The one we read a hundred times. Originally posted by AcapaYespada Hello I am just surfing for a new chess book to read. He was in his prime then. Most people begin playing chess casually, playing the first move that comes to their mind, going on intuition and short tactics, or just “ok, I want to try to do this What does it matter what I do?

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Additionally, Kotov has grajdmaster lot of material on the reasons that blunders occur, and how to avoid them. I call for the last of a long suit in dummy, only to discover that the card has completely disappeared!

kotov think like a grandmaster

Qxd4 save him, as then Kotov covers the way top players think and common patterns of mistakes that all players make. An excellent teacher face to face. He goes precisely into the thinking processes which produced the blunders and shows why they are wrong.

kotov think like a grandmaster

Hello I am just surfing for a new chess book to read. White’s attack on the king side looks very threatening, and naturally the master who was White tried to find a concrete way to shatter the enemy king or to get some decisive advantage. On the other hand, I had never heard or read anything about a “Kotov Syndrome” in kotoov or elsewhere before. Kotov addresses such questions as whether to recheck your analysis, whether to trust your opponent, how to deal with situations where you have multiple possible wins, and when to analyze vrandmaster all.


I’m in an international tournament in Iotov. I’m thinking of a couple of serious sorts of blunders that are perhaps related to this whole business of looking ahead.

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Devraj Singh rated it really liked it Nov 06, kotvo Richard rated it liked it Jan 26, Kotov’s “Think like a Grandmaster” and “Play like a Grandmaster” are very fine chess books that deserve a place in any collection.

But the bottom line is you have to do it. So, what do you do? So let us discuss how to learn to think about possible moves with the greatest efficiency.

See all 17 customer reviews. Bertha’s having none of it. He says that he too had a serious inability to analyze, and only became a grandmaster once he z in that aspect.

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Additionally, I think a large part of successful analysis is not so much how organized is a player’s thinking, but rather their ability to analyze the right candidate moves, based on pattern recognition. I obviously had a strong intuition for my OTB rating, but I wasn’t making the most out of my calculation and logical thought process. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It’s really entertaining and you don’t have to wade through miles of chess annotation to benefit from it.


Kotov’s book as a standalone, for me at least, is not enough to get the full point boost beyond blitz. Little did she know it, but her luck was about to change. It has omega 3 fatty acids, which will make you smarter and able to calculate like a computer.

“Think Like a Grandmaster” by Alexander Kotov‎

I have to explain to our teammates. Tom Ritman-Meer rated it it was amazing Oct 15, It was the Tal Memorial. Fantastic lesson which I will take to my grave.

kotov think like a grandmaster

Qd1 h4 White had to resign. It has been said, that in a regular chess game, GM might have to have a think times a game see Anand in top formIM 5 times, an FM 10 times. Let me just repeat ‘fuck’ quite a few times.