Jonathan Rowson

Seven Deadly Chess Sins

This book investigates the psychological pitfalls that we all fall for when we play chess. Understand why you sometimes make bad moves and how to notice this earlier.


The "Seven Deadly Chess Sins" and "Chess for Zebras" are both fantastic books on chess psychology.

—Daniel Naroditsky,

Besides, I enjoy Seven Deadly Chess Sins by Jonathan Rowson. It's a very atypical book which raises extremely important topics. I think that if a world-class GM studies it well, he/she could get a kind of a manual on psychological struggle at the top level.

—Levon Aronian,