The System: A World Champion's Approach to Chess - Berliner

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Hans Berliner is one of the most successful correspondence chess players of all time, and was utterly dominant in the 5th World Championship. Here, for the first time, he explains the set of principles -- The System -- that he used to guide him to the right moves. Readers will be astonished by the simplicity and power of Berliner's methods, as he takes several major openings and subjects them to System principles, and finds radically new approaches to them.

Author Dr. Hans Berliner enjoyed considerable success as an over-the-board player before turning to correspondence chess, and in this form of the game, his systematic approach made him a world-beater. His life time score was 94 wins, 1 loss, and 10 draws. After winning the 5th World Championship by a margin of three clear points, he turned his efforts towards computer programming. He first wrote a backgammon program that beat the reigning world champion in 1979, and then he moved on to chess programming. His Hi-tech program won the World Computer Championship twice and was one of the first program to score good results against top-level human players. Dr. Berliner now lives in Florida.


  • Explains in detail the workings of a World Champion's decision-making process
  • Helps improve your analytical methods
  • Features thought-provoking analysis of key chess openings
  • 175 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Gambit
  • Published: March 1999
  • 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches

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