The Comfort Zone
264 Seiten, kartoniert, Thinkers Publishing, 1. Auflage 2021
Have you ever wondered why you do well in certain tournaments and not in others? If your opening choices are the right ones? If your attacking play is good, bad, or Tinder swipe left ugly?
In this entertaining account, the author explains how to achieve success in chess we need to understand our what works for us, but to achieve true mastery we should prepare to go beyond our zone of comfort.
Along the way he takes us on a journey through his own world of discovery and explains how he became one of the best chess players in England. It’s a deeply honest and at times tragicomic memoir as he also reveals his strategy for taking on his biggest rivals and how best to use computers to improve your chess.
005 Key to symbols
009 Chapter 1. The comfort zone
029 Chapter 2. The war against superficiality
039 Chapter 3. How I prepared for the British
055 Chapter 4. The Brooks Koepka method and the importance of competitive conditioning
081 Chapter 5. Why computers are narrowing opening theory
103 Chapter 6. Understanding with Mr Liem
123 Chapter 7. Grandmaster vs Amateur
143 Chapter 8. How to defeat certain types of players and the lockdown tournament
173 Chapter 9. Kasparov and the rule of twelve strengthening moves
203 Chapter 10. Madman theory
215 Chapter 11. Gorm attacks: the good, the bad and the Tinder swipe left ugly
223 Chapter 12. The platform and the Petroff
241 Chapter 13. Revenge pawn
257 Games index