Mongoose Press, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-1-936277-40-7, 369 Seiten,
Proven Ideas and Training Methods.
International Master Jonathan Hawkins was a relatively slow
starter in the world of chess.Learning the game at the age of eight, he was a
keen junior who won a number of local tournaments. But by his own admission, 'by
the time I was in my mid-teens my age-to-playing-strength ratio was distinctly
He started to study chess very seriously in his late teens and achieved a
rapid rise through the ranks. He became a FIDE Master in 2008 and earned the
title of International Master in 2010. 2011 brought Jonathan two Grandmaster
norms. One of them was earned at the super-strong British Championship, in which
he outscored numerous Grandmasters to share third place.
How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament
competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title? It took
just three years for him to become a FIDE Master, an International Master and to
achieve his first two Grandmaster norms.
The secret was knowing what to study and how to learn as efficiently as
possible. Focusing his attention firmly on the endgame, Jonathan devised a
number of building blocks and identified a number of very important areas of
study. The result of his hard work was a meteoric rise through the ranks, as he
became firmly established as a prominent GM killer on the English tournament
These pages reveal the secrets of his notebooks for the first time. IM
Hawkins presents special material aimed to help you become a
much better practical player, one armed with a deeper understanding of key
aspects of chess.
A careful study of the lessons presented in this book should enable the chess
student to gain a significant improvement in both performance and