Invisible Chess Moves: Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins

Invisible Chess Moves: Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins

by Emmanuel Neiman, Yochanan Afek
     
 

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Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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Overview

Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually reasons why your brain discards certain ideas. In this book they demonstrate different categories of hard-to-see chess moves and clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud your brain.
Invisible Chess Moves with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminative tests, will teach how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others. Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
An outstanding book.
—Lubomir Kavalek, The Huffington Post

An entertaining and instructive book on an aspect of tactics that is not usually covered.
—Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine

Highlights the limitations of the human mind and categorises the typical sources of mistakes like missing diagonal backward queen moves. It has many beautiful examples with really amazing points, which I had not seen before. A real gem!
—GM Karsten Muller, author of BOBBY FISHER: THE CAREER AND COMPLETE GAMES

Exercises in the course of each chapter and an extensive test at the end of the book give the reader the opportunity to engage in an organized way with difficult-to-find moves.
—German Correspondence Chess Association

There are lots and lots of games, extracts and exercises all devoted to why we miss moves.
—Ian Marks, ChessSchotland

An excellent book that offers rare insights into unknown chess territory
—Europa Rochade Magazine

Lubomir Kavalek
An outstanding book.
The Huffington Post
Richard Vedder
Why is a certain move an 'invisible chess move'? It can be for all sorts of reasons. I don't know that it is all based on scientific research, but based on my experience I can understand very well what they mean.
Schakers.info
Joe Petrolito
An entertaining and instructive book on an aspect of tactics that is not usually covered.
Australasian Chess Magazine
KARL Magazine
The many training exercises make 'Invisible Chess Moves' a tactics training book and, what's more, numerous games convey the beauty of chess.
Europa Rochade Magazine
An excellent book that offers rare insights into unknown chess territory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056913687
Publisher:
New In Chess,Csi
Publication date:
10/16/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,306,312
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

Luc Winants
The authors deserve the highest praise for the idea behind this book. Something quite original, and I enjoyed it enormously. (Luc Winants, former Belgian Chess Champion)
GM Karsten Müller
Highlights the limitations of the human mind and categorises the typical sources of mistakes like missing diagonal backward queen moves. It has many beautiful examples with really amazing points, which I had not seen before. A real gem! (GM Karsten Müller, author of 'Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games')
Arne Moll
It's great to know about the types of 'blind spots' that occur in chess from time to time.--(Arne Moll, ChessVibes)
Grandmaster Luc Winants
The authors deserve the highest praise for the idea behind this book. Something quite original, and I enjoyed it enormously.--(Grandmaster Luc Winants, former Belgian Chess Champion)

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