The opening is over and you're out of your preparation - now that you're on your own, how can you improve your handling of these new positions? The middlegame is arguably the most complicated aspect of chess. Through carefully selected examples from real games, Alexey wants to make you more familiar with various aspects of the middlegame. He believes that through careful reading and study of his book, any player regardless of level will significantly improve their skills. Even if you are unable to solve some of his exercises, they will still be of great user for improving your understanding of chess. Alexey considers that his book will be useful for both club and professional chess players.