Jon Speelman's Chess Puzzle Book by Jon Speelman

By Jon Speelman

Jon Speelman is among the so much winning British chess-players of all time, and is popular for the creativity of his play and his striking calculating skill. he's additionally a really skilled author and chess trainer. His own collection of chess puzzles will infuriate, entertain, attempt and educate chess-players of all levels.Themed sections include:* Finger workouts* Stalemate* The Skewer* The Pin* Pawn promoting* Line starting and shutting* unfastened items* Mating assaults* The again Rank* Knight Forks

Show description

» Read more

The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by Mikhail Tal

By Mikhail Tal

Amazon Description:

From the again Cover
Mikhail Tal, the 'magician from Riga,' was once the best attacking international Champion of all of them, and this enthralling autobiography chronicles his notable occupation with attraction and humor. superb video games are interspersed all through with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in in general goal style he similar either the downs and ups of his encounters. An inveterate smoker and drinker, Tal's lifestyles at the circuit used to be punctuated through bouts within the health facility with kidney difficulties, yet not anything might boring his love for chess and his sheer genius at the chessboard. His illustrious event list, as much as his dying in 1992, is incorporated the following in complete, in addition to a hundred entire video games and approximately as many positions. Tal's annotations during this ebook are a global except traditional video games collections. No reader may well fail to be swept alongside by way of his ardour and energy as he units the scene for an come across after which recounts each mental twist and turn.

About the Author
The mythical Mikhail Tal used to be the best ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial type took him the entire strategy to the area Championship identify. Dogged by way of ill-health, Tal's reign was once a brief one, and he used to be by no means in a position to regain his crown, yet Tal remained an excellent participant correct as much as his demise in 1992. His departure has taken away one of many chess world's such a lot charismatic figures; a participant who excited chess passions anyplace he went

Show description

» Read more

Rocking the ramparts by Larry Christiansen

By Larry Christiansen

U.S. chess champion Larry Christiansen offers the rules of middlegame figuring out, tactical alertness and counterattacking abilities, allowing membership avid gamers to get extra out in their chess by way of adopting the pointy, competitive play of present-day grandmasters. Chess fanatics will locate incisive tools of play that illustrate attacking reasons inherent within the buildings of other starting structures and their adaptations. The Sicilian safety, the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov-Paulsen, Sveshnikov, Rauser, Rossolimo, Closed, and Grand Prix are all dealt with separately, displaying the reader find out how to realize and take advantage of ordinary tactical possibilities. Even the paintings of swindling isn't missed, and it is all richly illustrated with examples from sensible play, together with the video games of amateurs. gamers of all degrees get pleasure from and make the most of Christiansen's instructive writing and insider details

Show description

» Read more

Rook vs. two minor pieces by Esben Lund

By Esben Lund

The chess fabric imbalance that's the topic of this ebook could seem a slim subject, however the classes to be discovered the following follow to all parts of chess: those that learn this ebook will increase their normal feeling for the items and their interrelation. Lund starts off via development a theoretical starting place, evaluating numerous theoreticians’ equipment of assessing positions with a rook as opposed to minor items. Later, in a wealthy workout part, those thoughts are validated in practice.

Show description

» Read more

The Modern Scandinavian: Themes, Structures & Plans in an by Matthias Wahls, Karsten Müller, Hannes Langrock

By Matthias Wahls, Karsten Müller, Hannes Langrock

The Scandinavian safeguard is more and more well-liked by membership and web gamers. you could study simply because there's quite little idea and as soon as White has performed 1.e4 he can't stay away from Black uncorking the Scandinavian. This booklet is the long-awaited translation of a German bestseller thought of by means of many to be the simplest booklet ever at the Scandinavian. It doesn't be aware of theoretical traces yet at the structural principles that govern this establishing. uncomplicated strategic issues, how pawn constructions dictate plans of assaults, which tactical motifs you could anticipate in convinced regular positions, that's what this e-book is set. you'll how one can outplay your opponent with strong and comparatively easy-to-learn strikes.

Show description

» Read more

Benoni Starting Out by Alex Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

By Alex Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

During this undemanding publication, establishing theoreticians Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik return to fundamentals, learning the basic rules of the Benoni structures and its many diversifications. through the booklet there are an abundance of notes, suggestions, and warnings to assist enhancing avid gamers, whereas key ideas, rules, and strategies for either side are sincerely illustrated.

Show description

» Read more

1 3 4 5 6 7 17