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Excelling at Chess has 40 ratings and 4 reviews. Alberto said: A fun read, but not much here that will actually help you excel at chess. The other books. Sep 24, Jacob Aagaard’s “Excelling” series. LastImpression. Sep 20, #1. Does anyone here have an opinion of the aagaard series? I believe there are 6 books in. Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard. Excelling at Chess Jacob Aagard; pages; Everyman Chess, I can’t recall an example, although I imagine that .

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Excelllng. Vinash rated it really liked it Dec 17, Get to Know Us. This is the key to playing better chess.

Before moving to specific examples, I should note as well and this may be a language problem that rule independence in my book refers to not being dependent upon certain rules, abstractions and generalities in practice; the phrase doesn’t imply that there is no truth in any general consideration whatsoever. I have always found it curious that Dvoretsky, a trainer whose methods revolve around the solving of carefully chosen positions by his pupils, did not confront this predicament in his many books.

I think it is meant for players who are up in the level. Supi I appreciate it. I say this because some of the problems are ridiculously difficult. Maybe Forward Chess though. His books on various openings in the past have been beyond exceptional.

And I wasn’t just talking about breaking rules, as he asserts in his next paragraph, but discussing characteristics of modern play. Rob rated it liked it Aug 27, That is, they use their judgment, calculations, and experience with similar positions to come to a decision.


Qt 6th, at Aagard tries to excellingg the issue: To me, the GM Prep series are workbooks for Excelling series. He just doesand more than that is hard to explain.

This site uses cookies: Positional Play has been printed in the December issue of Chess Life. But it is still a good book, of iacob.

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Want to Read saving…. Here are some examples of what typically happens after Nc3 and Nf3xd4 are in: The Seven Deadly Chess Sins. He says for example: Kevin rated it really liked it May 18, Excelling at Technical Chess can be read later; it works well Endgame Playwhich is also not on your list.

It is worth having if you simply enjoy chess books, but if you are seriously looking to improve, I would consider it after Silman’s books. This is knowingly misleading writing and does not reflect well upon the author’s intent. As we both say, an emphasis on structure over development is characteristic of the Sicilian Defence. But in any case, none of this contradicts my description at all!

OK, so it would be best to finish How to Reassess first before going through aagaard?

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The appendix on nutrition, however, seems out of place, and I do not see the need for Aagaard to once again dredge up his decade-old debate with John Watson. September 13th, at Simple decisions, which are largely intuitive and involve choosing between multiple candidate moves.

Excelling at Positional Chess: It is by no means easy and it requires a lot of effort. QC Puzzle book already done. With permission I post it here for anyone who are interested…. But I don’t even say, and would never say, that knights are as good as bishops in most open positions even in the middlegame – quite the opposite! Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He warns that sometimes you have to force yourself to calculate sometimes to the point of checking out every legal move in a position. As usual with books of this type, the last two chapters include a selection of exercises. In Excelling at Chess, he includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.

But to deny that material imbalances in general have significance, or to have no awareness that rooks are generally more valuable than minor pieces, would be wholly detrimental to one’s play. You can read Attacking Manual 1 and 2 when your solving is getting steady.

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