Rapid Chess Improvement is the ideal book for serious adult players who want to improve. It describes a study plan which came about thanks to a re-evaluation of standard chess teaching and includes several unique components aimed at improving deficiencies in the play of adult players.
This book is the only one of its kind for the simple reason that it has been written by an author who hugely improved his own rating over a 12 month period by following his own advice. He therefore fully understands the challenges faced by enthusiastic players who are relatively new to the game. This is in sharp contrast to most books aimed at this level which are usually written by very strong players who have long forgotten what it feels like to be starting out in the game.
- A clear study program to improve chess strength
- Numerous exercises to gauge progress
- Excellent advice on how to train with chess software
Michael de la Maza is a chess writer whose articles have appeared in Chess Horizons, the top local magazine in the United States and Chess Cafe (www.chesscafe.com), the leading on-line site for chess book reviews. By following his own advice he gained 400 USCF rating points (50 BCF points) in 12 months.
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