Aagaard: Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation, (hardcover)

Aagaard: Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation, (hardcover)

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Autor: Aagaard, Jacob
Verlag: Quality Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2020
Sprache: English

*** The second edition published in 2020 includes a new chapter entitled "24 Brain Crushers" ***

Have there been times during a game when you have calculated a position for half an hour, only to find out that most of what you were thinking about was of little use? If you have not, maybe the only way to improve your calculation is to upgrade your processor. But if you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.

In Calculation thinking methods such as Candidates, Combinations, Prophylaxis, Comparison, Elimination, Intermediate Moves, Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, and ownership of them is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.

“There is no shortcut to the grandmaster title, but there is a well-known route that many people have walked over the years. Jacob offers to guide you on part of this journey and I hope you will take him up on the offer.”
From the foreword by Boris Gelfand

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike.

The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players


Key to Symbols used

Foreword by Boris Gelfand

Series Introduction

Concentration, concentration, concentration
Calculation Theory in 60 Seconds
1. Candidate Moves
2. Combinative Vision
3. Prevention
4. Comparison
5. Elimination
6. Intermediate Moves
7. Imagination
8. Traps
9. Testing
10. Difficult Positions

24 Brain Crushers


Pages, paperback, English

First Published 25 May 2012
First Edition published 2020