By Jonathan Rowson
Everyone loses chess video games sometimes, yet all too frequently we lose a video game as a result of strikes that, deep down, we knew have been improper. Why can we devote those chess-board sins? Are they the results of common misconceptions approximately chess and the way it's going to be performed? and the way do we realize the symptoms better?
In this thought-provoking and interesting ebook, Jonathan Rowson investigates, in his inimitable sort, the most the explanation why chess-players occasionally cross horribly off track, targeting the underlying mental pitfalls: pondering (unnecessary or erroneous); Blinking (missing possibilities; loss of resolution); short of (too a lot predicament with the results of the game); Materialism (lack of cognizance to non-material factors); Egoism (insufficient expertise of the opponent and his ideas); Perfectionism (running wanting time; making an attempt too hard); Looseness (“losing the plot”; drifting; bad concentration).
“could good end up to be a number one contender for chess booklet of the 12 months and should end up the main unique paintings of its style when you consider that Nimzowitsch’s ‘My approach’ seemed greater than 70 years in the past” - J.J. Walsh, Irish Times
Jonathan Rowson grew to become Scotland’s 3rd grandmaster in past due 1999, inside months of graduating from Oxford college. He was once runner-up within the 1997 eu Junior Championship, Scottish Champion in 1999 and winner of the Canadian Open in 2000. Rowson’s first ebook, knowing the Grünfeld, has been hugely praised for the standard and originality of his writing, and freshness of approach.
“...contains an incredible volume of unique perception. Rowson’s sort is refreshingly wordy - a number of pages right here and there with out a chessboard in sight makes the e-book attention-grabbing to learn and not using a chessboard in hand. That acknowledged, there are many actual examples to stress the validity of his theories. Rowson has pinpointed loads of difficulties i've got skilled with out realising it and his instructed treatments are tremendous necessary. hugely recommended...” - GM Luke McShane, Sunday Express
“Jonathan Rowson’s mental and philosophical musings referred to as ‘The Seven lethal Chess Sins’ makes most suitable interpreting and positively is helping these chessplayers who imagine an excessive amount of throughout the video games, or omit possibilities, or are too grasping, or don’t concentrate on fabric, or refuse to work out one other human around the chessboard, or you have to be too excellent or float whereas concentrating. Or all the above” - GM Lubosh Kavalek, Washington Post