Many players are serious about their chess but become stuck at a certain playing strength. It’s rarely a lack of talent or practice or opening knowledge that holds them back. Usually they get left behind because they don’t know how to make best use of the time they have available to study chess.
|Author / Authors
|Year of Publication
|1st edition 2019
|17 cm / 6.69 inch
|24 cm / 9.45 inch
This book addresses this problem and is your self-improvement plan. It shows you how to work on your own games to root out mistakes. It will sharpen your calculation of variations. You will be challenged to find the best middlegame strategy. Endgame technique is also covered in detail. All topics are discussed with numerous examples and puzzles from the games of modern players such as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and Viswanathan Anand. If you want your chess to leap forward it’s time to Coach Yourself!
Neil McDonald became a grandmaster in 1996 and a FIDE trainer in 2017. He is a regular coach of the England Junior team at international events. Neil has written numerous books on openings, endgames, tactics and strategy as well as biographies of famous players. He lives in Gravesend in Kent, England.
003 About the Author
006 Immunizing Yourself Against Blunders
020 Training Your Tactical Imagination
040 Teaching Yourself to Calculate
061 Judging the Right Moment to Use a Combination
089 Supercharging Your Feel for the Initiative
130 Know Yourself: Diagnosing Positional Mistakes
159 Learn How to Shut a Piece out of the Game
173 Getting Full Value from Your King
184 Wearing Down the Opponent’s Pawn Structure
215 Practice Planning on a Grand Scale
246 Mastering Pawn Breakthroughs in Endgames
262 Understanding the Essentials of the Endgame
287 Making Good Opening Choices