Ish has been kind enough to give me his copy of Igor Khmelnizky's Chess Exam and Training Guide.
You remember me banging on a couple of years ago about knowing your
chess profile, having an idea of what your strengths and weaknesses
are? Well, this book does what I was telling you to do: it gives
you a rating for a set of diverse features. So, if your study of
your own games gives you no clues, or you'd like a second opinion, I
think you can't do better than this book.
"Sight is what you see with your eyes,
Vision is what you see with your mind." http://lessons.chessvision.
There is a gap between what is under your nose and what you actually
notice. It's the gap between what is obvious once your opponent lands
a punch and what you did failed to see beforehand...
4th_Aug_09 Attack and Defence
Items from the initial list of areas for improvement:
28th_July_09 Tactical surprisesTactical surprises: a preliminary sketch
Let's have a look at an example: