Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

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    Publication Date: January 1, 2007
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 160 Pages


    Publisher: Everyman Chess
    Author: John Emms
    Year of Publication: 2007

    Pages: 160
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book DescriptionAre you making the most of your chess talent? Do you always perform to the best of your ability? Do your results match up with your understanding of the game? If the answer to any of these questions is 'no' then read on! In The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess, Grandmaster and experienced tournament player John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize your potential and improve your results. Drawing upon his own over-the-board experiences, Emms tackles the all-important aspects of practical play: concentration and behaviour at the chessboard; playing for a win or a draw; winning good positions and saving difficult ones; handling time trouble; avoiding silly mistakes; understanding your strengths and weaknesses; building an opening repertoire; using chess computers and software; preparing for opponents; understanding and utilizing the finer points of the rules; and much more besides. Read this book and play every game with the confidence that you really can give it your best shot.

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