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
Alekhine’s Odessa Secrets: Chess, War and Revolution
Author: Sergei Tkachenko$15.99Publisher: Elk and Ruby Publishing House | Release Date: February 2018 | Contents: 214 pages
Sergei Tkachenko has written a fascinating account of Alexander Alekhine’s time spent in Odessa during World War I, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, as well as of the impact of Odessa on his later life. The book includes 24 complete games (some handicapped) with annotations from Alekhine, Sergei Tkachenko and Sergei Voronkov (co-author with David Bronstein of Secret Notes), as well as five puzzles and one fragment. Alekhine played in 22 of these games and the fragment and set three of the puzzles.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Chess Strategy: The Break
Author: Roman Jiganchine$5.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: September 2017 | Contents: 86 pages
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.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Rook and Knight Endgames
Author: Roman Jiganchine$3.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 69 pages
The idea behind this series is the approach that Nimzowitsch used to call “a radioactive method” – selecting a rather narrow topic, and by learning a lot about it, understand chess much better in general. This book looks at endings with rook + knight Vs. rook + knight. This material balance occurs quite frequently in tournaments, and some classical ideas and endgames have become well-known. Nonetheless, there is some lack of discussion of this topic in chess literature. The book covers both the strategic themes, and gives the reader a chance to practice their tactical skills.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
The Isolated Queen Pawn
Author: Roman Jiganchine$5.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 129 pages
The goal of this book is to illustrate how specific pawn structures should be studied for typical themes even if they arise from different openings. The pawn structure with (typically) White’s isolated queen pawn on the ‘d’ file has been known for over a hundred years, and different players have shown best plans for both sides over the years.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.