer of endgame studies. Jan van Reek is further researching on historic chess tournaments [1], for instance the Baden-Baden 1870 chess tournament with Adolf Anderssen, Wilhelm Steinitz, Gustav Neumann, Joseph Henry Blackburne, and Louis Paulsen among other great chess players from that time [2] , and elaborated on Strategy and Planning in chess.
Jan van Reek [3]

Planning

In 1997, Jan van Reek [4] categorized Planning in chess to three main characteristics, Tactics, positional play, and Strategy, where positional play serves as guideline for planning of a strategy [5] :



Terms of Planning

Aim

Dominating abstraction
Tactics

Short

To gain material or to mate

Matter
Positional play

Medium

To improve the position

Space
Strategy

Long

To swing the balance

Time

Long-term planning by human chess players is usually made on the basis of reasoning, experience, and intuition, as investigated by De Groot in 1946 [6] .

Selected Publications

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External Links


References

  1. ^ Super chess tournaments
  2. ^ Baden-Baden 1870 by Jan van Reek
  3. ^ Chess Analyses by Jan van Reek
  4. ^ Jan van Reek (1997). Strategy in Chess. Schachfirma Fruth, Unterhaching, ISBN 3-9804896-9-8
  5. ^ Jan van Reek, Jos Uiterwijk, Jaap van den Herik (1998). Planning a Strategy in Chess. ICCA Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3, pdf
  6. ^ Adriaan de Groot (1946). Het denken van den Schaker, een experimenteel-psychologische studie. Ph.D. thesis, University of Amsterdam; N.V. Noord-Hollandse Uitgevers Maatschappij, Amsterdam. Translated with the help of George Baylor, with additions, (in 1965) as Thought and Choice in Chess. Mouton Publishers, The Hague. ISBN 90-279-7914-6
  7. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  8. ^ Jan van Reek as author (pdf)
  9. ^ Carel Mann from Wikipedia.de (German)

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