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
This second volume contains Gata Kamsky's most memorable games of chess. This particular volume covers the period after his return to the game. Volume one covered the period before his early retirement and volume 3 contained his most recent games.
The Chess Gamer - Volume 2 - Return (2004-2013)
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
Awakening - 1989-1996
Gata Kamsky was born on the 2nd of June 1974 in Siberia, Russia. At the age of six he moved to Leningrad, where he became a student of the renowned trainer Vladimir Zak. He moved to the USA in 1989. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Touro Law Center in New York. He became a Grandmaster at the age of sixteen, is a five-time US Champion and six-time US Olympiad team member, was the 1996 FIDE World Championship challenger, 2007 FIDE World Cup Winner and 2010 World Rapid Chess Champion. He was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2016.
Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer - Vol. 1
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
The Queen's Indian Defence has the reputation of a very reliable system for Black. Although his chances of obtaining sharp double-edged positions are restricted, good knowledge of piece set-ups and different plans should offer Black chances of seizing the initiative even in calm variations.
Play the Queen's Indian Defence
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
Find the Right Plan to Outplay Your Opponent
Books on chess exercises are usually about tactics. But in most of the positions that you think about during a game, there is no tactical solution. What you are doing most of the time is trying to find a way to improve your position or weaken your opponent's, by applying strategic rules. Experienced chess trainer Emmanuel Bricard has created a practical exercise manual with carefully selected and tested training positions that teach you how to develop the right plan.
Strategic Chess Exercises
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
An Opening Repertoire for Black
This book presents an opening repertoire for Black to players who are not excited by defending the dull endgames in the “Berlin Wall” variation and who strive for initiative, counterplay and a tense fight, having in mind the strategy of reliability defined by Tigran Petrosian.
The Spanish Main Road
Botvinnik v. Bronstein
The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game.
The World Chess Championship - 1951
International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Santa Monica, CA in August 1966
Ten of the world's strongest chess players competed in the strongest chess tournament ever held in the US. All ten of the players have provided annotations to their games. Every one of the 90 games in the tournament is annotated. All the games have been converted to modern Algebraic Notation with diagrams. The games are annotated by Jan H. Donner, Robert Fischer, Borislav Ivkov, Bent Larsen, Miguel Najdorf, Tigran Petrosian, Lajos Portisch, Samuel Reshevsky, Boris Spassky, and Wolfgang Unzicker. Introduction by Gregor Piatigorsky. Edited by Isaac Kashdan with a new foreword by Sam Sloan.
Second Piatigorsky Cup International
International Grandmaster Chess Tournament Held in Los Angeles, CA in August 1963
To help bring to the United States chess of the highest quality in the world, Mrs. Gregor Piatigorsky and her husband, the world renowned cellist, created the Piatigorsky Cup as a symbol of excellence in chess. Along with the trophy went the finest playing conditions and the highest prizes ever offered for any chess event. For the first time since 1932, a world chess champion appeared in an American tournament when Tigran Petrosian, USSR, joined seven other of the greatest international grandmasters in a month of competition at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
First Piatigorsky Cup International
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
Each book contains a biography of the chess player, his 30 games with commentary as well as 100 ones with no commentary in the period from 1991-1995.
CLEARANCE - Chess Emperors - Gata Kamsky
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