Vassilios KotroniasView sample pages (pdf)
In a book which he was originally going to name "How to Win Open Tournaments" Grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias explains how to be a more competitive chess player. His book offers practical advice, to experienced players, on how to improve your results and is packed with analysis and commentary on top level games, including many of the author's own efforts.
Plenty of effort has gone into writing this book and it demands a similar effort from the reader but it abounds with helpful tips on succeeding in tournament play. As a writer, Kotronias has the skill to explain in words what other top players can only express in long lists of chess moves.
Vassilios Kotronias is a chess Grandmaster and nine time Greek Champion. He is a key member of the Greek team as both a player and coach. On the international tournament circuit he is a feared competitor who is particularly noted for his profound opening preparation.
Published 2011, softback, 349 pages.