This book offers a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking exercises in fundamental chess skills. It will help players of all standards to identify strengths and pinpoint areas of their play that need more attention. The first half of the book tests your ability in each part of the game. Opening Exercises test your ability to develop harmoniously and to find creative solutions in the first part of the the game. The middlegame section assesses your proficiency at making decisions relating to attack and defence, prophylactic thinking and finding the correct plan. The endgame challenges focus on the basic essential knowledge that often decides real-life games. The second half of the book contains 'How Good is Your Chess' exercises, where you are asked to follow one side through a complete game, trying to guess each move as if you were playing a compete game. Points are awarded according to the accuracy of your decisions. Full, detailed solutions are given to all exercises. Other Gambit titles: The Botvinnik Semi-Slav, The Meran System, The Main Line French: 3 Nc3, The French: Tarrasch Variation, The Gambit Guide to the Bogo-Indian, The Gambit Guide to the Benko Gambit.
"Especially suitable for sharpening your chess abilities... find out by checking your points whether you are a Grandmaster or a home enthusiast" - Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad
"Instead of the usual hackneyed examples, with only a few exceptions Pedersen has chosen positions and games that I think will be new to the majority of readers... a nice book, for training or just for entertainment" - Phil Adams, CHECKPOINT
"A useful teaching book that blends differing types of exercises to give the maximum amount of teaching value" - Randy Bauer, RANDY'S REVIEWS
"The examples are well chosen and challenging. Test Your Chess is a useful training book for players from 2000 to 2400 that are serious about improving their chess. This book will improve the conscientious reader's analytical skills and increase his understanding of the game." - John Donaldson, INSIDE CHESS
"You are to imagine that you are sitting alongside a strong player, and have to find the strongest move each time it is his/her turn to play... can become a very valuable learning experience" - Alan Sutton, EN PASSANT
"The bottom line is: will this book improve your chess? My answer is: a definite yes" - Tim Spanton, WEEKEND CHESS
"Steffen Pedersen has presented an entertaining and instructive exercise" - J J Walsh, IRISH TIMES
"...an excellent way to improve" - Paul Dunn, AUSTRALIAN CHESS FORUM
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