A Legend on the Road: Bobby Fischer's 1964 Simultaneous by John Donaldson

By John Donaldson

In 1964 Bobby Fischer had six U.S. Championships to his credits -- together with a scintillating 11-0 within the 1963/64 affair -- yet so much U.S. chess gamers had by no means had a chance to determine him in motion up shut. in the course of his 1964 exhibition journey, he barnstormed the U.S. and Canada from coast to coast for 4 months, vacationing over forty towns. His wonderful lectures, excessive point of play and personable demeanour gained him many new admirers.

This is a complete examine the journey with newspaper reviews, journal articles, own memories and many video games, many formerly unpublished. This 3rd variation (doubled in measurement in comparison to the second one and shut to four hundred pages) good points a lot new fabric together with lately rediscovered exhibitions in Lawrence, Kansas, and Colorado Springs, 26 new video games, various newly annotated video games and plenty of formerly unseen photographs.

It is a treasure trove for each Fischer fan.

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Understanding Rook Endgames by Karsten Müller,Yakov Konoval

By Karsten Müller,Yakov Konoval

“Unbelievably good written ... many new discoveries are printed the following. the most effective endgame books of all time” – John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl

Endgames with rooks and pawns are the main usually taking place in chess, bobbing up in approximately 1 online game in 10. should you examine a big process during this endgame, likelihood is you'll prove utilizing it or later.

And there are a good many equipment and ideas that may be mastered with a bit attempt. This booklet highlights the major subject matters in rook endings, and at every one flip invitations the reader to check his wisdom and abilities with ample exercises.

Rook endgame concept doesn't stand nonetheless. New sensible examples illustrate novel methods as gamers search to pose difficulties to their competitors – Magnus Carlsen has proven that even the driest-looking positions can characteristic lethal traps. the continuing production of latest endgame tablebases – of which co-author Yakov Konoval has been on the leading edge – allows new periods of positions to be assessed with definitive simple task. utilizing six-man and the new seven-man tablebases, the authors re-evaluate a number of the previous reviews and achieve new and enlightening conclusions approximately vintage rook endings. you may be startled and surprised, and shortly observe that you're turning into a much more potent endgame player.

“You can think convinced that something you learn and examine at the foundation of Müller’s publication is a hundred% right” – Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

German grandmaster Karsten Müller is arguably the world’s most suitable author on chess endgames. His ‘masterwork’, primary Chess Endings, is a contemporary endgame ‘bible’ and used to be studied intensively in his early life by means of present international Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Yakov Konoval is a Russian chess-player and programmer who studied at Mikhail Botvinnik’s chess institution. He has written courses for fixing chess difficulties and has pioneered new recommendations for producing endgame tablebases.

“Understanding Rook Endgames might be worthy its weight in gold to the bold who're keen to take the time to glean its secrets and techniques” – IM John Donaldson, Gold-Medal successful united states crew Captain

“The final e-book on rook endgames – hugely steered” – Heinz Däubler, Der neue Tag

“Rook endgame thought doesn't stand nonetheless. Magnus Carlsen has proven that even the driest-looking positions can function lethal traps. the continuing construction of recent endgame tablebases of which co-author Yakov Konoval has been on the leading edge permits new sessions of positions to be assessed with definitive simple task. utilizing six-man and the new seven-man tablebases, the authors reassess a number of the outdated reviews and succeed in new and enlightening conclusions approximately vintage rook endings. you may be startled and surprised, and shortly detect that you're changing into a much more potent endgame participant. German grandmaster Karsten Müller is for me the world’s superior author on chess endgames. i've got commented on his first-class paintings earlier than. His masterwork, primary Chess Endings, is a contemporary endgame bible and used to be studied intensively by way of present global Champion Magnus Carlsen in his adolescence” – Carl Portman, Carl's Planet

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Starting Out: The Trompowsky Attack by Richard Palliser

By Richard Palliser

The Trompowsky assault is widely known as an formidable and competitive starting. in the beginning an offbeat line favoured by way of membership avid gamers, in fresh historical past it has gone through just a little of a metamorphosis. because of the efforts and suggestions of Grandmasters corresponding to Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it's been fine-tuned right into a strong attacking weapon, and this present day it's obvious as an incredible mainline establishing in its personal correct. The Trompowsky results in diversified positions, sharp or positional, and it additionally permits either side to play creatively from the very early levels of the sport. during this booklet, Richard Palliser reviews the Trompowsky by way of going again to fundamentals, introducing the foremost strikes and concepts, and taking care to provide an explanation for the reasoning at the back of them - whatever that has usually been overlooked or taken for granted.Everyman Chess's beginning Out sequence has firmly proven itself because the major consultant to learning openings for up-and-coming gamers. those books are unique by means of their easy-to-read structure, the lucid motives of the basics, and the abundance of notes, assistance and warnings to assist the reader take up very important principles. beginning Out commencing books are perfect for enthusiastic chess gamers who've little event of the openings in query and who desire to have fun with the basic ideas at the back of them.

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Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian by John Emms,Richard Palliser

By John Emms,Richard Palliser

Are you bored of enjoying the usual openings time and time back? bored to death with continually having to take care of with smooth chess concept? or even you just desire to play anything new and intriguing, yet can't come to a decision among the varied offerings to be had? Don’t depression – assistance is on hand!’

In harmful guns: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser staff as much as examine by way of a long way the most well-liked and widely-played chess beginning, yet in a innovative manner. They pay attention to clean or little-explored adaptations of the open Sicilian, picking a wealth of rules and ideas for either colors. a few of the rigorously selected guns are cutting edge, visually stunning, really tough, or were unfairly discarded; they're certain to throw even your such a lot skilled opponent off stability. no matter if enjoying White or Black, a research of this ebook will go away you guaranteed and fully-armed, and your rivals operating for cover!

Dangerous guns is a brand-new sequence of commencing books that offer the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting principles to revitalize his or her establishing repertoire.

* establishing guns for either White and Black
* The Sicilian in a very new light
* excellent for formidable and adventurous players

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The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 masterly by Irving Chernev

By Irving Chernev

one of many game's such a lot renowned and revered writers publications you thru sixty two masterly demonstrations of the elemental innovations of successful at chess. each one video game offers a vintage instance of a primary challenge and its most sensible answer, defined with chess diagrams and Chernev's energetic and illuminating notes. The video games - through chess greats akin to Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker and Petrosian - are instructive for chess avid gamers of all degrees. The video games flip thought into perform, displaying the reader tips on how to assault and manoeuvre to manage the board. Chernev runs throughout the successful concepts, indicates substitute strategies and celebrates the finesse of successful play. this isn't just a publication of sixty two instructive chess video games, but in addition sixty two appealing video games to cherish.

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The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Steve Giddins

By Steve Giddins

Chess avid gamers are identified to be obsessed via openings. although, international champions have instructed that up-and-coming gamers may still really start via learning the endgame first. this is why in simple terms by way of learning simplified positions can one absolutely enhance an realizing of ways chess items paintings – either in isolation and with one another. it's also the endgame the place the genuine intensity and subtlety of chess is revealed.

In this instructive and exciting publication, popular endgame specialist Steve Giddins selects 50 of the best examples of endgame play within the heritage of chess. Giddins examines each one instance in nice element and makes use of them to illustrate the fundamental rules of top quality endgame play. This publication is filled with crucial instructions and counsel which all avid gamers may still keep on with in the event that they are looking to turn into a profitable endgame player.

* 50 examples of really good endgame play
* Examines key endgame strategies
* excellent for avid gamers of all levels

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Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs (Origami Books) by Roman Diaz

By Roman Diaz

Chess: A video game of process, mind, and…paper folding? upload a brand new component to enjoyable to any video game of chess with Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs. A 112-page booklet tells the background of the sport of chess, supplies a short description of every of the six cat breeds and 6 puppy breeds represented, presents short directions for taking part in the sport, and gives entire directions for folding your chess items. This package is all you will have to play out one of many world’s maximum rivalries: cats vs. dogs!

In addition to a chessboard, this wonderful package comes with sufficient in particular published paper to make entire 32-piece chess units. Plus, the directions observe to any 6” x 6” sheet of paper, so that you can gather sufficient chess units to host your own origami cats vs. canine chess event.

Purrfect for origami masters and chess avid gamers alike, Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs is one paper-folding assortment that retains the thrill rolling lengthy after the creases fold.

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Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion (World Chess by Isaak Linder

By Isaak Linder

The ChessCafe international Chess Champions sequence Emanuel Lasker was once an excellent chess fighter, philosopher and researcher. He used to be possessed of sizeable taking part in power, preserving the name of worldwide s number 1 Chessplayer for 27(!) years. Even after wasting his crown, he saved his skill for a very long time, as proven via his victories and prize-winning finishes in immensely robust foreign tournaments whilst he used to be fifty four (Moravska-Ostrava 1923), fifty five (New York 1924), fifty six (Moscow 1925), or even at sixty six (Moscow 1935)! one of many leader postulates of the second one international Champion used to be the conflict of honor. at the chessboard, lies and dishonesty don't have any position. those phrases of Lasker may serve, even at the present time, to illustrate to each younger chessplayer of ways to narrate to the nice video game. Emanuel Lasker was once the 1st in heritage to accomplish a common sort. This was once a mode of the long run, that's why the second one global Champion wouldn't be understood via lots of his contemporaries, who believed that he had no sort in any respect. Lasker s video games of chess, like his whole chess legacy, will reside ceaselessly! sign up for Russian chess historians Isaak and Vladimir Linder as they take you on a trip exploring the lifestyles and video games of the nice global champion Emanuel Lasker.

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Play the Sicilian Kan: A dynamic and flexible repertoire for by Johan Hellsten

By Johan Hellsten

The Kan is a perfect selection as a gap weapon opposed to 1 e4, because it is among the simplest diversifications of the Sicilian to benefit and play. it's because, not like a few adaptations of the Sicilian, you do not need to memorize a great deal of establishing conception with the intention to be triumphant. The Kan is comparatively idea loose within the conventional experience, and good fortune is likely to ensue during the figuring out of improvement platforms and a deep research of the tactical and positional principles for either sides.

In this ebook Johan Hellsten attracts upon his mammoth event within the Sicilian Kan, revealing his secrets and techniques and displaying how Black can undertake this beginning and play it with self belief. He offers the reader with a liable repertoire, demonstrating what to do commonly traces in addition to the way to care for White's tough alternatives.

* unique insurance of an easy-to-play Sicilian
* comprises solutions to all of White's major options
* choked with unique principles and analysis
* Written through a popular Kan expert

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