There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on training the brain to think and evaluate. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 700 "fresh" positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the readers to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical thinking, quick wit and imagination. The author presents some new concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help readers to make fewer mistakes and avoid unnecessary foolish errors.
Paata Gaprindashvili is an International Correspondence Chess Master and past European CC Champion. He is a chess trainer with successes in the Youth European and World Championships. He lives in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Paperback,288 pages, Batsford 2004