The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
The ideas and plans behind each line are explained in detail to ensure that the reader understands them properly instead of just playing moves that he has learned by heart. Even the sense and purpose of single moves are ex- plained, if they are not quite obvious.
Openings Semi-Open Games
The 'Reti Opening' 1.Ng1-f3 d7-d5 2.c2-c4 is quiet and solid and usually leads to the middle game without greater tactical complications. Therefore, the arising positions require more positional understanding than tactical skills. The book is primarily intended for amateurs looking to expand their opening repertoire with a solid, yet easy-to-learn opening.
The Reti Opening - Properly Played
Read - Understand - Play
What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question has resulted in this book, which gives explanations to help the reader understand the Sicilian Defense and instructions to show him how to use it. And no matter if he is little or even completely unfamiliar with opening theory, this book gives him easy access to this difficult and comprehensive field.
Openings - The Sicilian Defense
Fabiano Caruana vs. Magnus Carlsen
In this book all the games are analyzed in detail and commented in an entertaining and understandable way. In addition, it also offers a close look at the framework conditions and the events that led to the finale.
World Chess Championship 2018
Read - Understand - Play
What does a chess player need who is familiar with the rules, but often gets into trouble right away in the opening? This question was the starting point for the authors before they began to compile their material. The result is a book (the first of a small series) that gives explanations to help the reader understand the openings that arise after the initial moves 1.e4 e5 (e.g. such renowned and important openings as the 'Ruy Lopez', the 'Four Knights Game' or the 'King's Gambit') – and instructions to show him how to use them.
Openings - Open Games
Any player who prefers to rely on main lines will be well acquainted with the problem of the sheer masses of opening theory. And as they do not stop growing, there's always the risk that sooner or later they will grow over one's head. Therefore, the wish for a simpler approach is understandable. The wish for an opening that does not necessarily aim for the earliest possible advantage. The wish for general conditions which ensure that the beginning of the game can be carried out without great risks and that the actual combat action begins in the middle game. And, indeed, such an opening does exist - the so-called 'King's Indian Attack'.
The King's Indian Attack - Properly Played
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them. This is a complete book on different checkmate strategies.
The Queenside Fianchetto Factor. In the first full book to examine 2.b3 against the Sicilian, French and Caro-Kann, mainlines, interesting sidelines and current theory are reviewed. In addition, what actually happens in modern practice is surveyed. With 2.b3, you will have one more arrow in your theoretical quiver to battle Black. And, like it or not, Black will be compelled to do deal with the queenside fianchetto factor.
Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2. b3
Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3 concludes this ambitious three-volume series by offering a comprehensive repertoire against the Advance, Tarrasch, and other alternatives to 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3.
Grandmaster Repertoire 16 - The French Defence - Vol. 3
The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle.
Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 2
The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Black invites his opponent to gain space in the centre, with the intention of undermining the enemy position and launching a counterattack. Although the amount of theory has expanded in recent years, the French often leads to positions where positional and strategic understanding prove more relevant than long sequences of computer-generated moves. Grandmaster Repertoire 14 - The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White's major possibilities
Grandmaster Repertoire - The French Defence - Vol. 1
This is essentially a book on chess history, showing how different styles of chess play became popular and flourished and then faded in popularity, such as for example the Hyper-Modern Style of play that became ''All the Rage'' in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Development of Chess Style
This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion.
The Logical Approach to Chess
This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously.
Adventures of a Chess Master
The pamphlet is primarily a publicity brochure for George Koltanowski and was issued in 1997 to celebrate his 50th year as chess editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. A considerable amount of information about Koltanowski is provided in addition to 50 very brief chess openings leading to an early win.
CLEARANCE - 50 Shortcuts to Chess Victory
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The moves 1. e4 e5 2. f3 c6 3. b5 take us to the array of the Ruy Lopez, the most famous of all chess openings. First recommended by the Spanish monk Ruy Lopez in the 16th Century, its strategic wealth and complexity making it a horn of plenty for creative players, have ensured the evergreen appeal of the opening. White launches a concerted attack on the e5 pawn, trying to seize the initiative in the centre. His strong grip on the game has spurred the invention of many defenses, a promising modern one of which has been widely surveyed to write this book.
CLEARANCE - Arkhangelsk System in the Ruy Lopez
This book entails the Openings of the English in the Flohr Mikenas variation. (A18-A19)
CLEARANCE - Flohr-Mikenas System in the English Opening (A18-A19)
In present tournament practice the Slav Defence is an extremely popular opening system, as it is based upon proven defenses to be found in modern opening theory. The Botvinnik Variation represents an exception as it is characterized by extreme rigour in the tactical fight and by the complexity of its strategy.
CLEARANCE - Semi-Slav Defence - Botvinnik Variation D44
The Arkhangelsk System in the Ruy Lopez (spanish Game), features a fianchetto of the Black Queen's Bishop. The variations of the system have received the greatest attention in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This is the first detailed analysis of the variation in English, and includes illustrative games along with the thorough analysis. The line deserves careful consideration as an alternative to the more commonly played lines.
CLEARANCE - Arkhangelsk System in the Ruy Lopez
This study presents an up-to-date thorough analysis of current practice in the line, together with twenty annotated illustrative games.
CLEARANCE - Flohr-Mikenas System - English Opening
The games illustrate play by some of today's strongest masters to guide the reader in his study of this reliable opening system.
CLEARANCE - Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange Variation