What It Takes to Become a Grandmaster
Packed With Tips, Tricks and Practical Exercises
by Andrew Soltis
Publisher: Batsford, 2016
Edition: Paperback medium
Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your abilities, this book will take you to the next level.
Written by the ever-popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, this book teaches you how to identify the kinds of moves and techniques that go the extra mile.
Among the fifty principal topics covered in this book are: Risk Management, Preserving Tension, Mystery Moves, Hierarchy of Advantages, Tacking, Piece Nullification, Timing, Freezing the Center, Trending, Doubting the Computer - and even Impossible Moves!
What It Takes to Become a Grandmaster teaches you that both striking and subtle match-winning moves are not beyond an average chess player's understanding.
Written in an accessible and informative style, this book is filled with test-yourself positions and analysis of critical moments in Grandmaster games that will reveal the secrets of how you might join chess's elite ranks.
International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is the chess columnist for the New York Post and a very popular chess writer. He is the author of many books including What It Takes to Become a Chess Master, Your Kingdom for My Horse and Studying Chess Made Easy.