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How I Became a Chess Grandmaster (hc)

344 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2023

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Vinay Bhat rose through the ranks of American chess in the 1990s and 2000s, overcoming plateaus, competitive challenges, and academic and professional commitments, before achieving the highest title in chess. Follow Vinay’s path to improvement and the struggles he had to go through, to carve out your own path to improvement and achieve your chess goals.

How I Became a Chess Grandmaster is a personal story that entertains as it instructs. With numerous photographs and anecdotes, you can follow the inspirational rise of a young player from novice to Grandmaster.

Vinay Bhat became a National Master at the age of 10 and an International Master at 15 at the time the youngest American IM since Bobby Fischer. He later went on to gain the ultimate title of Grandmaster in his mid-twenties.
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EAN 9781784831936
Weight 800 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2023
Author Vinay Bhat
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-193-6
Pages 344
Binding hardback
004 Key to Symbols Used
005 Preface
007 Introduction
013 Chapter 1) A Fast Start to National Master
033 Chapter 2) Running in Place
053 Chapter 3) Post-Mortem Lessons
059 Chapter 4) Course Correcting
073 Chapter 5) Adventures with the King’s Indian Attack
087 Chapter 6) Knights, Bishops, and the Bb5 Sicilian
099 Chapter 7) San Francisco: My New Chess Home
113 Chapter 8) Becoming an International Master
127 Chapter 9) Sharpening My Style
147 Chapter 10) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
163 Chapter 11) The First GM Norm
179 Chapter 12) College and Organizing
195 Chapter 13) A New Beginning
207 Chapter 14) Resilience and Luck
215 Chapter 15) Chess for Pythons
231 Chapter 16) The Struggle and Joy of Chess
249 Chapter 17) My Approach to Opening Preparation
263 Chapter 18) Ambidexterity in the Opening
279 Chapter 19) The IQP and Relatives
291 Chapter 20) Chess Through the Mirror
305 Chapter 21) Putting it All Together
323 Chapter 22) Chess as a Tourist
337 Appendix Photos
341 Bibliography
342 Index of Games
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