The How To Study Chess on Your Own Workbook: this second-volume workbook in Davorin
Kuljasevic’s How to Study Chess on Your Own series is optimized for chess players with an Elo rating
between 1500 and 1800 but is helpful for anyone between 1200 and 2000.
The astounding success of his How to Study Chess on Your Own made clear that thousands of chess
players want to improve their game and like to work on their training at least partially by themselves.
Kuljasevic has used his coaching experience to identify the typical mistakes of club players and create
a broad and exciting training schedule to address them. You will be challenged by tasks such as:
Solve visualization puzzles; Find the best middlegame move; Find a hidden tactic; Evaluate a critical
piece-trade decision or Analyze a practical endgame position.
With these exercises and tools, any chess student can start training immediately.
Davorin Kuljasevic is an International Grandmaster born in Croatia. He graduated from Texas Tech
University and is an experienced coach. His bestselling book Beyond Material: Ignore the Face Value
of Your Pieces was a finalist for the Boleslavsky-Averbakh Award, the best book prize of FIDE, the
International Chess Federation.
Have you ever grabbed a pawn in the opening only to regret it later? Or talked yourself out of making a piece sacrifice that would promise you long-term compensation or attack? If you have, you are not alone. There is a reason why such situations tend to occur.
Chess is a game in which our materialistic nature is often exposed, for better or worse. However, sometimes the best moves and ideas in a position defy our preconceived notions about the value of the material. Time, space, and psychology can play just as, or even more, essential roles in a chess game as how many pieces and pawns we win or lose.
How to Study Chess on Your Own