For more than thirty years Anatoly Karpov has been wholly committed to the Classical Variation of the Caro-Kann at top tournaments, including world championship matches. This publication focuses on the currently most popular system of the Caro-Kann (1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 de 4. Ne4 Bf5). Once you crack open this book you'll explore the path taken by Karpov and Podgaets, step by step, move by move. This is the path of groundbreaking discoveries and stunning victories.
The Caro-Kann Defense - Classical Variation
In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
Jacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice. Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill.
Grandmaster Preparation - Endgame Play
In Positional Play Jacob Aagaard shares his simple three-step tool of positional analysis that he has used with club players and famous grandmasters to improve their positional decision-making. Working from the starting point that all players who aspire to play at international level have a certain amount of positional understanding, Aagaard lays out an easy-to-follow training plan that will improve everyone's intuition and positional decision-making.
Grandmaster Preparation - Positional Play - PAPERBACK
If you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation
The Tarrasch Defense arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3._c3 c5 and leads to wildly complex and dynamic play. With deep analysis and countless novelties, Ntirlis and Aagaard have revived the coolest classical chess opening for use by grandmasters and amateurs in the 21st century.
The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10
The Louis D. Statham Chess Tournaments - 1971-1980
The Lone Pine tournaments were the strongest and most prestigious Swiss System tournaments in the world during the ten year period from 1971 to 1980. This RHM Series of high quality chess books was the brain child of Sidney Fried (born 22 June 1919 - died 1 June 1991). Sidney Fried was not a strong player but was an aficionado or big fan of chess.
The Best of Lone Pine
Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation
Learn to Identify and Exploit Small Advantages
The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'. In this valuable book, Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox.
EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess
Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances
Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard, 239pp. (Everyman 2004) Being able to solve puzzles and combinations is one of the principal components of a successful chess player. But how can one improve on such an important skill? How can one acquire combinational vision? The answer lies within the pages of this book! Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. Is also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain, and here there is a wealth of exercises and problems to solve accompanied by the full solutions and explanations.
EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play
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.
EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess
This book is especially useful for players who have neither the time nor inclination to learn reams of the latest opening theory. Throughout this work, Aagaard & Lund delve into the strategies, ideas and tactics for Black, while also showing the possible traps and pitfalls.
EBOOK - Meeting 1. d4
Some players become good at chess, some very good, while others excel at the game. Jacob Aagaard identifies the key factors that separate the very strong players from the rest. He includes chapters on when to calculate, how to evaluate positions, how to study theory, how to study the endgame and when to force the position.
EBOOK - Excelling at Chess
Correspondence Chess Yearbook
Completeness and clarity, along with excellent graphic quality and the vast compendium of explicative games, are the hallmarks of this series which aims to serve as an indispensable reference point both for the tournament and the correspondence player.
CLEARANCE - Correspondence Chess Yearbook - Volume 12
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The variation to be dealt with in this book, which at the moment is one of the most frequently played of the Sicilian Defense, in reality began to be played in the decade between 1940 and 1950. It was in this period that the Grand Master Miguel Najdorf used it with great success in master tournaments and for this reason it is known by his name.
CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defence Najdorf B98-B99
Tactics are the fun in the game of chess! This book teaches the fundamentals of tactics, with instructions specifically designed to get the reader to use the knowledge in their games.
CLEARANCE - The Chess Tactician's Handbook
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Format-cm 24 x 17; Pag. 240 in each volume; Algebraic annotation with figurines; Opening Classification ECO; Approx. 400 games plus theoretic and written articles in each number; Ranking and results tables of the most prestigious tournaments.
The Caro-Kann Defence Knight Variation
Unorthodox Ways to Win With White!
The Sicilian Defense remains the most played opening in tournaments. It is the most thoroughly and deeply analysed openings, with 240 page studies of a single variation, and new theory evolving every month. It is no wonder that many players seek to avoid the complications of facing the most analysed lines and turn to the less explored byways. That is the theme of this book: win with the unorthodox Sicilian lines. A quick glance at the roster of players employing the offbeat lines will show that every top Grandmaster is using this strategy also. So here is a recipe for taking your opponent out of his book and winning!
CLEARANCE - The Offbeat Sicilian
The openings at Black's disposal against 1 d4 fall roughly into three categorgies. He can choose the safe but stodgy Queen's Gambit Declined (the QGD is out od favor these days); he can play the sharp but risky "Indian" openings such as the King's Indian, Modern Benoni, Benko Gambit etc.; or he can opt for the family of openinngs which constitutes the middle ground between the above extremes - the Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian and Bogo-Indian defenses.
CLEARANCE - Queen's Indian Defense - Recent Developments in 4. a3
Two of America's top rated players present an up-to-date study of an opening which was once casually dismissed as suspect, but more recently has been played at the top levels of international chess. Bent Larsen's stunning defeat of World Champion Karpov at Montreal '79 with the Center Counter focused attention on the line. Former U.S. Champion and International Master John Grefe has teamed up with 1981 U.S. Open Co-Champion Jeremy Silman to present a clear picture of the current status of theory in the Center Counter.
CLEARANCE - Center Counter
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