Survival Guide to Competitive Chess

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Book Description

John Emms reveals the secrets of how to maximize potential and improve results in competitive play. Drawing upon years of his own experience, Emms tackles the all-important practical aspects of chess playing: studying ones own strengths and weaknesses, and those of prospective opponents; concentration and manner at the chessboard; handling time trouble; tackling cheats; playing for a win or a draw; saving difficult positions; avoiding silly mistakes; building an opening repertoire; using chess computers and software; choosing the right tournaments and much more besides.

About Emms, John

John Emms is one of the UK's leading Grandmasters and has captained England at two Chess Olympiads. He's an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams.