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~READ E-PUB ♡ Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through The Martial Art of the Mind ♁ Whether you are just learning the game of chess, are an intermediate player, or are an expert, Samurai Chess will offer you special advice through the unique collaboration of its authors A world leader in creative strategy, Michael Gelb has a third degree black belt in aikido and is an accomplished chess player in this own right Raymond Keene is an International Chess Grandmaster with a sixth kyu certificate in aikido Merging their skills and interests, they have created an uncommon book that adapts the seven samurai principles to the game of chess The seven principles are Take the Initiative Attack Follow Through Go for the Knockout Impenetrable Defense No Openings Timing Control the Tempo Distance Control the Position Master Surprise and Deception Yield to Win The Art of Sacrifice To Gelb and Keene, chess is both a scintillating game and a metaphor for success in business, life and any creative enterprise Demonstrating how each samurai principle can be applied, the authors offer a wealth of original advice on improving your game, at the same time offering ideas on how playing chess can help develop your talent as a strategic thinker As they say in mastering chess, you master in microcosm all forms of combat and strategy, for any application you choose Michael J Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, mind body coordination, and leadership development He is coauthor with Tony Buzan of Lessons from the Art of Juggling and the author of Thinking for a ChangeRaymond Keene is the world s leading authority on chess and mind sports An International Chess Grandmaster since , he is the chess correspondent for the London Times and London Sunday Times Amazing book for beginners and advanced players alike The main draw for this book though is that the ideas principles it teaches can be applied even to work or your personal life.The book also touches upon the background of some of the chess worlds biggest games and how each Grand Master played.The exercises are well designed to and based off some of the classic chess matches. If you are a beginner to chess and looking to learn the game, then this is not the book for you It does provide an overview of chess and basic rules, but this book isabout strategic thinking in chess, life and business The authors draw upon the classic, The Book of Five Rings, by Myamoto Mussahi, in applying martial arts methods to chess The value of this book, while offering new insights into the playing of chess, is its strategic thinking ideas for life and business. I bought this book with the express intention of teaching myself how to play chess It worked Not only am I now playing chess regularly, I am teaching my kids to play I thought there would be a lot of resistance from them but, they love it The authors do a great job of blending together the strategic thought of two seemingly unrelated areas of study It turns out that the mental sport of chess and the martial art of Aikido havein common than one would think at first glance Both are stu I bought this book with the express intention of teaching myself how to play chess It worked Not only am I now playing chess regularly, I am teaching my kids to play I thought there would be a lot of resistance from them but, they love it The authors do a great job of blending together the strategic thought of two seemingly unrelated areas of study It turns out that the mental sport of chess and the martial art of Aikido havein common than one would think at first glance Both are studies in war and success in war boils down to strategy I highly recommend this book and will use it time and again as a valued reference I really enjoyed the way this book attacks chess and presents strategies to the game I also enjoyed how they present some of the historic games that have been played An excellent book for chess enthusiasts. Fairly easy to understand for the layman, but be ready to exercise those brain muscles You ll be a contender in no time This was a birthday gift from my father which he probably regretted later It enabled me to finally beat him at Chess He rarely won a game after that. Strategy Whether it s Chess, business, life, or football, it s all the same A cool book with an interesting way of relating samurai traditions and battle techniques to logical thinking and chess. The only way to look at chess Unless your a grandmaster I give this book a low rating simply because there are many, many much better books about chess available.This is written, and intended to be a Sexy book about chess, which is ridiculous Sexy things always have a short event horizon chess is quite the opposite Here you will gain better thinking skills, better mind body coordination huh , and many metaphors for success in business, life, the universe and everything.Argh. interesting book only glanced thru,may be able to download free.