Robert Ris – Crucial Chess Skills For The Club Player (Volumen 1) in the first volume of “Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player”, attention is given to the three key elements of practical play. These three aspects aren’t closely related to each other, but together form the key to improvement for any ambitious chess player. In the first 3 chapters Ris explores the most essential positions for rook endgames, offering practical advice along the way.
He also offers ways to sharpen tactical vision in chapters four to six. In particular, he seeks to cultivate an ability to sense opportunities to strike. The final part, chapters seven to nine, he examines positional play in such a way that the student’s overall understanding of the game is deepened. The result is that Robert offers a course to help students master all facets of the game! Volume two is expected end of 2018.
Robert Ris – Crucial Chess Skills For
“From all the sorts of activities I keep myself busy with in the chess world (playing, organizing, commentating, writing, teaching etc.) I consider myself mostly a professional chess trainer. The majority of my students are rated somewhere between 1500-2200 and have the ambition of improving their play. I dare to say that players within that range of strength are most likely to learn a thing or two from studying the material in my first book. In any case, it has been my aim presenting the material in such a way that it would be understandable for a broad target group.
The Club Player (Volumen 1)
It has always surprised me that most people of this particular group of ambitious amateurs associate chess improvement with working on openings. I’m not disagreeing that mastering openings does harm your chess, but it’s in my opinion the least efficient method to improve someone’s play. After all, everybody is able to learn 25 moves of opening theory by heart and spoil a brilliant opening preparation with a mistake on move 26, wasting all the efforts…”