The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes

Author: Romain Edouard (2014)

Objectivity is what makes the biggest dif­ference between humans and computers. 

The first problem we chess players meet is that we are not always able to objecti­vely assess the possibilities in the position. Sometimes, if we are happy with some­thing we can do, we are not looking for more. This is a mistake in many cases...

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My Daily Exercise

Author: Heinz Brunthaler (2007)

Tactics have the greatest range in the game of chess; they keep occurring in differ­ent phases of the game, from the opening moves to the endgame. However, the middlegame is the centre of gravity where tactics are concerned, and it is there that often the seeds of either victory or defeat are sown - one overlooked knight fork or a discovered check and all your endgame skills will not save you! Tactics are the easiest to learn. You can apply your knowledge immediately and broaden your horizon.

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