Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Baadur Jobava on chess training

Read the full interview here

Question: So you think that a player can improve only by doing what you have suggested above? Don’t you think that a coach is essential?

Jobava's answer: Books are your coach. Botvinnik is your coach. Alekhine is your coach. Having a trainer is good but not everyone can afford it. So many books are available out there, and if you are ready to use your brain then you can learn from them. Coaches will teach you from those very books and charge you money for it. Why do you want to do that? 

Friday, February 9, 2018

"The Hippo System" by Eric Briffoz

Perhaps the only book on earth dealing with the White Hippo as well.

By the way this blog dedicated a few posts to this  opening system. They can be read here
Last but not least, please note that 48 lightly annotated White Hippo games can be found in UON 24 downloadable here