of Chess Endgame Strategy - Bo Hansen
large proportion of chess games are decided in the endgame or in the transition
to the endgame, but chess literature has provided relatively little guidance for
players seeking to improve their skill in making the vital decisions in these
phases of the game.
Building on the ideas introduced in his ground-breaking
work Foundations of Chess Strategy, Lars Bo Hansen provides a thought-provoking
and convincing treatise on how players can maximize the practical problems for
their opponents while emphasizing the strengths of their own position. Under his
guidance, chess-players will more easily focus on the key elements in the position,
and devise plans for exploiting them to the full, and develop a better understanding
of which pieces need to be exchanged, and which weaknesses really matter.
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Discovering Chess Openings - Emms
no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for
newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many
with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of
theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
Don't panic! In Discovering Chess Openings John Emms argues
that studying openings doesn't have to be hard work at all – indeed, it
can be both enjoyable and enlightening.
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Botvinnik’s Secret Games - Timman
Botvinnik was the ultimate boy scout of chess - always prepared! Indeed, his advance
preparation for his key matches was feared by the greatest.
It even involved the radio blaring while he was playing
training games as well as having nicotine-puffing opponents blow smoke in his
eyes during practice games, in order to acclimatize himself for the real thing.
Botvinnik’s training games were a well guarded secret
only shared by a few trusty colleagues, such as the Grandmasters Ragozin, Averbakh
and Furman. The Soviet state was a monument to paranoia at the best of times,
but suspicion multiplied when world titles hinged on secrecy, and these games
have lain hidden for decades after they were played.
Explained: Queens Indian - Wells
Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical
works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert
with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding
of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the
right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board
with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the
ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
The Queen's Indian is an important and popular opening at
all levels of play. Black's flexible stance allows him to choose between a range
of solid and dynamic structures. In turn, White can play flexibly, opposing Black's
fianchetto, or can try to force the pace in the centre and start a hand-to-hand
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Secrets of Opening Surprises Vol 5 - J. Bosch
highly acclaimed SOS series provides intermediate chess players with perfectly
playable, easily digestible opening ideas: deviations from main line opening theory
in a very early stage of the game (usually before move six). Anyone with a rudimentary
knowledge of the chess opening will be able to apply these SOS-ideas in an actual
game. There is no need to study large quantities of stuffy theory, but there is
an almost immediate return on the investment of a limited amount of time.
Opening Repertoire for White According to Kramnik Volume
1b - Alexander Khalifman
concept of the series "Opening for White according to Kramnik" is as
simple as innovative.
Former FIDE world champion Khalifman
helps you building a complete repertoire for White, using as a model the repertoire
of Vladimir Kramnik – the only chessplayer who has beaten Kasparov in a
match. The author guides you through the deep of variations.
This approach proves extremely rewarding nowadays with databases
of millions of games, offering you numerous continuations virtually on every move.
Khalifman not only makes the choice for you, but also explains the ideas behind
the moves and adds in his own analyses.
Volume 1b covers the King’s Indian. Volume 1a will
contain the anti-Gruenfeld, old Indian and off-beat lines of the King's Indian.
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