By Alexander Khalifman
The 'Chess Stars Openings' sequence current a wholly new technique to the learn of chess openings that can impress the curiosity of chess avid gamers of all degrees. Drawing examples from the video games of modern-day major grandmasters we current the foundations of choice and profitable employment of a harmonious establishing repertoire, corresponding as shut as attainable to the fashion of a renown grasp. This quantity covers 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 de4, 3...Nf6 and different strikes.
By Eliot Hearst
Throughout the 18th century, whilst Philidor performed blindfold video games of chess concurrently, eyewitnesses have been requested to swear affidavits testifying to this extraordinary feat. because then, blindfold chess--the paintings of taking part in with out sight of the board or pieces--has produced many of the maximum feats of human reminiscence, progressing to the level that the area list is forty five simultaneous blindfold video games. This paintings offers the 1st wide insurance of blindfold chess from its earliest recognized situations during the modern. It describes the personalities and achievements of a few of blindfold chess's maximum players--including Paulsen, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and positive, in addition to present-day grandmasters reminiscent of Anand, Kramnik and Morozevich, who play in usual tournaments with all gamers blindfolded. together with a few by no means ahead of released, 444 video games ratings are provided, peppered with diagrams and annotations. tricks for enjoying blindfold chess, the advantages of taking part in blindfold, and a readable precis of mental study on blindfold chess skill also are integrated. Appendices provide a chronology of world-record simultaneous blindfold performances because the 18th century, and proposed ideas for critical simultaneous blindfold play.
By Emmanuel Neiman
If basically actual existence have been like a booklet on chess strategies! yet in the course of a video game you're by yourself, and no-one will whisper on your ear that you've reached a place that's, actually, a tactical puzzle and all you'll want to do is clear up it. What you wish, stumbled on Emmanuel Neiman in his lengthy occupation as a chess coach, is the way to learn the signs which point out that, someplace within the place you're looking at, there's a tactical blow. What you would like is a Chess strategies Antenna! This trailblazing ebook by way of award-winning writer Neiman presents a suite of instruments that allows the typical membership participant to figure out the instant he must search for win.
By Geoff Lawton, Mike Fox, Malcolm Hunt
From the information of Britain's first grandmaster comes a desirable and unique
collection of video games, articles, annotations, and studies. this is often the ebook Tony Miles might have
written had he no longer died so upfront in 2001, compiled by means of 3 of his shut acquaintances, and it
contains all of his most famed wins, a few of his losses, and a few hitherto unpublished video games
from his past years. one of the gemstones that might intrigue chess fans: a whole run-through of the
famous fit opposed to Karpov with the St. George's establishing 1 e4 a6, in addition to a miles much less
well-known victory over the then-world champion from a tv event. just about all of
the video games have remark by means of Tony, in his personal inimitable kind. in addition to being a superb
player, Tony Miles's notes turn out that he was once one of many funniest writers at the game.
By Alexander Khalifman
The 5th booklet of the sequence examines the Queen's Gambit Declined - one of many favorite guns of selection in lots of global name encounters. it truly is renown for its firmness, confirmed and confirmed at the optimum attainable point.
By Mikhail I. Shereshevsky, Leonid M. Slutsky, Ken Neat
The relationship among beginning and endgame is a subject that has been not often lined prior to in chess literature. via analysing a variety of vintage and smooth video games, the authors clarify tips on how to play the common endings coming up from diversified openings. quantity 2: From the Closed video games covers the plans and enjoying equipment in endings bobbing up from the Queen's Gambit, Indian Defenses, English beginning, and different Closed video games. the cloth is prepared no longer by way of a proper starting category, yet in most cases in line with the kind of pawn formation and the important process followed via Black.
By Graham Burgess
The Torre assault is a truly beautiful process for White because it permits him/her to set the time table from the outset, fighting many counterattacking structures. It has quick-strike capability if Black is careless or unusual with the subtleties.