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Luther's Chess Reformation

Luther's Chess Reformation

by Thomas Luther


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Becoming a Grandmaster is the dream of every young chess talent. Thomas Luther achieved this goal despite the added challenge of being born with a disability. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider’s view into the world of grandmaster chess. Readers will enjoy his chatty style, while also benefiting from invaluable advice about what it takes to achieve one’s chess goals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784830175
Publisher: Quality Chess
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Grandmaster Thomas Luther is a three-time German Champion who reached the Top 100 in the world. Luther is a highly successful coach and one of only a handful of people to be awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.

Table of Contents

Dear Readers! 4

Grandmaster 6

Part I How I Became a Grandmaster 13

Part II Training with the Grandmaster 53

1994 - my start as a trainer 54

The "Luther test" 63

20 years later 76

The first meeting - openings check 82

Training in Asia 97

In-depth analysis of a variation 100

Modern combinations - Grandmaster combinations 133

Little defects, gaps in knowledge and bad evaluations 138

Solutions 150

How does a grandmaster train? 152

Part III Everyone Can Improve! 165

The grandmaster's treasure trove 176

Solutions 182

Computers 196

Test - "Short studies & endgames" 203

Solutions 207

Studies as motivation in chess teaching 210

Part IV Turning Professional - A Critical Assessment 217


1 Index of sources and documents 230

2 Bibliography 230

3 Studies 230

4 Index of games 231

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