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Chess for Zebras

Chess for Zebras Jonathan Rowson author of the highly acclaimed Seven Deadly Chess Sins investigates three questions important to all chess players Why is it so difficult especially for adult players to improve

  • Title: Chess for Zebras
  • Author: Jonathan Rowson
  • ISBN: 9781901983852
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jonathan Rowson, author of the highly acclaimed Seven Deadly Chess Sins, investigates three questions important to all chess players 1 Why is it so difficult, especially for adult players, to improve 2 What kinds of mental attitudes are needed to find good moves in different phases of the game 3 Is White s alleged first move advantage a myth, and does it make a differenJonathan Rowson, author of the highly acclaimed Seven Deadly Chess Sins, investigates three questions important to all chess players 1 Why is it so difficult, especially for adult players, to improve 2 What kinds of mental attitudes are needed to find good moves in different phases of the game 3 Is White s alleged first move advantage a myth, and does it make a difference whether you are playing Black or White In a strikingly original work, Rowson makes use of his academic background in philosophy and psychology to answer these questions in an entertaining and instructive way This book assists all players in their efforts to improve, and provides fresh insights into the opening and early middlegame.Rowson presents many new ideas on how Black should best combat White s early initiative, and make use of the extra information that he gains as a result of moving second For instance, he shows that in some cases a situation he calls Zugzwang Lite can arise, where White finds himself lacking any constructive moves He also takes a close look at the theories of two players who, in differing styles, have specialized in championing Black s cause Mihai Suba and Andras Adorjan Readers are also equipped with a mental toolkit that will enable them to handle many typical over the board situations with greater success, and avoid a variety of psychological pitfalls.Chess for Zebras offers fresh insights into human idiosyncrasies in all phases of the game The depth and breadth of this book will therefore help players to appreciate chess at a profound level, and make steps towards sustained and significant improvement.

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    1. I know how chess pieces move, but haven't played the game since I was a kid and couldn't follow the annotated games that comprise about half the pages of this book. I nonetheless loved Chess for Zebras because of the way its author, a Grandmaster who has also worked and thought as a chess tutor, conceives the game. "Chess," he writes, " about using ideas to solve problems." So the problem of the book becomes: How does one go from knowing-that to knowing-how, that is, knowing about an idea to bei [...]



    2. Full disclosure: I'm quite a weak player at the time of reading this. I don't expect reading this book will make much difference to my strength either. Rowson mentions in an endnote that he basically agrees with the dictum that at my level studying tactics is about all that matters for improvement. Like another reviewer much of the annotations for the games was over my head.On the other hand it was an entertaining read. It's not meant to be any kind of doctrine. The style was engaging. It really [...]


    3. Began reading 30 June 2009. After reading the first half of this I returned it to my friend. It's a great read because it frankly addresses the question Why is it that adults so seldom improve at chess, even with disciplined study?


    4. A very intersting book on chess for advanced players giving an original perpective of the game. Encourages you to think with your head and not to learn uncritically.Recommended.


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