So you're a fairly decent chess player. You compete in tournaments, you play on the Internet. But you would love to make that leap to become a chess master.
What do you need to know, how much do you have to practice, and how much of the success of the masters is simply a matter of innate talent, superior brainpower or just good luck?
What It Takes to Become a Chess Master, aimed at all chess players who aspire to become chess masters, shows you what the masters know and you don't.
Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, What It Takes to Become a Chess Masteris filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is a professional journalist (writes for the New York Post) and popular chess writer. He is the author of many books including The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess, Transpo Tricks in Chess and How to Choose a Chess Move.