Why We Lose at Chess - Essential Training to Eliminate Mistakes by Colin Crouch
Publisher: Everyman Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
The main reason we lose at chess is no great secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! However, simply acknowledging this fact won't be enough to help us improve. The key question is how can we eliminate, or at least keep to a minimum, the worst mistakes from our play - those which really cost us vital points?
In this book Colin Crouch tackles this important subject head on. Drawing on his vast experience of tournament play, he analyses critical moments from his games where mistakes occurred and examines how to recognize the danger signals and thus improve decision-making.
The reader is challenged by 60 carefully-planned exercises - providing perfect tactical training for real over-the-board battles.
• Essential training to eliminate mistakes and blunders
• Advice on how to spot critical moments
• Covers opening, middlegame and endgame play
Dr Colin Crouch is an International Master, a tremendously experienced tournament player and a highly regarded chess writer.