A break is generally an unexpected or sacrificial pawn move that can serve multiple purposes. In the book, the chapters are presented starting with Schlechter and ending with Kramnik, to reflect the development of chess thought. Sacrificial pawn breaks are very common in chess and happen in a wide variety of positions, from sharp opening theoretical positions – to seemingly calm endgames.
Chess Strategy: The Break
Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening: Volume 4
Author: Carsten Hansen$4.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 233 pages
This book is a collection of games played by top players in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of blunders, an accumulation of mistakes or brilliant chess tactics. It covers the Dutch, Benoni and various d-pawns specials**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Rook Endgames: Study Guide
Author: Roman Jiganchine$3.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: | Contents: 115 pages
This book is dedicated to rook endgames, but the goal is to provide a more broad illustration for how a chess player should go about studying any type of endgame. The steps that I found effective and that a lot of other chess players and coaches recommend are as follows: -Identify and understand most common general principles guiding a specific type of endgames -Find a few important theoretical positions that should be well studied and memorized -Study your own games related to this type of endgames
One Knight Saves the Day
Author: Sergei Tkachenko$7.99Publisher: Elk and Ruby Publishing House | Release Date: November 2017 | Contents: 206 pages
Sergei Tkachenko, a member of the Ukrainian team that won the 5th World Chess Composition Tournament in 1997 and which came second in 2000, 2004, 2013, and 2017, has collected 100 studies whose common theme is that white ends up with just one knight in the finale, yet manages to win or draw**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Most Exciting Games of 2016
Author: Arkadij Naiditsch, Csaba Balogh, & Sebastien Maze$17.99Publisher: Chess Evolution | Release Date: March 2017 | Contents: 240 pages
The book contains 50 of the most exciting games of 2016. These games from high-level tournaments have been selected and analyzed by Grandmasters Naiditsch, Balogh, and Maze.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.