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Better Thinking Better Chess by GM Joel Benjamin

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Better Thinking Better Chess by GM Joel Benjamin

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You will learn to choose between two attractive continuations, avoid taking the wrong direction, recognize unlikely moves, know when it is necessary to spend more time, and much more. 221 pages.

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Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex, because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think.

His many years as a chess trainer have taught grandmaster Joel Benjamin how fundamental failings in their thought process cause his students to make mistakes. Pointing out the moves his students missed was just half the job. He needed to explain why they didn’t arrive at the right move. Analysing your game with a chess engine will not tell you where and why you went wrong. Chess engines represent a different reality: the top computer move isn’t always the right move to play.

This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.

Joel Benjamin concentrates on a wide array of practical issues that players frequently have to deal with. By applying a grandmaster’s train of thought, club players will more often arrive at strong moves and substantially improve their game.

About the Author

Joel Benjamin became the youngest-ever U.S. at age 13, a record previously held by Bobby Fischer.

He earned the International Master title and become U.S. Junior Championship in 1980. He won the U.S. Junior Championship again in 1982, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship in 1985.  He earned the Grandmaster title in 1986. Benjamin was the U.S. Chess Champion in 1987 (sharing the title with Nick de Firmian. He was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2008.  Benjamin was hired as the official grandmaster consultant by IBM to help with the Deep Blue computer that defeated World Champion Garry Kasparov.

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ISBN 9789056918071
Manufacturer New in Chess
Author/s Joel Benjamin
Pages 224 pages
Publication Date Dec 15, 2018
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Book Binding Type Paperback

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