Diego Acosta

Helpful votes received on reviews: 55% (6 of 11)
Location: Norman, OK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 457,638 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 11
Tratado General de Ajedrez - 4 Tomos - by Roberto G. Grau
Como es posible que sea tan complicado encontrar estos tomos? Como es posible que a nadie se le haya ocurrido reimprimirlo y ponerlo al alcance del publico? Este es uno de los libros mas bonitos que yo he visto en ajedrez. El autor explica de manera clara los conceptos basicos del razonamiento, la concepcion de un plan y la ejecucion. Las partidas ofrecidas son clasicas. Este libro me lo recomendo un maestro internacional como una manera de pasar de jugador de tercera categoria a primera categoria. Yo lo recomiendo muy fervientemente a los aficionados al ajedrez con intenciones serias de mejorar en el juego.
Excelling at Positional Chess by Jacob Aagaard
This book looks like a bad sequel of a good book by Aagaard called Excelling at Chess. I go back to that book every now and then to review some points and to better understand conceptually chess. The idea of excelling at positional chess is interesting but wasn't that covered alreay in the first book? Other than the positional exercises (that you can craft for yourself by examining a middlegame position from a great game) I didn't find anything novel or worth reading in this book... Frankly, Aagaard he is becoming a Schiller by doing this type of book factory like production. I was frankly saddened by his book on the Grunfeld and this book about excelling at positional chess... Poor… Read more
Chess Endings Made Simple by Ian Snape
How good is it when the author takes time to write conceptually what's going on, place a diagram with arrows, circles and whatever aids are needed to clarify his point and then explain clearly what is it that he wants to do with the position? And how great is it when after five moves the author shows you what happened afterwards with another diagram and repeats the process of analyzing the position and showing you how to play it? I used to think that Concise Chess Endgames was the best way to start to study the endgame but I was wrong... This is the book! This is the book to start studying endgames! I consider that the author must be a superb teacher because he uses all resources… Read more