Grandmaster Versus Amateur

Grandmaster Versus Amateur
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Publication Date: October 15, 2011
Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
Page Count: 100 Pages

Book Description

A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.

About the Author(s)

The editors, ex-British Champion GM Jacob Aagaard and three-time Scottish Champion GM John Shaw, have recruited a line-up of strong grandmasters to share their wisdom.

  • GM Pavel Eljanov
  • GM Boris Avrukh
  • GM Mihail Marin
  • GM Peter Heine Nielsen
  • GM Tiger Hillarp
  • GM Jacob Aagaard
  • GM John Shaw

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