The Road to Chess Improvement Alex Yermolinsky
Publisher: Gambit Publications
If you've read even only a few chapters of his book The Road to Chess Improvement (out of print) you'll know why in 2004 he told me he had no more books to write because he couldn't think of anything more!! Views are varied as to the best way to improve at chess. As recommended by Yermolinsky in the “Road to Chess Improvement” book. Lately, I've been most pleased with my recent internet chess games. It is a 1973 hardcover edition of Euwe's The Road to Chess Mastery. Now Zak gets dissed in a fairly big way by his pupil Yermo in "The Road to Chess Improvement". Title:The Road to Chess Improvement Author:Alex Yermolinsky Publisher:Gambit Publications ISBN:3913993363. It seems to have a similar format to Chess Master vs Chess Amateur and is a highly regarded book. He steers the reader away from "quick-fix" approaches, and focuses on the critical areas of chess understanding and over-the-board decision-making. I wonder why Dover never obtained the rights to print this one. In this book the author passes on many of the insights he has gained over the years. Yermo scored several convincing wins in this clear-cut “central” strategy. I've managed to mantain a 1600 ELO Blitz rating on playchess.com without much trouble. A journey of chess improvement, 1 rating point at a time. Another book arrived in the mail today. One of my fave books is "Improve Your Chess Results" by Vladimir Zak. Yemolinsky is a noted chess writer and instructor. Some say that learning about planning, key squares, minority attacks, and other positional aspects is the best way to improve at chess.