You’ll learn chess tactics and strategies from the best players in the world, as a top team of writers―including a former world champion--explains the moves. 300 illustrations, 105 Color Photographs.
The Chess GPS - ImprovementWildside Press #ad - This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game. He dissolved the romantic notion that one can only taste sweet victory, by engaging in an attack, and searching for a combination with sacrifices.
This first book in the “chess gps” series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz’s theory. Chess gps: “improvement” is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice.
The Chess GPS - Improvement #ad - Steinitz theory has been accepted widely since its popularization and is still applicable in the modern world. One of the main tasks of this book is to increase efficiency with which players can utilize their knowledge, experience, imagination and creativity. The first chess world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, became the forefather of positional play more then 100 years ago.
The books in the “chess gps” series are designed for more effective focusing the player’s energy and creative skills in the right direction. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. The associative array of well-chosen examples, allows the reader to better understand numerous chess strategic problems, fully develop their chess identity.
In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position.
Team Tal: An Inside StoryLimited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House #ad - A real collectors’ item for all true tal fans, and kirillov himself, aivars gipslis, who was tal’s first coach and who died tragically young, Janis Klovans, it provides color on Janis Kruzkops, and the chess masters to whom Tal was close, Alvis Vitolins, Tal’s mentor Alexander Koblencs, the young Alexei Shirov, including Genna Sosonko, as well as the mysterious doctor Joseph Geikhman.
It also traces the efforts of the latvian chess community to preserve and build on Tal’s memory after his death, in particular with the attempt to establish a Tal museum and hold regular tournaments in his honor. With a foreword to the English edition by Alexei Shirov. First published in russian in 2016 and written by valentin kirillov – mikhail Tal’s close friend, team member and second – this book of memoirs describes key events from Tal’s life, portrays his mentors and opponents, sparring partner, and reveals previously unknown facts and funny stories about the Magician of Riga.
The Invincible: Mikhail Tal’s Best Games 3Quality Chess #ad - Other highlights include victory in the Montreal 1979 Tournament of Champions, and winning the World Blitz Championship in 1988. Despite being more than a decade removed from his world title reign, the early 1970s saw Tal rewrite chess history with two record-breaking unbeaten streaks. This book covers the final two decades of Tal's life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992.
The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: From Club Player to MasterNew In Chess #ad - Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations. Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game have now access to Shereshevsky’s famous training programme in one volume and can learn how to build an opening repertoire, how to work with the chess classics to maximum benefit, how to master the most important endgame principles and how to effectively and efficiently calculate variations.
The shereshevsky method offers a unique opportunity to improve your game with one of the supreme examples of Russian chess training excellence. Studying this manual will enrich your understanding of chess enormously and help your progress on the way to chess mastery. In 2014 the russian chess federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia.
The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: From Club Player to Master #ad - In doing so shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgames Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples and exercises. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Byelorussian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods.
Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding MistakesRussell Enterprises, Inc. #ad - While working on the games that i have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Pei, his penultimate work, architectin this, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky 1947-2016 explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard.
Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations. The last two parts of the book are devoted to the specific forms of training that I routinely use during my lessons: analysis of games in the form of solving a string of consecutive tasks and playing out of certain specially selected positions.
Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes #ad - I hope that this book will be of help not only to high-ranking players at whom it is primarily aimed, but also to every reader who is serious about self-improvement and wishes to understand problems that grandmasters and masters face over the board and the ways they solve them; what are the reasons for errors they sometimes commit and how to avoid those mistakes.
Mark dvoretsky, from his Foreword. Success is a collection of problems solved. I. M.
The Chess Attacker's HandbookGambit Publications #ad - Song and preotu consider the role of manoeuvring and prophylactic thought, and examine attacks in the endgame, as well as more standard topics such as play on colour complexes and when and how to launch the pawns in an all-out assault. And because life’s too short to read a boring chess book, the text is packed with advice, study suggestions and anecdotes as well as quotes and references to philosophy and other ‘real-world’ topics.
Their examples are drawn from their own practice and their supergrandmaster trainer, as well as modern classics and older gems. Their over-the-board successes are not based on mere bravado or trickery, but on a profound understanding of the chessboard struggle and thought process. Life is too short to play boring chess! that’s the mantra of the two young authors of this book, and as you read their energetic and insightful words, you may find yourself caught up in their enthusiasm for direct attacking play.
The Chess Attacker's Handbook #ad - Most of their material you will not have seen before; the rest you will not have seen explained this way before.
My 120 Selected Correspondence GamesCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Sim mike read of norwich, england competed at Correspondence Chess from 1978 until 2000 He played 115 games for the great britain and England teams including playing for England in two Olympiads, two European Team Championships and two North Atlantic Teams Tournaments. This book contains 120 of his best and most interesting games, with at least one encounter from every tournament in which he ever took part.
My 120 Selected Correspondence Games #ad - He was british junior champion in 1981 and 1982, became an International Master IM in 1995, and a Senior International Master SIM in 1999.
Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and ExplainedNew In Chess #ad - Magnus carlsen’s brilliant endgame play has been one of the key reasons for his success. A highly instructive, inspiring and entertaining book. He reviews them in chronological order to show how Magnus developed his skills. His technique and his choices are being explained in a manner that is easy to understand for club players.
Endgame virtuoso magnus carlsen will help you to appreciate Magnus’ endgame magic and shows you how to become a better endgame player yourself. At the age of 13 the norwegian became the youngest grandmaster in the world, at 19 the youngest number one in the FIDE world rankings, and at 22 the second youngest World Champion in history.
Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained #ad - With his fine technique, great inventiveness an iron determination Magnus has won countless endgame positions in which almost everyone else would have settled for a draw. He also has saved endgames that seemed impossible to hold. International master tibor Karolyi has studied Carlsen’s career and selected more than 90 of his best endgames.
The Magic of Chess Tactics 2: Intuition, Imagination & PrecisionRussell Enterprises, Inc. #ad - The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging. Dozens of exercises help reinforce the reader’s understanding of this complex subject matter. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. It was one of the first books to deal with tactics on high level. Tactical fireworks!when released in 2002, the first volume of The Magic of Chess Tactics by FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer and German Grandmaster Karsten Müller was extremely popular.
Like the first book, intended for advanced Elo 1800+ players, this second volume puts special tactical motifs and themes under the analytical microscope. Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The contents include: attacking with the queen and knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations.
The Magic of Chess Tactics 2: Intuition, Imagination & Precision #ad - So, roll up your sleeves and prepare to ride herd on tactical fireworks and sharpen your tactical skills.
The Complete Manual of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Middlegame Structures and Dynamics Volume 2New In Chess #ad - The complete manual of positional chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Moscow. Konstantin sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers.
. Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. You will learn not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning. In volume 2 you are again handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: assessing and handling pawn structures, employing positional and tactical means to improve your position, identifying weak spots, mastering attacking dynamics and more.
The Complete Manual of Positional Chess: The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Middlegame Structures and Dynamics Volume 2 #ad - If you complete sakaev and Landa’s course you will be able to assess virtually any chess position you are confronted with. With its all-encompassing approach this ground-breaking book allows everyone to reap the fruits of the long tradition of instructive excellence in Russia.