Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska

By Jovanka Houska

The Caro-Kann Defence continues to be a truly well known choice for Black in any respect degrees of chess. It has continuously loved a superior attractiveness, but when whatever its reputation has elevated in recent times with the belief that the Caro-Kann is additionally hired with the goal of attaining sharp dynamic positions, wealthy in probabilities for either side and with a warrantly of real counterplay for Black.

In this ebook, overseas grasp Jovanka Houska offers the reader with a whole Caro-Kann repertoire, that is established totally on her personal repertoire she has used with good fortune over a long time at overseas point. Houska presents a entire replace on her renowned 2007 booklet Play the Caro-Kann and makes a speciality of key new advancements considering the fact that then. She bargains strategies opposed to all of White's major recommendations and effective how you can take care of tough sidelines. She examines very important tactical and strategic plans for each side and bargains with key stream order concerns. This booklet tells you every thing you must learn about enjoying the Caro-Kann.

A entire repertoire to one e4
Packed with new principles and analysis
Written by way of a Caro-Kann expert

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The Budapest Gambit by Timothy Taylor

By Timothy Taylor

The Budapest Gambit is an formidable and adventurous beginning for Black, who bargains a pawn as early because the moment stream in go back for energetic and fast improvement. It has consistently been a selected favorite at membership point, the place it nonetheless offers a shock weapon, however it has additionally been applied with good fortune by means of top-class Grandmasters.

In this e-book Timothy Taylor deals an in-depth examine of the Budapest Gambit and its many adaptations. utilizing illustrative video games, Taylor offers up to date research of the speculation, makes tips on the easiest techniques for Black and White, and covers the common plans for each side. This e-book presents every little thing you want to learn about this interesting opening.

*Covers either the most traces and tough deviations
*Highlights the most important tactical and positional ideas
*Packed with unique analysis.

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A Legend on the Road: Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simultaneous by John Donaldson

By John Donaldson

In 1964 Bobby Fischer had six U.S. Championships to his credits -- together with a scintillating 11-0 within the 1963/64 affair -- yet so much U.S. chess gamers had by no means had a chance to determine him in motion up shut. in the course of his 1964 exhibition travel, he barnstormed the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast for 4 months, vacationing over forty towns. His exciting lectures, excessive point of play and personable demeanour received him many new admirers.

This is a finished examine the journey with newspaper reviews, journal articles, own memories and many video games, many formerly unpublished. This 3rd variation (doubled in dimension in comparison to the second one and shut to four hundred pages) positive factors a lot new fabric together with lately rediscovered exhibitions in Lawrence, Kansas, and Colorado Springs, 26 new video games, lots of newly annotated video games and plenty of formerly unseen photographs.

It is a treasure trove for each Fischer fan.

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John Nunns Schachkurs (German Edition) by John Nunn

By John Nunn

Ein umfassender Schachlehrgang auf der foundation der Partien von Weltmeister Lasker

„Eines der besten Veröffentlichungen des Jahres 2014“ – Uwe Bekemann, Fernschachbund

Großmeister John Nunn hat einen umfassenden Schachlehrgang verfasst, der neben den wichtigsten strategischen und taktischen Vorgehensweisen auch Methoden zur Entscheidungsfindung sowie psychologische Faktoren behandelt.

Er vertieft die Theorien seiner vorherigen erfolgreichen Bücher Das Verständnis der Schachendspiele und Das Verständnis des Mittelspiels im Schach, indem er demonstriert, wie Weltmeister Emanuel Lasker eine Vielzahl von praktischen Situationen behandelte. Wir sehen, wie das Spiel Laskers, das seine Gegner so unergründlich fanden, auf Logik, außergewöhnlicher Pragmatik und einem tiefen Verständnis der Denkweise von Schachspielern basierte.

• Behandelt Themen, die in der Regel vernachlässigt werden, wie damenlose Mittelspiele und Manövrieren
• Analysiert strategische Fragen, darunter Figurenaktivität, Bauernstruktur und Läufer gegen Springer
• Betrachtet psychologische Aspekte des Schachs, wie die Auswahl von Varianten, die für den Gegner am unangenehmsten sind
• Erörtert, wie guy schlechtere Stellungen behandeln sollte
• Legt den Schwerpunkt der Erklärungen auf allgemeine Ideen anstatt auf detaillierte Analyse
• Beinhaltet mehr als a hundred der lehrreichsten Beispiele aus Laskers Karriere
• Schließt mit einer Auswahl von Übungen mit ausführlichen Kommentaren und Erklärungen

Der Deutsche Emanuel Lasker – Schachspieler, Mathematiker und Philosoph – warfare 27 Jahre lang Weltmeister, länger als jeder andere Champion. Seine Siege gegen die besten Spieler dieser Zeit basierten auf seinem Schachverständnis, das seiner Zeit weit voraus struggle, und hatten einen subtilen, aber profunden Einfluss auf das moderne Schachdenken.

„Laskers Partien sind unterhaltsam und instruktiv, und Nunn ist ein zuverlässiger Wegweiser“ – John Hartmann, Chess Life

Dr. John Nunn ist eine der angesehensten Persönlichkeiten in der Schachwelt. Er zählte speedy zwanzig Jahre lang zu den führenden Großmeistern der Welt und gewann vier Goldmedaillen bei Schacholympiaden. Er ist ein sehr beliebter Autor, dessen Werke in mehreren Ländern die Auszeichnung „Buch des Jahres“ gewonnen haben. In den Jahren 2004, 2007 und 2010 wurde Nunn als Weltmeister im Problemlösen gekrönt, wobei er viele ehemalige Champions auf die Plätze verwies.

„Eine herausragende Leistung... Nunns Werk untersucht Laskers Denken zutreffend und erklärt mit prägnantem textual content, warum sowohl gute Züge als auch Patzer vorkommen. Er erklärt, wie es Lasker gelang, sich den Umständen am Brett anzupassen, und wie wir von dieser Denkweise lernen können. Dieses Buch ist etwas Besonderes und ich kann es nur wärmstens empfehlen“ – Ross Jackson, NEW ZEALAND CHESS

„Falls John Nunn ein Soldat conflict, wäre er ein Scharfschütze gewesen. Der Mann ist die lebende Verkörperung nüchterner Berechnung, Genauigkeit und eiskalter Fachkompetenz. Wenn er einen König vor sich sieht, scheint er immer in der Lage zu sein, den tötenden Schuss anzubringen. Sein Schreibstil in diesem Buch ist – wie in seinen anderen Büchern – schonungslos offen, außerordentlich fesselnd und sehr lehrreich. Der Leser muss nicht lange nach den Goldnuggets suchen, die ihm auf dem Weg zur Verbesserung seines Schachs helfen könnten“ – Carl Portman, www.carlsplanet.co.uk

„Ein sehr interessantes Buch zur Schachverbesserung... Nunn benutzt Beispiele aus vielen verschiedenen Situationen, um die Eigenschaften einer Stellung zu erklären. Und er gibt immer Alternativen und geht auf deren jeweilige Vorzüge näher ein. Vor allem aber ist er objektiv und versucht, ohne Vorurteile alle Schachpartien als ein neutrales Gefecht zu behandeln. Eine bessere Zusammenfassung von Laskers pragmatischer und psychologischer Herangehensweise, wie sie so wundervoll in John Nunns Schachkurs beschrieben worden ist, ist schwer vorstellbar“ – Arnie Moll, Chess Vibes

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Dangerous Weapons: The Dutch by Richard Palliser,Simon Williams,James Vigus

By Richard Palliser,Simon Williams,James Vigus

Are you bored with enjoying the standard openings repeatedly? probably it is time for a metamorphosis and here’s the reply: decide upon harmful guns and amaze your rivals with new and fascinating establishing ideas!

In this publication, 3 popular commencing specialists social gathering to take a progressive examine the Dutch Defence, one in every of Black's such a lot formidable solutions to at least one d4. In doing in order that they take the line much less travelled and focus on clean or little-explored adaptations - opting for a wealth of 'dangerous' innovations for either shades. no matter if taking part in White or Black, a research of this e-book will go away you convinced and fully-armed, and your rivals operating for cover!

Dangerous guns is a sequence of commencing books which offer the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting rules to revitalize his or her commencing repertoire. some of the conscientiously selected guns are leading edge, visually stunning, exceptionally tough, or were unfairly discarded. even if, the single factor they've got in universal is they are bound to throw even your such a lot skilled rivals off balance.

*The Dutch Defence in a very new light
*Packed with unique rules and analysis
*Ideal strains to surprise your opponents.

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Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 by Alexey W. Root

By Alexey W. Root

What’s tips to train chess to kids? pondering with Chess: educating childrens a while 5-14 is a instruction manual for lecturers, librarians, after-school teachers, chess coaches, counselors, and oldsters that calls for no past wisdom of the sport. either rookies and veteran chess avid gamers can use its cutting edge lesson plans for educating teams of children.
In pondering with Chess, Dr. Alexey Root connects chess with abilities very important to educational luck, akin to classifying, trend attractiveness, interpreting, growing, and predicting. The e-book additionally introduces demanding situations for practising divergent pondering and puzzles for convergent thinking.
Thinking with Chess teaches not just the basics of chess – the chessmen and the way they movement, find out how to hold ranking, and the place to play – but in addition instruments invaluable in successful video games, reminiscent of double fee and smothered checkmate.

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The Alekhine Defence: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala

By Cyrus Lakdawala

This sequence offers an excellent platform to check chess openings. by way of constantly difficult the reader to respond to probing questions in the course of the e-book, the movement by way of stream structure significantly encourages the training and training of significant abilities simply up to the conventional assimilation of commencing wisdom. rigorously chosen questions and solutions are designed to maintain you actively concerned and let you visual display unit your development as you research. this can be a great strategy to research any chess commencing and whilst enhance your common chess abilities and knowledge.

In this ebook, foreign grasp Cyrus Lakdawala invitations you to affix him in learning the Alekhine Defence. Black's notion within the Alekhine Defence is a daring one. by way of inviting White's vital pawns to improve, Black hopes in a while to undermine and demolish White's centre. This formidable method appeals to gamers who get pleasure from sharp strains and positional imbalances. utilizing illustrative video games, Lakdawala outlines a competent repertoire for Black, examines the most positional and tactical rules for either side, offers solutions to the entire key questions and tells you every thing you want to find out about effectively enjoying the Alekhine Defence.

* crucial counsel and coaching within the Alekhine Defence
* provides a repertoire for Black with 1 e4 Nf6
* makes use of an excellent method of chess study

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Mastering Opening Strategy by Johann Hellsten

By Johann Hellsten

examine brings knowledge. perform brings perfection

This is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Johan Hellsten’s acclaimed gaining knowledge of Chess method. during this new ebook Hellsten focuses solely on commencing play. He examines a wide selection of key topics, together with improvement, the centre, assault and defence, pawn breaks, average blunders and the way to punish them, and starting guidance, offering the reader with an important beginning in starting process. similar to his earlier e-book getting to know beginning process is a fabricated from Hellsten’s decades’ paintings as a full-time chess instructor and is particularly designed as a part of a based education programme to enhance strategic considering. as well as the various examples there’s an abundance of rigorously chosen workout video games which enable readers to watch their development and positioned into perform what they've got simply realized. Following the sort of direction is a perfect method for avid gamers of all criteria to enhance. even supposing designed ordinarily for college students, this publication can be a very good source for chess academics and trainers.

* a necessary direction in starting strategy
* includes over 350 pages of Grandmaster advice
* contains over two hundred examples and workout games

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The Art of Checkmate: new translation with algebraic chess by Georges Renaud,Victor Kahn

By Georges Renaud,Victor Kahn

The paintings of Checkmate, first released in Monaco in 1947, has remained the most well known and enduring chess books of all time, enjoyed by means of chess gamers and frequently showing in most sensible ten lists in their favourites. Remarkably, regardless of its frequent reputation, the 1st English variation, released within the Nineteen Fifties, used to be marred by way of careless and defective translation. yet now, for the 1st time, a lot of these errors were rectified that allows you to mirror competently the authors' unique paintings and thereby make the English variation of The artwork of Checkmate a fair greater publication. The paintings of Checkmate bargains the reader a scientific type of all of the vital varieties of checkmate and the techniques required to accomplish those in real play. each one bankruptcy begins with the fundamental development of the checkmate into consideration and this can be by way of a proof of the method wherein the mate should be performed. Examples from functional play and try out your self puzzle positions then make stronger the readers' figuring out of the mechanics of the checkmate and their skill to carry crushing and, now and then, picturesque checkmates of their personal video games An stress-free and easy-to-read publication chess teacher that may profit gamers of any ability.

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The Reliable Past by Genna Sosonko

By Genna Sosonko

The trustworthy prior is the eagerly awaited sequel to Russian Silhouettes, Genna Sosonko's marvellous selection of photos from the golden age of Soviet chess. during this new publication, the writer back indicates himself a perceptive chronicler of a time while chess occupied a distinct place in his local kingdom, yet he additionally wanders throughout its borders together with his thoughts of Dutch global Champion Max Euwe and a touching tribute to the 1st ever British grandmaster, Tony Miles. From the preface through Garry Kasparov: The trustworthy earlier provides the reader with a gallery of fantastic pen-portraits that radiate the author?s love of and devotion to chess, but are tempered by means of a due degree of objectivity and detachment. glance, it says ? this is often the chess international and its heroes, warts and all!

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