20715 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows whether there is a book or a software that deals strictly with amateurs' games against Masters, IM or higher.
Reason why is because I would like to understand how a superior player wins against simple amateurs who lack positional understanding of a game.
As an example, I would like to see games between 2200's or better against 1600-1800's or thereabouts.
Of course these games would have to be part of Open Tournaments that take place all over the country...
Thank you for taking the time to help in this area...
Well, one way of finding games between Masters and amateurs is to look at simuls. You can search the net for simul games. Here is an example, Tal Simul - 1988 in the MetroWest Chess Club in New England:
From this site: http://www.metrowestchess.org/community/Games/Top_GameCollection.htm
There's an old book called Chess Master vs Chess Amateur by Max Euwe and Walter Meiden, which is not a bad book although a) you'll have to be willing to read the old descriptive notation, and b) some of the play of the "masters" was far from flawless.
A much more recent and excellent book is Grandmaster vs Amateur, published by Quality Chess, although this focusses more on strong GM's dismantling 2100-2300 players rather than Masters against 1800's. I can definitely recommend it though.
Of course a database program like chessbase will give you access to many thousands of Master v Amateur games.
Silman's The Amateur's Mind comes to mind. Most of the content involves Silman playing training games against his students from positions that arouse in master games. He had his student's think outloud, so most of the book is devoted to showing their flawed thinking. Of course this does not involve real amature games against masters, but it does show why amateurs are not masters.
Thank you for your suggestions.
10/7/2015 - Shulman - Krush, US Championship 2007
by Assessor a few minutes ago
Reporting Moderation Abuse
by wanmokewan 7 minutes ago
Keyboard Shortcut/Control for Live Chess
by rd0xe 10 minutes ago
unfair play warning - for not accepting rematch
by Diakonia 20 minutes ago
Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "Millionaire Chess 2"
by onthehouse 21 minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen blindfold clock simul, October 6th 2015
by nobodyreally 25 minutes ago
serious trouble. help?
by RoseCherian 25 minutes ago
by krappapp 27 minutes ago
Reached the same position 4 times. Why wasn't there an automatic draw?
by denner90 34 minutes ago
New chess.com App without teams
by jminkler 35 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!