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The Tao Of Chess : 200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Life - Peter Kurzdorfer

The Tao Of Chess

200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Life

Paperback Published: 12th July 2004
ISBN: 9781593370688
Number Of Pages: 256

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The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life

Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess, the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured spiritual quest for truth with 200 principles that will improve anyone's chess game. By following the author's principles, readers not only come to enjoy the game more, they develop a habit of seeking underlying truth - whether in a chess game or a real-life situation.

The Tao of Chess is full of conscise advice, such as:

  • Understanding is more important than memory
  • Fortune favors the brave
  • When you see a good move, wait and look for a better move
  • Mistakes tend to come in bunches
  • Trust your intuition; it's usually right

Authoritative and easy to follow, this book will turn every reader into a master strategist.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Technical Matters
The Boardp. 3
The Piecesp. 8
Developmentp. 14
The Centerp. 19
King Safetyp. 26
Materialp. 34
Pawn Structurep. 42
Spacep. 49
Tempop. 56
Mobilityp. 64
Tacticsp. 72
Forcing Movesp. 79
Sacrificep. 84
Strategyp. 91
Defensep. 101
Calculationp. 105
Piece and Pawn Cooperationp. 112
Exchangesp. 119
Planningp. 126
Openingsp. 133
Middlegamesp. 139
Endingsp. 145
Human Matters
Know Yourselfp. 152
Know Your Opponentp. 156
Seeing Aheadp. 161
Couragep. 167
Opportunityp. 172
Trustp. 178
Mistakesp. 184
Reactionp. 189
Fighting Spiritp. 192
The Moment of Decisionp. 198
Using Timep. 201
Thinkingp. 205
Concentrationp. 210
Patiencep. 214
Luckp. 218
Practicep. 221
Studyp. 226
Passionp. 230
Knowledgep. 233
Excusesp. 238
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ISBN: 9781593370688
ISBN-10: 1593370687
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th July 2004
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 13.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.22