Revealing the winning technique for the first time, the United States Chess Champion presents 110 of the best games, instructively analyzed. The book includes an autobiography of Reshevsky´s career - from his youth as a chess prodigy to his latest exploits. This is the authoritative work where Samuel Reshevsky explains his remarkable and amazing career. He started his chess career as the greatest child prodigy in chess history, playing nearly master strength chess when he was eight years old. He went on a tour first of Europe and then America, giving simultaneous chess exhibitions against adults and winning almost every game. Having started as the world´s youngest master, Reshevsky went on to become the world´s oldest. Reshevsky remained a world class player even after he had passed 60 years old. He defeated Grandmaster and US Chess Champion Larry Christiansen just before he died at age 81.
Chess Fundamentals was first published thirteen years ago. Since then there have appeared at different times a number of articles dealing with the so-called Hypermodern Theory. Those who have read the articles may well have thought that something new, of vital importance, had been discovered. The fact is that the Hypermodern Theory is merely the application, during the opening stages generally, of the same old principles through the medium of somewhat new tactics. There has been no change in the fundamentals. The change has been only a change of form, and not always for the best at that. In chess the tactics may change but the strategic fundamental principles are always the same, so that Chess Fundamentals is as good now as it was thirteen years ago. It will be as good a hundred years from now; as long in fact as the laws and rules of the game remain what they are at present. The reader may therefore go over the contents of the book with the assurance that there is in it everything he needs, and that there is nothing to be added and nothing to be changed. Chess Fundamentals was the one standard work of its kind thirteen years ago and the author firmly believes that it is the one standard work of its kind now.
In an important and strikingly original self-improvement manual, Jonathan Tisdall draws upon many years of experience as both player and trainer to explain a new approach to chess thinking. His ideas will be especially welcomed by players frustrated with the mechanical and unnatural ´candidate moves´ and ´tree of analysis´ approach advocated by many previous texts. Tisdall´s innovative ideas extend to the psychological aspects of chess, and in particular the defence of bad positions. The final sections of the book provide an armoury of mating patterns to be absorbed into the reader´s subconscious. As proof of the effectiveness of his methods, in the course of writing this book, and by using the very techniques he recommends here, Tisdall made a quantum leap in playing strength and achieved his life-long ambition of gaining the prestigious grandmaster title. Grandmaster Jonathan Tisdall is a professional player and an experienced chess journalist who has reported on many world championship matches. Originally hailing from the United States, he now lives in Norway, where he teaches pupils of a wide range of playing standards. He is well regarded on the international circuit as an opening theoretician and analyst, and has been Jon Speelman´s second in World Championship Candidates´ matches. (5 11/16´ X 8 1/4´, 224 pages, illustrations, index)
Jose Capablancas classic instructional manual Chess Fundamentals first appeared in 1921, the year he defeated Emanuel Lasker for the world championship title. This handbook is packed with timeless advice on different aspects of practical play and illustrated by Capablancas own games. Topics covered include first principles, planning, the initiative, endgame strategy, and much more. After capturing the world championship, Jose Capablanca was for a time regarded as practically invincible. However, after his upset defeat by Alexander Alekhine in 1927, Capablanca was never able to obtain a revenge match for the world title, though he remained one of the leading players during the 1930s.
The Games of the Match at Chess:Played by the Chess Players of the Athenæum, Philadelphia, and the New-York Chess-Club, Between the Years 1856 and 1857, With Variations and Remarks (Classic Reprint) Athenæum Committee
The Bristol Chess Club:Its History, Chief Players, and 23 Years´ Record of Principal Events, 151 Games by 64 Past and Present Members, Including All Correspondence and Consultation Games Played With Some of the Best Clubs in the Kingdom J. Burt
The series Chess Tactics - Training for Intermediates deals with tactical positions like they are happening all the time in games on intermediate level. Games, like you those which you are playing yourself. If you are an intermediate chess player, this series is very suitable for you to train your tactical eye. All positions are from games on intermediate level, most played by the author himself or his friends. Volume 2 with 564 positions. Die Reihe Schach-Taktik - Training für Vereinsspieler behandelt taktische Wendungen wie sie in Schachpartien auf Klubspieler-Niveau ständig vorkommen. Also solche, wie sie wirklich in Ihren Spielen vorkommen. Wenn Sie ein durchschnittlicher Vereins-Schachspieler sind, ist diese Reihe ideal für Sie geeignet, um Ihr taktisches Auge zu schulen. Alle Stellungen sind aus Spielen auf Klubspieler-Niveau. Band 2 mit 564 Stellungen. Andreas Wicker is an enthusiastic chess player for years. And for more than 10 years, he has been collecting tactical positions from chess games on intermediate level. Now he has published the second volume of these. Andreas Wicker ist seit vielen Jahren begeisterter Schachspieler. Und seit mehr als 10 Jahren sammelt er taktische Stellungen aus Partien auf Klubspieler-Niveau. Nun hat er den zweiten Band der Stellungen veröffentlicht.