The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement - Matthew Sadler (K-6047)

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Chess Engine Training Methods, Opening Strategies & Middlegame Techniques

Your chess engine can do so much more than just calculate variations!

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsMatthew Sadler
PublisherNew In Chess
Publication date1st edition 2021
Pages560
ISBN9789056919832
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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Every chess player, from club level up, can improve their game by using engines. That is the message of Matthew Sadler’s thought-provoking new book, based on many years of experience with the world’s best chess software. You may not be able to replicate their dazzling-deep calculations, but there is so much more your engine can do for you than just checking variations!

Matthew Sadler, co-author of the groundbreaking bestseller Game Changer, presents some unique methods to improve by using your engine. He explains how in your opening preparation, instead of sifting through masses of computer analysis you should play training games against your engine. He also shows how to train your early middlegame play, the conversion of advantages, your positional play, and your defensive skills. And, of course: how to analyse your own games.

These generic training methods Sadler supplements with concrete techniques. He explains how the top engines tackle crucial middlegame themes such as entrenched pieces, whole board play, ‘attacking rhythm’, exchanging pieces, the march of the Rook’s pawn, queen versus pieces, and many others. He also opens your eyes to typical strategies that the engines found and fine-tuned in popular openings such as the King’s Indian, the Grünfeld, the Slav, the  French and the Sicilian.

Sadler illustrates his lessons with a collection of fantastic games, explained with his trademark enthusiasm. For the first time, the superhuman powers of the chess engine have been decoded to the benefit of all players, in a rich and highly instructive book.

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The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement - Matthew Sadler (K-6047)

The Silicon Road to Chess Improvement - Matthew Sadler (K-6047)

Chess Engine Training Methods, Opening Strategies & Middlegame Techniques

Your chess engine can do so much more than just calculate variations!

Content

006 Explanation of symbols

007 Introduction

011 Part I

012 Chapter 1) Chess Engines

026 Chapter 2) Technical notes

030 Chapter 3) Training with engines

069 Part II

070 Chapter 4) Introduction to themes

073 Chapter 5) Introduction to opening themes

080 Chapter 6) Defend like an engine

130 Chapter 7) Attacking rhythm

146 Chapter 8) Entrenched pieces

177 Chapter 9) Exchanging active pieces to leave the opponent with passive ones

192 Chapter 10) French structures

205 Chapter 11) March of the rook’s pawn

230 Chapter 12) Engine sacrifices

308 Chapter 13) The king

346 Chapter 14) Whole board play

418 Chapter 15) Conversion by transposing to a position with oppositecoloured bishops

440 Chapter 16) Developing major pieces by giving away the pawn(s) in front of them

451 Chapter 17) Invading through the channel the opponent opened

465 Chapter 18) Queen vs pieces

484 Chapter 19) Rook on the third

510 Chapter 20) The King’s Indian opposite wing pawn storm

524 Chapter 21) Engine evaluations

529 Chapter 22) Conclusion

553 Index of opening themes

554 Index of middlegame themes

555 Index of openings

556 Index of engines

558 Index of names

560 Bibliography

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