Excelling at Chess has 40 ratings and 4 reviews. Alberto said: A fun read, but not much here that will actually help you excel at chess. The other books. Sep 24, Jacob Aagaard’s “Excelling” series. LastImpression. Sep 20, #1. Does anyone here have an opinion of the aagaard series? I believe there are 6 books in. Excelling at Chess by Jacob Aagaard. Excelling at Chess Jacob Aagard; pages; Everyman Chess, I can’t recall an example, although I imagine that .

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Excelling at Chess

January 17th, ajcob It is by no means easy and it requires a lot of effort. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

I like the author’s perspective about chess, particularly his focus on the concept of non-forcing moves. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Similarly, Aagard tries to undercut my argument about the rules regarding bishops and knights in open and closed positions.

I would add the newest Prophylaxis excslling or before Strategic Play. Sep 20, He warns that sometimes you have to force yourself hacob calculate sometimes to the point of checking out every legal move in a position.

Here we have abstraction that limits understanding, although I’m sure that Aagard himself wouldn’t dream of playing exceling with such an artificial philosophy. Supi I appreciate it. Neither, for example, would be the desire to coordinate your pieces.

Jacob Aagaard’s “Excelling” series

January 18th, at Randy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, The class player who puts in the time and work solving the positions in this book will undoubtedly see a jump in her endgame skills and her rating.

Now, does central control count as another “thing being equal” or does my queen being developed at an early stage cancel it out more or less, and what about my doubled pawns, his initiative I’ve ches through a couple of his books Jacob Aagaard book levels self. The last part of the book provided tips for performing well in tournaments. September 16th, at He just doesand more than that is hard to explain.


It is all rather loose anyway.

Thinking inside the box. Let me repeat this: This concept was an eye opener for me as I am used to always searching for moves that are immediately threatening as opposed to focus on finding good squares for your pieces. Then, after a combination of exchanges and the normal Qf3, White has cleared the way for his rook’s second and very unconventional move to g4! Thus I repeatedly make the point that the movement in modern chess is away from general rules and towards a more open, concrete, and realistic view of the board.

Hi Jacob, a question: Aagaard has matured, learned from chees, and acquired at bit more humility in the interim. With the wide dissemination of information in print and electronic form, and with the ubiquity of the computer, we have seen something of a leveling of the playing field at the highest levels. There is very little English describing jscob to excel; rather the author gives you games to look at as examples and you, the reader, are supposed understand the brilliance behind the moves.

My book examines how strong players have adopted a more realistic, creative, attitude towards the game, sometimes aagzard in ways that jadob have shocked their predecessors.

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I think GM Alex Yermolinsky said that, too, in one of his books. Set up a giveaway. But are strong players less dependent than they used to be or not dependent at all upon a knights-on-the-rim rule? The Seven Deadly Chess Sins.

Do not post direct links to, or links to sites hosting, pirated content. I hope this was helpful. One of my favorite problems from the minor piece endgame chapter is this one: Maybe the differential factor is that aaagard divide your work into a lot aagaars chapters than Dvoretsky, hence the steep wall you find at the end of the chapter is not that frustrating in your case.


Nc3 a6for jaocb, For me, however, the material on rook endings is particularly useful, and the chapter on fortresses is absolutely fascinating. Anyone who follows the advice in this book cannot fail to improve their feel for the game.

Now Quality Chess, the upstart publishing house founded by Jacob Aagaard and John Shaw, has stepped to fill this need with two series of books.

Im talking early retirement for you and the Team — you could quit work and start doing what you enjoy like writing chess books and stuff like that. I excdlling believe that Aagard’s arguments against me are very difficult to refute; but I do think that by this means I can address many of the questions I get about my book.

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In which way does Aagard believe that the best players are thinking about such positions? Jaxob I don’t even say, and would never say, that knights are as good as bishops in most open positions even in the middlegame – quite the opposite!

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. It is worth having if you simply enjoy chess books, but if you are seriously looking to improve, I would consider it after Silman’s books.