WINNER: ChessCafe.com 2011 Book of the Year!
Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes. Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually identifiable reasons why your brain discards certain ideas. In this book they demonstrate different categories of hard-to-see chess moves and clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud the chess player's brain. Invisible Chess Moves, with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminating tests, will teach you how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others. Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.
- Emmanuel Neiman is a FIDE master. He teaches chess in his home country France and he has written books on chess tactics and chess training.
- Yochanan Afek is an Israeli International Master who lives in Holland. He is an organizer, a journalist and a trainer, but probably best known as an endgame study composer. This is his third book on chess.
- 224 Pages
- Publisher: New In Chess
- Published: September, 2011
- "A thoroughly delightful book, full of incredible examples that remind us how challenging chess can be." Steve Goldberg, ChessCafe
- "The many training exercises make 'Invisible Chess Moves' a tactics training book and, what's more, numerous games convey the beauty of chess." KARL Magazine
- "Why is a certain move an 'invisible chess move'? It can be for all sorts of reasons. I don't know that it is all founded on scientific research, but based on my experience I can understand very well what they mean." Richard Vedder, Schakers.info
- "Highlights the limitations of the human mind and categorises the typical sources of mistakes like missing diagonal backward queen moves. It has many beautiful examples with really amazing points, which I had not seen before. A real gem!" GM Karsten Muller, author of 'Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games'