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The Secret Ingredient


224 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2021

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The Secret Ingredient is a grandmaster guide to maximizing your chess results, focusing on key elements of practical play which have received little to no attention in previous chess literature.

How exactly can we best make use of computers? What’s the ideal, step-by-step way to prepare against a specific opponent? How can we optimize our time management at the board? And what’s the one key skill that separates the best players from those who have yet to reach their full potential? GM Jan Markos sheds light on these topics and many more, helped by the world-class insights of his good friend GM David Navara .

Jan Markos is a Slovakian grandmaster and trainer. His previous book, Under the Surface, was the English Chess Federation’s 2018 Book of the Year.

David Navara is a ten-time Czech Champion and a world-class grandmaster. He is noted for combining fighting spirit with outstanding sportsmanship.

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Weight 580 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author Jan MarkosDavid Navara
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-143-1
Pages 224
Binding hardback

004 Key to Symbols used

005 Introduction

009 1) An Ordinary Day at Work

029 2) One Number is Not Enough

049 3) Coming of Age

069 4) Taming the Time

091 5) Draw Smog

113 6) I Feel, Therefore I Am

133 7) Capablanca Analytica

161 8) A Treat for the Opponent

183 9) Train Hard, Fight Easy

209 10) The Codex of Practical Chess

217 Game Index

220 Name Index

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