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The American Chess Magazine brings you 152 colorful pages, packed with amazing chess material, ranging from world class play to local State news and games. Instructive and entertaining games from recent events are presented with outstanding annotations, while special attention is given to overviews of latest trends in the openings, and explanations of practical endgame techniques. Here's your chance to subscribe and save 20% off MSRP and receive FREE SHIPPING!
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The American Chess Magazine brings you 100 colorful pages, packed with amazing chess material, ranging from world class play to local State news and games. Instructive and entertaining games from recent events are presented with outstanding annotations, while special attention is given to overviews of latest trends in the openings, and explanations of practical endgame techniques. Here's your chance to subscribe and save 20% off MSRP and receive FREE SHIPPING!
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Endgame studies and mating problems to enhance your tactical ability
Rewire Your Chess Brain is not your average chess book. It does not deal with opening theory or middlegame strategy. It focuses purely on problems and studies, all of which are the results of artificial construction rather than scenes from real-life battles.
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In the Alapin System White's strategic idea is extremely simple. He prepares to advance with d2-d4, to build a solid pawn center and then dictate the play. He will have to pay for this with the fact that his queen's knight has been deprived of the best square for its development, but it may have other suitable squares (in many variations this will be not the d2-square but a3). Secondly, it very often happens that after d4 cxd4 cxd4, White's queen's knight still gets access to its best square on c3. The modern evaluation of this system is that Black has comfortable enough lines in which he can obtain an acceptable game. The authors try to prove that not all of these lines are equally good.
PRE-ORDER - Squeezing the Sicilian - The Alapin Variation
This book presents a full repertoire based on the Gligoric System against the King’s Indian Defence – 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3. The key point of this set-up is that White does not commit his king to any flank, at least for a while. That makes Black’s thematic attack with ...f5-f4, ...g4 pointless and allows White to play chess without having to memorise tons of variations. The authors focus on typical positions and methods of handling them, which is essential for the Gligoric System.
PRE-ORDER - Squeezing the King's Indian Defence
In this book, GM Christian Bauer explains how to use this powerful weapon drawing from his own successful experiences. He is not shy to show you the fundamental ideas, the traps, the pitfalls and naturally the move order subtleties which play such an important role in our modern game of chess. We are convinced this book will give you plenty of confidence and make your opponent think more than twice.
PRE-ORDER - The Modernized Nimzowich 1.e4 Nc6!
In this third volume, the authors explain that in chess there are four main tactical elements (check, pin, double attack and unprotected pieces).
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Years of coaching experience as well as independent research has allowed the author to identify the key skills that will enhance the progress of just about any player rated between 1600 and 2500. Becoming a strong chess thinker is namely not only reserved exclusively for elite players, but actually constitutes the cornerstone of chess training, being no less important than memorizing opening theory, acquiring middlegame knowledge or practicing endgames.
PRE-ORDER - Universal Chess Training
This book shows not only how you can create opportunities to win, but, having the right positions it shows how to bring about the win. This gives you training in the finer points of chess play and opens your eyes to a side of chess you may never have suspected.
In Decision Making in Major Piece Endings former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames involving rooks or queens, as well as the often neglected “4th Phase.” Countless games are decided by good or bad technique in such endgames, so readers are certain to benefit from the insights of a world-class Grandmaster on this vital topic.
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In Technical Decision Making in Chess former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames and positions where one side possesses a structural or material advantage. This investigation into a top Grandmaster’s technical understanding will illuminate difficult parts of the game that many players find elusive. Concepts like the “Zone of one mistake” are certain to be a revelation to many.
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The fifth volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series provides a top-class repertoire against the Alekhine, Scandinavian, Pirc and Modern Defences, plus various offbeat alternatives Black may try. Negi’s latest work continues the winning formula of his previous books: the 1.e4 repertoire is founded on established main lines and turbo-charged with the innovative ideas of a world-class theoretician, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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The man, the player, the riddle, and the colorful characters who surrounded him.
Bobby Fischer and His World is brought to life through a potpourri of first-hand accounts, interviews, letters, and articles by and about the colorful characters that inhabited Fischer’s world. Unifying this wide-ranging tale are over 100 photos and illustrations and 99 newly annotated games.
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Typical Structures and Strategic Manoeuvres
If you want to improve your middlegame play, you will have to develop a FEEL for positions. That's what Boris Zlotnik has been stressing during his long and rich trainer's career. Clicking through concrete variations (a popular pastime in the computer era) is not enough. To guide your thinking during a game you should be able to fall back on a reservoir of typical ideas and methods.
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What You Can Learn From Tigran Petrosian's Extraordinary Defensive Skills
This book aims to help amateur players improve the standard of their defensive play. In many training programs a serious analysis of the art of defense is lacking. That explains why most club players are much better at attacking than at coping with adversity and difficult positions. ‘Defend Like Petrosian' points the way to creative solutions and will help you save lots of points.
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A Practical Guide to Take Your Chess to the Next Level
This book is based on real amateur games and shows you how an average club player can proceed through the ranks and reach master level. It is a hard struggle, nothing comes for free and your path will be strewn with set-backs and disappointments. Just like real life.
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Learn From the Greatest Players Ever
Benjamin presents two games by each champion, concentrating on verbal instruction rather than variations. Magic names such as Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, Kasparov,they're all there, up to current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. How do they open the game? How do they develop their pieces? How do they conduct an attack or defend when necessary? All this is explained in lessons accessible to every post-beginners.
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My 100 Best Games
For this definitive collection, Timman has revisited his career and subjected his finest efforts to fresh analysis supported by modern technology. The result is startling and fascinating. From the games that he chose for his Timman’s Selected Games (1994, also published as Chess the Adventurous Way), only 10(!) made the cut. Some games that he had been proud of turned out to be flawed, others that he remembered as messy were actually well played.
PRE-ORDER - Timman's Triumphs
A Feast of Chess in Time of Plague
Another ground-breaking work from Vladimir Tukmakov, bringing the story of the Candidates 2020. According to his observations and analysis the players were ready to fight for a place to challenge the World Champion. However no one could have even imagined how difficult the road to that tournament would be nor how unexpected the outcome. Yet the significance of the actual numbers in this dramatic epic is hard to overestimate which is why the author will attempt to play the role of chronicler and try to describe as accurately as possible the key moments of this historic event.
Candidates Tournament 2020 - Part 1 - Yekaterinburg
The present Volume I takes the reader on a journey from Tigran’s childhood, through the war years, successes in Georgian and Armenian national championships, his emergence as an elite player winning the Soviet championship and Olympic gold, and victory at the famous 1962 Candidates Tournament in Curacao.
Petrosian - Year by Year - Volume I (1942-1962)
History of Chess in Paintings
Chess in Art is a unique book, which presents the artist's relationship with the game of chess. On 317 pages the author captures 800 years of this relationship influenced by social, political, industrial and technological advancement. The book includes paintings created by more than 700 artists, with a detailed instruction of how artists throughout history have perceived the game of kings.
Chess In Art
In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding "Game of the Century," played when he was only 15 years old!
My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer in Russian
This book has been published several different times under several different names. The question is: Are these composed problems or are these a collection of positions from actual games? "In my opinion these are composed problems. I can not find any of these positions that arose in an actual game." - Sam Sloan. So in solving these you should ask the questions you would ask in a composed problem. Why are the pieces of the losing side in such an awkward position? I actually had a dream about this, thinking about this question. See if you can create a game in which these positions actually arise? You will find you cannot do it
1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
Odessky's Sparkling Lines and Deadly Traps
Odessky admits that some of his lines may objectively be somewhat dubious. But in blitz and rapid games they will lead to spectacular play and many surprising wins. Ilya Odessky will entertain, amuse and surprise you in this highly unusual chess opening book full of ultra-romantic chess.
Winning Quickly with 1.b3 and 1...b6
The Sicilian Defense, which is suitable for players of all levels, has long been the most played opening against 1.e2-e4 and its popularity continues to grow. The reason is that sharp and complicated positions arise, which offer black excellent dynamic counter play.
Modern Sicilian - Properly Played
The Main Lines
In this, the second book in his two-volume work, GM Martyn Kravtsiv shines the spotlight on the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4). Most chess players learn the basics of this opening as beginners, yet it contains enough depth and complexity to provide the world’s best players with a rich and ever-evolving battleground.
The Italian Renaissance - Volume II
Move Orders, Tricks & Alternatives
With the seemingly bulletproof Berlin Wall and Marshall Attack continuing to thwart White’s best efforts to find an advantage in the Ruy Lopez, many top players have incorporated the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4) along with the related Bishop’s Opening (2.Bc4) into their repertoires. In this two-volume work, GM Martyn Kravtsiv shares his insights on this Italian Renaissance from White’s perspective.
The Italian Renaissance - Volume I
So now, as an edition specially prepared for this Championship and intended for all participants, there has come out "Chess School 2". Introduction of chess in school is definitely the noblest mission which can be carried out in a country. Many chess nations have come a long way in this project, some are preparing for it.
Chess School 2
Like the previous books, Chess School 5 consists of three parts. The first part deals with queen endings. The second part is the chapter "Wonderful world of chess combinations"; here, a new theory of combinations and classification is presented, one that takes Botvinnik's definition of a chess combination as the starting point. The third part contains strategic motifs.
Chess School 5
Content of "Chess School 3" consists of lectures which resulted from work with most successful students. The book is divided into three parts: Rook endings, Miraculous world of combinations, and Strategic moves I and II
Chess School 3
Elaborating on the topics, FIDE trainer Slobodan Mirkovic carefully uses examples from chess classics to nowadays. Considering the author's methodical approach it is conclusive that besides theoretical knowledge he has a wide range of practical experience gained through playing chess actively and coaching.
Chess School 1
Like the previous books, Chess School 4 consists of three parts. The first part deals with chess endings, those in which the rook is the most powerful piece on the board. The second part is the chapter "Wonderful world of chess combinations"; here, a new theory of combinations and classification is presented, one that takes Botvinnik's definition of a chess combination as the starting point. The third part contains strategic motifs.
Chess School 4
Translated into Russian
Bobby Fischer won more than three hundred other games against top opponents. After winning 22 games in a row, it was thought Fischer could not be beaten. But he proves he can be beaten! Here he explains why Fischer lost every game he lost.
How to Beat Bobby Fischer
This magnificent compilation of chess form the basis of the first part of Garry Kasparov's definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play of his predecessors to a rigorous analysis.
Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors - Part I
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