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The Seven Deadly Chess Sins

The Seven Deadly Chess Sins
In this thought-provoking and entertaining book, Jonathan Rowson investigates, in his inimitable style, the main reasons why chess-players sometimes go horribly astray.
 
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Everyone loses chess games occasionally, but all too often we lose a game due to moves that, deep down, we knew were flawed. Why do we commit these chess-board sins? Are they the result of general misconceptions about chess and how it should be played better?

In this thought-provoking and entertaining book, Jonathan Rowson investigates, in his inimitable style, the main reasons why chess-players sometimes go horribly astray.

He focuses on several underlying psychological pitfalls:

  • Thinking (unneceessary or erroneous);
  • Blinking (missing opportunities; lack of resolution);
  • Wanting (too much concern with the result of the game);
  • Materialism (lack of attention to non-material factors);
  • Egoism (insufficient awareness of the opponent and his ideas);
  • Perfectionism (running short of time; trying too hard); and
  • Looseness ("losing the plot"; drifting; poor concentration).

A great book for readers interested in understanding why they sometimes make the mistakes that frustrate their efforts

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