The Polar Bear System (PBS) is played to leave the mainstream and create new original positions. It starts with a fianchetto of the King’s bishop after 1.f4 d5. The second volume covers all setups after 1.f4 d5 except the mainlines from volume 1.
The Polar Bear System: Volume 2
The Najdorf in Black and White
Author: Bryan Smith$14.99Publisher: Mongoose Press | Release Date: January 10, 2018 | Contents: 162 pages
Despite the Najdorf’s great popularity and reputation as a theoretical labyrinth, Bryan Smith believes it is possible to play it “by the light of nature,” with experience providing a guide. The play is concrete and sharp, but original positions can be obtained fairly early. The twenty-nine annotated games in this book were carefully selected for their instructional value, their theoretical relevance, and – most of all – their esthetic appeal. Designed both for players of the Najdorf and for those facing it, The Najdorf in Black and White is a collection of creative and unique battles that you can use to learn the ins and outs of this opening.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
Rook Endgames: Study Guide
Author: Roman Jiganchine$3.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: | Contents: 115 pages
This book is dedicated to rook endgames, but the goal is to provide a more broad illustration for how a chess player should go about studying any type of endgame. The steps that I found effective and that a lot of other chess players and coaches recommend are as follows: -Identify and understand most common general principles guiding a specific type of endgames -Find a few important theoretical positions that should be well studied and memorized -Study your own games related to this type of endgames
Catastrophes & Tactics in the Chess Opening: Volume 4
Author: Carsten Hansen$4.99Publisher: Independent | Release Date: December 2017 | Contents: 233 pages
This book is a collection of games played by top players in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of blunders, an accumulation of mistakes or brilliant chess tactics. It covers the Dutch, Benoni and various d-pawns specials**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.