In Chess Improvement Barry Hymer and Peter Wells make a compelling case that a growth mindset is valuable to a chess player. Equally importantly, they confront just how tough it is to cultivate and maintain an optimal approach to the game in the face of inevitable adversity. The wide experiences of many players, illustrated throughout the book, attest to that. Whilst reading, I was fascinated by the diverse ways in which colleagues in the chess world have grappled with these issues.
Peter has been a chess trainer to me, and a trusted adviser, on countless significant occasions. I recognise that same psychological insight in these pages, and revere the imagination which conjured, amongst other highlights, two(!) sparkling piece sacrifices on the f4 square. Look out for those as well!