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A Deceptively Dangerous Universal Chess Opening System for Black
The Hippopotamus Defence is just what a club player needs. It’s a straightforward and clear-cut chess opening that avoids the ever growing body of mainline theory. It’s universal: Black can use the Hippo against virtually all of White’s choices (1.e4, 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.f4, the Colle, London, Trompowsky, Réti and others). It’s not very well known and will surprise many opponents.
The Hippopotamus Defence
Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing
In Winning Ugly in Chess you will see games where weird moves are rewarded. Cyrus Lakdawala knows that playing good chess is all very well, but that beating your opponent is better.
Winning Ugly in Chess
Ambitious Ideas and Powerful Weapons
Moskalenko’s previous and highly popular chess opening books were mainly written for the Black pieces. Now he presents an extremely powerful set of lines for White. The guiding principle of his 1.d4 repertoire is: be bold and put pressure on your opponent as early as possible.
An Attacking Repertoire for White with 1.d4
The second volume of the book follows the unique concept of the first one. The reader needs to solve practical exercises throughout the entire book in various important middlegame strategical topics in a testing format. According to the collected points after the solutions, he will also be able evaluate his current knowledge.
Monster Your Middlegame Planning - Volume 2
COMING JULY 2019
In his ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This second volume in the series is about the knight. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by almost 140 complete games from tournament praxis.
PRE-ORDER - The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry
Our 2019 U.S. Champs
The July 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the 2019 U.S. Champions and personal accounts from GM Sam Shankland and WGM Tatev Abrahamyan about their championship experiences. Other articles include "College Chess Final Four by Al Lawrence" and "Scholastics Balancing Act by Jamaal Abdul-Alim".
Chess Life Magazine - July 2019 Issue
Winning the Battles Between the Pieces
Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook presents hundreds of tactical patterns and combinations from significant master and grandmaster games in this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook
Patterns and Strategies for Successful Attacks
Attacking the Chess King Workbook presents hundreds of attacking patterns from significant master and grandmaster games. Become a successful attacker and win more games with this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
Attacking the Chess King Workbook
Volume 2B completes the series by providing cutting-edge antidotes to tricky defenses such as the Dutch, various Benoni set-ups, Benko and Budapest Gambits, and anything else not covered in volumes 1A, 1B & 2A. With innumerable updates and improvements to the author's previous work, this book is essential reading for any ambitious 1.d4 player.
Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - 1. d4 Dynamic Systems
The June 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on A Spirited Weekend "Camraderie, competition, and team spirit highlight our annual U.S. Amateur Teams roundup by Al Lawrence (East), Abel Talamantez (West), Betsy Zacate (North), Ben Silva (South). Other articles include "Deep Dive interview, and The U.S. World Teams Exceed Expectations".
Chess Life Magazine - June 2019 Issue
Opening Repertoire: The Petroff Defence examines all aspects of this highly complex opening and provides the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening and contains instructive commentary on typical middlegame plans. The suggested lines for Black are based around the very latest games and analysis.
PRE-ORDER - Opening Repertoire - The Petroff Defence
In this book the highly experienced chess author and coach Cyrus Lakdawala goes back to basics, outlining an aggressive repertoire for White based on 1 d4, following up with the traditional 2 c4. The emphasis of the repertoire is to gain space as quickly as possible and set Black the task of finding quick counterplay or face the risk of being overrun. Lakdawala recommends lines with f2-f3 against the Nimzo-Indian, the Petrosian System against the King’s Indian and the Flick Knife (f4 with Bb5+) against the Benoni.
Opening Repertoire - 1 d4 with 2 c4
A Complete Guide to Self Improvement at Chess
Many players are serious about their chess but become stuck at a certain playing strength. Usually they get left behind because they don’t know how to make best use of the time they have available to study chess. This book addresses this problem and is your self-improvement plan. It shows you how to work on your own games to root out mistakes. It will sharpen your calculation of variations. You will be challenged to find the best middlegame strategy.
With this book I have sought to provide a training guide that will be helpful mostly to players in the 1500–2200 range corresponding to a lower club level up to those with aspirations for a FIDE title. Of course, the book may well also be useful for players weaker than 1500, or for those stronger than 2200, but this is a decision these players should make for themselves!
Monster Your Middlegame Planning - Volume 1
Lady with a Torch
American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 6 times per year.
AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 11
In his well-known and enterprising style, the author takes us through the history of the World Champions of Chess. A most striking and beautiful book full of anecdotes, stories and thrilling games played by the titans of our royal game. It is a book you easily will read repeatedly and surely find that special place on your bookshelf!
Kings of the Chessboard
Valentina Gunina wins inaugural Cairns Cup
The May 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Valentina Gunina and her blitzing prowess at the inaugral Cairns Cup by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan. Other articles include "Chess Journalism at the Cairns Cup" and "an Interview with WGM Jennifer Shahade advocating for women in chess.".
Chess Life Magazine - May 2019 Issue
The author’s objective was, first of all, to reveal the richness of Petrosian’s chess world and to follow the strategic development of the King’s Indian Defense through the prism of Petrosian’s creative work. He does this with the presentation of almost 300 deeply annotated, complete games.
The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian
In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics.
Emanuel Lasker - A Reader
In this book, Milos Pavlovic takes a fresh look at the relatively unexplored but most dangerous Colle-Zukertort attack. Drawing upon his considerable opening experience and using plenty of illustrative games, he reveal the secrets how to pose Black serious problems using different subtle move orders. Milos created a comprehensive repertoire for White and highlighting the many tactical and positional themes this dynamic opening contains.
The Modernized Colle-Zukertort Attack
Using carefully selected examples, the authors want to make you familiar with the strategic ideas behind the famous Maroczy bind. These plans arising from both colors, are a must for your arsenal of chess knowledge and understanding.
Understanding Maroczy Structures
How to Become a Grandmaster
American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 10
Hikaru's Grand Tour
The April 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Hikaru Nakamura and his blitzing prowess at the London Chess Classic by Robert Hess. Other articles include "US Chess Affairs 2018 Yearbook" and "the K-12 Grade Nationals".
Chess Life Magazine - April 2019 Issue
In this, his first book for Thinkers Publisher, Evgeny investigates, in his inimitable style, the current modern approach to chess. Players sometimes blindly follow rules, restricting themselves to what they have learned without even considering successfully "breaking" the rules. Such stereotypical thinking is a trap which chess players should try to avoid, and in this book, Evgeny makes a strong case for creative thinking and ways to leave the well-trodden paths and confuse the opponent with a fresh approach. Grandmaster Bareev may surprise you with this groundbreaking subject, we promise you it will be a pleasant surprise!
Say No to Chess Principles!
This volume completes the coverage of the Modern English with a repertoire against 1...c5, 1...Nf6, and 1...e6. It is based on active fight for the centre by e3 and d4. It is written from White's point of view, but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss several alternatives to the main lines.
The Modern English - Vol. 2
Chess Informant 139 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
Chess Informant - Issue 139
Chess Informant 140 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
Chess Informant - Issue 140
Russian International Master Maxim Chetverik has written a strategy textbook containing 75 deeply annotated positional games that show players how to devise plans to handle a number of key strategic themes, such as when to open up the game, how to activate the pawn chain, how to carry out positional sacrifices and many others.
Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles
How does one achieve the unique ‘sound’ and distinct technique that are absolutely necessary to become successful at the highest level? It can only be done via a deep understanding of the chess player’s personality and the unique talent that distinguishes him from other soloists. It is here that the role of a coach is of the utmost importance.
Coaching the Chess Stars
In this book, renowned author Cyrus Lakdawala creates a repertoire for Black and navigates through the main lines of the French, providing the reader with well-researched, fresh and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening, and contains instructive commentary on typical middle-game plans. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
Opening Repertoire - The French Defence
The Winawer variation of the French Defense is reached after 1.e4 e6 2.d4d5 3.Nc3 Bb4. This is one of the most exciting openings in the game. It's an alternative universe with alternative rules. In return for the bishop, Black gets a rock solid pawn structure and lots of dynamic options. It should not come a s asurprise that in these unbalanced fights Black can really play for a win.
The Modernized French Defense - Volume 1 - The Winawer
The Five Kasparov - Karpov Matches for the World Chess Championship
In The Longest Game Jan Timman returns to the Kasparov-Karpov matches. He chronicles the many twists and turns of this fascinating saga, including his behind-the scenes impressions, and takes a fresh look at the games.
The Longest Game
The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black's most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the repertoire of many elite players. This rich opening creates a wealth of opportunities for vigorous attacks, causing most games to be tense and engaging.
Opening Repertoire - The Sicilian Najdorf
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