The Comfort Zone: why the tournaments you play; your mindset and your opening choices might be the key to your chess success.
Have you ever wondered why you do well in certain tournaments and not in others? If your opening choices are the right ones? If your attacking play is good, bad, or Tinder swipe left ugly?
In this entertaining account, the author explains how to achieve success in chess we need to understand our what works for us, but to achieve true mastery we should prepare to go beyond our zone of comfort.
Along the way he takes us on a journey through his own world of discovery and explains how he became one of the best chess players in England. It’s a deeply honest and at times tragi-comic memoir as he also reveals his strategy for taking on his biggest rivals and how best to use computers to improve your chess.
1. The comfort zone.
2. The war against superficiality.
3. How I prepared for the British.
4. The Brooks Koepka method, and the importance of competitive conditioning.
5. Why computers are narrowing opening theory.
6. Understanding with Mr Liem.
7. Grandmaster vs Amateur.
8. How to defeat certain players, and the lockdown tournament.
9. Can you make 12 strengthening moves in a row?
10. Madman theory.
11. Gorm attacks: the good, the bad, and the Tinder swipe left ugly.
12. The platform and the Petroff.
13. Revenge pawn.