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  • ISBN 1857442733
  • ISBN13 978-1857442731
  • Language English
  • Author Jacob Aagaard
  • Publisher Everyman Chess; 1st edition (February 1, 2002)
  • Pages 192
  • Formats mbr doc txt lrf
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Puzzles and Games
  • Size ePub 1589 kb
  • Size Fb2 1457 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 904

Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. In this book Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. In Excelling at Chess, he includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position. Anyone who follows the advice in this book cannot fail to improve their feel for the game. * Ideal for players who are serious about improving * Discusses all phases and aspects of the game * Packed with useful practical tips

Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. In this book Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest.

Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. In Excelling at Chess.

This book identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. Anyone who follows the advice in this book cannot fail to improve their feel for the game. Categories: Computers\Software: Office software. Издание: 1st. Издательство: Everyman Chess. ISBN 13: 9781857442731. Series: Everyman Chess. File: PDF, 1. 9 MB. Читать онлайн.

5) Excelling at Positional Chess. 6) Practical Chess Defence. Would find the Silman books more approachable by a general audience. How do they compare with, say, Silman's books? Shivsky. Sep 20, 2012 Would find the Silman books more approachable by a general audience. Aagaard's books seem to have a "you must be this tall to ride" feel to them (especially 2, 3 and 5) and are catered to above-average players.

The book is (thus far) clearly my best-selling work.

Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes .

Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the crème de la crème of those that he uses for training and study. Aagaard also delves deeply into the ideas of positional evaluation and analysis

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Jacob Aagaard (born 31 July 1973) is a Danish-born Scottish chess grandmaster and the 2007 British Chess Champion. In 2004, he took second place in the. In 2004, he took second place in the Scottish Chess Championship. In 2005, he took first place in the Scottish Championship but was not a British citizen, so the title went to Craig Pritchett.

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ChessOK books middlegame Excelling at Chess, Jacob Aagaard - download book. I truly believe that this book can help you in improving your chess if you adapt the ideas and training methods outlined in these pages.

ChessOK books middlegame Excelling at Chess, Jacob Aagaard - download book. Excelling at Chess, Jacob Aagaard - download book. I have tried them all in practise wim my pupils, and the results have been good. My primary ambition when beginning work on this book was to write something that people would find to be a good read. The conversational style is intended as a means to shake up the more abstract parts and generally aid in getting my point over.

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Bandiri
I like the author's perspective about chess, particularly his focus on the concept of non-forcing moves. This concept was an eye opener for me as I am used to always searching for moves that are immediately threatening as opposed to focus on finding good squares for your pieces. I also thought the chapter on end games was strong and I believe his advice on how to study for openings was good as well.
The author finishes the book with some exercises for the reader to practice and apply the theory.
Overall, I was satisfied with the book.
Malanim
I enjoy reading about chess at least as much as I enjoy playing it, and I look for books that will improve my play by (1) giving me something to practice (i.e. workbooks) or (2) correcting my thinking. This book purports to be in the second category, but I can tell you, as a beginner, I got nothing out of it.
There is very little English describing how to excel; rather the author gives you games to look at as examples and you, the reader, are supposed understand the brilliance behind the moves. For me, this is not enough: I need a tour guide to show me the sights, not just a taxi driver to take me to them. I'm guessing that very good players don't need such hand-holding, hence my title for this review.
One reviewer suggested that you will like this book if you like Rowson's "The Seven Deadly Chess Sins". Well, I'm only partway through TSDCS but I can tell you that I'm really enjoying it, but did not enjoy (or learn from) Excelling at Chess.
Welen
I just finished the book. I have to say, I am very disappointed in the author. His books on various openings in the past have been beyond exceptional. In this book he spends the first few chapters criticizing Watson's SOMCS. He goes on to say what anyone that has played at even a laughable level would know, that all "rules" in chess are not set in stone and that chess is a dynamic game. He does talk about how he helps his students determine their positional plans...by having them ask themselves what they want for Xmas. This is the same thing that Silman describes in his books as the "dream" position. But, unlike silman, he does not go into how various ways to break down the positions in order to organize ones thoughts in order to determine that "dream" position. Planning for all class and amatuer players is the hardest thing to come up with....after reading this book, I cannot say that I am any better. The book is well written and easy to read. It is worth having if you simply enjoy chess books, but if you are seriously looking to improve, I would consider it after Silman's books.
Nkeiy
This book was written 10 years ago, and I trust that Mr. Aagaard has matured, learned from experience, and acquired at bit more humility in the interim. He didn't have much of these qualities at the time he penned this book.

Between his 'amygdala attack' (see the introduction), his constant second-guessing of the great and near-great among 20th century grandmasters, his training adventures with a neurolinguistic programmer, and his pronouncements about various aspects of how chess should be played, he manages to produce what I found a boring series of essays.

The title suggests that this book could assist the aspiring player to learn what it takes to really Excel at Chess. Instead, it gives memorable examples of how to distract yourself with your own insecurities (Mr. Aagaard had many at the time) and how to buck yourself up with steely resolve. In between, as others have observed, there are after-the-fact quibbles with very competent chess writers (John Watson and John Nunn among them), warmed-over IM judgments of world-champion performances over the board, and in general a pastiche of second-guessing and smug "how could he be so stupid?"

Want to improve at chess, young woman or man? Better you should get Tim Harding's "Better Chess for Average Players. or one of John Nunn's or John Watson's general instruction books, and absorb them from cover to cover. Jacob Aagaard can't hope to accomplish so much--though other authors may not be able to define what "semiotics" is. Or is that "are"?
Kagaramar
This book sets itself apart from others of its ilk for a few reasons. First of all, Mr. Aagard has an engaging voice that comes across in the pages. He comes across as a real human being who has had ups and downs with chess. He has a lot of wit and warmth interspersed with very forthright analysis. A rare combination! This does not mean, however, that the book is somehow not serious. Far from it; he has a thesis regarding positional play and he defends it with rigor. He's not "my way or the highway" but at the same time makes a convincing case regarding what it takes to take a quantum leap in playing skill.
But wait, there's more: Mr. Aagard's background in neuropsychology takes this book to a new level. He integrates fascinating info about cognition and perception and how it relates to chess. This is stuff that is compelling in its own right. Ultimately, I wouldn't have changed much with this book. It accomplishes exactly what it wants to, and points towards a "humanist" perspective on chess: train hard, but also realize that (a) it's a game between 2 human beings who must respect each other during the course of play, and (b) it's important to have fun. I really think this book will have a long shelf life--it certainly had a deep impact on how I approach the game.