Who says that you can’t learn from the games of amateurs? Renowned chess instructor and writer Dan Heisman presents thirty games by intermediate-level players, each one offering a rich variety of lessons in practical competitive play for all chess enthusiasts.
The catalog of errors runs the gamut from taking too much (or too little!) time to think, to shoddy calculation, cutting off analysis too soon, and ignoring the principles of sound strategy. Using gentle humor, Coach Heisman gives a blow-by-blow account and patiently dissects the players’ thinking process, offering tips for improving clock management and making better decisions at the board.
Because the advantage can swing wildly back and forth, amateur games can be entertaining as well as instructive. Heisman gives a choice selection of cases of chess suicide, for the purpose of suggesting what the victim could have done to prevent disaster. Learn from this – better them than you!
Dan Heisman has been a full-time chess instructor and author since 1996. His Novice Nook column at ChessCafé.com has been published continuously since 2001, and it has won multiple awards for its quality of instruction. Heisman's question and answer show, The Renaissance Man, airs weekly on the Internet Chess Club's chess.FM radio station. His students range from beginners to masters, and include radio personality Howard Stern.
Dan has made many instructional chess videos and is author of many chess books, like: The World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book; The Improving Annotator (2nd ed.); Back to Basics Tactics; Elements of Positional Evaluation (4th ed.); The Traxler Counterattack; The Computer Analyzes the Fried Liver/Lolli; Looking for Trouble; Everyone's Second Chess Book; The Improving Chess Thinker; A Guide to Chess Improvement; A Parent's Guide to Chess.
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