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Art.-No.: LXMARUTSK
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Under the Surface

288 pages, paperback, Quality, 1. edition 2018.

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The most significant difference between a grandmaster and a club player is not simply that the grandmaster calculates more accurately, but rather that he sees more deeply. This book invites you beneath the surface, where you can learn to navigate the depths of chess. Jan Markos shows how a strong player perceives chess, which features of a position he focuses on, and how he thinks at the board.

The author’s philosophy is that understanding chess brings pure happiness, and he would like to share this happiness with you.

Jan Markos is a grandmaster and former European Under-16 Champion. He has won the Slovakian Championship twice and played for Slovakia at six Olympiads. He lives in Bratislava with his wife and two children.

“In his new book, GM Jan Markos focuses on important, yet often neglected, aspects of chess. He deals with this interesting and difficult topic excellently, making fine use of his chess and teaching abilities. The book is highly readable and belongs among the best chess books I have read in recent years. Although the book is intended to be read by amateurs, even grandmasters will find it interesting and useful. If you want to learn more about chess and don’t mind thinking independently, this is the book for you."

GM David Navara

Details

Author Markos, Jan
Publisher Quality
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 560 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 288
ISBN-13 978-1784830489
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

Contents

003 Foreword by GM Vlastimil Babula

005 Key to symbols used and Bibliography

010 Preface

011 PART I: About the Laws of the Chess World

012 1 Three Faces of a Piece

023 2 Hierarchy on the Board

032 3 Infection

036 4 Policemen of the Chess Board

041 PART II: About the Inhabitants of the Chess Board

042 5 Magnetic Skin

057 6 Inconspicuous Mate

064 7 Fractures

069 8 Understanding the Beast

075 9 Without Knights

083 10 Anatoly Karpov’s Billiard Balls

092 11 The Secret Life of Rooks

107 12 Princesses of the Chess Board

117 PART III: About Time in Chess

118 13 Does Time Play against You?

123 14 Brake

130 15 Walking without Moving, Progress without Change

135 PART IV: About Openings

136 16 Find Five Differences

140 17 Equal and More Equal

144 18 The Tragedy of the Knight

148 19 The Scheme

157 PART V: About Decision-Making

158 20 Seeing a Move

163 21 The Freezer

169 22 Smart Retreats

175 23 On the Breaking Ice

179 24 Following the Beaten Track

184 25 Looking for a Move, No Commitments

188 26 On the Edge

194 27 Exchanges as a Weapon

201 PART VI: About Computers

202 28 What Rybka Couldn’t Tell You and Fritz Didn’t Know

209 29 New Silicon Horizons

231 30 The Magician from Brno

244 31 The Biggest Lie

251 PART VII: About Beauty in Chess

252 32 Quality and Style

255 33 Searching for Beauty

265 Conclusion: How to Train Properly

270 Glossary

277 Game Index

282 Name Index

This excellent book is the 2018

English Chess Federation Book of the Year!

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Under the Surface