What it Takes to Become a Grandmaster by Andrew Soltis
Paperback, 320 pages,
Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but
whatever your chess abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Packed
with tips, tricks and practical exercises aimed at players of all skill levels who
aspire to greatness.
Even an average chess player can find the same moves as a Grandmaster as
much as 75 percent of the time. The difference is that only the Grandmaster can
find the other 25 percent. This book identifies the kinds of moves and techniques
that account for that 25 percent. Among the topics covered in the book are:
Mysterious rook pawn moves, Tacking, Piece Nullification, “King Feeling,” and
how to play for a win without risk.
Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his
trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with
practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join
chess's elite ranks.
About the Author
- The inside secrets to becoming a chess Grandmaster, the best chess
players in the world.
- Will improve your chess whatever your skill level.
- The additional techniques and strategies that take you to another level.
- Written by the most accessible chess writer today, Andrew Soltis.
- Follow up to the successful What it Takes to Become a Chessmaster.
International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is chess
correspondent for the New York Post and a very
popular chess writer. He is the author of many books
including The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess,
Transpo Tricks in Chess and How to Choose a Chess
Move.ISBN: 9781849943390, Batsford Chess