Modern Chess Preparation: Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age

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Opening, middlegame and endgame are the three universally recognized stages of a game of chess, but what about the art of preparation? Winning starts with planning before the game, teaches legendary chess trainer Vladimir Tukmakov in this enlightening and entertaining work on a neglected subject.

Exploring and understanding, prior to the game, the strengths and weaknesses of your next opponent and being aware of your own strong points and shortcomings, are a key to success. Tukmakov describes how planning has become a systematic process, how methodical preparation works, and which critical steps you have to take.

The role of the computer in preparing for a game has grown tremendously, and Modern Chess Preparation explains how it is used by top players to get organized for success. But you will also learn the limitations on the use of chess engines and databases and how disastrous it can be to overly respect them and rely on them. A separate chapter is devoted on how to prepare for all-important games, games that will decide a tournament, a match or a even an entire career.

Modern Chess Preparation is about more than just opening preparation. It also teaches you how to immerse yourself in order to find the best approach to the game. With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how, as a competitive chess player, you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
Vladimir Tukmakov is a chess grandmaster and a former national champion of Ukraine. In his active career he won many tournaments as well as gold medals in international team competitions. He is universally acknowledged as an outstanding chess trainer and coach.

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Winning starts with planning before the game, teaches legendary chess trainer Vladimir Tukmakov in this enlightening and entertaining work on a neglected subject. He describes the complex journey chess players have undertaken from the game's amateur roots to its current professional status. The role of the computer in preparing for a game has grown tremendously, and Modern Chess Preparation explains how it is used by top players to get organized for success. But you will also learn the limitations on the use of chess engines and databases and how disastrous it can be to overly respect them and rely on them. With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov stresses that preparation should be about much more than just the opening, and explains how, by focusing your efforts, you can increase your practical strength and improve results.

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I really like this book. Tukmakov's discussion of the modern game is highly astute.
(Grandmaster Luke McShane)

Tukmakov's discussion is a broad one, citing games dating from 1891 up 2011. Along the way the author peppers his survey with advice, tidbits and common sense, with strong writing and a balanced approach. An important book on a much-neglected topic.
(John D. Warth, This title is destined to be a classic... Chess Club of Southern Indiana)

Tukmakov has created a unique symbiosis: a training book with stories. Qualifications such as brilliant or wonderful are really far too stale for this work. This book will most probably become a classic in chess literature.

(Martin Rieger Rochade Europa Magazine)

There is a lot of thought-provoking stuff in the book.

(International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering ChessVibes)

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