The Enigma of Chess Intuition: Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess?

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Nobody doubts that intuition in chess exists. It is part of the arsenal of every chess player, next to well-known weapons such as tactical skills, the ability to calculate variations and endgame technique. But how does intuition in chess work, and where does it take us?
Intuition is by far the vaguest and hardest to grasp subject in chess, and consequently the least studied. Acclaimed author and experienced chess trainer Valeri Beim takes the bull by the horns and explains, with...
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Overview

Nobody doubts that intuition in chess exists. It is part of the arsenal of every chess player, next to well-known weapons such as tactical skills, the ability to calculate variations and endgame technique. But how does intuition in chess work, and where does it take us?
Intuition is by far the vaguest and hardest to grasp subject in chess, and consequently the least studied. Acclaimed author and experienced chess trainer Valeri Beim takes the bull by the horns and explains, with hundreds of well explained examples, when intuition comes into play, why some players have better intuition than others, what the functions of intuition are, how it differs from pattern recognition, and why your intuition gets weaker as you get older.
Valeri Beim deeply analyses and dissects how chess players think and demonstrates that each of us has the power of making intuitive decisions. You will learn how you can train and develop this human gift. Beim uses plain language and illustrates his findings with sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess as well as with instructive examples of practical play. A thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.
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Editorial Reviews

German Correspondence Chess Federation - Uwe Bekemann
Bringing all this material together into a coherent and logical complex is, I think, the extraordinary achievement of the author. Beim highlights important benchmarks and best practices in the text. This helps the reader to train and develop his talents.
Der Standard
Beim demystifies the matter. Using excellently presented games, the intuitive way of playing chess is explained in a refreshingly classical and instructive way.
New in Chess Magazine - Grandmaster Luke McShane
This book strikes me as an unusual thoughtful one. Beim has made a great effort to come up with a coherent theory of intuition, and there is plenty to enjoy along the way.
Rochade Europa Magazine - Martin Rieger
Very good are the prose and abundant explanations. Here is an experienced grandmaster spilling the beans!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056913793
  • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
  • Publication date: 6/16/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 932,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Valeri Beim is a grandmaster who lives in Austria. He has won numerous tournaments and plays in the Austrian and German leagues. For many years he was the head trainer at the chess school in Odessa, and he was also the trainer of the Israeli Olympiad team. Among his highly successful previous books are How to Calculate Chess Tactics and How to Play Dynamic Chess.
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