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The Seven Deadly Chess Sins

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An investigation of the main reasons why chess players sometimes go astray - the seven deadly chess sins: Drifting (losing the plot); Perfectionism (leading to time trouble); Egoism (overestimating your chances); Failure to spot the critical moment; Deafness (failure to listen to intuition); Dogmatism (failure to think creatively or dynamically); and Attachment (to particu ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Gambit Publications (first published December 1st 2000)
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Seymour
Dec 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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A fascinating analysis of the seven “most common causes of disaster in chess”, Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson’s book, “The Seven Deadly Chess Sins” provides virtually inexhaustible material to provoke thought and study for the serious player.

As a beginner/improver whose ratings bumble around the 1000 mark and who rarely has the patience to play through worked examples, 50% of this book was beyond me. However, it will be returned to over and again in the future and there is enough to fascinate and p
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Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every chess player under 2300 should read.
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read and skimmed - pretty good foundational overview of conceptual mistakes...
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