The most important endgames to study and learn are King and Pawn Endgames and Rook and Pawn Endgames. Knowing rook and pawn endgames is like having money in a savings account, as they come up all the time. Be sure to take time and learn all the rook and pawn against rook endgames.
Basic Chess Endings
An Elementary Text Book for Beginners, Which Teaches Chess By A New, Easy and Comprehensive Technique
German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher, Emanuel Lasker, PhD (1868–1941), who was World Chess Champion from 1894 to 1921, reveals his secrets in this classic how-to chess primer. In his prime the author was one of the most dominant champions. He is still generally regarded today as one of the greatest chess players ever.
Lasker's How to Play Chess
“Tactics,” said a famous chessmaster, “is 99% of chess.” It follows that the most effective way to increase your playing strength is to master the tactical aspect of chess. There is no surer or easier or more enjoyable way to acquire this vital chess skill than by studying Rudolf Spielmann's authoritative work on “the art of sacrifice in chess.”
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
A Primer of Chess teaches you how to find the good moves. When it is your turn to move, your objective as a chess player should be to find a good move. If every move you play in the game is a good move, you will win, usually because your opponent will throw himself on the sword.
A Primer of Chess
His Life, His Games, and His Writings
C.J.S. Purdy, Australia's greatest chess player and the first World Correspondence Chess Champion, was widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest chess writers and teachers. In this book the editors present not only an absorbing account of Pudy's life and a collections of 50 of his best games, but also a sample of over 30 of his instructional articles. These articles, written in Purdy's inimitable style, cover all phases of the game and make this book a must for all serious chess students.
C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion
Everybody knows (or ought to know) of the meteoric career of Paul Morphy, who vanquished the mighty paladins of chess and became the first uncrowned champion of the world. And everyone enjoys (or ought to enjoy) the games, the men and the scene when Morphy reigned supreme.
Paul Morphy and the Golden Age of Chess
William Ewart Napier, renowned for his pithy remarks that are legendary in chess literature circles, had published three units (collections) of chess games between 1934-1935. This book, the first of those units, contains one hundred of the most unbelievable, but real chess games ever played. Each game is proceeded by a comment about the game or the players written by Napier.
Napier's Amenities and Background of Chess-Play
A History of the Highest American Chess Title, With the 1973 Matches Annotated
US Championship Chess is unique in the presentation, combining history with history-in-the-making for a new and pleasurable experience in chess study. Part I is a history of the U. S. Chess championship by David Daniels; Part II consists of the complete games of the 1973 tournament, annotated by William Lombardy.
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.
This is a collection of opening traps by Grandmaster William Lombardy. The traps are great and cover every opening system. They need to be studied.
Modern Chess Opening Traps
An Invitation Into the Hallowed Halls of the Chess Masters
Here are the colorful personalities, the scandals and the great blunders of the champions that make up the chess panorama. Light in tone sometimes humorous and always entertaining these stories illustrated with game diagrams offer a marvelous introduction to the world of chess.
Fred Reinfeld found that there were many great games by Alekhine that were not included in his My Games Book. Fred set about collecting and going though these games. He found 102 interesting and exciting games not found in the other volumes. So he called it “The Unknown Alekhine”. These games are all thoroughly annotated in Descriptive Notation.
The Unknown Alekhine - 1905-1914
Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings is a book of witty remarks about unusual chess positions and strange games by famous old chess masters. Here is a delightful addition to the chess library, a collection of witty and lively articles on all aspects of the game. Bruce Hayden is a chess writer of repute, a skilled player and as a commentator he possesses in addition to considerable learning a quick sense of the strange and curious.
Cabbage Heads and Chess Kings
This major work of the famous Russian chess openings theorist Alexei Sokolsky is distinguished by its original approach to the subject. Whereas other standard books deal with openings mainly in the form of lines and variations, Sokolsky's is a distinctive and analytical treatment. The effect of the openings on the game as it proceeds is explained and developed.
The Modern Openings in Theory and Practice
The Chess Legacy of Jose Raul Capablanca
Last Lectures is, as the name suggests, a series of lectures given over the radio by former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca just a few months before he died. While he was preparing these lectures, he dictated them to his wife, Olga Capablanca, who typed them. As a result, we have them today. Perhaps more than any other player in the history of chess, Jose Raoul Capablanca was noted for his ability to cut through the complexities of modern chess theory and find the winning line in grandmaster tournament play.
What does a chessmaster think when he prepares his next move? How are his thoughts organized? Which methods and strategies does he use by solving his problem of choice? To answer these questions, the author did an experimental study in 1938, to which famous chessmasters participated (Alekhine, Max Euwe and Flohr). This book is still useful for everybody who studies cognition and artificial intelligence.
Thought and Choice in Chess
Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
Chosen and Annotated by Golembek
In this volume Harry Golombek, the distinguished chess correspondent of the times and one of Great Britain's leading players, has bought together Capablanca's Hundred Best Games. These will provide the expert as well as the beginner with a new insight into the master's extraordinary grasp of the game's fundamental strategic principles, the brilliance of his tactical development. Golombek's clearly written notes highlight the games most crucial phases and provide the reader with many interesting clues as to possible variations.
Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess
With Chapters by B. Goulding Brown and H. Golombek
Among the papers left by the late H. J. R. Murray was the typeset of A Short History of Chess which he wrote in 1917. This was not an abridgment of the standard work he had published some years earlier but a new and original brief history of the game from its beginnings until 1866. It has been brought up to date by Mr. B. Goulding Brown and Mr. Harry Golombek, covering the periods from 1866 to almost the present including the modern World Championships.
A Short History of Chess
This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky.
Reshevsky Teaches Chess
This is a collection of problems and puzzles selected by Charles Dealtry Locock, a British Amateur Chess Champion, which he found to be the most valuable in teaching his students how to attack. These are problems which have a practical application. The author used them to teach attacking chess to hundreds of students. The theme of this book is how to use your imagination to develop a winning attack.
Imagination in Chess
A Collection of 160 Brilliant Chess Endings
To the chessplayer, composed endings are an inexhaustible source of entertainment-and this book contains 160 of the most beautiful, most brilliant endings ever composed. These compositions are remarkable enough to justify the title of the volume - Cbessboard Magic! The positions are not arranged by theme, or composers, or alphabetically. The arrangement is haphazard - and purposely so, for your enjoyment.
By Question and Answer
The master chess teacher Fred Reinfeld takes 16 great and instructivre master games This book is different from most others in that here Fred Reinfeld adopts a variety of the Socratic method. Instead of annotating the games by telling what each player did right or wrong, he asks you to answer the questions that arose in each game. After almost every move past the opening, Reinfeld asks you the reader the reasons for the move and often he asks you to provide the best response to the move.
A Definitive Study of All Important Openings
Chess Openings Theory and Practice is a remarkable book, unequaled by any book of that era or since. It is not a mere openings book with long columns of moves followed at the end by punctuation marks such as + -- or =. It presents opening ideas and games, often including the first game where each opening was played, plus the history of the opening, the names of famous players who played this opening and the ideas and plans on which the opening is based. It provides ''idea variations''.
Chess Openings - Theory and Practice
Celebrado En La Habana Del 15 De Febrero Al 6 De Marco De 1913
José Raúl Capablanca fue un ajedrecista cubano, campeón mundial de ajedrez de 1921 a 1927. En 1913 jugó en La Habana y terminó segundo detrás de Frank Marshall, habiendo perdido una de las partidas contra el norteamericano después de tener una posición ventajosa. Reuben Fine afirmó que Capablanca había exigido al alcalde el desalojar a todos los espectadores para que no lo vieran en el mal estado de ánimo mientras perdía.
Torneo Internacional De Ajedrez
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN In this fundamental work, which includes more than 800 items, investigates various types of rook endings. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Rook Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN This book is the third in a series of five books on Chess endings. This fundamental work explores different kinds of endings involving queens. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns, material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Queen Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
This is Comprehensive Chess Endings is a five volume master work by one of the world's leading authorities on the Chess Endgames, Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. This is the original published in Russian. This English version is a direct translation from the Russian except that the order of the volumes has been changed. In the Russian original this is volume 2. However, in the English Translation it is volume 1.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Bishop Endings and Knight Endings - RUSSIAN EDITION
Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. All or almost all grandmasters say there is one book that stands above all others in leading to success over the board. The name of that book is: International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Zurich 1953 by David Bronstein, which is reprinted here under the more commonly used title of World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953.
World Chess Championship Candidates Tournament Zurich 1953
Whenever any grandmaster of chess is asked the question “Which chess book helped you the most” or “To what book do you most attribute your success”, the answer is almost always the same. What is it that makes this book so much better than the others? Is it the deep analysis, the explanation of the ideas or is it the personality of the author himself in his exuberant explanations of how the struggle creates art.
International Grandmasters Chess Tournament Neuhaus Zurich 1953 - RUSSIAN EDITION
Inside the Spirit and Body of the World's Greatest Game
Once the game of kings, chess now intrigues, fascinates, and experates millions of enthusiasts from all walks of life. What is it in the nature of this unique game that has appealed to so many people for so many centuries? What does this game mean for those who play in, and why does it interest even those who do not? Here are the answers in brilliant book that explains chess as a social, psychological, historical and dramatic phenomenon. Filled with unexpected humor and written in a language anyone can understand, The Personality of chess offers a vast amount of little known facts about the game, some in refutation of popular misconceptions, others boldly treading unexplored areas.
The Personality of Chess
With Introductions to the Games by International Grandmaster Larry Evans
This is the infamous translation into Russian of the famous work by Bobby Fischer “My 60 Memorable Games”. This translation is famous because it was denounced vehemently by Bobby Fischer in his radio broadcasts because this translation was not authorized by him. However, he even more vehemently objected to the revision by the English publisher Batsford, as he had not given them permission to reprint his work even though they had a contractual right to reprint his work by virtue of an agreement they had with the original publisher, Simon and Schuster. To make matters much worse, the Batsford edition translated all the moves from Descriptive Notation as in P-K4 into Algebraic Notation as in e4. Batsford hired English Grandmaster Nunn to go through the book and correct any mistakes in Fischer's analysis. Unfortunately, in the course of “correcting” Fischer's “mistakes”, the English grandmaster made mistakes of his own, because one “correction” required an illegal move, as the piece was pinned, as otherwise the king would have been in check. So, in reality the correction was wrong and the original note by Fischer was correct.
Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION
This book is a lively result of a chess authority's attempts to help his teenage son improve his play. In writing this book, the author kept in mind the player who has little or no previous knowledge of chess. His aim has been to provide a useful practical technique for handling the game. In addition to basic information about the board, the chess men and notation, Dr. Fine in a special chapter on chess moves introduces the reader to some of the delights or more complex play. The last chapter is devoted to describing a study scheme which is bound to lead to steady improvement on one's play.
The Teenage Chess Book
This is part of a five volume master work by the world's leading authority on the Chess Endgames, Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. This series was originally published in Russian but has also been translated and published in English. The volumes in this series were first published in the Soviet Union in 1954 with a blue hard cover. It was reprinted with modifications in 1981-1983 with a soft orange cover. This volume is concerned with pawn endgames which are the most important and the most fundamental endgames in chess.
Chess Endings Pawn Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
The Definitive Work of the Great Match. A Comment And Diagram After Every Move.
This is the most complete book on the Match for the World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky. For every move, there is a diagram and an explanation of the reasons for the move. This new version of this timeless classic includes a new introduction, which includes comments and revelations by leading Soviet Grandmasters concerning the match and its outcome.
Chess World Championship 1972 - Fischer vs. Spassky
Past and Present
A sparkling little anthology of great games by British Masters from 1821 to 1946, with full annotations. The games, most of them from international chess, have been selected to give a birds eye view, to provide a pleasing diversity of contents, style and opening. This is a collection of biographies and games by British chess players during the period 1821 to 1946. Many of these games show British players defeating world champions, such as the win by Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander against Mikhail Botvinnik in 1946. It shows wins by British players against Morphy, Anderssen, Pillsbury, Winawer, Euwe, Tchigorin, Fine, Maroczy, Tartakover, Bogolyubov and others. All games are in descriptive notation and annotated by Fred Reinfeld.
British Chess Masters
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