Rarely does one have the opportunity to gaze inside the mind of a chess master. We are often limited to books about chess psychology, an annotated game, or a player's performance in an elite tournament in New in Chess magazine. Hardly ever to we get a down-to-earth explanation about a player's emotions and thought process as the tournament progresses.

In the aftermath of his successful performance at the African Championships in Nigeria, Zambian International Master
Amon Simutowe took some time from his studies to reflect on his experience. His unique approach provides us with a good idea of the problems often confronting young players today… particularly those enrolled in the university.

Simutowe takes us from Dallas to England to Nigeria and recounts the key moments of his experience. Included are references to preparation, chess psychology, tournament strategy, annotated games, and more!

Read Amon Simutowe's, "My Trip to Nigeria"
IM Amon Simutowe

IM Amon Simutowe

Posted by The Chess Drum: 29 November 2003