Grandmaster Danny Gormally believes that understanding, preparation and will to win are three crucial factors which separate the greatest chess players from mere mortals. In Play Chess Like the Pros he examines these key aspects and attempts to bridge the gap between the best and the rest. He believes that a player's capacity to improve is limitless, and in this age of computer-assisted learning the opportunity to do so is greater than ever before. But are you prepared to stretch yourself, to take yourself out of your comfort zone?
Using both his own games and the games of other chess professionals, whose fighting qualities have impressed him, as examples, Gormally offers advice on the many aspects of chess playing, both practical and psychological, where improvement is possible for the average player.
However, this is more than a self-improvement book. Nearly 15 years of experience as a chess professional makes the author ideally placed to tell the stories, not just behind the moves but also the characters who play them, giving the reader an insider's view of professional chess in the modern age.
Danny Gormally is an English Grandmaster and former British Rapidplay Champion.
* A Grandmaster's revealing view of the modern game
* Advice on all aspects of chess including the increasing role of computers.
Published 2010, softback, 208 pages.View sample pages (pdf)