The Fundamental Guide to Spotting Key Moves in the Middlegame
Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners teaches the most important patterns you need to know in order to develop and mobilize your pieces, manoeuvre your pawns into positions of strength, put pressure on your opponent, attack the enemy king, and execute standard sacrifices to get the initiative.
Chess Pattern Recognition for Beginners
The aim of this book is to give Antichess players a high-quality opening analysis. It is designed as an opening encyclopedia, or at least as my playing repertoire.
The Ultimate Guide to Antichess
The core of the book cosists of 49 deeply annotated games played by the elite players. On top of that, there are 127 practical tests, so the material presented as a whole may be extremely useful to a wide audience. Of course, chess trainers and will find many of the games and test positions adequate for their chess lectures.
Pawns, Time and Space In Modern Chess
Practical Decisions In Critical Moments
The test positions in this instructive book cover the entire spectrum of what a modern club player should know. The reader is invited to find tactical blows, deep strategic manoeuvres, opening traps, standard endgame plans and other principles in action.
Test Your Chess Skills
A Solid and Straightforward Chess Opening Repertoire for White
International Master Christof Sielecki has created a reliable set of opening lines for chess players of almost all levels. The major objective is to dominate Black from the opening, by simple means. You don’t need to sacrifice anything or memorize long tactical lines. Unless Black plays something stupid, when tactics are the simplest punishment.
Keep It Simple - 1. e4
This book, the second in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Queen's Gambit.
Understanding Before Moving - Queen's Gambit Structures - Vol. 2
Master Pawn Play in Chess
Double Olympiad gold medalist Sam Shankland has gone the other way – breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know.
PAPERBACK - Small Steps to Giant Improvement
This book invites you beneath the surface, where you can learn to navigate the depths of chess. Jan Markos shows how a strong player perceives chess, which features of a position he focuses on, and how he thinks at the board.
Under the Surface
The first week of November 2016, hundreds descended on the city’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin—what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In this book, he captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
The Move by Move series provides an ideal format for the keen chessplayer to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
Caruana - Move by Move
With twenty-five years' experience getting underprivileged kids to achieve beyond all expectations, Cripe now takes his holistic instructional methods to the chess arena. Designed for both chess novices and their coaches, The Learning Spiral sets out the theory, explains how it works, and then applies it with more than 400 positions for the student to solve.
The Learning Spiral - A New Way to Teach and Study Chess
Two Great Books Brought Together in One Volume!
In these razor-sharp encounters, it goes without saying that one slip by either side can prove to be fatal. Because of its aggressive nature, the Sicilian Dragon is very popular at all levels of chess, while it received an ultimate seal of approval when Garry Kasparov used it as his main weapon to beat Vishy Anand in a World Championship match.
An Aggressive Counterattacking Repertoire Based on ...g6
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
100 Amamzing Ways to Win in the Opening
Chess Opening Traps for Kids is a serious course on how to play the opening, illustrated with memorable and entertaining examples. By focusing on 100 key themes, Graham Burgess explains how to use opening tricks to our advantage. Every opening features hidden dangers for both players, so we need to avoid pitfalls while making full use of tactics to achieve the opening goals of purposeful development and central control.
Chess Opening Traps for Kids
Challenging Human Supremacy in Chess
The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. "
Man Vs. Machine
We are very proud to present the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh. A total of 8 endgame books will take you step-by-step from king & pawn endgames all the way through to extremely complex and materially-unbalanced endgames.
The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Typical Rook Endgames
Timur Flies High
The November 2018 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Blindfold King Timur Gareyev plays ambitious, take-it-all chess to win the U.S. Open as told by Al Lawrence. Other articles include "Caruana versus Carlsen" and "Novelties & negotiations at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup".
Chess Life Magazine - November 2018 Issue
Learning the Najdorf will help all players to understand Sicilians in a better way. Different aspects of chess such as defence, attack and sacrifice, positional themes and tactical storms, can be found in this book.
The Modernized Najdorf
The Reti opening has been quite popular in recent years. In the 'Modernized Reti', the author explains how this subtle opening needs to be handled. With many transpositions into different types of positions, it is one of the richest White choices has when starting the game. If you are looking for a refined, positional and dynamic way to play as White, this book will show you the way!
The Modernized Reti - Revised Extended Edition
“Advanced Pawn Play” kicks off this book of 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Other lessons include the Lucena Position, and the King’s Indian Defense.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Lessons
Four full-page endgame lessons reinforce the students’ understanding of important endgame ideas. There are 7 sections with 140 puzzles that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge Puzzles to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Puzzles
An easy-to-understand introduction to the game, 10 lessons including Coach Jay's "five disciplines of chess" - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Comic-style drawings of the chess pieces help kids understand rules and strategies and make the learning fun.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Lessons
Even Masters can learn a thing or two in these 10 lessons that include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. This book features both battles (Knights vs. Pawns, Rooks vs. Pawns, Bishops vs. Knights) and the ultimate collaborative effort (B & N Mate). Readers will also get advice on how to build an opening repertoire.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Lessons
The Purple Puzzle Pack encourages students to avoid the temptation to trade for no reason. It also includes Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics, PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain. Over 155 puzzles to solve!
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Puzzles
The first steps towards being a real student of the game, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Indispensable lessons include learning notation, checkmate with a queen and king, pins & skewers, and Scholar’s Mate (as White & Black).
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Lessons
The 188 puzzles in this book are for the serious chess player! The Essentials section tests the student on the five disciplines of chess and the Challenge section tests the student on the advanced concepts of the Blue Belt level.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #6 Blue Belt Puzzles
Learning from the Masters – Morphy’s famous game, and Capablanca’s endgames, with 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Endgame strategy, pawn structure, and the popular Fried Liver Attack are also inside this book!
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Lessons
17 Mini-lessons throughout the Puzzle Pack offer refreshers to help students solve the over 150 puzzles of gradually-increasing difficulty. There are 7 sections including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and Challenge to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #1 White Belt Puzzles
Besides the 7 sections found in all the other levels with over 150 puzzles to solve, the Black Puzzle Pack has four bonus sections: Famous Compositions, Triple Loyds, “Are You Smarter than a Chess Master?”, and Blindfold Chess.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #7 Black Belt Puzzles
Learn the best placement and purpose of your pieces in each stage of the game in these 10 lessons including Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Readers also learn the main theory and traps in the Queen’s Gambit, plus much more.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #4 Green Belt Lessons
Students will be confident with their notation after recording their answers for many of the over 140 puzzles and 18 mini-lessons covering Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics PLUS Essentials to get you warmed up, and a Challenge section to push your brain.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #2 Yellow Belt Puzzles
Learn the main lines after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, in these 10 lessons that also include Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics. Rook & Pawn endgames are the most common in chess, so knowing these is mandatory for the improving player.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #5 Purple Belt Lessons
Students’ knowledge of the material in the White and Yellow Belts, plus the Q & K vs K Mate technique are tested in the Essentials section. The 22 mini-lessons and 145 puzzles in the Orange Puzzle Pack reinforce Coach Jay’s “five disciplines of chess” - Checkmate, Defense, Endgame, Strategy, and Tactics.
Coach Jay's Chess Academy - #3 Orange Belt Puzzles
Transforming Lives One Move At A Time
In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs.
A Pawn's Journey - Signed by Author Elliott Neff
Nakamura vs Nascar
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. 8
It has been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested in the opening, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around an opening when the opponent deviates from theory. This is why Herman treats the study of openings in a completely different way. In this book, he discusses the backgrounds of openings, provides guidelines and explains in an instructive and accessible way the basic principles of a position. In this book, the first in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Ruy Lopez and Italian openings.
Understanding Before Moving - Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures
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