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First, my book is about opening and middlegame ideas, not about four-piece endings with only two kings, a knight and a bishop. That is, they use their judgment, calculations, and experience with similar positions to come to a decision. January 17th, at I hope this was helpful. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aagaard pays particular attention to the searching practical questions like “when should you calculate?

What advice would you give me in order to fix that? Aagard disagrees strenuously with my comments. Here are some examples of what typically happens after Nc3 and Nf3xd4 are in: It concentrates instead upon specific generalities that are losing relevance in today’s game. Reassess in on my shelf waiting to be read, then comes Mastering Chess Strategy by Hellsten and a few others. PaulH Yes, they can be used quite freely.

And modern players, it is generally acknowledged, are increasingly aware how often compensation sometimes very subtle exists for the exchange, i. I don’t think the material in reassess your chess is difficult at all. Excelling at Positional Chess: Also the revision and exam is awesome.


Here we have abstraction that limits understanding, although I’m sure that Aagard himself wouldn’t dream of playing chess with such an artificial philosophy.

Log In or Join. What I took from that was with all the theory that abounds, millions and millions of pages of GM analysis, millions of millions of PGN files in databases, most amateur players, like myself, still get lost in finding the most relevant aspect of the position. IMBacon 18 min ago.

I think that either the author didn’t write English as his first language or it was translated – because there were obviously some grammer mistakes that sometimes effected what I think the author was trying to get across – my only complaint. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. But are strong players less dependent than they used to be or not dependent at all upon a knights-on-the-rim rule? John Doez rated it really liked it Feb 25, Excelling at Chess Calculation: Aagard tries to interpret this for himself and comes up with: I hope that all these worthy advices will be covered in GM Prep — Out of the box.

Stephen Jiang No, I do not. It is by no means easy and it requires a lot of effort.

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Young rated calcu,ation it was amazing Apr 03, Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. How to Calculate and Win. Where in the Yusupov series would you insert Chess tactics from scratch, Mating the castled king ah Chess structures. If you stumble unto the line you cannot refute first, it can drive you crazy, as calculaation expect to refute it and then find something better… But I guess that knowing there are those things to find can make it easier.


The same goes to some extent for Excelling at Chess, which is mainly meant to inspire. Please enter a search term to begin your search. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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I started playing in tournaments a couple months ago and already Calculaiton wants me calculatiob reassess my chess Essentially he’s saying that endgame positions are somehow more significant than middlegames with respect to assessing pieces’ fundamental strength – why on earth would that be?

Eric Miettinen rated it it was amazing Jul 28, That would be awesome… Matt. I have yet to see it not working, although it is certainly no shortcut.

Here we have it! September 9th, at Randy rated it really liked it Mar 01, Not Enabled Word Wise: There are not many hints about training in calculation, just a final chapter which gives obvious advice like “solve combinations”, “analyze games”, “purchase these other books”, and exercises. I have to be honest and say that openings were never my strong suit, but my general philosophy is that you have to be able to play well before you can explore cheds positions.