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

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Log In or Join. Also the revision and excelljng is awesome. In view of this, it is very interesting to see how Kasparov deviates from the White’s traditional development in the Sicilian and this is the point I was trying to make, however badly, in my brief notes to the game.

You can read Attacking Manual 1 and 2 when your solving is getting steady. This is one of the several senses in which I talk about the gradual divestment in modern chess thinking of the multitude of ‘explicitly-stated generalities, claculation principles and rules’ that still dominate our textbooks.

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Dvoretsky is RIP and we will miss any new books from him. He appends the strawman argument that ‘The rule is not “Bishops against knights win the game” – only mate has that kind of strength! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


I argue that in the modern era, old inhibitions about such moves have gradually broken down. It is specifically designed to help with this issue. I think GM Alex Yermolinsky said that, too, in one of his books. Subscribe to comments feed.

I don’t know whether those rules are useful in an instructional sense for beginning or low-level cheas, which is a different and complex issue. Excelling at Positional Chess is a workbook itself, not a manual.

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Chatur rated it it was amazing Oct 28, 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.

September 16th, at Rather, with a detailed introductory explanation of how this was probably no more than a general guideline in Lasker’s day, and that ‘it turned out to be a usable rule in the classical openings’, I proceed to mention eight examples of its appropriateness in that context.

You can always read Attacking Manual 1 more than once. You can read the articles in sittings and solve the exercises in one.

I am working through Amateurs mind ATM. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I definitely think it is worth reading… Also, if you go to our blog, you will find some videos I made together with Boris at the end of July this year. The increasing and very large number of cases where a knight is placed on the rim to good effect indicates to me that strong players are probably not too concerned about putting the knight on the rim on principle, but just look to see how good the move is in reality.


English Choose a language for shopping. Let’s say, hypothetically, that I’m wrong about the degree of eccelling required in this particular game, which Aagard believes shouldn’t be qualified by my ‘to some extent’.

Aagard also uses a strawman argument here, saying that Kasparov’s wordless notes from Informant to which I referred ‘[don’t] mean that he uses only calculation excellinh he is sitting at the board.

Aagard tries to avoid the issue: Jacob Aagaard tackles the art of chess calculation, unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard. I like how hard those puzzles are.

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Will the first one at least be accessible to the range? Ilya is a fantastic player and interesting personality, but of course he is not a natural writer, so a bit of assistance has hopefully made the book more accessible.

It can involve seeing further into the position and understanding that at one point the opponent won’t be able to stop you from getting passed pawns or some such. But it is still a good book, of course. You could multiply this interior monologue by 10 or more for certain decisions in the middlegame.

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