Studying Chess Made Easy

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It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull. This indispensable book contains foolproof ways to help the information go in… and stay in. Acclaimed chess author Andrew Soltis reveals the key techniques in his trademark witty, ...

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Overview

It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull. This indispensable book contains foolproof ways to help the information go in… and stay in. Acclaimed chess author Andrew Soltis reveals the key techniques in his trademark witty, accessible style:

Why you can't study chess the same way you study school subjects

How to acquire the most important knowledge: intuition

The role of memorizing (not a bad thing, despite, what people say)

How to get the most out of playing over a master's game

Adopting a chess hero as a means of learning

How great players study

Computers as a study tool

How to train someone else

International Grandmaster ANDREW SOLTIS is a popular chess writer and journalist who writes for the New York Post. He is the author of How To Choose a Chess Move, Transpo Tricks in Chess and The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess.

Batsford has been a leading international chess publisher since the 1960s, producing books for all chess players, from beginners to Grandmasters. The books are divided into the following ability levels and categories:

Universal

Beginners

Club players

Competitive

Games collections

Biography

Openings

Strategy/tactics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906388676
  • Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,160,699
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Chapter 1 Chess isn't school 7

Chapter 2 Cultivating your chess sense 31

Chapter 3 The biggest study myth 71

Chapter 4 The right way to study an opening 95

Chapter 5 Two-and-a-half move chess 124

Chapter 6 Overcoming endgame phobia 156

Chapter 7 Learning to live with TMI 189

Chapter 8 How to learn more from a master game 220

Solutions 256

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