Aagaard: Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box, (paperback)

Aagaard: Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box, (paperback)


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Autor: Aagaard, Jacob
Verlag: Quality Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2017
Sprache: Englisch

In Thinking Inside the Box Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board?

As the final volume in the award-winning Grandmaster Preparation series, this book unifies the concepts of the previous five books and delves into such topics as:

• Chess psychology
• The four types of decisions we take at the board
• How to play simple positions
• What is calculation?
• How to analyse your games
• And many more


Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only author to have won the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the ACP, Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards. He trains grandmasters from four continents and has helped players win school tournaments, national titles, as well as international opens, the US Championship, the World Cup, the Candidates and two Olympiad gold medals.



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Author Preface


Foreword by GM Sam Shankland


1 Simple but Difficult

2 The Psychology of Chess Improvement

3 Who Are You?

4 Decision Making

5 Four Types of Decisions

6 Simple Decisions

7 What is Calculation?

8 The Calculation Process

9 Abstract Thinking

10 Strategic Concepts

11 Dynamic Strategic Concepts

12 Openings

13 Analyse Your Own Games

14 Training Methods



Advanced Engine Management

Name Index

Cheat Sheet

408 Seiten, 2017, gebunden, englisch