IM Bonin offers the answers to practical questions that every chessplayer faces as the clock is ticking.
After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible primer on attacking chess. He teaches how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bring your forces to the front line and strike at the right moment.
Tactics are usually why most people find chess fun! This book will greatly enhance
your enjoyment learning about – and benefiting from – the recurring patterns of tactics.
Grandmasters Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyze the 50 best attacking games from 2012-2015. The readers will see not only the brilliant sacrifices and mating combination at the end of the games, but also how it was all built up from the beginning.
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.
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.
Everybody wants to win fast, preferably straight out of the chess opening. This book is a collection of games played by to 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
A collection of games in Flank Openings showing a catalog of typical mistakes, misunderstandings, mis-evaluations and how to exploit these: either through simple execution or brilliant chess tactics.
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
In the fifteen chapters and 480 exercises in this book, we will encounter many subjects, for example attack, defense, surprises and hidden moves, while some chapters will be especially dedicated to four great players – Kasparov, Karpov, Fischer and Kramnik – in order to learn about their styles. The last two chapters are also of a very special kind, ‘Extraordinary Wins’, where you will see moves of the kind you won’t meet very often in life, and ‘Special Section’, with exercises requiring special instructions.
Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences. After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position’s requirements instead of your natural inclination.
This expanded and improved second edition offers more puzzles to test the tactical chess skill that Weteschnik helps the reader develop.