Afek/Neiman: Invisible Chess Moves

Afek/Neiman: Invisible Chess Moves

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Autor: Neiman, Emmanuel; Afek, Yochanan
Verlag: New in Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2011
Sprache: English

WINNER: 2011 Book of the Year!

Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind?

Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.

Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually identifiable reasons why your brain discards certain ideas.

In this book they demonstrate different categories of hard-to-see chess moves and clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud the chess player's brain.

Invisible Chess Moves, with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminative tests, will teach you how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible to others.

Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.

Emmanuel Neiman is a FIDE master. He teaches chess in his home country France and he has written books on chess tactics and chess training.

Yochanan Afek is an Israeli International Master who lives in Holland. He is an organizer, a journalist and a trainer, but probably best known as an endgame study composer. This is his third book on chess.

Part I - Objective Invisibility

Chapter 1 - Hard-to-see moves
A - Quiet moves
B - Intermediate moves
C - Alignment
D - Forgetting the rules
E - Quiet positions

Chapter 2 - Geometrically invisible moves

A - Horizontal effect
B - Circuit
C - Chan ging wings
D - Backward moves
E - Backward knight moves
F - Pin and self-pin
G - Geometrical moves

Part II - Subjective Invisibility

Chapter 3 - Invisible moves for positional reasons
A - Pawn structures
B - Weakening of the king's defences
C - Unexpected exchanges
D - Unusual position of a piece
E - Anti-developing moves
F - Residual image

Chapter 4 - Invisible moves for psychological reasons
A - Anticipation of the probable result
B - Blunders in World Championship matches
C - Forward moves in defence
D - Backward attacking moves


Test solutions

Explanation of Symbols
Index of Players

240 pages, 2011, paperback, English.