Chess Psychology: The Will to Win!
"That is part of what I like in chess: it is psychological warfare at the board" Magnus Carlsen during interview with the BBC, March 2013
In chess, more than in any other game, battles are won and lost in the mind. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial if you want to develop and achieve success as a chess player, and in this book he focuses on the vital subject of chess psychology.
All the key areas of chess are covered here. Stewart highlights the principles of successful opening play and outlines an easy-to-learn starting repertoire. He also examines positional play, defensive resilience, typical mistakes and how to avoid them, tournament strategy, clock management, how to study chess and much more besides. This book is packed with tips and practical advice for beginners, intermediate and club players, and anyone wishing to improve their mental approach to chess.
- An essential guide to chess psychology
- Covers opening, middlegame and endgame play
- Ideal for beginners, intermediate and club players
William Stewart is a United States Chess Federation National Master. He holds a Psychology degree from the University of Georgia. He has over six years of chess teaching experience, and in 2011 he co-founded the chess teaching website OnlineChessLessons.net.
003 About the Author
009 1 Winning Chess Psychology
016 2 Quick Tip for Beginners
022 3 Dominate the Opening
130 4 Understanding Positional Play
166 5 How to Study Chess
174 6 Practical Tournament Strategy
184 7 Benefits of Playing Chess
192 8 Chess and Business
197 9 Additional Resources
203 Index of Openings
204 Index of Games