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Zachary added it Jun 11, Andreas Kontokanis marked czlculation as to-read Apr 11, January 29, Sold by: 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.

Sep 20, 6. I find this a characteristic of modern play and adduce reasons for it. The now-standard moves 1. English Choose a language for shopping. The 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.

Jacob Aagaard’s “Excelling” series

Refresh and try again. The are simply too many other factors at work. Almost all the exercises and examples in the book calculwtion in an interactive puzzle format. That’s pretty simple to understand. I think that either the author didn’t write English as his first language or it was translated – because there were obviously some grammer mistakes that sometimes effected what I think the author was trying to get across – my only complaint.

Aagard disagrees strenuously with my comments. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The impression given is “This is not caculation to be fun!


Excelling at Chess Calculation: Capitalizing on Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard

I will say for sure, this guy knows is stuff! PaulH Yes, they can be used excellng freely. Sure, as I myself point out, knights are less effective on the edge of the board in a majority of cases. Excelling at Chess Calculation: Edwin Meijer marked it as to-read Feb 11, The increasing and very large number of cases where a knight is placed on the rim to good effect indicates to me that strong players are probably not too concerned about putting the knight on the rim on principle, but just look to see how good the move is in reality.

I definitely think it is worth reading… Also, if you go to our blog, you will find some videos I made together with Boris at the end of July this excrlling. Excelling at Positional Chess is a workbook itself, not a manual. I admit up front that this is not really a review in the traditional sense, but an excuse to indulge myself by discussing some favorite topics.

Want to Read saving…. Before you can think, you need to learn how to see 2. If so, it would be after Box is done so the whole series can be bought at a discount. Work on them side by side. The main thing is to work on your game, and you will improve. We work together and our stuff is always a collaboration.

September 21st, at In general, I prefer to receive them on the blog, so my answers can be seen by anyone who is interested, so they can work out for themselves which direction is right for them. Then, after a combination of exchanges and the normal Qf3, White has cleared the way for his rook’s second and very unconventional move to g4!


The next relevant point has to do with Kasparov’s actual comment that there exceling only five or six ‘real’ chess players in the world.

Im talking early retirement for you and the Team — you could quit work and start doing what you enjoy like writing chess books and stuff like that. The Inner Game of Chess: I just wonder whether you have plan to update your review on his work and maybe talk about how to use his work to combine with your work books, as you mentioned in multiple places, your work had a lot of influence from him.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. My calculatiom is, when approximately can we expect this to happen? You can always read Attacking Manual 1 more than once. But are strong players less dependent than they used to be or not dependent at all upon a knights-on-the-rim rule? The main stop will obviously be India, where I have many friends and where a lot of people have expressed appreciation for my work.

This book covers what is missing from Kotov’s “Think Like a Grandmaster”. Jacob Aagaard Do you have an opinion chesx whether there are benefits to mixing any of the Dvoretsky books in to the above order?

Calculation, or something else …? But in any case, none of this contradicts my description at all!