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Applying Logic in Chess

320 Seiten, kartoniert, Gambit, 1. Auflage 2018.

17,50 €
inkl. 7% MwSt., zzgl. Versandkosten

Is chess a logical game? What constitutes an advantage in chess? How can we set problems and create psychologically difficult situations for the opponent? These are big questions, and Erik Kislik tackles them and others head-on in this thought-provoking, thoroughly modern, and original work.

He answers the first of those questions with a resounding ‘yes!’. His assessments focus on concrete points: pawn-structure, material imbalance and compensation. Even though the analytical proofs may be complex, he repeatedly shows that these elements are the keys to evaluating positions and forming plans.

As the trainer of players ranging from high-level grandmasters to average club-players, Kislik is very strong on providing practical guidance on topics such as how best to use chess software, choosing hardware, getting psychologically ready for a game and preparing for specific opponents. He is always willing to boldly state his views, even when they run contrary to conventional chess wisdom.

“I was excited by this book because of the way all of the ideas are intertwined and you get very concrete advice ... Everything is applicable and it is easy to see how it applies to the real world.” – from the Foreword by GM Hjörvar Steinn Gretarsson.

Erik Kislik is an International Master originally from California who lives in Budapest. He is an expert in computer chess and one of the most in-demand chess trainers on ICC. He has coached many grandmasters and assisted a number of elite players with their opening preparation.

Details

Sprache Englisch
Autor Kislik, Erik
Verlag Gambit
Auflage 1.
Medium Buch
Gewicht 610 g
Breite 17,2 cm
Höhe 24,8 cm
Seiten 320
ISBN-13 978-1911465249
Erscheinungsjahr 2018
Einband kartoniert

Inhalte

005 Symbols

006 Foreword by GM Hjörvar Steinn Gretarsson

008 Introduction

014 1 Starting from the Beginning

014 Piece Values

026 Interpreting Chess Rules and Ideas Taught to Beginners

040 The Allure of Genius and Glamorizing the Past (Tal Syndrome)

044 What Should You Be Trying to Do When You Play Chess?

045 What Should You Ask Yourself During a Game?

051 2 Levels of Chess Skill

051 What are the Main Stages of Chess Improvement?

059 General Improvement

066 3 Prioritizing Your Chess Undertakings

066 Playing

069 Analysis of Your Games

070 Training

084 4 Elements of Chess Strength

085 Concrete Knowledge

085 Pattern Recognition

087 Calculation

091 Candidate Moves

102 Positional Understanding

103 Logic

106 5 Different Types of Training

106 Tactics

107 Endgames

117 Historical Games and Keeping Up with Chess ‘Culture’

120 Blitz

122 Books

128 Analysing and the ‘Most Obvious Move’ Principle

131 What Should I Walk Away from My Games With?

131 What Should I Use a Coach For?

137 6 An Approach to Evaluating Positions

137 What is an Advantage?

149 Advantages for Free

154 Conditional Equality

160 Compensation and Complicated Cases

176 7 Is Chess a Logical Game?

182 8 Engines in Chess

194 Analysing Positions with Computers

200 9 Analysing Your Games and Self-Improvement

225 10 Metagame Opening Strategy

225 Metagame Thought

233 Planning an Opening Repertoire

250 Opening Questions to Ask

253 Structures and Openings

269 11 Losing Consistency

284 12 Critical Moments

295 13 Sports Psychology in Chess

307 14 Theory in Practice

315 Conclusions and Recommendations

318 Index of Names

Extract

Applying Logic in Chess