Psychology in chess emphasizes the constant decision-making that demands the game and warns about the dangers that entails underestimating the resources of the rival,
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Psychology is an indispensable tool in any chess fight.
Psychology in chess emphasizes the constant decision-making that demands the game and warns about the dangers it entails underestimating the resources of the rival, either by playing "on autopilot", being over optimistic about the potentialities of our position or being Victims of "momentary blindness".
He also analyzes what the authors call "confusion before imminent success", with explanations, problems and examples of cases in which high chess players had difficulty winning seemingly won games. According to them, these difficulties are motivated by reckless slips or by excessive trust in triumph, which diminishes the sense of danger.
In this book the reader is advised to avoid unnecessary risks in their games, but also not to be too shy. In addition, the difficulties arising from a superficial game, such as the one who captures a lot of material, neglecting development, or the one who goes in very beaten lines "playing by ear" are exposed.
It also addresses issues related to the nature of psychological errors: the dilemmas between style of play and the demand for position, which refer us to the eternal conflict between desire and duty, and inductions that have made many players from Of this type of failures. The surprise factor and the faulty choice of the game plan are other topics discussed in these pages.
The idea of this work is to transmit key concepts with an entertaining material based on dynamics and psychology, as important in chess as in other branches of knowledge.
As Emmanuel Lasker said, "On the chessboard people and not figures fight", so that the knowledge of our strengths and weaknesses and those of our opponents, as well as the understanding of the cognitive and emotional processes that govern our decisions, are Of capital importance for a gradual and sustained progress in chess.
In this volume: The psychology of errors Frequent mistakes in evaluating the position Confusions and omissions in chess Rodolfo Garbarino is International Master of chess and has focused his knowledge towards teaching, this is his fourth book.
Maximiliano Preuss has a degree in Psychology and a strong chess of the 1st category.
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