Alexey KuzminCalculation Training Tools and Practical Decision MakingSample pages (pdf)
"Together With Mamdeyarov" has been written primarily for chess players with ratings ranging 1400-2100.
The book has two objectives: First to help the players' improvement and secondly to acquaint the readers with the creativity of one of the brightest contemporary grandmasters.
"Together With Mamedyarov" is not a collection of his selected games but it is primarily a study-book. It contains test positions taken from games of the famous Azeri grandmaster with detailed comments on the solutions to the tasks.
The solutions have been placed right after a diagram with a test, except for the six positions given as a warm-up in the beginning of the chapter one.
The tests are intended for training:
a) tactical vision,
b) calculation of variations
c) strategic decision making
d) your assessment of a position
Solutions have been given points ranging from 1 up to 7. After calculating your total, you can determine your approximate level by the authors ranking scale. This should give you an idea about what type of tasks are the most challenging for you. You can then direct your time and effort in the areas where you need further improvement.
The tests given in the first and the second chapters differ by the level of complexity. The tests in chapter one correspond to an Elo rating of 1400-1900 while chapter two is aimed at players rated 1700-2100.
When you solve the tests from Mamedyarov's games try to reproduce the thought process of one of the most creative and bright grandmasters of today.
This book is dedicated to all young chess players aspiring to improve but it will also be interesting for admirers of the Azeri "number one" chess players creativity. Further, this book will be useful for coaches in their work.
Published 2020, softback, 352 pages.