Winning Chess is a truly classic chess book, beloved of chess-mad teenagers since it was first published in 1970, updated and repackaged in algebraic format. Written in lively, conversational style by two prolific and popular chess authors, it is aimed at players who have gone past the beginner stage and want to take their game to a whole new level. Its imaginative themes and instructional method are timeless, and the whole book is shot through with fun and humour.
Having learned the basic moves, how exactly should a player improve? In this popular classic, the author explains 33 complete games, in detail, move by move, including the reason for each one. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. ´´The novice who plays through Logical Chess can learn an ocean of basic chess wisdom.´´?Leonard Barden, Engilsh chess master and broadcaster ?Entertains . . . as it reinforces strategic lessons gleaned from chess titans. Illustrates effective middle-game plans.??Library Journal
Finding strong moves doesn´t simply depend on how much you know about chess. In fact, greater conceptual knowledge makes choosing a move more complex as it increases the number of directions your mind can take. More important is optimizing your thought process.Grandmaster Joel Benjamin knows that pointing out the moves his students missed is just half the job. They need to understand that they were looking in the wrong direction. Chess engines offer little help in this because they can?t explain why you went astray. What?s more: an engine may send the wrong message! Many chess players don?t realise that the top computer move frequently isn?t the best move to play during the game.This book will improve the structure and effectiveness of your decision making process. You will learn to: -- choose between two attractive continuations-- avoid taking the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations-- know when it is necessary to spend more time-- recognize unlikely moves-- understand when you need to sacrifice material -- and much more.By applying a grandmaster?s train of thought you will more often arrive at strong moves and substantially improve your game.
One false move, and you´re dead ? as in other games, chess is fraught with situations in which the wrong reaction leads directly to defeat. However, unlike most other games, chess´s most dangerous moments are often subtle and easily overlooked. This volume offers guidance to players at every level on how to develop an early warning system.Its advice is structured around three main sources: outside (the opponent); inside (the player´s own thought process); and the stimulus itself (the board position). The author, an Israeli psychologist and FIDE Master, shows players how to identify actual and potential hazards and how detecting them can be used not only to bolster defense but also as an attack strategy.Includes 24 black-and-white figures.
Better Thinking for Better Chess:ebook Ausgabe Michael Serovey
Everything Other Than Chess: Claude Needham
Get into Chess: Rachel Stuckey