Peter Wells is interviewed in the June issue of ECF magazine

15 June 2021

‹Read the full interview here.

Written by Barry Hymer and Peter Wells, Chess Improvement: It™s all in the mindset is an engaging and instructive guide that sets out how the application of growth mindset principles can accelerate chess improvement.

Twenty-first-century knowledge about skills development and expertise requires us to keep such mystical notions as fixed ˜talent™ in perspective, and to emphasise instead the dynamic and malleable nature of these concepts.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in chess, where many gifted players fall prey to plausible but self-defeating beliefs and practices “ and thereby fail to achieve the levels their ˜natural™ abilities predicted. Happily, however, the reverse can be true too; through learned dispositions such as grit, risk-taking, strategic thinking and a capacity for sheer hard work, players of apparently modest abilities can achieve impressive results.

Find out more about the book here.


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