The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery

The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery

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By (author) Jeremy Silman

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  • Publisher: Siles Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 443 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 28mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1890085022
  • ISBN 13: 9781890085025
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illus
  • Sales rank: 33,972

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"Mr. Silman has become the leading chess writer in America. My students swear by his work". -- John Watson, International Chess Master, author of Play the French"The Amateur's Mind is eminently readable and instruction-rich. Jeremy Silman never disappoints those who seriously wish to improve their game". -- Joel Benjamin, International Grand Master, 1987 U.S. championMost amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that, elusive and difficult to eradicate, remain with them throughout their lives. These chinks in their mental armor bring about stinging defeats and reversals.To address the most common of these problems, Mr. Silman has recorded the thoughts of his students while they play actual games, analyzed these thoughts, and catalogued the most typical misconceptions that arise. He then dispels these misconceptions and repairs the chinks in the player's armor with sage advice, rules of conduct and strategy, and psychological insights.The Amateur's Mind takes the student on a journey through his or her own mind, gathering newfound knowledge and strength along the way. It's a mind-opening guide for all beginning and intermediate tournament-level players.

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By Hashim Ahmed 21 Nov 2012 5

From the book, you can see your way of thinking and try to fix your thinking for any position that have even material. This book was recommended by my Friend and it can really be helpful.