One Minute to Mate
One Minute to Mate
by Hikaru Nakamura & Bruce Harper
Foreword by Yasser Seirawan
Can anyone play a decent game of chess in one minute? Surprisingly, the answer is "Yes" as this unique book reveals. "Bullet" chess, where each player has one minute for the entire game, has attracted thousands of followers since it was popularized on the internet more than a decade ago.
In this book the authors discuss the relationship between the position on the board and time on the clock, the techniques and dangers of "pre-moving," bullet openings, the importance of the initiative and consistent strategy, and how endings are different in bullet chess.
The authors also explore the psychology of bullet chess and the most common causes of tactical oversights and blunders. The many examples illustrate the principles of bullet chess and how they may apply to blitz chess and the time scrambles.
"If you're looking for a book that will help you think about playing better bullet chess...then buy the book!" Dennis Monokroussos at ChessMind.com
"Hikaru Nakamura and Bruce Harper's Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate is not the first book to touch on bullet chess...but it is the first complete treatment."
"Everything the would-be bullet chess aficionado could want to know is here from strategies of playing different phases of the game to the all important topic of pre-moving ( inputting your move when it is your opponent's turn to move.)...If you're looking for a book that will help you player better one minute chess Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate is highly recommended." John Donaldson at JeremySilman.com
"...an entertaining read, virtually guaranteed to help you win more ‘bullet’ games." Sean, MarshTowers.com
"...[T]he authors treat the subject with respect, and for anyone interested in bullet chess, I have no doubt that reading this book and applying the information would improve their results...for those speed players who want to improve their game, I don't know of a better resource out there for bullet chess, and there are few better to learn from than Nakamura when it comes to internet bullet and blitz play. Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate may not be for everyone, but I have no doubt that speed chess players will love it." Ed Scimia, About.com