Most puzzles I find are where payout is relatively high. e.g mate in 2-3 moves, play right and get a piece etc. However, I needed a resource which gives me some puzzles/exercises about particular topics in chess where payout is not that high. For example puzzles focussing solely on whether to exchange a piece in a given situation or not. Or whether to be aggressive or defensive in a given scenario. Chesstemp does have tactics tags in its puzzles but I was not able to work out how to get puzzles solely with a few selected tags. Thank you for your kind help

  • See Daily strategy training for a similar question.
    – itub
    Mar 3, 2019 at 17:56
  • I believe the paid version of chesstempo allows to search for tags. Mar 3, 2019 at 17:58
  • Thank you itub. Just understood the difference between tactics and strategy courtesy your link. Yes I am looking for more strategy puzzles rather than tactical ones which are available by truckload. Will go through Roots of Positional Understanding as you suggested there.
    – John
    Mar 3, 2019 at 18:29
  • Not sure if it's on-topic to ask for resource opinions.
    – Brandon_J
    Apr 7, 2019 at 13:45

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Dvoretsky's books are full of what you seek. Just search him on amazon.

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