7 Steps to Better Chess
Eric Schiller (2010)
Chess is a game where winning is a result of a mistake. If you don't make a mistake, you can 't lose . ln most games, both sides make a number of errors and
the one who makes the last big mistake -leading to checkmate -loses . All chessplayers make mistakes .
Even the great World Champions have managed to play some dreadful moves. Beginners naturally make a lot of mistakes, even accidentally losing pieces,
but can often survive or even prevail, with a little help from the opponent. When facing stronger opposition, however, even a small error can lead to defeat. To make progress as a player, your number one task is to eliminate , or at least limit, your mistakes.
This book aims to investigate how bad moves can push past all the superior alternatives, and often lead to defeat. We'll look at typical mistakes as seen in my own games , hoping that you will learn from them and be able to avoid them in your own games.
Many of these lessons were painful to me as a player. In most cases , I've been able to understand why the errors were made .
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