Are you suffering from "Passive Chess Syndrome"? If you have a natural tendency to defend, are nervous about playing higher rated opponents and use repetitive, mechanical opening moves, then you need to improve your mental approach to the game. US National Master William Stewart is convinced that a positive attitude is crucial and that energetic, attacking play from the outset is the way to improve your chess results.
All the key areas of chess are covered in this book, aimed at beginner to intermediate players. Stewart highlights the principles of successful opening play and outlines an easy-to-learn opening repertoire based around the Stonewall Attack for White and the French Defence and Slav Defence, Schallop Variation for Black. He also examines positional play, defensive resilience and typical mistakes (and how to avoid them), illustrating his points with the help of Grandmaster games.
There are chapters on tournament strategy and how to study chess as well as advice on clocks management, chess and business, the benefits of 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.
Published 2013, softback, 204 pages.View sample pages (pdf)