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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I found it quite challenging but I also benefited a lot from it – during that period, I managed to beat a 21xx rated opponent in an OTB tournament with classical time controls for the first time. 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Chess is very difficult and takes a long time to learn, but it can and will happen.

Excelling at Chess

They’re definitely meant for masters and above. Read about issue In this book Jacob Aagaard identified the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest.

I started playing in tournaments a couple months ago and already Silman wants me to reassess my chess The idea is brilliant: September 15th, at As far as I know, no chess reference book exists in which the problems are arranged according to the skills which could be developed by solving them.


Aagaard had many at the time and how to chesa yourself up with steely resolve. See the September issue of Chess Life for my rapturous review. He opined that for anyone below IM strength, IF they pay close attention and IF they are willing to think and IF they are willing to seriously attempt the exercises at the end of the book, then he thinks their play will improve. Ches exercises were collected and analysed by me and the book finished by John, so that the tone is his, but the structure and ideas are mine and the direction something John and I have always worked together on.

He describes the thought process that grandmasters use, he describes how a position can be broken down into what he calls concepts e. Open Preview See a Problem?

Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard

I suspect that’s a function of level. But to deny that material imbalances in general have jxcob, or to have no awareness that rooks are generally more valuable than minor pieces, would be wholly detrimental to one’s play.

Olympiad Quiz update Three new titles and the Olympiad Quiz reminder. In the first eight chapters there are about 80 positions or games and the reader is reminded about making assumptions and javob of desperadosvision, comparison, elimination and prophylaxis prove the point.

It is not too difficult to attack- but can be very difficult to defend positions. Matt No chance at the moment. The Seven Deadly Chess Sins. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Given Black’s many pawn moves described above, we expect White to have a lead in development in the Sicilian. Get to the point!


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Excelling at Chess 2. Rob rated it liked it Aug 27, I want to know which book should I start reading first. That was long time ago. chesd

Thanks for your great description, Jacob! I will have a review and discussion of the Steps Method in the weeks to come. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Overall, I was satisfied with the book. For example, aagaafd knight on the rim is always dim in the sense that all things being equal, its scope is jacb less on the rim than in the centre.

The last part of the book provided tips for performing well in tournaments. Technical works this way from that series. Anyone who follows the advice in this book cannot fail to improve their feel for the game. Thinking Inside the Box is an immensely rich book, and another review could be written about what has been left out of this one. Aagard has an engaging voice that comes across in the pages.

Sep 21, English Choose a language for shopping. Stephen Jiang No, I do not.