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Imagination in Chess

How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes

Paata Gaprindashvili

Batsford

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ISBN: 9780713488913

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 28 February 2004

Category: Chess

There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on how to come up with imaginative solutions through logical thinking and evaluation. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 700 ‘fresh’ positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the reader to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical and resourceful thinking, quick wit and imagination. In each chapter the author presents little-explored concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help the reader achieve decisive results and to make fewer mistakes in calculation. 

The material has been accumulated by the author over many years as a trainer and will be of great benefit to competitive players seeking to improve their methods of thinking.