Chess Exam and Training Guide
Rate Yourself and Learn How to Improve!Unknown - 2004
This book offers a unique approach to chess self-evaluation and training. It will answer the two most common questions that players ask an experienced coach - what is my true rating (or strengths and weaknesses)? How do I improve?The readers will find: 100 diagrams & 200 total questions of various difficulty.Comprehensive answers include diagrams for easy reading away from the chessboard.Distributions of answers, percentiles and other statistical reports by rating group from unrated to 2400+.Match yourself against players of all levels, up to grandmaster and see how you stock up.Results evaluated and Rating assigned overall & by 12 distinct categories: Opening, Middlegame, Endgame, Attack, Defense, Counterattack, Tactics, Strategy, Calculations, Standard Positions (Endgame), Sacrifices, Recognizing Threats.Comprehensive reports on each of the categories with examples, training recommendations and book/materials suggestions The book will be essential reading for everyone who plays chess because it will:a. help them to understand their current situation by identifying their strengths and weaknesses;b. give them clear explanations on how to improve, both in suggesting the appropriate training materials and in outlining the training methods;c. encourage players to establish and then follow a structured training plan;d. relieve player's anxiety by assuring that there is plenty of help available to those who are interested in understanding the game better and improve their skills;e. provide players with means of getting all their questions answered via timely advice from experienced coaches and also their peers.
Publisher: King of Prussia, Pa. : IamCoach Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 794.1 K528
Characteristics: 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Chess exam & training guide