Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Material Art of the Mind

Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Material Art of the Mind

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Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Material Art of the Mind by Michael J. Gelb, Raymond Keene

Whether you are just learning the game of chess, are an intermediate player, or are an expert, Samurai Chess will offer you special advice through the unique collaboration of its authors. A world leader in creative strategy, Michael Gelb has a third-degree black belt in aikido and is an accomplished chess player in this own right. Raymond Keene is an International Chess Grandmaster with a sixth kyu certificate in aikido. Merging their skills and interests, they have created an uncommon book that adapts the seven samurai principles to the game of chess. The seven principles are:

  • Take the Initiative: Attack
  • Follow Through: Go for the Knockout
  • Impenetrable Defense: No Openings
  • Timing: Control the Tempo
  • Distance: Control the Position
  • Master Surprise and Deception
  • Yield to Win: The Art of Sacrifice

To Gelb and Keene, chess is both a scintillating game and a metaphor for success in business, life and any creative enterprise. Demonstrating how each samurai principle can be applied, the authors offer a wealth of original advice on improving your game, at the same time offering ideas on how playing chess can help develop your talent as a strategic thinker. As they say "in mastering chess, you master in microcosm all forms of combat and strategy, for any application you choose."

Michael J. Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, mind-body coordination, and leadership development. He is coauthor with Tony Buzan of Lessons from the Art of Juggling and the author of Thinking for a Change.

Raymond Keene is the world's leading authority on chess and mind sports. An International Chess Grandmaster since 1976, he is the chess correspondent for the London Times and London Sunday Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760754641
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.06(d)

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