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In his second volume Ris continues to explore the essential elements of practical play for any club player. Again, the result is that Ris offers a course to help chess students master all facts of the game.
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player - Volume 2
2018 Olympiad Tiebreak Heartbreak
The January 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the 43rd Chess Olympiad where China nabs historic double gold, the U.S. team takes silver on tiebreaks, and the women's team makes a splash by GM Maurice Ashley. Other articles include "The Eternal Pin and how to use it" and "The Collins manuscripts at Indiana University".
Chess Life Magazine - January 2019 Issue
Emanuel Lasker was world champion for a remarkable 27 years (1894-1921) and is generally regarded as having been way ahead of his time in his understanding of chess. He primarily regarded chess as a fight and considered that the strongest move in a position was the one that created greatest problems for the opponent and not necessarily the one that was objectively best. 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge.
Lasker - Move by Move
Systems with g3
In this book, a well-respected author provides you with a solid foundation for including the Dutch in your repertoire, dealing with almost all the sidelines you could possibly meet after 1. d4 f5.
Play the Dutch! - Part 2
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As will be shown, they occur in the games of Grandmasters and even World Champions, past and present! They belong to everybody’s games, even beginners’! Each mate’s theoretical pattern is presented as a diagram, with constructed examples and actual games.
The Tactics Bible
Chess Informant 138 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 138
This book is the second volume in the authors' acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous work, Understanding Rook Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail.
Understanding Minor Piece Endgames
Brothers in Arms
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. 9
Two Great Books Together in One Volume!
In this book Johan Hellsten draws upon his vast experience in the Sicilian Kan, revealing his secrets and showing how Black can adopt this opening and play it with confidence. He provides the reader with a dependable repertoire, demonstrating what to do in the main lines as well as how to deal with White's tricky alternatives.
A Complete Repertoire for Black for Strategically Minded Players
How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves
Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. It’s about the way you think. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board. How to look for the right things. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.
Better Thinking, Better Chess
How to Convert an Advantage into a Win in Chess
How good are you at bringing in the full point when you hold a clear advantage or are just plain winning? An honest response to this question is likely to evoke some painful memories. Perhaps the single greatest frustration for club level chess players is that time and again they see wins turn into draws or even losses. Lakdawala teaches how to efficiently exploit a development lead, capitalize on an attack, identify and convert favourable imbalances, accumulate strategic advantages and other tools to increase your conversion rate. His examples are compelling, his explanations are captivating and often funny.
Surveys, Texts, Examples, and Informations about Chess U8/U10
In the last twenty or so years, the age of education for chess has dropped drastically. There are more and more young chess players who compete in childhood at tournaments of all levels, from regional national and even World Championships. Unfortunately, the current chess literature still provides virtually nothing which could help parents and coaches to prepare and support their children / students for such challenges. To fill this gap, Thomas Luther, Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach, and a team of seasoned experts have assembled a collection examples and test assignments to give parents and players a strong understanding of what is to be expected.
Chess Coaching for Kids - The U10-Project
A Classic Defense to the Ruy Lopez
This ‘Chigorin bible’ aims to be the ultimate improvement ‘tool’ for club and tournament players in the variation. The first part provides the reader with a good understanding of general plans and strategic concepts and the second part provides direct theoretical knowledge.
The Chigorin Bible
The Challenges of Chess Parenting
The December 2018 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on the Challenge of Chess Parenting by Jennifer Vallens. Other articles include "The Victorious Eight" and "World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled".
Chess Life Magazine - December 2018 Issue
Bughouse is just one of the variants FM Mike "FunMaster" Klein explores
The December 2018 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! It's Your Move, You can do it! by ICCM Jon Edwards, Chess Kids, Avoid The Trap!, 960 bugs on my chessboard, Junior Grand Prix and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - December 2018 Issue
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
Sicilian Defense by Alexander Koblentz published in Russian in Moscow in 1955
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
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 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
Batumi Olympiad Special
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New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2018/7
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
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
On the basis of this guideline, developing an opening repertoire could easily turn into a pleasant pastime. Together with my Belgian chess pal Daniel Vanheirzeele, the owner of Thinkers Publishing, I have been enabled to discuss the backgrounds of openings in a much more detailed manner, something I couldn’t do in my article series because of the lack of space.
Understanding Before Moving - Queen's Gambit Structures - Vol. 2
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 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
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
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
Choose from a huge selection of chess books, including a wide variety of topics, players and strategies from The House of Staunton. There is a chess book for nearly every chess move or chess defense you can think of. Looking for a chess book talking about a specific chess player? Browse the many different miscellaneous chess books available. Need to strengthen your opening game? Middle game? Or maybe your end game is lacking. There are chess books covering all of these topics and much more. The purpose of a majority of the chess books available is to serve as guides for beginners and advanced chess players alike, and to address different tactics and strategies to help improve your game. There are also biographical chess books that talk about specific Chess Players such as Magnus Carlsen or Vishwanthan Anand if you are interested in reading about a chess player and their life.