On Monday the 26th September, we are blessed to welcome Michael Adams to the Mindsports Centre. Nicknamed ‘The Spider’. He weaves a web around his opponents and likes them to beat themselves.
Having reached the dizzying heights of #4 in the world, he achieved strong performances as a World Championship Candidate, reaching the semifinals in 1997, 1999 and 2000. His best performance was at the 2004 FIDE Championship, where he reached the final, narrowly losing out to Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the tie-break games. He is also a seven-time British Chess Champion.
On the Day
The rough format of the day will be as follows:
- 730pm – 830pm: Lecture
- 830pm – 900pm: Q&A + Book Signing
- 900pm – 1030pm: 10 Person Clock Simul (60min + 10sec/move)
How do I join the simul?
- 5 Places: On the 12th September, we will be having an ECF-rated blitz tournament. Section winners will gain a place in the simul. Only entrants who have paid their 2022/23 subs will be eligible for a place. Enter here
- 5 Places: Prize draw selected from paid members, the draw will take place between the 12th and 17th of September. Enter here
Instructions for joining the club or renewing your membership are available on our website.
Can I have my booked signed? | How can I purchase a copy of the book?
If you would like to bring a copy of Michael’s new book he will be signing them on the night. We will also be ordering a number for Hammer members. Keep an eye on the Hammersmith Chess Club WhatsApp Announcements Chat.
If you are not part of the WhatsApp chat, please send an email to email@example.com and I will ensure you are included.
About the book
Think Like a Super-GM is a unique collaboration combining the chess insights of an elite grandmaster with a scientific investigation into thinking at the chess board.
40 chess puzzles were shown to a panel of players ranging from occasional club players up to Super-GM and co-author Michael Adams. Researcher Philip Hurtado recorded not only the moves chosen, but also the detailed thought processes of every player in order to shed light on the mystery as to what exactly defines superior chess strength.
This book offers a unique opportunity for readers to not only solve the puzzles, but also compare their thinking to that of club players, strong amateurs, IMs, GMs and Michael Adams himself. With an additional Bonus Puzzle section and a fascinating Eyetracker experiment showing where different players focused their attention on the board, this is a chess improvement book like no other.
Read more about Michael’s thoughts on the book on his website.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday the 26th September!