am 11. April 2015
The book is written as if the author is talking to you: "you play good chess" etc. which is flattering, but soon, you will have enough of it.
There are a number of qualities that chess masters have, and this book intends to explain which these are and how to train them.
Examples are: "little tactics" "sense" "more", chapters which feature a lot of examples where the exception and not the rule applies!! note the double exclamation mark!!.
All fine, but where this book is lacking is the advice on how to train these qualities: browse through games or check annotated games, in just a couple of sentences.
There are better books on the market.
am 8. August 2013
hello chessfans! I am an expert level player, Elo 2075, trying to improve to CM.
This book is easy to read and contains some entertainment. It is, however, not a training book and gives insufficient tips for further progress.
It is an account of the author of some important qualities of a master, but, it doesn't make clear how to get them.
To be critical this book is hard to recommend to anyone, as it might be foggy for lets say 1800 player and anyone over 2000 will probably be disappointed.