En fascinerende ny bok med naturlig smart navn. Stormester Thomas Luther deler raust av erfaringer som både spiller og trener, med mye verdifullt stoff om utvikling i sjakk, helt opp til kronspørsmålet hvordan bli stormester.
En bok for både spillere og trenere, og i praksis med tanke på ratingnivåer fra cirka 14-1500 og videre oppover. Det gis i dette naturlig også mye konkret sjakkstoff av høy kvalitet, og blant annet atskillig om Luthers favorittvarianter som for eksempel Fransk-varianten 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Sd2 c5 4 exd5 Dxd5.
Becoming a Grandmaster is the dream of every young chess talent. Thomas Luther achieved this goal despite the added challenge of being born with a disability.
Luther’s Chess Reformation provides a wealth of practical tips and suggestions for chess players of all levels. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider’s view into the world of grandmaster chess.
Readers will enjoy his chatty style, while also benefiting from invaluable advice about what it takes to achieve one’s chess goals.
Grandmaster Thomas Luther is a three-time German Champion who reached the Top 100 in the world. He is a highly successful coach and one of only a handful of people to be awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.
Innholdsfortegnelsen gir et inntrykk av denne boka:
6 - Part I: How I Became a Grandmaster 13 - Part II: Training with the Grandmaster 53 1994 – my start as a trainer 54 The “Luther test” 63 20 years later 76 The first meeting – openings check 82 Training in Asia 97 In-depth analysis of a variation 100 Modern combinations – Grandmaster combinations 133 Little defects, gaps in knowledge and bad evaluations 138 Solutions 150 How does a grandmaster train? 152
Part III: Everyone Can Improve! 165 The grandmaster’s treasure trove 176 Solutions 182 Computers 196 Test – “Short studies & endgames” 203 Solutions 207 Studies as motivation in chess teaching 210
Part IV: Turning Professional – A Critical Assessment 217 Appendices
- Index of sources and documents 230
- Bibliography 230
- Studies 230
- Index of games 231
Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad: "It is a chess book that many can learn from, both about chess technically and in terms of knowledge of the world of chess grandmasters. And incidentally, we learn a few things about life in the former East Germany, where of course it was not all doom and gloom. There is much about the life of top chess players and any youthful talent planning to become professional should read this."