Miscellaneous Chess Books
Insanity, Passion & Addiction
In this at times hilarious and tragic account, Gormally shares the inner workings of the chess world — a world riven with insecurities, strange social customs and petty rivalries, while casting his analytical eye even on topics as disparate as eccentric waiters, strange Amsterdam zoos and inspiring mountain passes. It’s a story you won’t want to miss.
A Year Inside the Chess World
In this book the author addresses 366 (one for each day of the year) intriguing chess topics which could be of interest to any chess fan, regardless of the playing level. For example:
IQ and chess skills Talent vs. hard work How many games to play per year? Are women underrated or overrated as compared to men? Rating inflation in chess What does your chess tell about your personality? Playing computers: dos and don’ts Developing your chess memory and visualization How does one prepare for an upcoming tournament? Is 1.e4 really “best by test”?
Yearbook of Chess Wisdom
What does a chessmaster think when he prepares his next move? How are his thoughts organized? Which methods and strategies does he use by solving his problem of choice? To answer these questions, the author did an experimental study in 1938, to which famous chessmasters participated (Alekhine, Max Euwe and Flohr). This book is still useful for everybody who studies cognition and artificial intelligence.
Thought and Choice in Chess
A Fun Guide to Blitz Chess
One of the strongest blitz players in the world, Genrikh articulated his philosophy on chess with one clever phrase: 'there's no need for you to play - well just make sure your opponent plays poorly!' His book will teach you how to act when your clock is ticking, catch your opponents off guard, put them in serious time trouble, and make them blunder.
Winning at Blitz