Holloway, Wilf/ Winning Chess Psychology 1
Volume 1: Modern Ideas and Useful Theory
Paperback, 212 Seiten
in englischer Sprache
"WINNING CHESS PSYCHOLOGY" will improve both your spontaneous creativity and your long-term performance level by helping' you think and train in many new and successful ways. There are certainly not enough chess coaches for the average-to-good club player, and almost nobody working in this important sphere of applied psychology. So WCP fills a vital gap in the chess literature, and some of its ideas could revolutionise practical chess training, especially regarding mental analysis and match preparation. Have a good look. at the foreword and contents lists to discover the wealth of useful material here, topics like:
mental training and concentration practices
* ideas for improving your perception and creativity * * locating and eradicating the real reasons for errors * positive attitudes and successful philosophy *
* understanding psychological elements of competition * * specific preparation for opponents and tournaments * * lessons learned from successes and losses *
* game description graph with emotional analysis * * coaching discussions to solve loss problems *
* knowledge of your personality-related abilities * * psychological aspects of actually playing a GM * * stress avoidance and relaxation methods *
* simulation and visualisation techniques *
* peaking for optimal mental and physical fitness * * useful club-level examples in myriad spheres *
"Congratulations on a superb book overflowing with ideas. What I found especially good was the fact that it is written for club-level players."
Magnus Georg Grabitz
(county chess champion and author, writing on "Chessreading Treasure" - but the comments could apply to WCP)
"Using this book with only 2 hours specific training per week raised my Elo 300 points in just 2 months."
"There is no stronger opponent than the one in your own head."
GM Alexis Suetin
Summing up the aims of this book in a single sentence:
"Winning Chess Psychology" attempts the impossible task of making Suetin's highly relevant quotation obsolete!