CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Versus Amateur

Product Code: B0054QT


You might assume that our library is huge - indeed! - and, naturally, new titles keep coming and old titles, well, they sometimes get stuck in dark corners. But that shouldn't be an obstacle for an enthusiastic chess book lover! It could be literally the walk through the wonderland. So, we were in the playful search for a hidden gem - and, hurraaah, here it is!

The title could be misleading. The illustration with the lion (a grandmaster?) that is terrifying a poor amateur, even more so. But no, it's not about them, it's about us! The right title should say: How To Beat a Grandmaster! It's a million-dollar question and this book comes closer to the truth you'll ever get. The author - it's none other but the chess sage, GM Jacob Aagaard, and among those who explain the ultimate chess secret are names such as Marin, Eljanov, Avrukh, Peter Heine Nielsen... Respect!

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

Returns & Exchanges

This is a clearance Item and All Sales are Final. No refunds, returns or exchanges are allowed. 


Media Mail Eligible

Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only $5.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: CLEARANCE - Grandmaster Versus Amateur

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

Regular Price: $29.95

Special Price $14.95

Product Details

Additional Information

ISBN 1906552843
Manufacturer Quality Chess
Author/s Jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard, John Shaw
Pages 195
Publication Date Oct 15, 2011
Notation Type FAN - Figurine