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Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - Boris Gelfand
Dynamic Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand

Paperback, 288 pages

In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for 30 years, winning the World Cup, Olympiad Gold, Candidates and many other top tournaments. In 2015 Positional Decision Making in Chess won the ECF Book of the Year award.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess writer to win all the major awards for chess writing.

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ISBN 978-1-78483-013-7, Quality Chess

Positional Decision Making in Chess by Boris Gelfand

Paperback, 288 pages

'Positional Decision Making in Chess' offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during the game.

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand won the European Junior Championship in 1987 and reached No. 3 in the World in 1990. He has led the Israeli team to numerous medals at both European and Olympiad level. Gelfand won the 2009 World Cup and has participated in six Candidates cycles, winning it in 2011. He lost the 2012 World Championship match in the play-off. At 46 he is still winning tournaments ahead of the best players in the world, in many cases men half his own age.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess author to have won all the major awards for chess writing.

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ISBN: 978-1-78483-006-9, Quality Chess

In Technical Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames and positions where one side possesses a structural or material advantage. This investigation into a top Grandmaster's technical understanding will illuminate difficult parts of the game that many players find elusive. Concepts like the 'Zone of one mistake' are certain to be a revelation to many.j

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for over 30 years, winning the World Cup, Olympiad Gold, the Candidates and many other top tournaments.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess writer to win all the major awards for chess writing.

Quality Chess, 320 pages,paperback

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Reaction to previous volumes in the series:

In 2015 Positional Decision Making in Chess won the ECF Book of the Year award.

'The most interesting chess book I have read in the last quarter-century.' Mikhail Shereshevsky on Positional Decision Making in Chess

'Gelfand is very good ' and very honest ' at explaining which decisions he could calculate and which decisions he needed to take on the basis of judgment, and how he did that... It adds up to the type of book I love... I think this book has masses to teach any strength of player.' GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

'The most useful decision-making chess guide I have ever read.' GM David Smerdon

'A revelation.' GM Lubomir Kavalek

'Dynamic Decision Making in Chess is a wonderful book, one of the best of its kind.' John Hartmann, Chess Life

In Decision Making in Major Piece Endings former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames involving rooks or queens, as well as the often neglected '4th Phase.' Countless games are decided by good or bad technique in such endgames, so readers are certain to benefit from the insights of a world-class Grandmaster on this vital topic.

Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for over 30 years, winning the World Cup, Olympiad Gold, the Candidates and many other top tournaments.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess writer to win all the major awards for chess writing.

Quality Chess, 320 pages,paperback

VIEW PDF SAMPLE

Reaction to previous volumes in the series:

In 2015 Positional Decision Making in Chess won the ECF Book of the Yearaward.

'The most interesting chess book I have read in the last quarter-century.' Mikhail Shereshevsky on Positional Decision Making in Chess

'Gelfand is very good ' and very honest ' at explaining which decisions he could calculate and which decisions he needed to take on the basis of judgment, and how he did that... It adds up to the type of book I love... I think this book has masses to teach any strength of player.' GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

'The most useful decision-making chess guide I have ever read.' GM David Smerdon

'A revelation.' GM Lubomir Kavalek

'Dynamic Decision Making in Chess is a wonderful book, one of the best of its kind.' John Hartmann, Chess Life

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