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 pawn in the finale, yet manages to win or draw.
Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening – Volume 8: 1.e4 e5
Author: Carsten Hansen$4.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: April 2018 | Contents: 279 pages
This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders. The chess opening variations covered in this volume include: 1) Scotch Game, 2) Italian Game & Evans Gambit, 3) Two Knights, 4) Ruy Lopez, 5) Three & Four Knights 6) King's Gambit, 7) The Petroff, 8) Philidor & Minor Defenses, 9) Various Gambits**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Improving the Endgame Technique: Book 1
Author: Valeriy Aveskulov$6.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: June 2017 | Contents: 200 pages
This book is going to help you to become better in the same-colored bishop endgames (SCBE). Being an adherent of Mark Dvoretsky’s method of coaching, author supports his idea about optimal way to study chess endgames. First, one needs to study the theory of a given type of endgame; secondly, a player needs to improve his or her practical skills with exercises.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening: Volume 1
Author: Carsten Hansen$3.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: June 2017 | Contents: 176 pages
A collection of games in the Indian Defenses showing a catalog of typical mistakes, misunderstandings, mis-evaluations and how to exploit these: either through simple execution or brilliant chess tactics.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
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.