Grandmaster Preparation – Thinking Inside the Box


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Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.

-ISBN 978-1-907982-35-4

– 408 pages

– Published (hardcover) 7 June 2017

-ISBN 978-1-907982-34-7

– Published (paperback) 17 January 2018


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Thinking Inside the Box Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board?

Jacob Aagaard


As the final volume in the award-winning Grandmaster Preparation series, this book unifies the concepts of the previous five books and delves into such topics as:

Chess psychology

The four types of decisions we take at the board

How to play simple positions

What is calculation?

How to analyse your games

And many more


Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.


The chapters in this book are to some extent separate articles on themes I find very important for
improvement in chess. But they are connected, as my thinking about these topics has become
clear and integrated after thinking about it for years and discussing it with hundreds and hundreds
of people.

Jacob Aagaard

As I am finishing this book I am on a tour of eight Asian countries for training camps
and open lectures, presenting the ideas in the book, constantly refining them.


I doubt the ideas will ever be stagnant and I will continue to change my explanations of the basic ideas presented in what follows in new ways, hopefully with ever-increasing accuracy.

But publication is also an aim, so I have decided to end the thinking and move forward to the typesetting.



Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. He is the only author to have won the Boleslavsky Medal as well as the ACP, Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards.

Jacob Aagaard


He trains grandmasters from four continents and has helped players win school tournaments, national titles, as well as international opens, the US Championship, the World Cup, the Candidates and two Olympiad gold medals.




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