The Fighting Dragon showcases a variety of ways for Black to handle White’s responses. After taking in the key concepts, aspiring Dragon players can then deepen their understanding with three dozen critical test positions.
Quick Kills: Tarrasch French
Author: Bill Harvy$1.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: May 2013 | Contents: 741 pages
If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
The Inner Game of Chess
Author: Andrew Soltis$12.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: Fall 2014 | Contents: 280 pages
Do masters methodically cut their way through the branches of a tree of analysis? Is it true that attacking players calculate a dozen moves ahead, while positional specialists rely on abstract principles? What exactly does it mean to “calculate,” anyway?**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.
The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 1
Author: Sergey Shipov$17.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: February 2015 | Contents: 532 pages
The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deeply annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog’s development – from its origins as a way to avoid well-trodden paths to its current status as a respected weapon in Black’s armory.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.