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The Chess Toolbox

IM Willemze explains the most pressing problems club players need to fix. The book presents essential techniques to mobilize the pieces and take the lead in the game

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In chess, as in repair or construction jobs, you won't get very far without the right equipment. If you want to win more games you simply need the right tools. Unfortunately, most amateur chess players have no toolbox to speak of. What's more, they don't even know which tools they actually need. Or what tools are available. If a chess hardware store would exist, most amateur chess players would be clueless what to ask for.

International Master and experienced chess trainer Thomas Willemze is the handyman you are looking for. He tells you which are the most urgent problems that need fixing. In his no-nonsense guide, Willemze presents essential techniques on how to mobilize your pieces in order to gain the upper hand.

The Chess Toolbox teaches you how to:

  • conquer an open file
  • eliminate an important defender
  • lift to blockade
  • get rid of an inferior piece
  • exploit the 7th rank
  • simplify your position (why and how)
  • fight for entrance squares

and much more.

In order to make you feel comfortable and let you get used to these essential techniques, the author gives lots of fascinating examples and hundreds of instructive exercises. What. He even teaches you how to think outside your toolbox!

Thomas Willemze is an International Master from Holland. He is an experienced trainer of amateur players and has been the National Youth Coach of the Dutch Chess Federation.

Award-winning author I.M. John Watson:
I can't think of another book that would be more helpful to the average player who is intent upon improving his chess

Product Details
NC-4363

Data sheet

Product Type
Paper
Language
English
Theme
Strategy
Level
Club
Author
Thomas Willemze
No Pages
400
Year published
2018
Measurements
17 x 23,5 cm
ISBN
978-9056917975
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