Invisible Chess Moves
Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins
by Yochanan Afek, Emmanuel Neiman
Publisher: New In Chess, 2011
Edition: Paperback small
Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind?
Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually identifiable reasons why your brain discards certain ideas.
In this book they demonstrate different categories of hard-to-see chess moves and clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud the chess player’s brain.
Invisible Chess Moves, with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminative tests, will teach you how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others.
Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.
Emmanuel Neiman is a FIDE master. He teaches chess in his home country France and he has written books on chess tactics and chess training.
Yochanan Afek is an Israeli International Master who lives in Holland. He is an organizer, a journalist and a trainer, but probably best known as an endgame study composer. This is his third book on chess.
Grandmaster Luc Winants, former Belgian Chess Champion:
“The authors deserve the highest praise for the idea behind this book. Something quite original, and I enjoyed it enormously.”