Peter Kurdorfer is the former editor of Chess Life magazine and has been a chess master since the early 1980s.
The Tao Of Chess: 200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Lifeby Peter Kurzdorfer
Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured/i>/b>
The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life
Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured spiritual quest for truth with 200 principles that will improve anyone's chess game. By following the author's principles, readers not only come to enjoy the game more, they develop a habit of seeking underlying truth - whether in a chess game or a real-life situation.
The Tao of Chess is full of conscise advice, such as:
- Understanding is more important than memory
- Fortune favors the brave
- When you see a good move, wait and look for a better move
- Mistakes tend to come in bunches
- Trust your intuition; it's usually right
Authoritative and easy to follow, this book will turn every reader into a master strategist.
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'The Tao of Chess' is a nice little book with a terrible title. The book has nothing whatsoever to do with Taoism, and very little to do with life lessons that are learned over the chess board. What the book does have is a clear discussion of 200 ideas and rules to improve chess play. Each idea is clearly discussed and illustrated with one or two diagrams. So, despite the title, the book is quite good, especially for younger players. Experienced players will have heard all of these 200 rules before. My favorite part of the book is the fact that I can sit down and read it without a chess board at my side to work out all the variations. Each of the positions is described and a few (very few) moves are given to show how the game progressed from that point. Even an average chess player, like me, can follow this discussion without an analysis board.
Anyone who gets this, you just wasted your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!