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Chapter 6 what you should do to improve (like, honestly, forgetting about this book and buying another one).
Kotov's books are written for the serious tournament player and unless you are in 1500+ (Elo) range, I think his writings won't be fully appreciated.
Personally, I think some ideas like the tactical drill are useful and they can actually help a beginner to improve.
The first thing to remark about this book is that we need to push the emotional stuff aside, with regard to the negative reviews, especially from notable teachers like Jeremy... Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Milliern
This book has caused a lot of discussion in the chess world. People tend to love it or hate it. I think it is an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve their chess. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen Wills Cunningham
It's often said that, "Repitition is the essence of learning." Author Michael de la Maza takes this admonition seriously and offers some very practical exercises to improve... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Keith Halonen
If you're a genious (Magnus Carlsen, Kasparov, etc) or a master you don't need this. But, if you're the average chess player (or eve a new chess player), and you keep wondering why... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Aragon
Since its publication, this piece of work has garnered a lot of controversy over the authors qualifications as a player, writer, and a marketer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Chess Enthusiast
This is a classic! This is one of the best books ever written about chess and the author doesn't actually teach you anything about chess. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Legalrule
I think Michael de la Maza wrote a very useful book on chess. I have read it and apply his recommendations and they work.Published 24 months ago by Jose R. Feliciano
Not sure why de la Maza charges $15 for a KINDLE edition of this book, especially since it's outdated and has been superseded. Check out Chess Brain 2. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Michael Day
I picked this book up from the library a few years ago, after reading through the author's articles on the chesscafe website. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Christopher J. Falter