A strategic chess opening repertoire for white by John Watson

By John Watson

Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on smooth chess technique and his insightful commencing books, that it's only usual that he now offers a strategic commencing repertoire.

It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that provides rivals genuine difficulties yet does not require plenty of memorization or continuous examine of ever-changing grandmaster concept. whereas this booklet cannot rather promise all of that, Watson deals an fascinating number of traces that provide giant scope for over-the-board creativity and may by no means bring about a lifeless draw.

The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a couple of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his tremendous commencing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that might strength competitors to imagine for themselves, delivering a real try out of chess knowing. all through, he discusses innovations for either side, so readers can be absolutely able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature the entire instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.

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Chess Exam And Training Guide: Rate Yourself And Learn How by Igor Khmelnitsky

By Igor Khmelnitsky

This publication bargains a distinct method of chess self-evaluation and coaching. it's going to resolution the 2 most typical questions that avid gamers ask an skilled trainer - what's my real ranking (or strengths and weaknesses)? How do I enhance? The readers will locate: a hundred diagrams & 2 hundred overall questions of assorted trouble. finished solutions contain diagrams for simple analyzing clear of the chessboard. Distributions of solutions, percentiles and different statistical reviews by means of ranking workforce from unrated to 2400+. fit your self opposed to avid gamers of all degrees, as much as grandmaster and notice the way you refill. effects evaluated and score assigned total & via 12 targeted different types: beginning, Middlegame, Endgame, assault, protection, Counterattack, strategies, process, Calculations, average Positions (Endgame), Sacrifices, spotting Threats. finished studies on all the different types with examples, education suggestions and book/materials feedback The publication can be crucial studying for everybody who performs chess since it will: a. aid them to appreciate their present scenario by way of determining their strengths and weaknesses; b. supply them transparent causes on how you can increase, either in suggesting the ideal education fabrics and in outlining the learning equipment; c. inspire gamers to set up after which persist with a established education plan; d. relieve player's nervousness by way of assuring that there's lots of support on hand to those that have an interest in figuring out the sport greater and increase their talents; e. supply gamers with technique of getting all their questions replied through well timed suggestion from skilled coaches and likewise their friends.

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The Queen's Gambit Accepted by Konstantin Sakaev, Semko Semkov

By Konstantin Sakaev, Semko Semkov

A new variation of the ebook, dedicated to an excellent trustworthy beginning, compatible for all gamers as much as the extent of global champions.

With the mixed efforts of Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Ponomariov QGA shortly reached the prestige of an excellent trustworthy beginning, appropriate for all avid gamers as much as the extent of worldwide champions.

The authors digested all of the to be had fabric as much as 20.04.2005 and separated it into branches delivering a move-by-move presentation of the most rules in accordance with the newest event tendencies.

A hugely expert learn through Grandmaster Konstantin Sakaev - the most effective avid gamers on the planet with present ranking of 2657. His trophy checklist contains 2 junior international titles and a couple of gold olympic medals with the Russian staff - in 1998 and 2000.

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A King in Hiding: How a Child Refugee Became a World Chess by Fahim Mohammad

By Fahim Mohammad

Pressured to escape his local Bangladesh, 8 year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrived in Paris along with his father. Refused asylum, as unlawful immigrants they spiralled downwards into homelessness and desperation. through a stroke of success, Fahim used to be brought to at least one of France's best chess coaches, Xavier Parmentier, who tutored him and gave him a feeling of goal, his struggles at the chessboard mirroring either his victories and his crushing defeats in his conflict for a traditional lifestyles. emerging via neighborhood and nationwide tournaments to be topped France's Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012, Fahim grew to become a countrywide sensation. In 2013 he went directly to win the realm Under-13 pupil Championship. instructed in the course of the transparent eyes of a kid, Fahim's story isn't just a relocating account of the bleak realities that underlie a supposedly worrying society, but in addition a heartwarming testimony to a father's decision, the kindness of strangers, and one small boy's brave will to be triumphant.

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Prepare to Attack by Gary Lane

By Gary Lane

“Give me six hours to cut down a tree and that i will spend the 1st 4 sprucing the axe.”- Abraham LincolnThere’s no escaping the very fact: in order to win chess video games, you need to assault at some point soon. Many gamers are chuffed fixing combos in profitable positions, while the exertions is already performed, however the key to a profitable assault unquestionably comes a lot past. No-one can assault successfully in the event that they haven’t ready safely, and but making plans in chess could be a tricky strategy to grasp, even for knowledgeable gamers. This e-book offers an answer. utilizing an abundance of illustrative video games and examples, Gary Lane solutions the questions which continually puzzle gamers of all degrees. the place are my opponent’s weaknesses? Do i've got adequate items within the assault? while may still I strike? Do i have to sacrifice? should still I profit or proceed to assault? learn this ebook, detect the solutions and assault with confidence!An crucial consultant to attacking chessIntroduces easy-to-learn techniquesFocuses on making plans and process 

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Secrets of Rook Endings (A Batsford chess book) by John Nunn

By John Nunn

The 1st version of this publication ushered in a brand new period in chess publishing. It was once the 1st publication in response to computer-generated place databases which are certain to give you the real results of a place.
even though, this ebook isn't any desktop print-out. It takes a human 'oracle' to extract the necessary details from this mass of information and to spot new ideas to aid the remainder of us get pleasure from the most important functional issues. Dr John Nunn, top-class grandmaster and well known theoretician, plays this function admirably. He has pointed out the place past conception has been overturned, and the place there are vital new effects. Dr Nunn was once additionally the 1st to bare the final value of the various 'reciprocal zugzwang' positions.
* the whole fact in regards to the finishing Rook and Pawn vs Rook
* probably the most vital and debatable chess books of the 20th century
* an important addition to each critical chess-player's library
* a brand new multiplied editi! on

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50 Ways to Win at Chess by Steve Giddins

By Steve Giddins

In a sequel to the highly winning 50 crucial Chess classes, Steve Giddins now provides 50 video games that every illustrate a major profitable process. This attractive and hugely readable ebook is a painless technique to construct your individual arsenal of recommendations and concepts. The video games are usually from the fashionable period, yet with a couple of vintage examples selected to teach key subject matters in as transparent a fashion as attainable. In those circumstances, the defender could have by no means obvious the severe inspiration earlier than, and fails to react correctly. We then flow directly to extra advanced examples the place the attacker must conquer stiffer resistance. Giddins time and again indicates that regardless of the tactical complexity of lots of those battles, the basic options might be grasped via all chess-players, and may support them navigate via it seems that intimidating terrain. the numerous subject matters comprise: * Attacking vulnerable color complexes * the primary of 2 weaknesses * selecting the best exchanges * Devastating starting instruction * Manoeuvring in 'restraint' buildings * dealing with must-win events

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Grandmaster Preparation: Positional Play by Jacob Aagaard

By Jacob Aagaard

Have there been occasions in the course of a video game if you have attempted to calculate like mad, yet can locate no rhyme or cause for your traces? have you felt that the computer’s feedback on your autopsy research make no feel to you? Ever felt just like the guy with a hammer, suspecting that the realm will not be made up completely of nails after all?

In Positional Chess Jacob Aagaard stocks his easy three-step device of positional research that he has used with membership avid gamers and well-known grandmasters to enhance their positional decision-making.

Working from the start line that every one gamers who aspire to play at overseas point have a certain quantity of positional knowing, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow education plan that would enhance everyone’s instinct and positional decision-making.

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard received the British Championship at his first and in basic terms try out. he's the one chess writer to have obtained the Boleslavsky Medal in addition to the mother or father, ECF and ChessCafe ebook of the 12 months awards.

Form the foreword through Arthur Yusupov:
"The instruments that Aagaard makes use of during this booklet glance easy. yet his approach to 3 questions and particularly modest technique cannot lie to readers - in case you stick with the directions conscientiously and focus on those very important questions, you are going to probably concentrate on the imperative components of the location, on the way to assist you to discover the recommendations of the routines. operating with this e-book will educate your decision-making strategy and study a few new useful skills."

The Grandmaster education sequence is aimed toward bold gamers.

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