Quality Chess, hardcover, Englisch, ISBN:
978-1-907982-31-6, 304 Seiten, 2012.
Jacob Aagaards "Grandmaster Preparation" is a five-book
series, of which "Calculation" is the first part. The remaining four titles will
be released over a period of approximately six months in 2012.
Have there been times during a game when you have calculated
a position for half an hour, only to find out that most of what you were
thinking about was of little use? If you have not, maybe the only way to improve
your calculation is to upgrade your processor. But if you are human, then this
book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think
differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
In Calculation thinking methods such as Candidates,
Combinations, Prophylaxis, Comparison, Elimination, Intermediate Moves,
Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, and ownership of them is
offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.
"There is no shortcut to the grandmaster title, but there is
a well-known route that many people have walked over the years. Jacob offers to
guide you on part of this journey and I hope you will take him up on the offer."
From the foreword by Boris Gelfand
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British
Championship at his first and only attempt. He has received the Guardian, ECF
and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior Trainer title. His
training material is used by amateurs and grandmasters alike.
The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed
at ambitious players.