Written by a Grand Master, this guide isolates basic elements and illustrates them through Master and Grand Master games, breaking down the mystique of strategy into easy-to-understand ideas. More than a lesson in fundamentals, it illustrates the value of acquiring small, permanent advantages and saving the attack for later.
Author Shaun Taulbut takes the teachings of Nimzowitsch a little further, to show how the sound building up of your game along logical principles will eventually lead to an overwhelming concentration of force in the critical area. If you have already read My System or Chess Praxis then this is the book for you.
A lighthearted novel for children about the game of chess. Jackson is sporty and popular. Anna doesn´t like the sporty, popular people. So when Jackson joins the chess squad, Anna does not initially welcome him. But Anna is about to learn some things about friendship, chess and physical fitness.
World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik regarded Capablanca´s Chess Fundamentals as the best chess book ever written. This is a reprint of the original ´´Chess Fundamentals´´ by Capablanca, as first published in 1921 and only a preface added by Capablanca in 1934. The reader here can feel confident that this reprint contains the exact, complete words of Capablanca. Not one word has been changed or omitted. All 14 illustrative games plus another five games in the initial text have been converted into algebraic notation in an appendix added in the back of this book, with diagrams.
The most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5,334 instructional situations, presented by the world´s leading chess teacherChess analyzes more than 5,000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations. Chapters are organized by problem type. Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go. More than 6,000 illustrations make it easy to see the possibilities any position may hold. The book also includes the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography.Chess is the ultimate book on winning the game.?
The subject of the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, Josh Waitzkin has long been the top-ranked player for his age in the United States and a role model for chess-playing kids everywhere. Now, for the first time, Waitzkin reveals the aggressive tactics and psychological techniques that have propelled him to the forefront of the chess world. His unique introduction to the game combines solid instruction with stories about his personal experiences that capture all the excitement and tension of playing chess at the championship level. Josh Waitzkin´s Attacking Chess presents nineteen different offensive strategies, progressing from the most elementary, including forks, pins, skewers, and double threats, to the more advanced and sophisticated moves used by the world´s best players. Chapters such as Minor Traps, The Seventh Rank and the Pig, Mating Nets, and Quiet Moves in Attack show how anyone can develop a more aggressive and creative style of play. Each strategy is illustrated with examples taken from actual games Waitzkin has played, described with all the gusto and competitive intensity this young master brings to his craft. You can feel the heat of battle throughout this action-packed manual -- it´s guaranteed to entertain and inspire all students of chess who want to learn how to emerge victorious from the black and white jungle.
A Supplement to the Chess Player´s Handbook, Containing All the Most Important Modern Improvements in the Openings, Illustrated by Actual Games; A Revised Code on Chess Laws; And a Collection of Mr. Morphy´s Matches, &C., In England and Fran