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The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess
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Autor: John Emms
ISBN: 978-1857444124
Páginas: 160
Idioma: Inglés

Are you making the most of your chess talent?
Do you always perform to the best of your ability?
Do your results match up with your understanding of the game?

If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on! In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results.

Drawing upon his own over-the-board experiences, Emms tackles the all-important aspects of practical play:

-- concentration and behaviour at the chessboard
-- playing for a win or a draw
-- winning good positions and saving difficult ones
-- handling time trouble
-- avoiding silly mistakes
-- understanding your strengths and weaknesses
-- building an opening repertoire
-- using chess computers and software
-- preparing for opponents
-- understanding and utilizing the finer points of the rules
-- and much more besides.

Read this book and play every game with the confidence that you really can give it your best shot.

A comprehensive guide to practical play Written by a battle-hardened professional Ideal for ambitious players

John Emms is one of the UK's leading Grandmasters and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads. He's an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams. He's also a highly respected writer; previous works include The Scandinavian and the best-selling Starting Out: The Sicilian.
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