By Jeremy Silman
This booklet takes the scholar on a trip via his personal brain and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found wisdom and the promise of an important achieve in energy. so much amateurs own faulty pondering methods that stay with them all through their chess lives. those flaws of their psychological armour bring about stinging defeats and painful reversals. Books can be purchased and studied, classes may be taken -- yet finally, those elusive difficulties regularly end up to be super tricky to get rid of. looking an answer to this trouble, the writer wrote down the concepts of his scholars whereas they performed genuine video games, analysed them, and catalogued the commonest misconceptions that arose. This moment version enormously expands at the details inside the renowned first version.
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TLlxb 5 +- . d3 In reply to 1 1 . M g 1 Black can simply continue developing, leaving the g7 -pawn under attack: 1 1 . . e 7 ! 1 2 . ::!. x g7 ! tLlh5 1 3 . ll g 4 f5 +. �d6 Also not bad is 1 1 . . e7 , intending . . ttJh5 and . . f5 . 1 2 �xd6 . B. �f1 -e2 9. xf3 tLla5) , Black maintains equality with 1 0 . . Sa7 . 9. �fB-e7 9 . . tLle l �xe2 1 2 . �xe 2 = Miles-Smyslov, Amsterdam 1981. 1 0. ::!. �xe2 tLlxe5=. 1 0. 11. a3 gfc8 and . . b5 . 11. 1 2. ll a B-cB If 1 2 . b4 tLle8 followed by .
Tbh5 ! tLlbd2 CLJh5 1 6 . iLg5 f6 1 7 . tL:d3 tLJa5) 1 6 . iLg3 �xg 3 , and Black's chances are no worse, Magerra mov-Garcia Callejo , Andorra 1 9 9 1 . �c1 and now: D2 1 ) In the game Magerramov-Titov, Uzhgorod 1 9 8 8 , Black fell into a standard trap: 8 . . iLe7 ? 9 . tLlxb5+-, and the knight cannot be taken because of 9 . . axb 5 1 O . ic7 ; �c1 -g5 We have reached a posItion from the pop ular Moscow Variation, but with the in clusion of the moves �b3 and a6. In whose favour are these two extra moves?
Axb5 cxb5 V Kiselev-Vysochin , Lugansk 2 0 0 7 ; 1 3 . tLld2±. e l � . lll. cH. ttJe4 'i"e5 (Bareev-Kir. Georgiev, Halkidiki 2002) 1S . ttJd4oo. e2 . 7 e6 The move 7 . . �g4 has almost never been met in practice. axb3 as +) 1 1 ... tLle5 Piket-Hodgson, ... Netherlands tt 1 9 9 6 / 9 7 ; 14 .. 1Wc7 00) 8 . . tLlbd7 (also deserving of attention is 8 . . �f4 t , Ehlvest-Dreev, Lvov 1 9 8 5 . O-O Neither 8 . �b l cxb 3+ Utnasunov Volkov, Elista 2 0 0 0 , work out very well for White. S ... b3 cxb3 (9 .
The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery by Jeremy Silman