Wydawnictwo: New In Chess
Autor: Cyrus Lakdawala
Data wydania: 2020
Ilość stron: 400
Waga : 750 gram
ISBN : 9789056918774
006 Explanation of symbols
007 Foreword by Margaret Carlisle Duncan
023 Chapter 1 A God among Mortals:
Paul Morphy, First American Chess Congress 1857
052 Chapter 2 The Great Un-Romantic and the Birth of Strategic/Defensive Chess:
William Steinitz’s 7-0 Match Victory over Joseph Henry Blackburne
081 Chapter 3 An Unlikely Potential Challenger:
Harry Nelson Pillsbury’s Unexpected Win at Hastings 1895
107 Chapter 4 The Ultimate Survivor:
Emanuel Lasker, New York 1924
135 Chapter 5 The Great Minimalist:
José Raúl Capablanca, New York 1927
160 Chapter 6 Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very, Very Frightening:
Alexander Alekhine, Bled 1931
188 Chapter 7 Inexorable Logic:
Botvinnik’s win of the The Hague/Moscow World Championship Match Tournament of 1948
227 Chapter 8 A Working Class Hero is Something to Be:
Fischer’s 11-0 Sweep of the 1963/64 U.S. Championship
257 Chapter 9 Enchantment versus Science:
Mikhail Tal, Riga Interzonal 1979
290 Chapter 10 Hammer of the Gods:
Garry Kasparov’s Victory at Tilburg 1989
315 Chapter 11 The Soft-Spoken Champion:
Anatoly Karpov in Linares 1994
340 Chapter 12 The Other Botvinnik:
Fabiano Caruana, Sinquefield Cup 2014
365 Chapter 13 Altered Reality:
Magnus Carlsen at the Grenke Chess Classic 2019
393 Index of players
A winning streak in chess, says Cyrus Lakdawala, is a lot more than just the sum of its games.
In this book he examines what it means when everything clicks, when champions become unstoppable and demolish opponents.
What does it mean to be ‘in the zone’? What causes these sweeps, what sparks them and what keeps them going?
And why did they come to an end?
Lakdawala takes you on a trip through chess history looking at peak performances of some of the greatest players who ever lived:
Morphy, Steinitz, Pillsbury, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Fischer, Tal, Kasparov, Karpov, Caruana and Carlsen.
They all had very different playing styles, yet at a certain point in their rich careers they all entered the zone and simply wiped out the best players in the world.
In the Zone explains the games of the greatest players during their greatest triumphs.
As you study and enjoy these immortal performances you will improve your ability to overpower your opponents.
You will understand how great moves originate and you will be inspired to become more productive and creative.
In the Zone may bring you closer to that special place yourself: the zone.
Cyrus Lakdawala is an International Master and a former American Open Champion.
He has been teaching chess for four decades and is a prolific and widely read author.
His Chess for Hawks won the Best Instructional Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA).
Other much acclaimed books of his are How Ulf Beats Black, Clinch It! and Winning Ugly in Chess.
“Lakdawala’s tone of voice is unique in chess literature; he is like a friend you have known for a long time.
His qualities as a trainer and an author reinforce each other.” --Thomas Binder, Glarean Magazine
“Lakdawala writes in a charming and highly instructive manner.”
--Jeremy Silman, author of How to Reassess Your Chess