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4.0 étoiles sur 5Good book for novice tournament players. Recommended!24 février 2007
Par Andre E. Harding - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book contains hardly any chess content, but I recommend it because it gives helpful tips to the new tournament player about training and preparation, how many events to play, coordinating chess with other activities.
Very good for adult beginners especially, though younger players will benefit. This is a "light" book, but helpful.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Another outstanding Mednis book11 mars 2012
Par Timothy Hanke - Publié sur Amazon.com
Grandmaster Mednis died in 2002, not quite 65--far too young. After finishing second in the 1955 World Junior Championship behind Boris Spassky, in 1962 he was the first player to beat Bobby Fischer in a U.S. Championship. Despite these notable early achievements as a player, Mednis made his mark primarily as a chess author. I have this book, it is carefully written and of outstanding quality like most of Mednis's work, it will help you win more games, and you will enjoy reading it. I can unreservedly recommend this book and any other book by this model chess author. I only wish he had lived to write many more. Let me add that this book, a slim paperback, is well-printed and attractively designed.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5Adequate Preparation - Nothing Sensational25 juillet 2011
Par TW - Publié sur Amazon.com
There is more than just knowing how to play chess that goes into being successful in chess tournaments. Edmar Mednis presents a collection of ideas to prepare the chess player for tournament play.
The book includes a heavy emphasis on deciding what openings to play or learn depending on your style of preference. For those who enjoy slow methodical games that tend to result in close end games, closed style of openings are better to learn. Those who enjoy tactical wars should be more inclined to play openings that produce more open games. While opening play does not make the player, lack of knowing a good one often proves to be a major disadvantage, thus explaining Mednis's emphasis.
Mednis also discusses in depth how to analyze games, your own and your opponents. It is important to understand that this book is geared to the tournament player who plays at a level where his opponent's games are readily available for examination - this obviously excludes many chess enthusiasts as this is typically only a feature at master level tournaments or above.
The material is of good quality and the game analysis is helpful, I am just not certain that among the multitude of chess books available that this should be high on your list.