Suggestions for Further Reading

Most of the advice in this chapter is based on the book Bast Nar det Galler by Willo Railo (SISU, 1992). He gives concrete tips on how to improve your training. I have modified his advice so that it suits chess-players. Railo's book is a classic that I warmly recommend to anyone who wants to go deeper into the subject of mental training. Before Railo's book, Integrerad Mental Traning by Lars-Eric UnestShl (SISU) was the one to read. This book was also based on practical experience. Another book...

Kezli Ong Miriam Olsen

After 2 gt e4 forced 3 gt xe4 dxe4 4 xe4 g6 5 Sad 1 Wc7 6 e3 White has great pressure with ideas like b4 and j amp .b3. 3 Sxe7 gt xe7 4 amp xf6 d6 5 e5 We6 6 gt b5 Aa6 7 Wd2 1-0 7 .xb5 8 Wh6 f6 9 amp g5 wins the queen. 1 xh7 i xh7 2 Bh5 sfeg8 3 gt g6 i_xd4 4 sfehl 2 Mc loses to 3 xg7 gt g6 4 al. ' 3 ttgS With a double threat on d8 and g7. 3 f6 4 amp xf6 f7 D 5 gt xh7 amp xh7 6 xg7 lt amp e8 7 'g6 lt S f8 8 h6 amp e8 9 e6 amp f8 10 g7 4 gt xg7 11 xe2 and White is winning.

Vadim Faibisovich Heikki Westerinen

The first partial goal is to put them under as heavy pressure as possible to tie Black up. The next step is to combine the threats and try to win one of the pawns. You should already have noticed the possibility of a breakthrough by f5 with the rook on g5. With the king on b5, the idea of 2d3 followed by c3 to cut off the black bishop's protection of the a5-pawn might be practical. To prevent f5. After 45 lt tf7 46 f5 gxf5 47 2xf5 White wins a pawn. Now f5...

Jos Raul Capablanca Viacheslav Ragozin

What has made this ending so famous is the way Capablanca annotated it. He wrote White's plan is to prevent the c-pawn from advancing and to control the board up to the fifth rank. To do this it is necessary to move the king to e3, put the rook on c3, the knight on d4 and the pawns on b4 and f4. When this position has been achieved, it will be time to move the queenside pawns. Capablanca asks himself Where should my pieces stand and uses the several-moves-in-a-row rule. He gave no specific...