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Active Pieces: Practical Advice from America's Most by Jay Bonin,Greg Keener

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By Jay Bonin,Greg Keener

You're booked up in your openings and understand the Philidor and Lucena positions arms down, yet the way to convert all that theoretical wisdom into issues opposed to flesh-and-blood rivals? Jay Bonin, the “Iron guy of Chess,” stocks the keys to victory as he is realized them over 4 a long time of aggressive play.

Is it higher to complicate the sport, or to maintain it uncomplicated? How do you create profitable possibilities opposed to a participant who is satisfied to make a draw? When's the precise time to alternate queens? the best way to deal with modern day quickly time controls? utilizing video games chosen from a occupation spanning greater than 3 thousand tournaments, IM Bonin bargains the solutions to those and different functional questions that each chessplayer faces because the clock is ticking.

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Secrets of Chess Defence by Mihail Marin

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By Mihail Marin

"Maximize your possibilities of survival with this advisor to security and counter-attack." - Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons

Good shielding skills earn avid gamers an exceptional many half-points and full-points. The climax of the protection is the launching of a devastating counter-attack, a ability at which the entire nice chess champions were adept. Of specific curiosity to membership avid gamers is Marin's dialogue of ways to safeguard opposed to unsound assaults, and the matter of the way to parry the assault whereas protecting successful probabilities. different issues contain assault and defence in equivalent positions, the place either side needs to pass judgement on rigorously how a lot in their assets to dedicate to the assault and the counter-attack. the most topic, notwithstanding, is the case the place the defender is combating for his existence, and needs to come to a decision tips to maximise his possibilities of survival. Marin considers mental matters and explains the most concepts on hand to the defender: simplification, cold-blooded defence, a positional sacrifice, 'blackmailing' the attacker, or a counter-attack.

Defence is typically a ignored quarter of chess research, however it is additionally probably the most very important, lucrative and exciting. strong protecting skills earn avid gamers a good many half-points and full-points. The climax of the defence is the launching of a devastating counterattack, a ability at which all of the nice chess champions were adept.

Sometimes we have to guard opposed to unsound assaults, after which the problem is to parry the assault whereas protecting successful possibilities. In equivalent positions, each side needs to pass judgement on conscientiously how a lot in their assets to dedicate to the assault and the counter-attack. the most topic, even though, is the case the place the defender is scuffling with for his existence, and needs to come to a decision the right way to maximize his possibilities of survival. Marin considers mental matters and explains the most concepts to be had to the defender, resembling simplification, cold-blooded defence with the minimal of forces, or a positional sacrifice. In every one case he discusses intimately the main matters within the ensuing positions: easy methods to protect tough endings; how one can examine threats realistically; and the customers for counterplay that sometimes come up from quite a few fabric imbalances. during the e-book there are workouts for the reader, including complete solutions.

"This is Marin's first publication and it really is price for cash. He begins from the idea that defence is a really vast thought certainly and isn't limited to undesirable positions, yet may also contain solid or equivalent positions. for instance, what number occasions will we come upon strategically solid positions requiring the parrying of a brief initiative?" - Mark Robertson, Weekend Chess

Mihail Marin is a robust grandmaster from Romania. He completed his first significant luck in foreign chess via qualifying for the interzonals in 1987. He has gained the Romanian Championship on 3 events and has performed in ten Olympiads. For numerous years he was once editor of the journal Chess Extrapress.

"...the half i discovered finest have been the chapters overlaying defence by way of sacrifices." - John Pugh, Chess Post

"The writer of secrets and techniques of Chess Defence is probably not that standard to the final chess public, yet he'll be as soon as this booklet gets richly deserved acclaim. Romanian GM Mihai Marin has written a superb ebook that's not in simple terms academic but in addition humorous. Amazingly no translator is credited. both Marin is totally at domestic writing in English or editor Burgess has performed a great task retaining the author's voice as he relates anecdotes from his days enjoying at the Romanian nationwide group. secrets and techniques of Chess Defence covers many topics which were poorly handled within the chess literature together with Minor items for a Rook and the economic climate of assets in protection. studying this publication one can't support yet enjoy that Marin possesses a excessive point of chess tradition. My recommendation is purchase Watson and Marin's books and contact in in poor health to paintings for a pair weeks!" - John Donal

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A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black: Tackling 1.e4 by Or Cohen

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By Or Cohen

In novice chess video games, the preferred starting flow for White is 1.e4, and the main trustworthy answer for Black is 1..e5, says FIDE grasp Or Cohen.

In this e-book, Cohen has created a colourful and strong commencing repertoire for Black after 1…e5, according to the Petroff Defence. Cohen provides artistic methods for Black to struggle for the initiative during this responsible establishing. He covers the full spectrum, the most adaptations in addition to the main unforeseen and peculiar sidelines.


In case White doesn't permit the Petroff, Cohen deals a collection of ideas for Black that's no less significant and principled; his repertoire opposed to the Vienna and the King’s Gambit, for instance, is new and explosive.


Most novice White gamers confronted with the Petroff will imagine that they're going to have a simple time, in accordance with the peaceable attractiveness of this nice beginning between best grandmasters. Black avid gamers who've studied Or Cohen’s e-book will make their lifestyles rather miserable.

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Chess Tactics: Weapons for the Chess Warrior by Jeremy Freeman

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By Jeremy Freeman

organize for conflict, Chess Warriors! find out how use the main harmful guns in chess. Chess strategies is loaded with 1000s of 3D puzzles overlaying the entire significant strategies of chess. This book’s full of life format and easy-to-follow rationalization make studying enjoyable and easy. rookies will fast seize up, sustain, and overcome the contest. better of all, they’ll have a blast doing it! What’s within? •500 enjoyable puzzles •Each puzzle provided in second and 3D •Simple guide •Coverage of all significant strategies. Who’s it for? •Kids! •Beginners who comprehend the foundations of chess and wish to win extra battles.

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1001 Schachaufgaben (German Edition) by John Emms

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By John Emms

Eine Sammlung von originalen Schachaufgaben, als ultimative Herausforderung für Spieler jeder Spielstärke - vom Anfänger bis zum Großmeister.

"Ein Kombinationsbuch 'für alle', wie es im Untertitel die Zielgruppe beschreibt, hat die bekannten Vor- und Nachteile, doch jeder kann sehen, ob für seine Spielstärke genügend dabei ist. 1001 Aufgaben sind jedenfalls nicht wenige, und vor allem die Vereinsspieler von 1600-2200 Elo-Punkten finden viele neue Herausforderungen und eine Vergleichsmöglichkeit mit anderen Spielern durch die Bewertung der Testaufgaben." - Gerald Berghöfer, www.softsurf.com

Man ist sich einig, dass eine der besten Methoden, mit der ein Schachspieler seine Spielstärke verbessern kann, das Studium der Taktik ist - und dafür ist education unerlässlich. Dieses Buch bietet eine Fülle von Aufgaben, mit der so ziemlich jeder Aspekt Ihrer taktischen Fähigkeiten getestet wird.

Auf der Suche nach originalen Aufgaben hat John Emms alte und neue Partien analysiert, um die Aufgaben für dieses Buch auszuwählen (anstatt einfach frühere Bücher über Schachaufgaben zu durchforsten, wie es viel zu oft geschieht). Deshalb ist es selbst für erfahrene Löser sehr unwahrscheinlich, dass sie viele dieser Stellungen wieder erkennen werden. Emms hat seine eigenen Fähigkeiten mit denen von leistungsstarken Computern kombiniert und keine Mühen gescheut, um sicherzustellen, dass die Lösungen korrekt sind, und dass es keine unerwähnten Nebenlösungen gibt.

Das Buch beginnt mit über a hundred relativ einfachen Stellungen, die für Anfänger geeignet sind, und endet mit a hundred äußerst schwierigen Aufgaben, die sogar für Spitzenspieler eine Herausforderung darstellen. Der relaxation des Buches enthält nahezu alles zwischen diesen beiden Extremen, darunter eine Auswahl von Aufgaben, die auf spezifischen taktischen Themen basieren, sowie abgestufte exams, bei denen keine Hinweise auf das jeweilige Motiv gegeben werden. Hin und wieder gibt es Stellungen, in denen die richtige Lösung ein positioneller Zug ist, anstatt einer verlockenden, aber inkorrekten Kombination.

"Emms hat der Versuchung widerstanden von anderen Aufgabensammlungen auszuleihen ... ein ausgezeichnetes Trainingshandbuch!" - Einar Gausel, Dagbladet

John Emms ist einer der stärksten englischen Großmeister und hat für die Nationalmannschaft gespielt. Er ist außerdem ein erfahrener und vielseitiger Autor.

"Es gibt viele Bücher über Kombinationen, aber dies ist aus verschiedenen Gründen eines der besten. ... die Lösungen sind treffend, und, was once sehr wichtig ist, das fabric ist sehr intestine angeordnet, wobei die Diagramme sehr leicht zu lesen sind" - IM John Donaldson, within Chess Online

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The English: Move by Move by Steve Giddins

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By Steve Giddins

This sequence presents a fantastic platform to review chess openings. by way of regularly not easy the reader to reply to probing questions during the booklet, the stream via movement structure tremendously 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 computer screen your growth as you examine. this is often a superb approach to research any chess commencing and even as enhance your normal chess abilities and knowledge.

The English commencing is a well-liked selection, from membership point throughout to international champions. Its flexibility permits avid gamers to choose between a few assorted set-ups – positional or competitive, classical or hypermodern. It additionally appeals to those that want studying starting rules to memorizing reams of idea. during this ebook, Steve Giddins invitations you to hitch him in learning the English and its many adaptations. He examines instructive video games, covers an important traces and gives solutions to all of the key questions.

* crucial information and coaching within the English Opening
* makes use of a fantastic method of chess study
* Discusses circulation orders and repertoire options

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John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book by John Nunn

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By John Nunn

such a lot chess puzzle books positioned you in a man-made scenario: you're informed a mix exists, what the subject matter is and what you're required to accomplish. This one is diversified. In a true video game, a participant may well occasionally have to discover a mix. nonetheless he could have to reject a tactical inspiration and easily discover a solid positional flow. His job is to discover the best movement, no matter what it can be. The three hundred puzzles during this publication positioned you exactly in that scenario. striking rules abound in those positions, however it is that you should come to a decision even if to head in for them, or no matter if you'd be falling right into a seize. if you would like them, there are tricks that can assist you in your approach. The booklet ends with a chain of exams to degree your abilities opposed to these of alternative players.

For this new version, John Nunn, a top-class grandmaster and a fixing global champion, has additional 50 new puzzles (with tricks and distinct strategies) to check your abilities to the complete. For ease of following, additional diagrams were additional to the suggestions all through. total the booklet is 60 in line with cent higher than the 1st edition.

Dr John Nunn is without doubt one of the best-respected figures in global chess. He used to be one of the world's prime grandmasters for almost 20 years, profitable 4 gold medals in chess Olympiads and completing 6th total on the earth Cup in 1989. he's a much-acclaimed author, whose works have received 'Book of the 12 months' awards in different nations. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn used to be topped global Chess fixing Champion, sooner than many former champions.

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Alekhine Alert!: A repertoire for Black against 1 e4 by Timothy Taylor

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By Timothy Taylor

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor takes a latest examine one in every of Black's so much bold counters to one e4, the Alekhine Defence. it is a sharp commencing during which Black assaults from the very starting, luring White’s critical pawns ahead within the expectation of destroying them afterward. The Alekhine is a favorite between inventive avid gamers comparable to Nigel brief, Vassily Ivanchuk and Hikaru Nakamura.

By learning an important video games and likewise drawing upon his personal adventure within the establishing, Taylor constructs a realistic repertoire for Black, perfect for the modern day participant. the entire key tactical and positional principles for either avid gamers are lined, and the most important move-order nuances are highlighted. This ebook presents every little thing you want to comprehend to play the Alekhine with confidence.

A dynamic repertoire for Black
presents solutions to all of White’s possibilities
excellent for improvers, membership avid gamers and event players.

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How to Beat the Sicilian Defence by Gawain Jones

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By Gawain Jones

The Sicilian Defence is via some distance the preferred chess commencing. should you play 1 e4 as White, on commonplace you will definitely meet the Sicilian in nearly any other online game! you have to be ready to stand the Sicilian continually, and a ready-to-use repertoire opposed to it's an indispensible weapon.

In this booklet, Gawain Jones confronts the problem of assembly the Sicilian head on. He has built a entire Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, that's according to traces which are effectively hired at grandmaster point. those are sound, trustworthy ideas for White, yet don’t be fooled – additionally they include greater than a drop of poison. diversifications lined contain the preferred King’s Indian assault, quite a few Bb5 platforms and guns opposed to Black’s offbeat tries.

* A Grandmaster's repertoire opposed to the Sicilian
* jam-packed with new rules and significant analysis
* Highlights key tactical and positional ideas

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Schach verstehen Zug um Zug (German Edition) by John Nunn

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By John Nunn

John Nunn ist einer der angesehensten Schachautoren in der Welt.

"Dies kann Spielern jeder Spielstärke empfohlen werden" - Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons

Gewissenhaft hat er dreißig moderne Schachpartien ausgesucht, um dem Leser zu helfen, die wichtigsten Aspekte im Schach zu verstehen, und um moderne Schachprinzipien an praktischen Beispielen zu veranschaulichen.

Nahezu jeder einzelne Zug wird erklärt, und zwar in allgemein verständlicher Sprache. Fachjargon wird so weit wie möglich vermieden. speedy alle Beispiele sind den neunziger Jahren entnommen und zeigen, wie die Schlüsselideen von den heutigen Großmeistern behandelt werden. Das Gewicht liegt auf allgemeinen Prinzipien, die der Leser in seinen eigenen Partien anwenden kann, und detaillierte examine wird nur gegeben, wo es notwendig ist.

Jede Partie enthält viele Lektionen, aber um den Leser durch die wichtigsten Ideen in jeder section der Partie zu leiten, sind die dreißig Partien thematisch geordnet, nach Schwerpunkten in der Eröffnung, im Mittelspiel und im Endspiel.

"Eine typische erstklassige Nunn-Arbeit! Wirklich ausgezeichnete Anmerkungen zu einigen grandiosen Partien." - Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

John Nunn ist ein Großmeister aus England. Er hat vier Goldmedaillien als Einzelspieler und drei Silbermedaillien mit der Mannschaft in Schacholympiaden gewonnen. Im Weltcup 1988/89 erreichte er den 6. Platz, vor mehreren ehemaligen Weltmeistern. guy könnte mit Recht behaupten, dass er der Schachautor ist, der weltweit die größte Anerkennung genießt. Unter anderem haben zwei seiner Bücher die begehrte Auszeichnung "Buch des Jahres" der Britischen Schachföderation erhalten. Er ist der Hauptautor der maßgebenden, einbändigen Ausgabe der Eröffnungsenzyklopädie, Nunn`s Chess Openings.

"Schach verstehen Zug um Zug ist wunderschön aufgebaut... jeder, der langsam und sorgfältig über die Partien spielt, wird sein Schachverständnis mit Sicherheit verbessern... nahezu sicher das beste Buch des Jahres 2001, und eines der besten im letzten Jahrzehnt" - Peter Connor, Chessville

"Schach verstehen Zug um Zug ... ist ein erstklassiges Lehrwerk... Nunn leistet ganze Arbeit, indem er die wichtigsten Punkte in der Partie in einer Weise erklärt, dass der Leser ein genaues Bild von den Geschehnissen bekommt, und nicht irgendeine verwässerte model. Nunn leistet ganze Arbeit, indem er die verworrene Welt des modernen Meisterschachs in etwas übersetzt, das für den Laien verständlich ist" - John Donaldson, inside of Chess Online

"John Nunns Schach verstehen Zug um Zug ist eine großartige Auswahl von 30 hart umkämpften modernen Partien bemessen nach allgemeinen Themen und Prinzipien. Nunn vertieft sich nicht so sehr in Varianten und erklärt die Züge mit Worten - eine Menge wundervoller Worte. Seiner Meinung nach hat das Schach in den letzten 50 Jahren höchste Fortschritte gemacht, und die ausgewählten Partien reflektieren diese Veränderungen intestine. Er zeigt sehr deutlich, dass das positionelle Spiel heutzutage oft mit taktischen Ideen aufgepeppt ist. Jeder Turnierspieler sollte an diesem Buch Gefallen finden und daraus eine Menge lernen" - Lubosh Kavalek, Washington Post

"Fazit: John Nunn hat ein wundervolles Buch über 30 wundervolle Partien geschrieben. Die examine ist erstklassig, die Kommentare überzeugend und die Produktion ausgezeichnet. was once sollte guy nicht mögen? Am Ende konnte ich nichts zu bemängeln finden, und aus diesem Grund verdient es die höchstmögliche Bewertung. Kaufen Sie dieses Buch, Sie werden es nicht bereuen" - Randy Bauer, Randy's studies, der dem Buch die höchste Bewertung 10/10 zuerkannte.

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