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Chess Tips for the Improving Player gives practical advice for club players who want to take the next step towards chess mastery. Amatzia Avni looks at life from an unusual angle. His approach is far more creative than merely offering the usual tips such as "develop your pieces" and "control the centre".
Instead of repeating clichés seen before in countless books, the author scrutinized a huge number of chess positions, asking himself, "What can be learned from them?" The reader can now benefit from Avnis painstaking efforts as he presents these key positions in a wide ranging book covering such aspects of chess as strategy and planning, tactics, ideas, rules of thumb, learning and decision making. He also includes a chapter of training exercises.
Amatzia Avni is an Israeli psychologist who is a FIDE Master both over-the-board and of composition. He has written several original and critically acclaimed books.
Published 2008, softback, 233 pages.