How can you improve at chess?
This is the eternal question asked by players of all levels. Which part of the game should you focus on? How often should you play? Should you change your opening repertoire? What's the best way to learn from your defeats? So many questions ... and yet direct answers are hard to find. It's no wonder aspiring players are left bewildered and in need of direction.
Leading chess author Colin Crouch believes that the key to sustained chess improvement lies in the critical analysis and assessment of your own games. Each and every game you play provides a significant learning opportunity, and this opportunity should never be squandered.
Some might say that it is impossible to learn middlegames in the same manner as the more structured parts of chess: the opening and the endgame. However, although it's true to say that middlegame play is generally more difficult to categorize, there are still many aspects that can be taught and studied in an effective way.
What separates a Grandmaster from an International Master? How do the thought processes of strong club players differ from that of middling club players? What techniques can enthusiastic chess players employ when striving to reach the next rung on the ladder? Jacob Aagaard provides the answers to these questions in this fascinating and entertaining new book.
Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now. In this pioneering work, Timothy Taylor uncovers the secrets of pawn sacrifices,