The Woodpecker Method by Axel Smith & Hans Tikkanen (K-5426)

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The Woodpecker Method is the name given by Axel Smith to a training system developed by his compatriot and co-author Hans Tikkanen. After training with his method in 2010, Tikkanen achieved three GM norms within a seven-week period.

An Excel sheet for keeping a record of your Woodpecker training can be downloaded bottom of the page.

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Language versions English
Author / Authors GM Axel Smith, Hans Tikkanen
Publisher Quality Chess
Publication date 1st edition 2018
Pages 392
Hardcover Yes
Downloadable No
Width 17.5 cm / 6.89 inch
Height 24.4 cm / 9.61 inch

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The quick explanation of the Woodpecker Method is that you need to solve a large number of puzzles in a row; then solve the same puzzles again and again, only faster. It’s not a lazy shortcut to success – hard work is required. But the reward can be re-programming your unconscious mind. Benefits include sharper tactical vision, fewer blunders, better play when in time trouble and improved intuition.

This book contains everything you need to carry out your own Woodpecker training. Smith and Tikkanen explain how to get the maximum benefit from the method, before presenting over 1100 puzzles and solutions, all of which have been checked and double-checked for accuracy and suitability.

GM Axel Smith is the award-winning author of Pump Up Your Rating and e3 Poison, both of which were enthusiastically received by readers and reviewers. Using the Woodpecker as part of his training, as an adult he improved from a rating of 2100 to becoming a Grandmaster.

GM Hans Tikkanen is a four-time Swedish Champion whose live rating peaked over 2600. His interest in chess-improvement methods, and how they work, led him to study for a degree in psychology.

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The Woodpecker Method by Axel Smith & Hans Tikkanen (K-5426)

The Woodpecker Method by Axel Smith & Hans Tikkanen (K-5426)

The Woodpecker Method is the name given by Axel Smith to a training system developed by his compatriot and co-author Hans Tikkanen. After training with his method in 2010, Tikkanen achieved three GM norms within a seven-week period.

An Excel sheet for keeping a record of your Woodpecker training can be downloaded bottom of the page.

Content

004 Key to Symbols used

005 Quick Start Guide

006 Woodpecker History

009 A Final Session

010 General Introduction

021 Summary of Tactical Motifs

026 Instructions

031 1 Easy Exercises

069 2 Intermediate Exercises

197 3 Advanced Exercises

223 4 Solutions to Easy Exercises

247 5 Solutions to Intermediate Exercises

345 6 Solutions to Advanced Exercises

380 Name Index

390 Sample Record Sheets

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