Grandmaster Preparation (All 6 Books Paperback) - Jacob Aagaard

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Grandmaster Preparation (All 6 Books Paperback) - Jacob Aagaard

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$137.00

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Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation by Jacob Aagaard
The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

Paperback, 304 pages
Winner of ACP Book of the Year Award 2013

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. 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, Combinations, Prophylaxis, Comparison, Elimination, Intermediate Moves, Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, and ownership of them is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.

"There is no shortcut to the grandmaster title, but there is a well-known route that many people have walked over the years. Jacob offers to guide you on part of this journey and I hope you will take him up on the offer."
- From the foreword by Boris Gelfand

About the Author
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He has received the Guardian, ECF and Chesscafé Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike.

ISBN 978-1-907982-31-6, Quality Chess

Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play - Jacob Aagaard
Improve your Positional decision-making

Paperback, 312 pages

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. 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. The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

About the Author
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only chess author to have received the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the Guardian, ECF and Chesscafé Book of the Year awards. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer, and on his retirement from professional chess he has taken up the post as trainer for the Danish elite. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike.

ISBN 978-1-907982-27-9, Quality Chess

Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play - Jacob Aagaard
Games & Exercises for Ambitious Players

Paperback, 304 pages

In Strategic Play Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis. 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.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only chess author to have received the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the Guardian, ECF and Chesscafé Book of the Year awards. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer, and on his retirement from professional chess he has taken up the post of trainer for the Danish elite. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike.

The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

ISBN 978-1-907982-29-3, Quality Chess, 2013

Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence - Jacob Aagaard

Paperback, 304 pages

In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. 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.

"Playing the violin and learning languages are similar activities - the brain needs a special map for these kinds of activities, so it has to be learned at an early age - due to some brain chemistry stuff, I guess. That explains why so many players get stuck at a certain level - their map is done! Depressing, eh?

But that's where Aagaard (and other heavyweights like Dvoretsky and Yusupov) come to the rescue! The books in this series are designed to change the 'chess map' in your brain! Jacob wants to transform that narrow path of finding good moves into a freeway where good moves flow!"
From the foreword by Sune Berg Hansen

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only author to have won the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the ACP, Guardian, ECF and Chesscafé Book of the Year awards.

He is a FIDE Senior Trainer, and on his retirement from professional chess he has taken up the post of trainer for the Danish elite. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike.

The Grandmaster Preperation Series is aimed at ambitious players

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ISBN 978-1-907982-70-5, Quality Chess, 2013

Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play by Jacob Aagaard

Paperback, 376 pages

Jacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame 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.

"Solve your endgame problems with Endgame Play! I strongly believe in training by solving exercises and Jacob Aagaard is a real master here. I often train my own students using the books from his Grandmaster Preparation series, and they really help on the way to becoming an International Master or hopefully even a Grandmaster. With Endgame Play Jacob Aagaard has again proved convincingly that he is indeed one of the best chess authors of modern times."
- From the Foreword by GM Karsten Muller

About the Author
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British and the Scottish Championships at his first and only attempt. He is the only author to have won the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the ACP, Guardian, ECF and Chesscafé Book of the Year awards. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer and trains grandmasters from four continents. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike. The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.

ISBN: 978-1-907982-27-9, Quality Chess

Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard

Paperback, 408 pages

In Thinking Inside the Box 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 psychology
  • The four types of decisions we take at the board
  • How to play simple positions
  • What is calculation?
  • How to analyse your games
  • And many more
Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.

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About the Author
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only author to have won the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the ACP, Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards. He trains grandmasters from four continents and has helped players win school tournaments, national titles, as well as international opens, the US Championship, the World Cup, the Candidates and two Olympiad gold medals.

ISBN: 978-1-907982-35-4, Quality Chess