Imagination in Chess: How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes - Download book
Chessplayers possess plenty of manuals on tactics, quite a few textbooks on strategy, and stacks of books on the opening and endgame. Yet there are hardly any publications dealing with the main thing-the process of thought, the evaluation and development of the brain's reflective activity.
It is to these issues that the present work is devoted.
The author would like to share his ideas and the pedagogical material that he has accumulated over many years of intensive labour. Over 700 "fresh" positions are collected in the book, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought. Attention is drawn to the role of logic and resource; light is shed on the problem of imagination. In sum, there is much here that the reader will find useful.
The book is intended for trainers and competitive players.
How should you work with the book? To make the best use of it, we recommend the following:
Carefully study the introductory article to the first chapter.
To consolidate the material, solve a few exercises.
Go on to the second chapter, and proceed in the same way.
In other words, you need to acquaint yourself with all the theoretical material and then extend your mastery equally in all directions.
Asterisks above the diagrams indicate the level of complexity. The exercises should, of course, be solved without moving the pieces, though an exception may be made with positions on level four (****).
We believe that regular solving of these exercises will improve the cogitative action of the brain and raise your standard of play.
The author is grateful to those who helped him collect the material and who collaborated in the production of this book.
Author: Paata Gaprindashvili
Title: "Imagination in Chess: How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes"
Number of pages: 145
Size: 11 Mb