Chess for Hawks: Improve your Vision, Sharpen your Talons, by Cyrus Lakdawala

By Cyrus Lakdawala

Are you a dove or a hawk? Is your usual intuition on the chessboard for warning and approach or do you crave event and disagreement? this query can be extra vital than you're thinking that simply because being conscious of your individual kind (and that of your opponent) is key on your improvement as a chess player.

As an 8-year-old boy, Cyrus Lakdawala discovered to his horror that he was once a dove whilst his chess instructor reprimanded him for enjoying an pointless shielding stream rather than banging out a greater and extra competitive one who was once no longer so tricky to discover. due to the fact that then, Lakdawala has committed an incredible a part of his efforts as a participant to attempting to withstand his typical tendency to over-solidify positions and keep away from complications.

Chess for Hawks is the interesting and infrequently hilarious tale of Lakdawala’s fight to unencumber his internal hawk. it's also a hugely educational consultant that may make you consider questions you could no longer have considered before:

-- Does intentionally breaking a rule come effortless to you?
-- How stable are you at ignoring a threat?
-- And at refusing a draw offer?
-- Why do you leave out possibilities to win a gained game?
-- can you distinguish among persistence and apathy?
-- Do you hate to exchange queens?
-- Do you discover it tricky to weaken your constitution in alternate for initiative or attack?
-- Do you're keen on video games with opposing wing castling?
-- have you learnt whilst to exchange in initiative for material?
-- Crossing the purpose of strategic no-return, does that ring a bell?
-- Does your chess taking part in sort healthy the remainder of your personality?

Cyrus Lakdawala does anything no different chess author has performed sooner than: he makes you mirror deeply approximately your type of play and its results.

After interpreting Chess for Hawks you'll be a higher participant since you have mastered an important yet overlooked ability: you'll understand how to obey the position’s standards rather than your common inclination.

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