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The Inner Game of Chess

324 Seiten, kartoniert, Mongoose, 1. Auflage 2014, Erstauflage 1994

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Do masters methodically cut their way through the branches of a tree of analysis? Is it true that attacking players calculate a dozen moves ahead, while positional specialists rely on abstract principles? What exactly does it mean to “calculate,” anyway?

In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we’re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what’s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play.

This 21st-century edition of Soltis’s celebrated work features new material and revised analysis, while retaining all the insights that made The Inner Game of Chess an instant classic.

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Popular Chess Life columnist Andy Soltis is the author of numerous other classics of chess literature, including Pawn Structure Chess, The Art of Defense in Chess, and Rethinking the Chess Pieces. A 2011 inductee into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame, he received the International Grandmaster title in 1980.

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 640 g
Hersteller Mongoose
Breite 13,9 cm
Höhe 21,5 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Autor Andrew Soltis
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-1936277605
Jahr der Erstauflage 1994
Seiten 324
Einband kartoniert

005 CHAPTER 1. What Calculation Is - and Isn't

008 The Myth ofthe Long Variations

011 "Positional Players Don't Calculate"

015 "Calculation Means Finding Mates and Sacrifices"

019 The Joys of Ca1culating

023 Learning to Visualize

029 CHAPTER 2.Ideas

042 Master vs. Novice

050 Looking for the Weakness

052 Patterns

054 Hints

066 CHAPTER 3.Trees and How to Build Thern

070 A Family of Ideas

074 Candidate Moves

082 The Tree of Analysis

088 How Chessplayers Really Think

093 CHAPTER 4. Force

097 Let the Force

100 Force vs. Speed, Force vs. Force

109 Opening a Pandora's Box

114 The Limits ofForce

116 Force in Action

121 CHAPTER 5. Countlug Out..

122 The Bottom Line

124 First Step: Count the Pieces

136 What Is Compensation?

140 Is it Over?

154 Move Order

161 Serendipity and Sequence

163 Orders and Options

168 Bailout

172 Calculating in Stages

175 CHAPTER 6. Choice

185 Tactical vs. Technical vs. Positional...

189 Defensive Choice

195 CHAPTER 7. MonkeyWrenches

196 Assumption

205 Advanced Assumption

208 Quiet Move

212 Destruction of the Guard

216 Zwischenzug

221 Attack-Defense

226 Desperado

236 CHAPTER 8. Oversights

239 Simple Visual Oversights

243 Retreats

246 Line Blocks

249 Unveiled Attacks

252 The Retained Image

256 Optical Illusions

258 It's a Big Board

261 CHAPTER 9.Rechecking

263 Walkthrough

267 Where Are the Pieces?

273 Remember to Remember

276 Ghosts

281 Lasker 's Law

287 Improving the Breed

296 Achilles' Heel

300 CHAPTER 10. The Practical Calculator

307 When You Must Calculate

311 Getting Fancy

313 Beware Understandable Moves

317 Believing Hirn

324 Summing Up

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