Timeless Chess Classics
Brilliant sacrifices and combinations, either calculated in advance or played on the spur of the moment, give us thrills that cannot be equaled by any other aspect of the game. And, by a very fortunate coincidence, these brilliant strokes are just what we need to become first-rate players.
1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
107 Great Chess Battles - 1939-1945
A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
A Contemporary Approach to the Middle Game
Alekhine in Europe and Asia
Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1937
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess
Chess Fundamentals - Revised
Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur
Chess Middlegame Combinations
Chess Middlegame Planning
Chess Tactics For Advanced Players
Combinations - The Heart of Chess
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1
Publisher: ISHI Press
Author: Ludek Pachman
Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185
Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)
Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as "the soul of chess." Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
Dvoretsky Endgame Manual
EBOOK - Chess Fundamentals
EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
Endgame - HARDCOVER
Endgame - PAPERBACK
Bobby Fischer, the greatest genius the game had ever seen, completed his crusade against the 'commie cheaters' by defeating Boris Spassky in Reykjavik.
The Match of the Century electrified the world. No one wanted to miss even the slightest detail about the struggle of Fischer against the superpower that for decades had exploited its superiority in chess as an irrefutable justification of communism.
Fischer World Champion!