Calculate Like A Grandmaster

Author: Daniel Gormally
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849940967
Size: 67.89 MB
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Join an expert chess player at the table to analyze crucial decisions from major tournaments. Develop a better understanding of the game through a series of themed chapters, each of which examines a particular technique and unravels the thought processes of expert players.

Chess Tactics

Author: Paul Littlewood
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941297
Size: 39.70 MB
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This comprehensive book describes and analyses the intriguing array of tactics available to every chess player. With the help of progressively more difficult exercises and problems, Paul Littlewood shows the reader how to deploy a variety of tactics for attack and how to defend against each type of tactic successfully. Armed with this guide, players of all abilities, from the beginner to the experienced player, will find that they can significantly raise the level of their game.

What It Takes To Become A Chess Master

Author: Andrew Soltis
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849940886
Size: 48.75 MB
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A quirky but useful exploration of the qualities chess masters have that you don't, and how to acquire them.

101 Questions On How To Play Chess

Author: Fred Wilson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486282732
Size: 39.81 MB
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A chess expert has distilled an enormous amount of information into an easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format that not only explains the most basic rules and essentials of play, but also offers advice on opening, combinations, middle- and end-game strategies, notation, castling, and other topics. Over 100 carefully chosen diagrams and illustrations.

The Extreme Caro Kann

Author: Alexey Bezgodov
Publisher: New In Chess
ISBN: 9056915177
Size: 31.26 MB
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Alexey Bezgodov presents an unusual idea for White against the ever popular Caro-Kann Defence. The Russian Grandmaster and chess opening expert advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and little explored 3.f3!? This move may look unimpressive at first sight, but it considerably complicates life for Caro-Kann players, as it makes Black’s main problem bigger: the development of his bishop on c8. Small wonder that an increasing number of strong grandmasters, such as Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich and Judit Polgar, have incorporated this move in their repertoire. After 3.f3!? the bishop on c8 has nowhere to go, and Black will often struggle to avoid enduring problems. White’s chances to obtain an advantage are substantial, as Bezgodov shows in this fascinating new chapter in modern chess opening theory, packed with original analysis and clear explanations.

Winning Pawn Structures

Author: Alexander Baburin
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780713480092
Size: 53.57 MB
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Pawns are the soul of chess--and one of the aspects of the game that chess computers just don't handle well. This modern guide to pawn structures, written by an experienced grandmaster, analyzes a variety of typical formations, and explains the approaches, patterns, and techniques used by professionals in all phases of the game. The know-how gained from the sample matches presented will give any player a practical advantage on the board.

Can You Be A Positional Chess Genius

Author: Angus Dunnington
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781857442649
Size: 57.73 MB
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Test your positional chess expertise with a quiz book with a difference! International Master and experienced chess teacher Angus Dunnington has carefully assembled an abundance of positional chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15. If you get stuck, do not despair as help is at hand! You can 'ask a grandmaster' to obtain the guidance you need to help solve the puzzles. However, use this option carefully, as it will cost you some of your hard-earned points. You can also obtain points for finding the basic idea of the solution without necessarily working out all the refinements. Either on your own or with friends, this book will provide hours of brain-teasing enjoyment. (6 x 9, 144 pages, diagrams)

Critical Moments In Chess

Author: Paata Gaprindashvili
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849940991
Size: 53.43 MB
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This exciting and unique book deals with an aspect of chess that is hard to pin down: those monumental moments in a game when the tide turns and the course of the game is altered.

The Inner Game Of Chess

Author: Andy Soltis
Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games
ISBN: 9780812922912
Size: 17.32 MB
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How to use tactics to achieve strategic goals, with many striking examples.

Rethinking The Chess Pieces

Author: Andy Soltis
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9780713489040
Size: 66.82 MB
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Professionals know that during the course of a game, the value of chess pieces change. And they use this knowledge to decide which pieces to exchange--and when. International grandmaster Andrew Soltis, the author of Bobby Fischer Rediscovered, helps pass this important information on to novices so they can benefit, too. He investigates why the traditional "chart of relative values" or computer analysis so often fails to explain why certain trades and sacrifices work and others just don't. All the typical decisions a player has to make, such as whether to swap two minor pieces for rook and pawn, receive detailed scrutiny. Players will appreciate the insightful analysis.