Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2010 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-18-5744-633-3 Pages: 159 Language: English
How can you improve at chess?
This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire?
What’s the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. It’s no wonder aspiring players are left bewildered and in need of direction.
In this book grandmaster Nigel Davies provides that direction. He examines the methods used by a number of players who were looking to improve their game, and how they went about achieving their goal.
He has drawn heavily on the games and thoughts of players who have been his students over the years and experienced a clear improvement in their play.
Finding the path towards improvement can prove difficult without the right guidance. This book will demonstrate the route to take.
• A major study of chess improvement • Written by a renowned chess trainer • Tackles all areas of the game.
Nigel Davies is a Grandmaster with more than 35 years of tournament experience. He's a highly regarded chess teacher of many successful chess books.
Bibliography 5 Introduction 7 1 Develop your Vision 9 2 Study the Endgame 19 3 Keep Company with the Strong 31 4 Take up Correspondence Chess 42 5 Create a Pre-Game Ritual 52 6 Cure your Time Trouble 67 7 Read a Good Book 87 8 Select your Chess Events Wisely 118 9 Know your Enemy 126 10 Improve your Fitness Level 142 Index of Openings 155 Index of Games and Positions 157