Chess researcher #1 in Northern Europe
My first blog post implied that there are plenty of people in this site who are interested in chess related research and, in particular, psychological studies in the field. My personal opinion, being a Finn, of course, is that Pertti Saariluoma's titles should be more widely recognized around the globe than they are at the present. Saariluoma's Chess Players' Thinking (Routledge, 1995) is still, undoubtedly, The Book no. 1 in the field. Not an easy one, but, then again, how could it be? The game itself is more than complex in nature, as we all know. The book represents, however, pure research, and opens up a deep insight to the psychology of chess.