Elshan Moradiabadi & Sabina FoisorSample pages (pdf)
The content of this book is a training program for players who plan to play an over-the-board tournament a few weeks from the time they start training with the book.
Unlike other similar books in the field of improvement, this one does not have a central theme. In other words, it is not focused solely on openings, middlegames or endgames. Moreover, the book does not only concentrate on specific themes (calculation, positional decisions or other strategic aspects), though many of these concepts are addressed throughout.
Instead, it offers a holistic view on how to approach every single position in it, regardless of the phase of the game or the nature of the position. The authors try to teach players how to identify types of decisions in various positions, while pointing at the trade-off between a hardcore calculation and a heuristics judgment.
Each part is also furnished with a set of lectures and content for the first subsection. These sections include model games, endgames and positions where you can train yourself on specific themes. This is where the readers embark on a short journey with none other than the legendary character of Sherlock Holmes, who plays the role of the chess master, training his good friend, Dr. John Watson, for his upcoming tournament.
Published 2020, softback, 447 pages.