Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.
Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. It helps you to quickly grasp the essence of a position on the board and find the most promising continuation.
In short, well-defined and practical chapters, IM Van de Oudeweetering presents hundreds of surprising middlegame themes.
After working with these books, you will find the right move more often and more quickly!
To test your understanding, Van de Oudeweetering provides an abundance of exercises.
Arthur van de Oudeweetering (1966) is an International Master and an experienced chess trainer from the Netherlands.
GM Matthew Sadler, author of 'Chess for Life':
"Gives you the very pleasant feeling of learning new things without spending too much effort!"
Harry Schaack, KARL Chess Magazine:
"Every ambitious player should at least make sure that he knows all motifs that 'Chess Pattern Recognition' presents."
FIDE Master Richard Vedder, Schakers.info:
"'Improve Your Chess Pattern Recoginition' presented 40 eye-openers for club players. In his new book Arthur van de Oudeweteering has collected another 37 small-scale themes that are very useful to know."
IM Dirk Schuh, Rochade Europa Magazine:
"This book is structured the same way as 'Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition' and gives just as much joy (..) It is very amusingly written and it will easily improve your chess."
PRAISE for Arthur van de Oudeweetering's 'Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition':
James Rizzitano, ChessCafe:
“Club players will benefit from this book and master level players are also likely to pick up some new ideas by carefully reviewing the material.”
IM Gary Lane, Chess Moves Magazine:
"Every improving player will learn a lot from this book."
Max Euwe Centre, Amsterdam:
"Perfect for chess trainers who wish to teach their pupils themes in a way that is easy to remember."
IM Thomas Engqvist, SchackSnack:
“It is an excellent book when it comes to freshen up the arsenal of typical but also unusual positional themes (..) Normally in a game the positional ideas precede the combinations and that's why this middlegame book is so important.”
Dennis Monokroussos, The Chess Mind:
"I think it's an excellent book, and while it's not systematic in a way that would turn it into a primer on positional play, there is no question but that this will improve the positional understanding of many club players. I'd highly recommend this to players rated around 1400 to 2100, and I think even masters can (and will) learn something from this book as well."