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.
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.
Wojo’s Weapons; Volume 1
Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito$17.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: July 2013 | Contents: 408 pages
Club players looking to master an efficient, safe, and practical White repertoire will benefit from this highly readable book**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 2
Author: Sergey Shipov$17.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: March 2015 | Contents: 584 pages
The Hedgehog lives! GM Sergey Shipov concludes his monumental investigation of this counterattacking system for Black with in-depth coverage of formations arising from 1.e4 and 1.d4. Sparing no effort to discover best play for both sides, he presents White’s most promising plans and breathes new life into variations that – according to theory – had turned the Hedgehog into an endangered species. Like its companion volume focusing on the English Opening, this is no dry reference manual, but a labor of love and a lively exposition of the opening’s strategic basis and typical tactical ideas. Along the way, the reader is treated to the author’s wide-ranging observations on such topics as the usefulness of computers in opening analysis; the dangers of narrow thinking; and the value of optimism to a chessplayer’s rating. The Hedgehog is an unconventional opening requiring unconventional treatment by both Black and White. Sit down with one of its foremost experts and learn how elite players including Fischer, Karpov, and Judit Polgar honed it into a formidable weapon.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.