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by Lars Bo HansenPublished 2005 - Gambit Publications, Limited175 pagesISBN 1904600263Chess is a game where profound strategic thinking must be allied with clever short-term tactics. Most previous works on strategy focus on specific aspects of chess strategy, but Lars Bo Hansen's aims here are different. He creates a framework in which the various elements can be systematically included and organized -- a framework that will help chess-players think about chess strategy during practical play. Hansen adopts and develops the novel approach of investigating whether any of the vast amounts of research and modeling done for business purposes can be applied in chess. He finds that there are indeed many useful parallels, and focuses on how these ideas can be used to good effect by chess-players both in their preparation and when making over-the-board decisions.