Excelling at Chess, Jacob Aagaard - download book
I wrote this book as a kind of personal test. I wanted to make some sense of the various ideas I came across during a period (1999-2000) when I was trying to improve my playing strength. I found that this was not as easy as I had originally believed, leading to a loss of confidence that resulted in difficulties finishing the book.
As the book evolved it became clear that I wanted to write about understanding in chess, no doubt as an antidote to the way too many players sit in front of computers. Of course it is true that computers help, but only if we question and interpret their results rather than accept them as truths.
It is interesting that while writing this book - during the first eight months of 2001 - I realised that I no longer had the same desire to be involved in competitive chess, a feeling that is partly a result of actually writing down my thoughts as to how chess should be played.
I truly believe that this book can help you in improving your chess if you adapt the ideas and training methods outlined in these pages. I have tried them all in practise wim my pupils, and the results have been good.
My primary ambition when beginning work on this book was to write something that people would find to be a good read. The conversational style is intended as a means to shake up the more abstract parts and generally aid in getting my point over.
Author: Jacob Aagaard
Title: "Excelling at Chess"
Number of pages: 97
Size: 9 Mb