Yakov Borisovich Estrin was a Russian chess International Master, International Correspondence Chess Grandmasterand world champion, chess theoretician, and writer. After a brief foray into over-the-board play, he turned to correspondence chess in the early 1960s with immediate success (joint first place in the USSR Correspondence Championship in 1962). He became an International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster in 1966, and would go on to compete in the final of the World Correspondence Championship five times. He is best known for being the seventh ICCF World Champion, 1972-1976.
Theory and Practice of Chess in Russian
The most important endgame to learn is rook and pawn against rook where your king is in front of the opponent's pawn. You will need to know when to defend from the side and so that when the opponent's pawn reaches the sixth rank you immediately go to his back file and defend from behind and build a bridge if need be. You will need to practice this until you have it right or otherwise you will lose many games you could have drawn. Grigory Levenfish and Vasily Smyslov were two of the world's leading chess grandmasters and are the most suitable persons to teach these basic endgames
As the title implies, this book brings together all the information, which the author considers necessary to provide the average chessplayer with a working knowledge of the endgame. It is concerned with the basic points, particularly those which are the most often encountered in practice. The first chapter describes the elementary mates and can be understood by the beginner.
Chess Endings - Essential Knowledge
A Complete Record of FIDE Events
International Championship Chess is an unrivaled work of relevance for every serious chess player. It records all the major international chess events held under the auspices of FIDE ( the World Chess Federation) – the most important of which are the Men's World Championship and the Olympiads (World Team Championships) – from their inception Kazic was to the present day.
International Championship Chess
Divided into four parts of Fischer's chess life – youthful champion, Hope and Disappointment, Semi-retirement, and Artistry at the highest level – the text and diagrams analyze each game from both a chess and a psychological point of view. A special feature - “the losing moment”, beyond which there was no salvation – caps each analysis.
How to Beat Bobby Fischer
Popular Chess Variants introduces the reader to some challenging alternatives to traditional chess. The majority of games discussed involve standard pieces. In addition there are a few examples using Chinese (Xiangqi), Japanese (Shogi) and four-handed chess sets.
Popular Chess Variants
This book shows not only how you can create opportunities to win, but, having the right positions it shows how to bring about the win. This gives you training in the finer points of chess play and opens your eyes to a side of chess you may never have suspected.
This book has been published several different times under several different names. The question is: Are these composed problems or are these a collection of positions from actual games? "In my opinion these are composed problems. I can not find any of these positions that arose in an actual game." - Sam Sloan. So in solving these you should ask the questions you would ask in a composed problem. Why are the pieces of the losing side in such an awkward position? I actually had a dream about this, thinking about this question. See if you can create a game in which these positions actually arise? You will find you cannot do it
1001 Brilliant Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding "Game of the Century," played when he was only 15 years old!
My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer in Russian
Translated into Russian
Bobby Fischer won more than three hundred other games against top opponents. After winning 22 games in a row, it was thought Fischer could not be beaten. But he proves he can be beaten! Here he explains why Fischer lost every game he lost.
How to Beat Bobby Fischer
Groningen 1946 was the first major chess tournament after the conclusion of World War II. It was a 20 player round robin. Most of the strongest players of the world were present. Many of the games were exciting and are well annotated by Euwe. They demonstrate that even the strongest grandmasters can make obvious blunders.
Groningen 1946 - International Chess Tournament
Translated and With Introductory Notes by Fred Reinfeld
This is a collection of the most instructive games played by Dr. Max Euwe against some of the strongest players in the world, with annotations by the American Fred Reinfeld.
From My Chess Games 1920-1937
This book goes to other systems, avoiding the Ruy Lopez but relying on lines considered dull, including The Hungarian Defense, The Philidor Defense, the Latvian Gambit, The Queen Pawn's Counter Gambit, the Petroff Defense, the Four Knights Game and the Three Knights Game.
An Unbeatable White Repertoire After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3
Combining first class research with an eye for the apt quotation and illustration, Richard Eales has produced for the chess players and historians alike - a lasting contribution to the literature on the oldest and greatest of all games.
Chess - The History of a Game
A Magnificent Collection of 140 Brilliant Games
Known for an aggressive style and an ability to get out of trouble that earned him the nickname "the Great Swindler", Marshall recorded both high finishes and disappointing results in elite tournaments. His best result came at Cambridge Springs 1904 where he finished two points ahead of Lasker and David Janowski. This helped him find backing for the Lasker-Marshall World Championship Match in 1907.
My Fifty Years of Chess
A Complete Course of Instruction for Beginners
Included are deeply annotated games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Euwe, Botvinnik, Fine, Reshevsky. Nimzovitch, Kashdan, Horowitz and Marshall played mostly from 1937 to 1940.
Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess
This book is about seven of the greatest American chess players, including World Champion Bobby Fischer. John Collins knew them all when they were boys, before they became masters, and was their tutor, mentor and friend. In this book he tells the fascinating story of their chess development and explains the methods by which he guided them to success.
My Seven Chess Prodigies
In this book, Lasker provides mini-biographies for many masters who otherwise would not be remembered today. He shows how he learned from them and this enabled him to increase his chess strength.
Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters
Alain Benlolo - trainer of the French Chess Federation - offers a large choice of combinations for the greater part extracted from games played in competitions by leading grand-masters.
500 Combinations To Train Yourself
This book has taught two generations of chess players how to play forcefully and intelligently. Thousands of people, absolute novices at the game and skilled players alike, have profited from "Chess Strategy," with such famous Grandmasters as Paul Keres and Reuben Fine acclaiming it as the work which first showed them the way to successful chess.
Modern Chess Openings was first published in 1911. It has been updated approximately every five years since and "the many recent master tournaments have rendered necessary an up-to-date book on the Openings". The book is intended to be a guide for match and tournament players.
Modern Chess Openings
This collection includes every known game of the Orient, including many otherwise unknown games. These games have different names in Chinese or Korean than the names by which we know them in the West.
Games of the Orient
Edward Lasker was an expert and authority on many games, not only chess and checkers but also go, the Oriental game he introduced to the United States. General strategic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner or a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. This method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and effective, because it makes the student think for himself.
Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership
This book by the well-known author of Modern Chess Strategy makes a unique contribution to chess literature. Added to the purely technical contents are a number of features which make the book interesting even for those readers who do not actually play the game but are merely attracted to its sporting background. This book is written for all experience levels so that the player can use general strategic principles to assist the player in thinking for themselves versus relying on others' analysis's.
Chess for Fun & Chess for Blood
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.
200 Open Games centers around the popular 1. P-K4 P-K4 opening (Bobby Fischer, for one, consistently chooses the king's pawn opening). "The author's idea," writes Bronstein, "is to show that quite a large number of similar games are in fact different in the way they have been created in the minds of the players. And although they are different, all these games, with their identical first move, still retain for a considerable time traces of one and the same inherited pattern. ..."
200 Open Games
The World Chess Championship was organized by FIDE in 1948 after all the leading contenders or claimants for the world title died during or immediately after World War II. The Hague and Moscow saw the first tournament to decide the World Chess Championship. Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov of the USSR, Euwe of Holland, Reshevsky of the USA, the great masters of the day, played lively, imaginative and highly distinctive games in this historical event. Harry Golombek, personally acquainted with all of the contestants and an opponent of most of them, studied the tournament games closely. He gives all the games with thorough and complete annotations, biographies of the players and a discussion of the theoretical values of the openings used.
World Chess Championship
The 1966 World Championship Match was one of the hardest fought and most exciting matches of this series. It was played under the traditional rules of a 24 game match, time limit was 40 moves in 21/2 hours, and if a 12-12 tie the champion would retain his title.
World Championship - Petrosian vs. Spassky 1966
This book is perhaps unique in that it was written by a professional educator who also plays chess, rather than by a professional chess player who also wrote. Dr. Milton Finkelstein was Director of the New York City Department of Education who wrote several other books in the education field.
Self-Taught Chess for Beginners and Intermediates
The present work already established in its Russian edition is by far the most complete work on pawn endgames ever published. Containing no less than 911 examples, it will prove invaluable both to the student of chess and to the practical player.
Pai Gow is the biggest gambling game in the world. It is a game played with dice and with 32 Chinese dominoes. Although it is an ancient game, its popularity has greatly increased in recent years and it is now featured in almost every major gambling casino in the world.
Pai Gow for Beginners
This book was originally published in 1947 with 55 of his best games, the last game being against World Championship Botvinnik, which ended in a draw. In 1981, he sought to expand this book by adding ten more games including his draw against Fisher, the last game, bringing the total number of games to 65 and the last year to 1976.
If You Must Play Chess
With an Appendix on Go, the Oriental Strategic Game
Modern Chess Strategy is a book about the strategies in modern chess by author Edward Lasker with introductions by Richard Bozukich and Sam Sloan. It also includes a special appendix on the game of Go - A Japanese variation of chess which will keep you as addicted to it as the game of chess.
Modern Chess Strategy
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
Sicilian Defense by Alexander Koblentz published in Russian in Moscow in 1955
Sicilian Defense - RUSSIAN EDITION
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
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