Unreal Chess and the Power of Zen

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The intellectual teachings of, for example, Mark Dvoretsky may not be everyone's cup of tea. Here's a different approach with the same goal in mind: to teach you how to play chess.



Andy Rea has created 70 'normal' games, with all the 'normal' mistakes that you and I make. And they all teach you something useful.

In his preface GM Alexander Shabalov compares Chess on the Ledge to Zen studies, where the key element is 'special transmission outside of teachings' from the teacher to the student. All that a coach can do is create the right atmosphere for the student to grow.

And this is exactly what Rea's book does according to Shabalov; seventy 'made up' games, charged with 'special transmission' messages, create this atmosphere.

You can read more and order Chess on the Ledge here.
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