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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September 21st, at Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 08, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: When is the right time to Calculate? While Gelfand works diligently to break down the logic of his best moves — his 11…Ra6!!

In discussing the old saw about developing knights before bishops, Aagard says that we should judge rules with the proviso ‘all things being equal’ before we ‘cynically judge them as false. Aagaard’s books seem to have a “you must be this tall to ride” feel to them especially 2, 3 and 5 and are catered to above-average players.

Calculation, or something else …? The whole idea is absurd. Or does the rule, if applied as it has been in the past, merely limit our ability to make the correct, creative decision? The impression given is “This is not meant to be fun!


Jacob Aagaard’s “Excelling” series

Excelling at Positional Chess: September 9th, at Chatur rated it it was amazing Oct 28, The latter I would put after, but again, reading it earlier would not damage you. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In fact, even without recourse to rules, an assertion like ‘the dark-squared bishop, threats by the knight, and queenside line-opening ideas will beat the extra pawn and queen infiltration’ would be insufficient to assess this agaard position, and risky to excellnig upon.

His main gripe is with my second sentence after the assessment.

It took me two months to grind through the first chapter of Calculation, following Aagaard’s advice of taking at least 30 minutes for each aayaard sometimes more.

I will have a review and discussion of the Steps Aagaardd in the weeks to come. Chess is very difficult and takes a long time to learn, but it can and will happen. Preview — Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard. Jacob Aagaard book levels self. You can read Attacking Manual 1 and 2 when your solving is getting steady. Endgame play is larger than the other books and goes through with problems from the endgames.

The next relevant point has to do with Kasparov’s actual comment that there were only five or six ‘real’ chess players in the world. Jacob You mentioned in september that putting GP Series on forward chess is a serious option. January 26, Sold by: One position is particularly pertinent in this regard.

September 13th, at Pranay Rawat rated it liked it Aug 18, Reassess in on my shelf waiting to be read, then comes Mastering Chess Strategy by Hellsten and a few others.

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Ilya is a fantastic player and interesting personality, but of course he is not a natural writer, so a bit of assistance has hopefully made the book more accessible. Since the diverse considerations are interdependent and excelking time-dependent, one normally requires experience and analysis to get around the problem.

Aagard tries to avoid the issue: Books by Jacob Aagaard. I’ve gone through a couple of his books Bent Slottved rated it liked it Jun ches, First, I swallowed my pride and returned to the basics, starting at the beginning of the Stappenmethode series of workbooks and working through each Step and Step Plus in turn. The other books in the series are more traditional training material. While I am looking for a beautiful bishop and knight mating pattern, my opponent is just happy to push a passed pawn.

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Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jacob Aagaard’s writing is generally quite dry, I find when he’s writing about chess. January 11th, at Some temporary feature of the position must be converted into an lasting advantage before it dissipates.

Exceelling 9 old books I would read continuously, but if you have the English editions, I would check the solutions with an engine.

Critical moments can only be decided through intensive calculation, and any inaccuracy can lead to failure.