Two winning books in one volume. 10 Great Ways get better at Chess by Nigel Davies Break the Rules!: A Modern Look at Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald
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|Author / Authors||Neil McDonald, Colin Crouch|
|Publication date||1st edition 2018|
|Height||23 cm / 9.05 inch|
Two winning books in one volume.
10 Great Ways get better at Chess by Nigel Davies
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. 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.
Break the Rules!: A Modern Look at Chess Strategy by Neil McDonald
In this instructive book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald studies in depth the key components of successful rule-breaking in chess.
As we progress as chess players we quickly learn a set of guidelines which help us to formulate plans, develop typical strategies and recognize key tactics. However, chess is not an easy game, with fixed 'rules' that can be applied to every single position. In fact, blindly following such rules proves to be counterproductive and prevents a player from moving on to the next level, whereas knowing when to 'break' these rules is precisely the skill which separates the best from the rest.
10 Great Ways to Get Better at Chess:
009 1 Develop your Vision
019 2 Study the Endgame
031 3 Keep Company with the Strong
042 4 Take up Correspondence Chess
052 5 Create a Pre-Game Ritual
067 6 Cure your Time Trouble
087 7 Read a Good Book
118 8 Select your Chess Events Wisely
126 9 Know your Enemy
142 10 Improve your Fitness Level
155 Index of Openings
157 Index of Games and Positions
Break the Rules:
007 1. The Anarchist of the Chessboard
023 2. The Power of Ugly Pawn Moves
040 3. Breaking the Rhythm of the Struggle
056 4. The King as All Action Star
069 5. Wait with White, Provoke with Black!
092 6. Living on the Edge
111 7. Time is Not of the Essence
128 8. Are You a Rule-Breaker? Take the Test!
135 9. Solutions
158 Index of Openings
159 Index of Complete Games