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New PDF release: Slay the Spanish (Everyman Chess)

By Timothy Taylor

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor provides a repertoire for Black opposed to the universally well known Spanish starting (Ruy Lopez). The spine of Black’s repertoire relies at the glossy Steinitz Defence, which has justifiably earned a name as a tremendous replacement to the most strains. the fashionable Steinitz could lead to razor-sharp gambits, corresponding to the Siesta edition, the place only one slip through both participant may well end up to be deadly. yet maybe the most appeal of the fashionable Steinitz is its flexibility, as Black may also decide to play in a extra positional and reliable manner.

Using illustrative video games and drawing on his personal studies with the outlet, Taylor examines extensive the entire severe major traces, in addition to what to do if White avoids them. learn this publication and prepare to slay the Spanish!

*A repertoire for Black opposed to the Ruy Lopez
*Up-to-date thought at the severe lines
*Covers plans and methods for either sides.

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Read e-book online Lessons with a Grandmaster, 2: Improve your tactical vision PDF

By Boris Gulko,Dr Joel Sneed

think you're a membership participant who has been given the chance to speak at size with a recognized Grandmaster. How may you are making the main of this chance? This booklet is the a lot expected follow-up to the hugely acclaimed and award-nominated classes with a Grandmaster. It bridges the distance among nice participant and novice via a chain of conversations among instructor, the popular Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and scholar Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and novice chess participant. the teachings are according to Gulko's personal battles opposed to fellow Grandmasters.

This moment quantity specializes in dynamic chess, constructing chess mind's eye, the potential to take hazards, the facility to concurrently assault and shield, and maybe especially, the power to imagine the chess board and calculate mixtures in sharp positions.

* study from the chess video games of Boris Gulko
* standard questions you'll ask a Grandmaster – answered!
* increase your tactical play and visualization

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Download PDF by Neil McDonald: The King's Indian Attack: Move by Move

By Neil McDonald

This sequence offers a fantastic platform to review chess openings. by means of continuously tough the reader to respond to probing questions during the ebook, the stream by way of flow structure enormously encourages the educational and practicing of significant abilities simply up to the normal assimilation of establishing knowledge.

Carefully chosen questions and solutions are designed to maintain you actively concerned and let you computer screen your development as you examine. this can be an outstanding approach to research any chess establishing and while increase your common chess abilities and knowledge.

The King's Indian assault is a really well known procedure of improvement for White, which are used opposed to many defences. It’s effortless to profit and play, and relies on figuring out rules instead of stream memorization. The King's Indian assault often consists of a planned and sustained assault at the black king, which regularly proves to be powerful and hard to safeguard opposed to. during this ebook Grandmaster Neil McDonald examines intensive the numerous diversifications of the King's Indian assault. He outlines White's so much promising techniques and Black’s most sensible defences, and gives solutions to the entire key questions.

* crucial assistance and coaching within the King’s Indian Attack
* presents repertoire innovations for White
* makes use of a fantastic method of chess study

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Download e-book for kindle: Chess Secrets: Great Chess Romantics by Craig Pritchett

By Craig Pritchett

Chess secrets and techniques is a chain of books which discover the mysteries of crucial features of chess, corresponding to method, assault, defence, starting play, endgames, off-board instruction and psychological angle. In every one ebook the writer reviews a couple of nice gamers who've excelled in such elements of the sport, significantly inspired their friends and encouraged all of us.

In nice Chess Romantics, Craig Pritchett selects 5 gamers, whose chess artistry expresses a deeply own dedication to the invention and revelation of serious new truths and sweetness at the chessboard. Anderssen outlined romanticism’s inherently dramatic and proper combinational center. Chigorin championed this essence in most excellent competition to an rising new classical consensus. Réti published the extreme energy of recent flank openings. Larsen confounded the overly sober, clinical Soviet “school” at innumerable turns. within the machine age, Morozevich continuously discovers new depths to chess, whereas easily oozing beautiful strokes in his most sensible games.

* An instructive consultant to the romantic spirit in chess
* research from the best minds of the game
* Deepen your knowing of serious avid gamers’ styles

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First Steps: The Queen's Gambit - download pdf or read online

By Andrew Martin

The Queen’s Gambit is likely one of the nice classical openings. the entire international champions and elite avid gamers have performed this commencing – such a lot of them for either sides.

In this publication the hugely skilled trainer foreign grasp Andrew Martin explains the elemental principles at the back of all of the varied adaptations you could stumble upon after 1 d4 d5 2 c4. This contains the classical defences (such because the Orthodox, the Lasker and the Slav) in addition to the unusual and lovely (such because the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Hennig-Schara Gambit and Marshall's Defence).

First Steps is a brand new starting sequence and is perfect for bettering gamers who wish basic and simple reasons. First Steps emphasizes:

* the fundamental principles
* the elemental strategies
* the major methods and traps

First Steps books are established round conscientiously chosen instructive video games which display precisely what either side try to accomplish. there's sufficient concept to permit the bettering participant to become familiar with the outlet with no feeling crushed. for you to soak up a brand new establishing, First Steps is the perfect position to start.

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New PDF release: Rubinstein: Move by Move

By Zenón Franco

Akiba Rubinstein is a recognized determine within the within the heritage of chess. At his height, he used to be arguably the most powerful participant on this planet, and in basic terms the outbreak of global struggle I disadvantaged him of the chance to problem his major rival Emanuel Lasker for the realm Championship identify. Rubinstein used to be an extremely gifted participant whose legacy comprises many actually extraordinary video games. He helped to enhance numerous chess openings and is greatly said to be one of many maximum endgame gamers of all time. during this booklet, Grandmaster Zenón Franco selects and examines his favorite Rubinstein video games, and demonstrates how we will all study and enhance our chess via learning Rubinstein’s masterpieces.

Move by way of circulation offers an incredible platform to review chess. by way of constantly demanding the reader to respond to probing questions in the course of the ebook, the movement by way of stream structure tremendously encourages the educational and practicing of significant talents simply up to the conventional assimilation of data. rigorously chosen questions and solutions are designed to maintain you actively concerned and let you visual display unit your growth as you research. this can be a good approach to increase your chess abilities and knowledge.

* study from the video games of a chess legend
* vital rules absorbed via persisted practice
* makes use of an excellent method of chess study

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Download e-book for kindle: Across the Board: The Mathematics of Chessboard Problems by John J. Watkins

By John J. Watkins

Across the Board is the definitive paintings on chessboard difficulties. it isn't easily approximately chess however the chessboard itself--that easy grid of squares so universal to video games around the globe. And, extra importantly, the attention-grabbing arithmetic at the back of it. From the Knight's journey challenge and Queens Domination to their many diversifications, John Watkins surveys the entire famous difficulties during this unusually fertile zone of leisure arithmetic. Can a knight stick with a direction that covers each sq. as soon as, finishing at the beginning sq.? what percentage queens are wanted in order that each sq. is concentrated or occupied by way of one of many queens?

Each major subject is handled intensive from its historic perception via to its prestige at the present time. Many appealing strategies have emerged for simple chessboard difficulties due to the fact that mathematicians first all started engaged on them in earnest over 3 centuries in the past, yet such difficulties, together with these concerning polyominoes, have now been prolonged to third-dimensional chessboards or even chessboards on strange surfaces reminiscent of toruses (the an identical of taking part in chess on a doughnut) and cylinders. utilizing the hugely visible language of graph thought, Watkins lightly courses the reader to the leading edge of present learn in arithmetic. by way of fixing many of the many routines sprinkled all through, the reader can percentage totally within the pleasure of discovery.

Showing that chess puzzles are the place to begin for vital mathematical principles that experience resonated for hundreds of years, Across the Board will captivate scholars and teachers, mathematicians, chess fans, and puzzle devotees.

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Download PDF by Cyrus Lakdawala: The Caro-Kann: Move by Move

By Cyrus Lakdawala

This new sequence presents a fantastic platform to check chess openings. by means of constantly demanding the reader to respond to probing questions through the e-book, the movement by means of movement structure vastly encourages the educational and working towards of significant talents simply up to the normal assimilation of establishing wisdom. conscientiously chosen questions and solutions are designed to maintain you actively concerned and let you computer screen your development as you examine. this can be an outstanding method to examine any chess establishing and even as enhance your basic chess talents and knowledge.

In this booklet, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a genuinely-earned attractiveness as considered one of Black’s highest quality defences. It presents a terrific mix of soundness and dynamism, which permits Black to create counterplay from a pretty good platform. Lakdawala stocks his event and data of the Caro-Kann, provides a repertoire for Black and gives solutions to the entire key questions.

* crucial counsel and coaching within the Caro-Kann
* encompasses a Caro-Kann repertoire for Black
* makes use of an incredible method of chess study

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Read e-book online Attacking with 1 e4: Attacking with 1 e4 - easy-to-learn PDF

By John Emms

uninterested in enjoying the standard openings? apprehensive approximately having to benefit an excessive amount of thought? Then those books are what you are looking for! All-new and attacking starting repertoires in keeping with the strikes 1 d4 and 1e4 are supplied. focusing on developing easy-to-learn structures opposed to all of Black's attainable defences, traces are selected that are enjoyable to play, effortless to profit and may pose your unsuspecting opponent plenty of problems.

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Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 1 by John Nunn PDF

By John Nunn

during this significant two-volume paintings, which gained the English Chess Federation's ebook of the yr prize, popular endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the abilities which are most vital to good fortune in sensible endgames.

Going past typical texts, Dr Nunn exhibits how one can follow wisdom of normal endgames to discover the appropriate tools in tough real-life functional occasions - even if they range significantly from the idealized kinds given by means of conventional endgame manuals.

* Identifies new and critical motifs which take place again and again in over-the-board play
* Tactical parts are seriously featured
* in lots of examples, prior research is corrected
* specializes in endgames which are liable to concrete analysis
* Geared to the over-the-board participant - no composed or man made positions
* principles underlying research - despite the fact that advanced - are richly defined in words.

Nunn indicates that loss of familiarity with key principles may cause very important rules and subject matters to be overlooked even by means of very robust avid gamers. we find fantastic volume of formerly released endgame research is just improper, and that a few of the regular guidance are at top in part true.

This first quantity covers basic issues and discusses intimately pawn endings, queen endings and minor-piece endings.

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