Think Like a Super-GM is a unique collaboration combining the chess insights of an elite grandmaster with a scientific investigation into thinking at the chess board.
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|Author / Authors||Michael Adams|
|Year of Publication||1st edition 2022|
|Width||17 cm / 6.69 inch|
|Height||24 cm / 9.45 inch|
40 chess puzzles were shown to a panel of players ranging from occasional club players up to Super-GM and co-author Michael Adams. Researcher Philip Hurtado recorded not only the moves chosen, but also the detailed thought processes of every player in order to shed light on the mystery as to what exactly defines superior chess strength.
This book offers a unique opportunity for readers to not only solve the puzzles, but also compare their thinking to that of club players, strong amateurs, IMs, GMs and Michael Adams himself. With an additional Bonus Puzzle section and a fascinating Eyetracker experiment showing where different players focused their attention on the board, this is a chess improvement book like no other.
004 Key to Symbols used & Acknowledgements
005 Publisher’s Foreword
Part I Introduction
010 1.1 Introduction by Philip Hurtado
015 1.2 Introduction by Michael Adams
017 1.3 Methodology & Data Analysis
021 1.4 What is a Super-GM?
023 1.5 How to Use this Book
027 1.6 Tips for Solving the Puzzles
Part II Puzzle Section
030 2.1 Solver Biographies
036 2.2 40 Positions and Solutions
315 2.3 Calculate your Performance
Part III Bonus Puzzles
318 3.1 8 Bonus Puzzles and Solutions
Part IV Conclusions from the Puzzles
372 4.1 The Candidate Move
374 4.2 The Art of Falsifying
379 4.3 Why Can’t I Play Like a Super-GM?
392 4.4 Pearson’s Correlation
395 4.5 How Many Moves Ahead Can a Super-GM See?
401 4.6 Grandmaster Secrets
Part V Eyetracker Experiment
418 5.1 Introduction by Michael Adams
419 5.2 Introduction by Philip Hurtado
420 5.3 Solver Biographies
421 5.4 Eyetracker Puzzles
423 5.5 Eyetracker Solutions
448 5.6 Michael’s Analysis of his Heat Maps
453 5.7 Eyetracker Conclusions