At thirteen years of age Joel Benjamin broke Bobby Fischer's record as the youngest ever US master. He won the US Championship three times and was the chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic encounter. He has been teaching chess for many years. His previous book Liquidation on the Chess Board won the 2015 Best Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA).
"It is quite clear that Joel Benjamin has put a lot of time and
effort into this book. I feel this could go on to become one of
2019's greatest hits."--Sean Marsh "CHESS Magazine (UK) "
"A solid mixture of instruction and training that will help players rated between 2000 and 2400 in thinking more effectively during their games. Highly Recommended."--John Donaldson, International master, International Master
"Clear and accessible without sacrificing complexity, and funny. The explanations are exemplary. Insightful, well-structured and it fulfills the promise of its title."--John Hartmann "Chess Life "
"One of the most complete and reader-friendly guides to improve our chess thinking process. The book covers the subject of a more efficient thinking process from both the theoretical and practical angles. This book is a must for every chess player and coach."--Miguel Ararat "Gainesville Chess Training "
"Throughout the book, the reader is challenged to make decisions, come up with plausible moves to analyze, weigh up different factors for positional evaluations and so forth. For players rated up to at least 2200, there is much to be learned from this book and even stronger players will find a lot of valuable material."--Carsten Hansen "American Chess Magazine 5-star review "