Emmanuel Bricard is an International Grandmaster and a former Champion of France. He has been a successful chess trainer for more than fifteen years.
"Bricard is clearly a very gifted trainer. He selected a superb
range of positions and explains the solutions extremely well. If
you are willing to put in the work to improve in chess, this is the
perfect book."--Danielle King, Grandmaster
"I like this book. Anyone carefully studying the material will definitely be able to develop their understanding of middlegame and endgame positions."--Sean Marsh "CHESS Magazine (UK) "
"We do tons of tactics, but what to do when there are no tactics in a position? To find the correct plan is fundamental for having success in a game. If you are a coach, don't miss this book."--Davide Nastasio "Georgia Chess "
"Happy to see a trainer sharing his index cards with the rest of us. The examples are rich, allowing the reader to find his weak spots and improve. This book has a high teaching value."--Miguel Ararat "Florida Chess "
"I was impressed by the clarity of his explanations and the way in which he anticipates the potential questions; Bricard's aim is clearly to help his readers improve."--Ian Marks "Chess Scotland "
"Even if the names of the players are familiar, the games and the exercises are fresh. For chess coaches this book is nothing short of phenomenal."--Carsten Hansen "American Chess Magazine "
"Unlike tactical problems, (poorly chosen) strategic puzzles can easily lead the reader thinking 'well that's your opinion'. Bricard has managed to put together a high-quality set of exercises that mimics quite well the decision-making process you go through in a game. His explanations are extremely clear and detailed."--Matthew Sadler, Grandmaster