Modern Chess Preparation: Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age

Modern Chess Preparation: Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age

by Vladimir Tukmakov
     
 

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Winning starts with planning before the game, teaches legendary chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov. In this ground-breaking book he shows how chess preparation has become a systematic process and how today's top players make their game plans.

The most important aim of modern preparation, both for professionals and for ambitious amateurs, is to get a playable position

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Overview

Winning starts with planning before the game, teaches legendary chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov. In this ground-breaking book he shows how chess preparation has become a systematic process and how today's top players make their game plans.

The most important aim of modern preparation, both for professionals and for ambitious amateurs, is to get a playable position that you understand better than your opponent.

The role of the computer in preparation has grown tremendously and Tukmakov explains how top grandmasters use their 'Metal Friend'. He warns that professionals should not put too much trust in chess engines and should analyse more deeply themselves. Club players, on the other hand, should reduce their time in front of the machine to a minimum.

Tukmakov explains what amateurs should do in order to arrive at the board well-armed: study the classics, analyse your own games without a computer, and know yourself. A special chapter is devoted to must-win situations: when the outcome of a tournament, a match or even a whole life depends on a single game.

With lots of brilliant examples, inside information and amusing anecdotes, Modern Chess Preparation is not only highly instructive, but also a joy to read.

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Editorial Reviews

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I really like this book. Tukmakov's discussion of the modern game is highly astute.
--Grandmaster Luke McShane

Tukmakov's discussion is a broad one, citing games dating from 1891 up 2011. Along the way the author peppers his survey with advice, tidbits and common sense, with strong writing and a balanced approach. An important book on a much-neglected topic.
--John D. Warth, Chess Club of Southern Indiana

Tukmakov has created a unique symbiosis: a training book with stories. Qualifications such as brilliant or wonderful are really far too stale for this work. This book will most probably become a classic in chess literature.
--Martin Rieger; Rochade Europa

There is a lot of thought-provoking stuff in the book.
--International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering, ChessVibes

Grandmaster Luke McShane
I really like this book. Tukmakov's discussion of the modern game is highly astute.
Chess Club of Southern Indiana - John D. Warth
Tukmakov's discussion is a broad one, citing games dating from 1891 up 2011. Along the way the author peppers his survey with advice, tidbits and common sense, with strong writing and a balanced approach. An important book on a much-neglected topic.
Rochade Europa Magazine - Martin Rieger
Tukmakov has created a unique symbiosis: a training book with stories. Qualifications such as brilliant or wonderful are really far too stale for this work. This book will most probably become a classic in chess literature.

ChessVibes - International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering
There is a lot of thought-provoking stuff in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056913779
Publisher:
New In Chess,Csi
Publication date:
09/16/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,398,450
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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