Think Like A Grandmaster has ratings and 6 reviews. notgettingenough said: A couple of nights ago, Carlsen was making Ponomariov wish he’d never been. Kotov, Alexander – Think Like a – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free. The unparalleled Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov explains not only planning and strategy in chess but also the methodical use of.

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This result won him the Soviet Grandmaster title, the third Soviet player to hold the title after Botvinnik and Grigory Levenfish. How it impacted me I got this book fairly early on in learning chess.

Let us suppose that at one point in your game you have a choice between two moves, Grandmadter or Ng5. A classic, now available in modern algebraic notation for the first time! Don Conner rated it really liked it Jul 05, Thus I came to realise that players even in high grades have a great need of such tuink.

Alekhinawhich were published between and and translated into Czech, German, Serbian and Spanish. Manoj Borase rated it really liked it Nov 13, Summer Nationals in Brighton.

Think Like A Grandmaster

Revisiting it as an adult I’m wondering whether I got any of the really useful advice from it that I’m nodding my head at now. What makes Biblio different? View all 4 comments. I call for the last of a long suit in dummy, only to discover that the card has completely disappeared! I have always taken this particular advice of Kotov to heart.


In many positions, you don’t know all the candidate moves until you understand the position better. I think I was in a particularly obsessive phase when I was reading it, because I highlighted many parts of it and also underlined things.

Very hard to follow, and most of the time the author doesn’t provide clear suggestions beside “move well!

However you feel about Kotov’s method of thinking, I am sure that you would find that this book really has a huge amount of instructive material in it, as well as good advice. Two pawns up, White stands better. Kotov’s advice to identify candidate moves and methodically examine them to build up an ” analysis tree ” remains well known today. A Soviet chess grandmaster. So I mustn’t move the knight. Still, no alexandwr player will put deception first in his analysis. Actually, I know no chess player that mastered it.

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I got this book a very long time ago – I don’t know where. Refresh and try again. Recently I was invited to the closing ceremony of a team tournament in which candidate masters and first-category players were playing. Kotov developed a sharp style, was definitely not afraid of complications on the chessboard, and willingly entered into them against even the greatest of opponents. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Still there are players who are more of a calculating type see Shirov, Kasparovand some who are less say Botvinnik, Karpov.


Think Like a Grandmaster

Nf4 and after Dec 07, Claire S marked it as to-read Recommended to Claire by: One by one he calls for me to lead from the suit he is cashing.

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“Think Like a Grandmaster” by Alexander Kotov –

He was a Soviet chess champion, a two-time world title Candidateand a prolific writer on the subject of chess. He really does a good job of quite honestly showing what it is that makes a player strong or weak.

For the footballer, see Aleksandr Kotov. I recapture and he attacks my queen with his rook.

Of course, the whole book is not about the “tree of analysis”. Kotov played in very few tournaments in his later years. Once more he returned to consider Ships with Tracking Number!

Bertha’s having none of it. Showing best matches Show all copies.