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This book is the second volume in the authors' acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous work, Understanding Rook Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail.
Understanding Minor Piece Endgames
How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
How good are you at bringing in the full point when you hold a clear advantage or are just plain winning? An honest response to this question is likely to evoke some painful memories. Perhaps the single greatest frustration for club level chess players is that time and again they see wins turn into draws or even losses. Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert favourable imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. His examples are compelling, his explanations are captivating and often funny.
How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves
Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.
Better Thinking, Better Chess
The Challenges of Chess Parenting
The December 2018 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the Challenge of Chess Parenting by Jennifer Vallens. Other articles include "The Victorious Eight" and "World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled".
Chess Life Magazine - December 2018 Issue
Bughouse is just one of the variants FM Mike "FunMaster" Klein explores
The December 2018 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! It's Your Move, You can do it! by ICCM Jon Edwards, Chess Kids, Avoid The Trap!, 960 bugs on my chessboard, Junior Grand Prix and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - December 2018 Issue
The first week of November 2016, hundreds descended on the city’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin—what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In this book, he captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
Caruana - Move by Move
With twenty-five years' experience getting underprivileged kids to achieve beyond all expectations, Cripe now takes his holistic instructional methods to the chess arena. Designed for both chess novices and their coaches, The Learning Spiral sets out the theory, explains how it works, and then applies it with more than 400 positions for the student to solve.
The Learning Spiral - A New Way to Teach and Study Chess
Challenging Human Supremacy in Chess
The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. "
Man Vs. Machine
100 Amamzing Ways to Win in the Opening
Chess Opening Traps for Kids is a serious course on how to play the opening, illustrated with memorable and entertaining examples. By focusing on 100 key themes, Graham Burgess explains how to use opening tricks to our advantage. Every opening features hidden dangers for both players, so we need to avoid pitfalls while making full use of tactics to achieve the opening goals of purposeful development and central control.
Chess Opening Traps for Kids
Timur Flies High
The November 2018 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Blindfold King Timur Gareyev plays ambitious, take-it-all chess to win the U.S. Open as told by Al Lawrence. Other articles include "Caruana versus Carlsen" and "Novelties & negotiations at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup".
Chess Life Magazine - November 2018 Issue
We are very proud to present the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh. A total of 8 endgame books will take you step-by-step from king & pawn endgames all the way through to extremely complex and materially-unbalanced endgames.
The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Typical Rook Endgames
Learning the Najdorf will help all players to understand Sicilians in a better way. Different aspects of chess such as defence, attack and sacrifice, positional themes and tactical storms, can be found in this book.
The Modernized Najdorf
The Reti opening has been quite popular in recent years. In the 'Modernized Reti', the author explains how this subtle opening needs to be handled. With many transpositions into different types of positions, it is one of the richest White choices has when starting the game. If you are looking for a refined, positional and dynamic way to play as White, this book will show you the way!
The Modernized Reti - Revised Extended Edition
The 188 puzzles in this book are for the serious chess player! The Essentials section tests the student on the five disciplines of chess and the Challenge section tests the student on the advanced concepts of the Blue Belt level.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Puzzles
Learning from the Masters – Morphy’s famous game, and Capablanca’s endgames, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Endgame strategy, pawn structure, and the popular Fried Liver Attack are also inside this book!
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Lessons
17 Mini-lessons throughout the Puzzle Pack offer refreshers to help students solve the over 150 puzzles of gradually-increasing difficulty. There are 7 sections including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Puzzles
Besides the 7 sections found in all the other levels with over 150 puzzles to solve, the Black Puzzle Pack has four bonus sections: Famous Compositions, Triple Loyds, “Are You Smarter than a Chess Master?”, and Blindfold Chess.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Puzzles
Learn the best placement and purpose of your pieces in each stage of the game in these 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Readers also learn the main theory and traps in the Queen’s Gambit, plus much more.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Lessons
Students will be confident with their notation after recording their answers for many of the over 140 puzzles and 18 mini-lessons covering Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and a Challenge section to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Puzzles
Learn the main lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, in these 10 lessons that also include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Rook & Pawn endgames are the most common in chess, so knowing these is mandatory for the improving player.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Lessons
Students’ knowledge of the material in the White and Yellow Belts, plus the Q & K vs K Mate technique are tested in the Essentials section. The 22 mini-lessons and 145 puzzles in the Orange Puzzle Pack reinforce Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Puzzles
“Advanced Pawn Play” kicks off this book of 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Other lessons include the Lucena Position, and the King’s Indian Defense.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Lessons
Four full-page endgame lessons reinforce the students’ understanding of important endgame ideas. There are 7 sections with 140 puzzles that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge Puzzles to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Puzzles
An easy-to-understand introduction to the game, 10 lessons including Coach Jay's "five disciplines of chess" - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Comic-style drawings of the chess pieces help kids understand rules and strategies and make the learning fun.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Lessons
Even Masters can learn a thing or two in these 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. This book features both battles (Knights vs. Pawns, Rooks vs. Pawns, Bishops vs. Knights) and the ultimate collaborative effort (B & N Mate). Readers will also get advice on how to build an opening repertoire.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Lessons
The Purple Puzzle Pack encourages students to avoid the temptation to trade for no reason. It also includes Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain. Over 155 puzzles to solve!
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Puzzles
The first steps towards being a real student of the game, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Indispensable lessons include learning notation, checkmate with a queen and king, pins & skewers, and Scholar’s Mate (as White & Black).
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Lessons
Nakamura vs Nascar
American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of four awards by the Chess Journalists of America in 2017, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 8
In this book, IM Raja Panjwani presents the Hyper Accelerated Dragon. He demonstrates from the second move a dynamic way to fight 1. e4. He covers all of White's main variations and sidelines and even the most critical 'Maroczy bind' gets a new treatment. Raja's book is recommended for all players that are eager to enter the critical lines in this exciting Sicilian.
The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION
Direct Attacking Moves
The October 2018 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Direct Attacking moves by deconstructing the Myth of Brilliant Attacking Play by IM Erik Kislik. Other articles include "Luck and Skill at the World Open" and "The U.S. World Senior Team has a golden moment in Dresden"
Chess Life Magazine - October 2018 Issue
It has been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested in the opening, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around an opening when the opponent deviates from theory. This is why Herman treats the study of openings in a completely different way. In this book, he discusses the backgrounds of openings, provides guidelines and explains in an instructive and accessible way the basic principles of a position. In this book, the first in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Ruy Lopez and Italian openings.
Understanding Before Moving - Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures
2018 Junior Champs: GM Awonder Liang and FM Carissa Yip win in St. Louis
The October 2018 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! It's Your Move, You can do it! by ICCM Jon Edwards, Chess Kids, Avoid The Trap!, U.S. Junior & U.S. Junior Girls' Championships and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - October 2018 Issue
Choose from a huge selection of chess books, including a wide variety of topics, players and strategies from The House of Staunton. There is a chess book for nearly every chess move or chess defense you can think of. Looking for a chess book talking about a specific chess player? Browse the many different miscellaneous chess books available. Need to strengthen your opening game? Middle game? Or maybe your end game is lacking. There are chess books covering all of these topics and much more. The purpose of a majority of the chess books available is to serve as guides for beginners and advanced chess players alike, and to address different tactics and strategies to help improve your game. There are also biographical chess books that talk about specific Chess Players such as Magnus Carlsen or Vishwanthan Anand if you are interested in reading about a chess player and their life.