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Accelerate Your Progress By Thinking For Yourself
Kalinin helps players seeking the master title by showing how concrete knowledge leads to improved decisions at the board. A master must understand the importance of aesthetics, knows how to curb the influence of the computer, accepts that the classical heritage is essential in his development, learns the importance of human interaction in reaching analytical mastery and grasps how to spot and fight his weaknesses.
Chess Training for Candidate Masters
Chess Informant 131 will contain hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. Expected are analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
PRE-ORDER - Chess Informant - Issue 131
Practical Chess Exercises: Tactics - Strategy - Endgames
Training with Moska is a based on the best instructive material Moskalenko collected while working with amateurs for three decades. The book covers a wide variety of aspects of the game and the more than 450 instructive positions are accessible for players of a wide range of strengths. If you have an ELO rating between 1400 and 2100, this book will help you make a big step forward.
Training with Moska
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
21st Century Edition
Reinfeld on the Endgame is a very fine specialty book about several aspects of endgames. It concentrates on a very difficult, too-often glossed over aspect of the transition between the middlegame and the endgame. Each section is introduced with pithy explanations, and each example is shown and then summarized. It all begins with transitions into a favorable endgame, dividing the topic into material or positional advantages. This skill is often known as winning technique, and a good explanation of how it is done is invaluable. Here we get that explanation by one of the most prolific chess writers of the twentieth century.
Reinfeld on the Endgame
Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings is a book of witty remarks about unusual chess positions and strange games by famous old chess masters. Here is a delightful addition to the chess library, a collection of witty and lively articles on all aspects of the game. Bruce Hayden is a chess writer of repute, a skilled player and as a commentator he possesses in addition to considerable learning a quick sense of the strange and curious.
Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings
Richard Réti is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of chess. Réti developed theories that were regarded as little less than revolutionary in his era. He asserted that, contrary to classical principles, the centre need not be occupied by pawns. This must have seemed like heresy to the classically-minded grandmasters of his day. This new approach was dubbed “Hypermodern” and led to the development of the Réti Opening (1 Nf3). Réti’s theories have been proved sound and have stood the test of time. Réti scored many fine wins against the great players of his day.
Reti - Move by Move
Defending bad or worse positions is very important in the royal game, probably forming one of the most essential aspects of chess strategy altogether. And it is an art one can learn! The purpose of this DVD is to explain the viewer all main methods of defence: exchanging pieces, creating a fortress, eliminating dangerous enemy pieces, escaping the danger zone with the king, improving the position of the pieces. Special attention is paid to counterattack and prophylactic play.
The Art of Defence - Sergei Tiviakov
Roman Edouard launches a brand new series of exercise books. In his first volume, he focuses on middlegames. Romain has carefully selected 496 positions, which arose in real games in the recent past. To obtain the best possible training result out of each position, he has separated the exercises into 11 different categories, covering both tactics and strategy, attack and defence. This book is a fantastic training tool for any chessplayer to improve his level of chess thinking.
Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1
The fifth book of the World Chess Champions series focuses on the life and career of the Dutchman Max Euwe. This soft-spoken professor of mathematics rocked the chess world in 1935 when he defeated the seemingly irresistible force, Alexander Alekhine, to become world champion. Many chessplayers thought this was an upset of the first magnitude. Hardly. Euwe was at his prime and the best in the world at the time.
Max Euwe - Fifth World Chess Champion
Grandmaster Insides takes you into the inner world of Max Dlugy, as he recounts and analyzes what a young player has to go through to become a champion and what areas of development are important for self-improvement.
GM Sam Shankland
This incredible 16 hour course from Super GM Sam Shankland (2674 Elo) reveals his approach to becoming a master calculator and finding the most forcing, powerful moves at the board.
MASTER METHOD - The Shankland Method – GM Sam Shankland - Over 15 hours of Content!
The Russian Chess School 2.0 - Opening and Middlegame
Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess is the latest and most comprehensive product of this Russia striving for perfection. This handbook, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. It teaches you not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning.
The Complete Manual of Positional Chess
GM Sam Shankland
This superb 15 hour course from Super GM Alex Lenderman (peak Elo 2636) reveals his method for playing dynamic, attacking chess. In each of the 8 chapters, GM Lenderman looks at a different type of sacrifice, from pawns in the opening all the way to Queens in the middlegame!
MASTER METHOD - The Lenderman Method – GM Alex Lenderman - Over 14 hours of Content!
Radjabov vs. Bortnyk - 21. Qxh5!!
Arkadij Naiditsch, Csaba Balogh, and Sebastien Maze analyse the 50 most stunning victories in practical games of 2016.
Most Stunning Victories of 2016
Topalov vs. Caruana - 36.. Re8!!
Arkadij Naiditsch, Csaba Balogh, and Sebastien Maze analyse the 50 most exciting games in practical games of 2016.
Most Exciting Games of 2016
Becoming a Grandmaster is the dream of every young chess talent. Thomas Luther achieved this goal despite the added challenge of being born with a disability. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider's view into the world of grandmaster chess. Readers will enjoy his chatty style, while also benefiting from invaluable advice about what it takes to achieve one's chess goals.
Luther's Chess Reformation
GM Daniel Naroditsky
This superb 15 hour course from prodigy GM Naroditsky reveals his method for getting better at chess. Broken down into sections on the opening, tactics, calculation, positional play and endgames, Daniel explains what you need to do to get real improvement in each of these areas.
MASTER METHOD - The Naroditsky Method – GM Daniel Naroditsky - Over 15 hours of Content!
GM Paco Vallejo
Winning at chess takes a lot more than just tactical sharpness and theoretical knowledge. As well as the pieces on the board, a champion takes into account his emotions, those of his opponent, the clock and the art of practical decision-making.
MASTER METHOD - The Vallejo Method – GM Paco Vallejo - Over 9 hours of Content!
GM Liem Le Quang
GM Liem Le Quang is one of the world’s top 30 players with a Super GM rating of 2718. When we asked him to create a chess improvement course based on his philosophy, he enthusiastically suggested a masterclass on the most common and instructive pawn structures.
MASTER METHOD - The Le Quang Method – GM Liem Le Quang - Over 5 hours of Content!
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
Salomon Flohr (November 21, 1908 – July 18, 1983) was a leading Czech chess grandmaster of the mid-20th century and became a national hero in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. He dominated many chess tournaments of the pre-World War II years, and by the late 1930s was considered a contender for the World Championship. He was known for his clear strategic play and excellent endgame technique that secured him many notable victories.
Mohr Flohr! - Chess Lecture - Volume 163
Kramnik vs. Nakamura - 30. Ra4!!
Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the most instructive endgames from the years of 2016. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level.
Most Instructive Endgames of 2016
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules.
Classic Karpov - Chess Lecture - Volume 161
Presented by IM Bill Paschall
International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you the “unknown side of Garry Kasparov” through his early games against others who also went on to become well known grandmasters.
The Unknown Side of Young Kasparov - Chess Lecture - Volume 162
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
Collected Chess games of Phiona Mutesi, Ugandan School, Women's and Junior Chess Champion and the subject of the Disney Major Motion Picture "The Queen of Katwe"
"The Queen of Katwe", Phiona Mutesi was born a raw sewage dump in the poorest country of the world in a state of constant war, where the president of her country was said to eat his political opponents. At age 9, Phiona found there was a chess club that would give her a bowl of porridge to eat if she played chess there. As there was no food in her home, she went there every day. Within a few years, she won both the school championship and the junior chess championship of her country.
Phiona's Greatest Games of Chess
Practical Advice from America's Most Relentless Tournament Players
You're booked up on your openings and know the Philidor and Lucena positions hands down, but how to convert all that theoretical knowledge into points against flesh-and-blood opponents? Jay Bonin, the “Iron Man of Chess,” shares the keys to victory as he's learned them over four decades of competitive play.
Presented by GM Bryan Smith
Rook endings are among the most difficult in chess. Rook and Pawn endings have their own special rules and a special way of calculation. Bryan examines various rook endings resulting from different openings played through to conclusion. Learn what to think about and step by step how to assess the board.
Exploring Rook Endgames - Chess Lecture - Volume 160 - 2 DVDs
The positional exchange sacrifice is one of the most powerful and fascinating strategic weapons in chess. On this DVD Sergey Tiviakov explains why the positional exchange sacrifice is such a strong weapon and how to use it. This DVD is based on 35 games or positions from the practice of the World Champions such as Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Garry Kasparov and other strong players who used the positional exchange sacrifice to initiate brilliant attacks or defend difficult positions.
The Art of the Positional Exchange Sacrifice - Sergei Tiviakov
From Practical Games of 2016
The new book contains 551 puzzles divided into 3 chapters. You will fi nd a huge range of tactical ideas that you can use in your own games! All the puzzles have been collected from practical games throughout 2016.
Greatest 551 Puzzles
IM Nisha Mohota: “On this DVD I show and explain elements of chess strategy and tactics every player should know. I offer guidelines to steer you through the opening, show basic endgames, help you to understand fundamental pawn structures, and explain principles and patterns of attack and defense.
Strengthen Your Chess Foundation - Nisha Mohota
Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software.
Chess Informant - Issue 130
After his outstanding book from 2008, 'Winning Chess Middlegames', Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills. In his well known style, Sokolov focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegame. As usual, Ivan breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Many were extracted from the very recent top level tournament practice. Volume 2 will be published later in 2017.
Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 1
In the late 1990s, five books, each dedicated to a unique tactical theme, and each with approximately 100 pages, were published by the late Russian correspondence master Victor Charushin. All seven titles were then combined into one comprehensive volume - The Tactician's Handbook. To create this book, German grandmaster Karsten Müller has carefully reviewed and then selected the material he thought most enlightening. Then instructive exercises were added. All the analysis has been checked by the silicon monster, while Charushin’s notes and comments were revised where necessary.
The Tactician's Handbook
50 Challenging Chess Puzzles for Experience Players
This book contains 50 advanced chess puzzles for experienced players. There are dozens of each of the following puzzles: Mate in 3, Mate in 4, Mate in 5 and an additional 14 puzzles that will challenge you to find the best move to win material and create winning positions
In Dynamic Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand continues his investigation into decision-making at the top level, discussing some of his best games as well as his worst slips, giving the reader a unique insight into the mind of a world-class grandmaster.
Dynamic Decision Making in Chess - HARDCOVER