From the Back Cover
What separates a Grandmaster from a club player? How do the thought processes of a world-class competitor differ from that of an amateur? What techniques can an enthusiastic chess player employ when striving to reach the next rung on the ladder? Jacob Aagaard provides the answers to these questions in this revolutionary and entertaining new book. He supplies numerous meticulously selected challenges to a group of players of a very wide range of ages and playing strengths. Once all the participants have attempted the tests, their discoveries, solving methods and difficulties with the exercises are evaluated and compared, and conclusions are drawn while the players are also interviewed about their exercise techniques, ideas and opinions about chess in general. Inside the Chess Mind enters fresh territory in chess literature by providing thought-provoking insight as to how the chess brains of the great, the good and the improver operate.
*Suitable for players of all strengths
*Includes challenging puzzles
*Written by a highly experienced chess coach
*Clarifies both the differences and similarities between Grandmasters and amateurs
About the Author
Jacob Aagaard is an International Master from Denmark who has earned himself a deserved reputation as an industrious and no-nonsense chess author. His recent books for Everyman include Queen's Indian Defence and Excelling at Positional Chess, while his earlier work, Excelling at Chess, won the prestigious ChessCafe.com Book of the Year Award.