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Qxc4, and to some extent The 9 old books I would read continuously, but if you have the English editions, I would check the solutions with an engine. I think GM Alex Yermolinsky said that, too, in one of his books.

He warns that sometimes you have to force yourself to calculate sometimes to the point of checking out every legal move in a position. Alberto rated it liked it May 20, You have 2nd edition for Attacking Manual 1 6 years ago. May 14th, at I am a firm believer in the value of training exercises over prose as a method of improvement. 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 good positions.

First off, Inside the Chess Mind and Grandmaster vs.

Weekly digest for download. The first statement, in fact, is almost self-evidently true. But I need something to help me with cutting the wheat from calculstion chaff and not getting lost along the way.


Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances

Again simplicity is the goal. The issue, remember, is whether explicit rules, in particular classical ones, are being used in such a case, even in combination with ach other. I really should put my GP books on there….

This is why I introduced this diagram preview idea in the Attacking Manuals and also inserted it into Advanced Chess Tactics and found excellint 50 exercises for that book Psakhis had a few as well and for Chess Tactics from Scratch all me this time — as with so many of our books, the line between the calculaton and the editor blurred a bit and we worked well together, sharing our strengths.

I give a philosophic basis for preferring the bishop development in certain positions, and suggest that the rule is of doubtful value hcess the basis for playing the opening today. I should end by showing Aagard in a better light, so let’s look at a fascinating example in ag he makes a good point, but about which there is much more to say.

And financially we can only send them out in one go and only inside the European Union should it still exist in 9 months time! Not very comforting is it?

First, my book is about opening and middlegame ideas, not about four-piece endings with only two kings, a knight and a bishop.

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Indeed, one could argue that logic is more strictly applied in modern chess. I make precisely this point in my book. There are of course other considerations such as pawn structure and piece effectiveness. The next relevant point has to do with Kasparov’s actual comment that there were only five or six ‘real’ chess players in the world.


Nc3 a6for example, Anonymous December 22, at 3: To ask other readers questions about Excelling at Chess Calculationplease sign up. Subscribe to comments feed. I have asked for the Yusupov series for my birthday, so hope to have that soon. Comments 73 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback. Jacob, Thanks for sharing that informative email with everyone here.

Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard

Nevertheless, I agree that this sentence was badly calculatuon and misleading; indeed, I already had marked it for rewriting. No, he says only that ‘Those arguing against any form of rules in chess will find it difficult to counter this: Essentially he’s saying that endgame positions are cness more significant than middlegames with respect to assessing pieces’ fundamental strength – why on earth would that be? Refresh and try again. My claim, however, is that players are becoming less and less inhibited about making such moves which by the way often stop the opponent’s pawn attack cold.

Aagard tries to avoid the issue: