GM Ramesh RB is one of the world’s most successful coaches, having trained many of India’s top talents to become International Master and Grandmasters. Ramesh also impressed in his stellar commentary for the 2013 World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen an Vishwanathan Anand.
In his first published book, Ramesh instructs the reader on how to use logical reasoning to guide decision making. Through a combination of thoughtful prose and instructive examples of principled chess play, the reader will develop an intuitive sense for finding the correct path in any position.
Ramesh’s deep coaching experience of young players shines through in his insightful and practical writing.
The book is divided into three parts:
Part 1 – Logical Reasoning
Part 2 – Practical Chess Play
Part 3 – Fundamentals of Chess Training
PART ONE: Logical Reasoning
Ch 1 Assessment of the Position
Ch 2 The Problem of Choices
Ch 3 Choosing Between Active and Passive Defense
Ch 4 Exchanging Pieces
PART TWO: Practical Chess Play
Ch 5 Initiative
Ch 6 Converting an Advantage
Ch 7 Maintaining Tension
Ch 8 Improving the Position of Pieces
Ch 9 Playing on Colors
Ch 10 Prophylactic Thinking/The Drawback Principle
PART THREE: Fundamentals of Chess Training
Ch 11 Studying the Opening
Ch 12 Tournament Preparation
Ch 13 Essential Endgame Principles
Ch 14 The Importance of Results and Ratings
Ch 15 Self Analysis and Self Control
Ch 16 Learning and Unlearning
Ch 17 Using Computers
Index of Games
287 Seiten, 2017, kartoniert, englisch.