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Chess is a game of decisions. As well as deciding about which move to play and which plan to adopt, players must also make practical decisions about how to use their clock time and whether to use intuition rather than trying to calculate every line to a finish. Viacheslav Eingorn draws upon his vast experience to provide guidance on how to weigh the various factors in positions and decide on the best course of action. He examines many practical examples and explains how the critical decisions were made, and investigates whether they were correct. By following Eingorn on this voyage of discovery, the reader will gain a greater understanding of decision-making and develop an enhanced feel for the harmonious use of intuition and calculation.

Viacheslav Eingorn is an extremely experienced grandmaster from Ukraine. He played regularly and successfully in the Top League of the USSR Championship in the 1980s. He has represented Ukraine many times in team events and plays frequently in the German Bundesliga and open tournaments across Europe. This is his first chess book.

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"Decision-Making at the Chessboard is the remarkable first book of GM Eingorn. The book is amusing as well as instructive. Let's just hope it won't be his last book." - KARL

"An interesting book." - Fernschach

"It is amazing how the English publisher Gambit again and again creates high quality workbooks and brings forth new authors. When you have finished this excellent book it should be easier for you to make the right decisions at the chessboard. There are instructive games which will help your positional understanding." - Schachmarkt

"Eingorn shows that he knows what he's talking about in every line. He looks into a subject that almost nobody else deals with in chess literature." - Michael Wolff, Rochade

"...is a useful book that can be read fairly quickly and will help most players in the area on how to plan or select moves when there isn't a clearly best continuation." - Tim Harding, Chess Mail

"Eingorn deals with a completely neglected subject in chess literature... very interesting reading. The reader gains an insight into the thinking process of a grandmaster. Eingorn also generously discusses mistakes which he himself has made despite being a very strong player" - Thomas Schian, Rochade

"I highly recommend the book for those willing to bite into some complex and eye-opening material." - IM John Watson, TWIC

"Another new author, another serious, original, thought-provoking chess book - yes, you guessed, it's another recent book from GAMBIT. ... Highly recommended." - Phil Adams, 3Cs website

Gambit books by Eingorn: Decision-Making at the Chessboard, Creative Chess Opening Preparation, A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black, Chess Explained: The French (Eingorn & Bogdanov).