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Chess Psychology: The Will to Win! (Everyman Chess)


Chess Psychology: The Will to Win! (Everyman Chess)

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    Available in PDF Format | Chess Psychology: The Will to Win! (Everyman Chess).pdf | English
    William Stewart(Author)
'That is part of what I like in chess: it is psychological warfare at the board.' Magnus Carlsen during an interview with the BBC, March 2013.

In chess, more than in any other game, battles are won and lost in the mind. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial if you want to develop and achieve success as a chess player, and in this book he focuses on the vital subject of chess psychology.

All the key areas of chess are covered here. Stewart highlights the principles of successful opening play and outlines an easy-to-learn starting repertoire. He also examines positional play, defensive resilience, typical mistakes and how to avoid them, tournament strategy, clock management, how to study chess and much more besides. This book is packed with tips and practical advice for beginners and intermediate players, and anyone wishing to improve their mental approach to chess.

*An essential guide to chess psychology
*Covers opening, middlegame and endgame play
*Ideal for beginners and intermediate players

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • William Stewart(Author)
  • Everyman Chess (31 May 2013)
  • English
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  • By Dick Turpin on 24 January 2014

    The main problem I find with this book is that about 50% of it is taken up with providing an opening repertoire that is not going to be of much use to most of its intended audience. The repertoire consists of The Stonewall as White, The French against 1.e4 and The Slav (Schallop) against 1.d4. None of these openings is the ideal place for the beginner to start. For the intermediate player, who will almost certainly have his/her repertoire mapped out, there is nothing here that is going to enrich that area of play. In a nutshell, it's a big chunk of the book, but it can only scratch the surface of two mighty openings (The French and The Slav) and proffers one (The Stonewall) that is most likely to stunt your growth.As for the rest of the book, there are some interesting chapters on mental attitude and on study and preparation. However, there is nothing ground breaking here and it is more in the form of titbits than any in depth psychological analysis. In the end it's difficult to see whom the book is aimed at despite its claim to be for the beginner to intermediate player.If you want an insight into the chess mind you will need to look elsewhere I'm afraid. One recommendation is Jeremy Silman's The Amateur's Mind. This book is quite long in the tooth now, but is an excellent appraisal of the thinking processes of a wide range of players from beginner to master.

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