Grandmaster Preparation - The Series
3 Books: Positonal Play + Strategic Play + Calculation
by Jacob Aagaard
Publisher: Quality Chess, 2013
Edition: Paperback medium
The Grandmaster Preparation series is aimed at ambitious players.
In 'Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play' Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making.
In 'Grandmaster Preparation - Strategic Play' Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis.
In 'Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation' Jacob Aagaard explains a large variety of thinking methods.Ownership of these methods is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.
Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone’s intuition and positional decision-making.
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only chess author to have received the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards.
He is a FIDE Senior Trainer, and on his retirement from professional chess he has taken up the post as trainer for the Danish elite. His training material is used by amateurs, grandmasters and World Champions alike.