Dr. Danny Kopec earned his Ph. D. in Computer Sience with a concentration in artificial intelligence. He is also an international master who may be the world?s greatest exponent of chess knowledge.
For more than 25 years Kopec has been testing and evaluating hundreds of chessplayers in the UK, Canada and the US in order to quantify their overall chess strength, their specific deficiencies and definite abilities. Test, Evaluate, and Improve Your Chess: a knowledge-based approach, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec?s overall efforts to help chessplayers understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery.
National Master Hal Terrie has been working with Kopec to improve upon his testing methodology and to raise the ultimate effectiveness of their knowledge-based approach. Together they have produced a book which will surely advance the science of chess.
The second edition of their book has the full support of the USCF as a tried and tested self-evaluation, and as a learning and teaching tool.