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The Psychology of Chess


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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements

  1. Opening
  2. The eye of the master
  3. Chunks!
  4. The best move
  5. Practice makes (almost) perfect
  6. Men vs. women
  7. Style and intuition
  8. Errare humanum est
  9. Psychological warfare and training techniques
  10. Playing the opponent
  11. Theoretical novelties
  12. Increasing the psychological pressure
  13. Outright cheating
  14. How to progress - From beginner to candidate master
  15. How to progress - From candidate master to grandmaster
  16. Suggested readings
  17. The magic bullet?
  18. Costs of playing chess
  19. Endgame

About the Author

Fernand Gobet is Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a chess International Master, and played numerous times for the Swiss national team.

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