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  The Tao of Chess: 200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Life

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Sat Nov 18 2006 3:26AM | edited: 3:27:31 | MsgID: 5603773


I present my review of the following book:




The Tao of Chess: 200 Principles to Transform Your Game and Your Life
By Peter Kurzdorfer, Publisher:Adams Media Corporation

A list of 200 short chess principles each with a brief example and explaination. Each principle includes two or three lines of how the chess principle may be applied to other areas of life. I find the book useful as a review when I have just a few minutes to read-- hoping to internalize and remember basics through repitition. In my point of view the life application of the principles are not strong in taoist theory but does help me remember. Book is not as useful for in depth expalainations. First 1/2 of book is about "Technical Matters" such as development, pawn structure, tactics, strategy, and etc. The second 1/2 is about "Human Matters" such as know your opponent, reaction, the moment of decision, and etc.

Feedback welcome from all

Best wishes
vlj