Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

Quality Chess - Building on the two previous books in the Grandmaster Preparation series, this book challenges the reader to explore the complexities of chess, offering clarity and understanding through Aagaard’s straightforward approach. The grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis.

. Quality Chess. In strategic play jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking.





Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play

Quality Chess - Have there been times during a game when you have tried to calculate like mad, but can find no rhyme or reason to your lines? Have you ever felt that the computer’s suggestions in your post-mortem analysis make no sense to you? Ever felt like the man with a hammer, suspecting that the world may not be made up entirely of nails after all?In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making.

Pages: 312. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Publication Years: 2012. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone’s intuition and positional decision-making.





Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation

Quality Chess - Publication Years: 2012. But if you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently. In calculation thinking methods such as candidates, Intermediate Moves, Comparison, Combinations, Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, Prophylaxis, Elimination, and ownership of them is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.

Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Press. Have there been times during a game when you have calculated a position for half an hour, only to find out that most of what you were thinking about was of little use? If you have not, maybe the only way to improve your calculation is to upgrade your processor.

Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation - Pages: 312.





Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence

Quality Chess - Jacob aagaard presents the main properties of how to attack and defend in chess. Quality Press. Pages: 312. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game. Publication Years: 2012. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play

Quality Chess - Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Chess. Jacob aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame in chess and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice. Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill.

Pages: 376. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Publication Years: 2012. Publication Years: 2014. Quality Press. Pages: 312.





Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box

Quality Chess - Publication Years: 2012. Pages: 376. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Press. Jacob aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board?As the final volume in the award-winning Grandmaster Preparation series, this book unifies the concepts of the previous five books and delves into such topics as:Chess psychologyThe four types of decisions we take at the boardHow to play simple positionsWhat is calculation?How to analyse your gamesAnd many more Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.

Pages: 312. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Chess. Publication Years: 2014.





Attacking Manual Volume 1

Quality Chess - Attacking manuals 1 & 2 comprise the first thorough examination of the nature of dynamics in chess, and the principles explained in this book are relevant to every chess game played. The rules of attack the exploitation of a dynamic advantage are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard.

Quality Press. Pages: 312. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Attacking manuals 1 & 2 were chosen as the English Chess Federation’s Book of the Year 2010 Quality Chess. This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Volume 1 deals with bringing all the pieces into the action, strongest and weakest points, color schemes, momentum, and evolution/revolution.

Attacking Manual Volume 1 - In lively no-nonsense language, Aagaard explains how the best players in the world attack. Publication Years: 2012. Pages: 376. Publication Years: 2014.





The Attacking Manual 2: Technique and Praxis

Quality Chess - Quality Chess. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Publication Years: 2014. Pages: 376. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. The rules of attack the exploitation of a dynamic advantage are explained in an accessible and entertaining style. Publication Years: 2012. Quality Press. Pages: 312. In lively no-nonsense language, Aagaard explains how the best players in the world attack.

This groundbreaking work is well balanced between easily understandable examples, exercises and deep analysis. Volume 2 covers what to do once the attack is up and running, opposite castling, intuitive sacrifices, and deals with weak kings, king hunts, and enduring initiative. Attacking manuals 1 & 2 comprise the first thorough examination of the nature of dynamics in chess, and the principles explained in this book are relevant to every chess game played.

The Attacking Manual 2: Technique and Praxis - Attacking manuals 1 & 2 were chosen as the English Chess Federation’s Book of the Year 2010 .





Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

Quality Chess - Pages: 312. Mauricio flores rios provides an in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice. Publication Years: 2012. Quality Press. In chess structures: a grandmaster guide you will find:carefully selected model games showing each structure’s main plans and ideasStrategic patterns to observe and typical pitfalls to avoid50 positional exercises with detailed solutions Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard.

Publication Years: 2014. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Chess. Quality Chess. Pages: 376.





Positional Decision Making in Chess

Quality Chess - Pages: 312. Pages: 288. Quality Press. Offers a rare look into the mind of a topgrandmaster. Quality Chess. Publication Years: 2016. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfandfocuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation ofpawn structures and the transformation of advantages.

Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Quality Chess. Pages: 376. Publication Years: 2012. Author: Boris Gelfand. Publication Years: 2014. Based on examples fromhis own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how hethinks during the game.





Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing On Tactical Chances

Everyman Chess - Publication Years: 2014. Pages: 312. Quality Chess. Author: Boris Gelfand. Quality Press. Quality Chess. In excelling at chess calculation, jacob aagaard tackles the subject matter head on, unravelling the many secrets behind chess calculation and arming readers with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.

A thorough study of this book will enable them to calculate with confidence in future games. Highlights include:*a crucial guide to the skill of chess calculation*Ideal for both club and tournament players*Written by a renowned chess coach and author Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Publication Years: 2012.

Publication Years: 2016. Pages: 376. And yet there have been very few serious attempts in the past by chess authors to delve into this delicate topic, perhaps not surprisingly given its complexity and difficulty. Author: jacob Aagaard, Jacob Aagaard. Master this discipline and chess players can surely expect their results to improve dramatically.

Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing On Tactical Chances - Aagaard pays particular attention to the searching practical questions like "when should players calculate?", "how can players discover candidate moves?", and "how long should players spend on critical moves?". There are many differing opinions among the top players in the world of chess, Grandmasters, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player.