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Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games
Chess self-improvement for amateur players. The reader is invited to find the best moves in 50 grandmaster games. With a unique scoring system he can rate his performance and register his progress.
The Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grand master - the difference is that the game has been played be fore. You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance. Don't be afraid if your move differs from the Grand masters choice: alternative moves are analysed and rated accordingly. The famous chess coach Mark Dvoretsky once said: "Training is more effective, the more successfully the atmosphere of a real tournament game is imitated". That is why The Chess Combat Simulator will make you a better player. So, move by move you pick a Grandmaster's brain to become a better player!
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Studio: New In Chess
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2006
Publisher New in Chess
ISBN 9056911864 ISBN13 9789056911867
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeroen Bosch
Jeroen Bosch is an International Master of Chess, an experienced coach, and a successful author. He is the editor of the best selling SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises series.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Chess Combat Simulator: Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games (New in Chess)?
Solataire chess at its finest! Jun 12, 2007
If you enjoy playing solataire chess then this is a book you must have. Even if you dont use the rating scale, its a very fine collection of games with first rate analysis. Dont shy away becasue the ratings start at 1600. Anybody willing to put in the work will no doubt improve by going through this book. I own many books but these are the ones I cannot put down and usually finish within a month. My rating is right around 1800 but I have been scoring in the 2200's so the scale is very inflated.
Match wits with the Grandmasters Jan 29, 2007
The combat simulator consists of 50 grandmaster games, laid out like Pandolfini's "Solitaire Chess" column in Chess Life magazine. Points are earned for guessing the right moves. There is often more than one choice, and partial credit is given. After the game is over and scoring is complete, Bosch goes through the game again with full annotations. Therefore this approach is a little less efficient than Pandolfini's, but more realistic in terms of simulating true combat, where there aren't artificial hints along the way. The scores are converted to approximate ELO ratings, from 1600 up to 2500+. That suggests that the book is targeted to fairly strong players, certainly no lower than 1600, and perhaps even 1800 would be a reasonable lower bound. I found the book to be extremely challenging, but also very instructive. For those willing to put in some hard work, this book will help you to sharpen your ability to analyze positions deeply.
Extremely challenging and fun Jan 28, 2007
If you like solitare chess, then this is very similar. Only you get the answers after you have completed all of your moves, then you get the game with annotated. The combats are extremely challenging, maybe too hard for most kids. To get prepared for this stage of training, I reccomend that you first work through the awesome "Chess for Juniors" books. Also, you should do a lot of tactics. Each combat will take a long time, but it's worth it.