Soltis, Andrew: What it Takes to Become a Chess Master
So you're a fairly decent chess player. You compete in tournaments, you play on the Internet. But you would love to make that leap to become a chess master. What do you need to know, how much do you have to practise, and how much of the success of the masters is simply a matter of innate talent, superior brainpower or just good luck? This useful book, aimed at all chess players who aspire to become chess masters, shows you what the masters know and you don't.
Written by well-loved chess author Andrew Soltis, this invaluable book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.