Learning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players.
The Czech Benoni in Action
Author: Asa Hoffman & Greg Keener$14.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: Fall 2014 | Contents: 240 pages
In The Czech Benoni in Action, two practitioners of this little-known but sound counterattacking system join forces to show how you can pose novel problems for opponents of all strengths, leaving them to fend for themselves as early as move 3.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate
Author: Frisco Del Rosario$11.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: November 2014 | Contents: 176 pages
In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca’s record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy. The author also identifies an overlooked checkmate pattern – Capablanca’s Mate – that aspiring attackers can add to the standard catalogue in Renaud and Kahn’s The Art of the Checkmate. As Del Rosario shows, Capablanca has inspired not only generations of players, but also many of the classics of chess literature.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Author: Jay Bonin & Greg Keener$14.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: December 2016 | Contents: 245 pages
You’re booked up on your openings and know the Philidor and Lucena positions hands down, but how to convert all that theoretical knowledge into points against flesh-and-blood opponents? Jay Bonin, the “Iron Man of Chess,” shares the keys to victory as he’s learned them over four decades of competitive play. Is it better to complicate the game, or to keep it simple? How do you create winning chances against a player who’s happy to make a draw? When’s the right time to trade queens? How to handle today’s fast time controls? Using games selected from a career spanning more than three thousand tournaments, IM Bonin offers the answers to these and other practical questions that every chessplayer faces as the clock is ticking.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.