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Chess for Hawks

Improve your vision, sharpen your talons, forget your fear
Utgivelsesdato Mai 2017
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IM Lakdawala skriver om verdien og effekten av å være en hauk i sjakk, og ikke en due. Her er det samlet mye erfaring og mange tips både fra hans spillekarriere og fra mange av sjakkverdenens størrelser. Severdig og leseverdig.

Forlagets omtale:

Are you a dove or a hawk? Is your natural instinct at the chessboard for caution and strategy or do you crave adventure and confrontation? This question may be more important than you think because being aware of your personal style (and that of your opponent) is essential in your development as a chess player.

As an 8-year-old boy, Cyrus Lakdawala realized to his horror that he was a dove when his chess teacher reprimanded him for playing an unnecessary defensive move instead of banging out a better and more aggressive one that was not so difficult to find. Since then, Lakdawala has devoted an important part of his efforts as a player to trying to resist his natural tendency to over-solidify positions and avoid complications.

Chess for Hawks is the fascinating and often hilarious story of Lakdawala’s struggle to release his inner hawk. It is also a highly instructional guide that will make you think about questions you may not have thought about before:

-- Does deliberately breaking a rule come easy to you?

-- How good are you at ignoring a threat?

-- And at refusing a draw offer?

-- Why do you miss opportunities to win a won game?

-- Are you able to distinguish between patience and apathy?

-- Do you hate to trade queens?

-- Do you find it difficult to weaken your structure in exchange for initiative or attack?

-- Do you like games with opposing wing castling?

-- Do you know when to trade in initiative for material?

-- Crossing the point of strategic no-return, does that ring a bell?

-- Does your chess playing style fit the rest of your personality?

Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences.

After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position’s requirements instead of your natural inclination.

Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master, a former National Open and American Open Champion, and a six-time State Champion. He has been teaching chess for four decades, and coaches some of the top junior players in the US. Lakdawala is a prolific and widely read author. This is his first book with New In Chess.

Jeremy Silman: "Lakdawala writes in a charming and highly instructive manner."


Om forfatteren Cyrus Lakdawala

Cyrus Lakdawala er en Internasjonal mester (IM) fra USA som i senere år faktisk må ha blitt verdens mest produktive sjakkforfatter. Likevel leverer han bok etter bok som er både instruktiv, poengtert og leseverdig. Han skriver så lett og vittig at det er mulig å mene at han overdriver, men en Lakdawala-bok er i alle fall langt fra tørr og kjedelig. Det er åpenbart dagens effektive analysemotorer og partibaser som gjør det mulig å levere raskt så mye sjakkstoff på et faglig bra nivå. Lakdawala har tydelig en glimrende oversikt selv og klarer å nå reelt godt fram til alminnelige sjakkspillere kanskje mest på ratingnivå cirka 1200 - 2000.
Detaljert info
Innbundet? Nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 282