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Psychologist and FIDE Master Amatzia Avni is interested in how top players assess positions and how they come up with moves and plans. Here he interviews twelve leading players, including Lev Psakhis, Boris Gelfand and Ilya Smirin, taking them through their most instructive games and asking them to relate the thought processes which occurred during play. In this way the reader gains an insight into what criteria these players take into account when deciding on a move and the factors which influence their decisions. Avni also presents the players with unfamiliar positions and asks them to explain their reactions on encountering these these situations. Again their thought processes are revealed to the reader. In the second part of the book Avni summarises what has been learnt from the players comments, drawing his own conclusions and making recommendations on the subjects of problem solving, planning and thinking which can be used by players of all levels to improve their own game. Author Amatzia Avni is a FIDE Master and author of several chess books on patterns of thinking in chess.
Published 2004, softback, 176 pages.