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Finding the Best Squares for Your Pieces
In this book, premier chess instructor and trainer Mark Dvoretsky examines one of the most important aspects of positional skill, namely the art of playing with pieces, of maneuvering and finding the best squares for your pieces.
Maneuvering - The Art of Piece Play
Which pieces to keep and which to exchange is one of the most important questions in chess. This is true in the opening, the middlegame and the endgame. Less experienced players often think exchanging means to swap pieces of equal value and fail to take strategic factors into account. The "feeling" for the right exchange is something a chessplayer has to develop over time. This DVD wants to help to develop this "feeling“.
How to Exchange Pieces - Elisabeth Pahtz
His Landmark Classics in One Edition
Nimzowitsch will always be remembered as the founder of the Hypermodern movement and the author of the undisputed classics My System and Chess Praxis. In his first book, he expounded his theories of prophylaxis, blockades and much more, while providing ground-breaking insights in pawn-structures. In the sequel Nimzowitsch demonstrated how he had successfully tested his theories in his games.
My System & Chess Praxis
What's White Advantage Anyways?
Many chess players act intimidated and overly cautious when they have the Black pieces. They are so preoccupied with White’s advantage of the first move, that their predominant urge is to defend against possible threats and to safeguard their position. Adorjan shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.This book will convince both club players and professionals that there is no reason to be afraid when playing Black.
Black is Back!
Studies prove: the more patterns you know, the better you play. On this DVD GM Adrian Mikhalchishin presents games of the World Champions of the past to explain typical patterns and strategic concepts of these games and to show how grandmasters apply these ideas today. Mikhalchishin offers a wealth of material that helps you to improve your games and teaches you the art of pattern recognition and analogical thinking – a key to success that helped the author to win many games and that will help you to win more games and play better.
Pattern Recognition and Typical Plans - Adrian Mikhalchishin
Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z
An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.
Complete Book of Chess Strategy
New Algebraic Edition
Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing ''the once-secret Russian method of chess training,'' this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France.
21st Century Edition
This book is Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch's companion volume to MY SYSTEM. This classic is one of the best selling and most instructive chess books of all time. Thousands of satisfied customers have used this book to improve their understanding of positional chess play.
In this valuable and entertaining book, Angus Dunnington arms the reader with all the necessary skills to be able to cope with vicious assaults on his or her king. Using illustrative games, Dunnington investigates in depth defensive ideas such as blockading, giving up material and the timely launch of counterattacks. Read this book and defend with confidence!
CLEARANCE - Starting Out - Defensive Play
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'The foundation upon which any position is built is the board itself, that apparently simple space of sixty-four squares arranged in alternate light and dark colors...'' That is how John Love introduces the sparkling world of positional play in chess.
CLEARANCE - Positional Ideas In Chess
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One of the great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, etc.
495 Instructive Positions from Grandmaster Games
This complete guide, written by a grandmaster, can assist all players at every level in developing a more powerful strategic game. Spanning more than a century of chess, it presents examples on such themes as key squares, bad bishops, and pawn structures in ascending difficulty, with ample cross-references.
Positional Chess Handbook
The Road to Positional Advantage
Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what? With this new edition of his award winning book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions and how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan.
Chess Strategy for Club Players - 3rd Improved and Extended Edition
The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet it is one of the most important aspects of practical play. In this book, positional factors have been approached, with examples showing how a certain specific weakness can be exploited by specific means. This book includes complete games where the strategic and positional factors are seen in the complex interplay of the middle game and end game.
Chess Strategy for Advanced Students
Practical Lessons of a Junior World Champion
Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games.
Mastering Positional Chess
Advances Since Nimzowitsch
It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts.
Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy
Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.
Excelling at Positional Chess
Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
Winning Chess Strategies
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CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair
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CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces
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No board and men are necessary to enjoy this booklet. Enough diagrams are provided for you to follow each position to its completion.Chess with unusual positions is an altogether different world. There will be those who will want to solve them form the first diagram ? others will wait and start with the second diagram. But we are not going to challenge you to solve anything! This is where creative imagination is the order of the day ? where routine is scorned for the sheer love of artistry.
CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings
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This book challenges you right in the opening to come up with ideas by answering the tests. Then you are tested in the strategy of the middlegame, which in some cases evolves into the final stage - the endgame. You can take the tests and be evaluated on how well you do from Class C to and including Master. Or you can just enjoy and learn from the deep, deep annotations. Either way you win because they are among the most extraordinary games played from 1955-1992.
CLEARANCE - Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame Play
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International Master Dr. Danny Kopec, a highly regarded author and player provides you with tangible techniques and tools which will ensure your success as a player and analyst on this DVD. You will gain an understanding on the importance of Pawn Structures and how to play them.
KOPEC DVD - Pawn Structures & How to Play Them
Pawn structures are involved in all aspects of your chess game and are the most important part of strategic planning. Roman will guide you through all the various pawn structures and by understanding pawn structures you will be able to achieve better positions and dominate your chess games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 19 - Understanding Your Chess Game With Pawn Structures
Roman will take you step by step through several highly instructional games by the master of positional maneuvering, the late former world champion Tigran Petrosian. In order to achieve a higher level in chess it is essential to have maneuvering skills, planning, and the understanding of each position. Roman will teach you the skills you need to master the art of positional maneuvering in closed positions.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 20 - Step By Step Essential Maneuvering In Closed Positions
This is the first DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours (combined) of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 26 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 1
On this DVD, Roman will demonstrate through several games how to dominate your opponent through piece coordination. You will see how cohesive piece coordination will double or even triple the value of your pieces. This DVD will also show you the quick demise of your position if your pieces are not working together.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 51 - Building Powerful Attacks by Learning Piece Coordination
This DVD is part of Roman's Getting the Winning Edge in the Middle Game series. In this volume Roman will help you recognize, exploit and capitalize on your opponents weakness. He will also help you to be able to avoid these mistakes in your own games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 54 - Capitalizing on Your Opponent's Weakness Created in the Game
The author reveals his ten secret rules of play of attacking play. These ten lethal weapons are easy to follow golden rules, and a unique insight into attacking strategy. Highly recommended for players of all standards. Soon you will be shocking your opponents in your games with these lethal weapons.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 58 - Combat Chess #1 : Ten Lethal Weapons
On this DVD, GM Larry Christiansen will demonstrate through a series of examples how to create instant violent attacks in your games. Larry will examine all movements that have effects on the enemy king's positions such as The power of Queen centralizing Power of a Knight on e7, f5 Rook lifting, Traffic Jams Knight forks and attacks on Superior pieces. All Checks & Captures, Interference, Counter attacks & more!
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 61 - Art of Instant Attacks
Does your mind go foggy when there is no clear method of attack? Do your games too often consist of a beginning, a muddle and an end? Then this is the video for you. A better understanding of positional chess will immediately improve your game, and bring you greater creative satisfaction.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 65 - Better Chess Now Positional Inspiration
All the Basic tactical ideas are discussed fully, followed by a series of very recent illustrative games, where we will see all that ideas in action . On this dvd you will gain confidence in your ability to handle tactics when they crop up over the board and who knows, you may be able to land some tactical knockouts yourself!
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 86 - Dynamics of Strategy and How to Create a Plan
This dvd will help your chess game whether you're a novice level player or master. Roman will teach you how to play and win by blockading Pawns right out of the Opening. Blockaded Pawns occur in every openings and by following Roman's easy universal system, you will have a new way to win games.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 106 - Strategy Behind Playing Pawn Blockaded Positions Right Out of the Opening