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 this book Jacob Aaagaard explains thinking methods such as: -- Candidates -- Combinations -- Prophylaxis -- Comparison -- Elimination -- Intermediate Moves -- Imagination -- Traps Ownership of these methods is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.
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.
From the foreword by Boris Gelfand: “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.”
The Grandmaster Preparation seriesis aimed at ambitious players.