Grandmaster versus Amateur by John ShawGrandmaster versus Amateur by John Shaw

Grandmaster versus Amateur

byJohn ShawEditorJacob Aagaard

Paperback | November 1, 2011

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A multinational array of top chess grandmasters has assembled to explore the differences in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level and though this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a grandmaster, it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.

Jacob Aagaard is a grandmaster and former British Chess Champion, who has won the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe book of the year awards, as well as many international tournaments. John Shaw is a grandmaster and three-time Scottish Chess Champion. 
Title:Grandmaster versus AmateurFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.8 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Quality ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906552843

ISBN - 13:9781906552848

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Editorial Reviews

“Through its rollicking pages, Grandmaster Versus Amateur shows us that even though the road to the top is a minefield, struggle is noble, and playing itself can be fun where you find it.”

John D. Warth, ChessCafe


 “There’s plenty of advice too, but the best reason to buy it is as a celebration of the game we all love, and of the people who play it”

Dennis Monokroussos, Chess Today