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John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads.

Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, he provides advice that will help players of all standards, playing styles and temperaments to achieve improved results. John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions.

John Nunn is a grandmaster from England.

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Published by Gambit (2007). Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, he provides advice that will help players of all standards, playing styles and temperaments to achieve improved results.

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Author John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. Author John Nunn is a grandmaster from England.

Nunn’s Secrets of Practical Chess delivers exactly what it promises. Hanon Russell, CHESS CAFE WEB SITE.

IM David Vigorito, Chess Life. Because of the range of topics Nunn covers, I would classify this book as one designed to improve your overall chess abilities (as opposed to say, an openings book which focuses on just one aspect of your game). Nunn’s Secrets of Practical Chess delivers exactly what it promises. Vintage Nunn – John Watson, TWIC.

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What is the best way to improve your chess results? Memorizing an opening encyclopedia, learning endgame theory, solving puzzle positions ... there must be an easier way. How about making the most of your existing talent? In a new and enlarged edition of a highly popular work, John Nunn helps you to do precisely that. Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, he provides advice that will help players of all standards, playing styles and temperaments to achieve improved results. His methods take into account psychological factors and are firmly based on good common sense and the objectivity that has made John Nunn one of the world’s favourite writers on chess. Topics include: * Defending difficult positions * How to study the openings * How to make decisions * Avoiding common mistakes * When to calculate * Coping with pressure * Avoiding time-trouble * Using chess books * Making the most of computers

Comments: (7)

Dalallador
Ive read this book on kindle & liked it, its very rich with practical advice, yet it was Nunns first book that has small analysis mistakes when computer checked (Maybe! since I`ve never computer checked any other books) like the flaw in Anands game where he played f4! according to the computer its an inaccurate move, of course it proves the correctness of the DAUT theory, but after all it doesnt lead to a win!.
Although I do understand that this is no reason whatsoever to consider some positions in the book unpurposed, yet I think publishers should double-check the older "republished" books with the latest available programs before republishing, I mean this is the least they owe us as buyers. anyway overall a good book indeed.
Clandratha
Good recommendations for club players.
Maveri
As usual, Dr Nunn has produced a first-rate book, with all sorts of practical advice. It's really for fairly strong club players upwards, and I think most players below GM would learn some things. A few examples:
DAUT -- don't analyse unnecessary tactics. Especially cogent from an author who's won fierce tactical slugfests with some of the world's best.
Be sceptical of books advocating offbeat openings, and learn to decipher their "codes". You'll never have to fear the Latvian Gambit or M?ller attack again! Instead, study proper openings like the R?y L?pez that will serve you for years to come.
Calculation tricks -- don't be too worried about Kotov's candidate move theory. But learn about safety nets, i.e. a way to bail out with say perpetual check if it turns out not to be as good as you thought.
Avoid time trouble -- you might get a 0.1 pawn advantage more by taking all that extra time, but the piece hung in time trouble will more than make up for this.
Some practical endgame lessons. Most people will benefit greatly by knowing how to save R v R+B, and the "second rank defence" is not found in Keres' "Practical Chess Endings". Some very useful tips in Q and R endings too.
How to defend bad positions, and let's face it, unless our initials are GK or VK, all of us have to some time (and even those
X-MEN
This book is aimed at the competitive chess player. Over a third of the book is in the section titled "At the Board" and time considerations factor heavily into the presentation.
Only a dozen pages are devoted to the opening and they are mostly aimed at evaluating chess books on unusual openings. This section can be skipped entirely without much loss.
The middlegame has all of 20 pages dedicated to it, but they do manage to offer some "practical" advice once again. Most of it comes in "blurbs" - little nuggets of advice based on what has worked for a very successful GM.
The rest of the book is devoted to the endgame and although it recounts some well-known ending basics such as opposition, triangulation, and R+P vs R ending, it also contains some very good information that is not nearly so well known. Such includes: Black's ideal defensive pawn formation in a 4v3 pawn ending with all pawns on the same side; why the c pawn offers the best winning chances in a Q+P vs Q ending; and some handy rules for R vs N and R vs B pawnless endings.
On the whole, the book is quite "practical" and probably worth the price to a fair number of club players of lesser strength.
watchman
This book is pretty ok. I found it at my local library. It has the usual themes, middle games, openings, endgames etc. But there are lots of good games deeply annotated by the author. The book also focusses on the psycology of the players on the board. I liked the games, and the section on rook pawn endings, in which Dr. Nunn gives a general ideas to employ in these endings. I found that useful. It is good for anyone but more as a tactical tool for improving calculation. I wouldn't recommend it for purchase.
Rainbearer
The highlighted comments of Dr J Sarfati are well written - he is an excellent Amazon reviewer. I agree that John Nunn's book is a goldmine of useful tips, and includes many a remedy for bad habits. The great thing about Nunn's writing is that he does not have an agenda. Unlike, say, an author trying to sell you his book on a dubious opening variation. Nunn just tells it as it is.

The chapter on building an opening repertoire should be compulsory reading for anyone serious about improvement, or who wishes to better their competitive results. Keys lessons: a) never, ever, play the Latvian Gambit, and b) choose a sensible and sound opening repertoire.

GM Nunn devotes the first third of the book to the role of decision making (including the analysis tree thing) and examining why oversights happen. There follows the opening section, which mainly consists of that stern warning: do not be seduced by the lure of those off-beat lines. Unsound variations will do nothing for your long term improvement. The comes the middlegame section, dealing with good positions, bad positions, attack and defense.

I was surprised to find the endgame section equally fascinating. The final 50 or so pages feature all manner of practical situations, and cover a wide range of typical scenarios. You will never take a routine endgame for granted again after seeing these amazing examples.

I rate this the best book ever written for the competitive player.
Tolrajas
This book is really great! It covers every aspect of chess while concentrating on basic ideas - choosing an opening, "thinking technique", timekeeping....
Just by reading I feel that I will improve a lot when I take my time to really work through this book.
Secrets of Practical Chess (New Enlarged Edition) download epub
Puzzles & Games
Author: John Nunn
ISBN: 1904600700
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Language: English
Publisher: Gambit Publications; 2nd Enlarged edition (April 30, 2007)
Pages: 256 pages