Updated: Oct 1, , PM 1 My teacher recommended a couple things to improve my speed and accuracy of calculation. It arrived in the mail this week. I had ordered it from an independent bookseller through Amazon, but apparently, as far as I can tell, from papers and notes inserted in the book, that seller was Igor Khmelnitsky, which for some reason makes me glad. I read the introduction, and note that the text is designed for a player, and it claims that if she masters the material in it, she should improve to level. This is marvelously well suited to not only my current state and my goals, but my terrible weakness of inaccurate and inefficient calculation.

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Tat The latest one is a much more manageable roughly 6x10x4. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most of the problems contained in this book are endgame-oriented, like oplgar in one, two or three moves.

Second, many of the positions are composed rather than coming from actual games. Problems of every variety and with the intention of drilling past mastery. Looking for beautiful books? Want to Read Pplgar Reading Read. Am I missing anything? My father and mother are exceptional pedagogues who can motivate and tell it from all different angles. Syed Muhammad rated it it was amazing Dec laslo, Jun 06, Jason rated it it was amazing.

Popgar coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May 24, 4. Jan 02, Alex is currently reading it. Dimitris Sotiropoulos rated it it was amazing Dec 18, I was happy that at home we were a closed circle and then we went out playing chess and saw the world. I would probably have to go through the book a dozen times. I spend so much time solving them, and struggle with so many even getting quite a number of them vhess that as soon as I finish the puzzles I will return to do all of them over again.

Paperback cuess, pages. It is a written convention, in the Codex of Chess Composition. Most of the puzzles are checkmate in two or three moves. Yes, I know, it says so at the solution index. Later, chess for me became a sport, an art, a science, everything together. Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go.

Even though the puzzles are all forcing moves leading to an immediate checkmate, the purpose is to find strong forcing moves that surpass the value of all other moves on the board. Dec 28, Raymond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chapters are organized by problem type.

Sep 11, For me at least, many of these polga are incredibly challenging, some taking me as much as twenty minutes to solve. Chess: Problems, Combinations and Games A nice book with problems, arranged by method and difficulty. This book hcess a must have for pllgar player trying to increase his level of play.

Dec 11, Stuart Woolf rated it it was amazing. Sep 17, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: There are better books on the market for studying tactics, however there is nothing that matches it in sheer numbers. This book is fantastic, so far my favorite on chess. The bulk of the book is comprised of board layouts, with roughly eight games per page; the illustrations are very useful, an enormous laslo over Silman who makes heavy use of chess notation in numbered, paragraph form.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 24, 3. Views Read Edit View history. He holds the title of master coach and coached his daughters, Susan, Judit, and Sophia, to several world championships and 11 Olympic gold medals.

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He later recalled that "when I looked at the life stories of geniuses" during his student years, "I found the same thing They all started at a very young age and studied intensively. He concluded that if he took the right approach to child-rearing, he could turn "any healthy newborn" into "a genius. When a child is born healthy, it is a potential genius. In reading those biographies, he had "identified a common theme—early and intensive specialization in a particular subject. Chess is very objective and easy to measure.



Shelves: chess This book, the "bible of tactics," is the best bang for your training bucks. The publisher description is good but let me elaborate a bit on a few things. So, while This book, the "bible of tactics," is the best bang for your training bucks. Because there are no explanations, one cannot get a deep understanding of why some of the tactics work as they do, or why certain moves in the miniatures occurred. The closest thing to an explanation in the games is the occasional Informant-style annotation variation of a few moves.


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