GM Matthieu Cornette shares his insights about one of the most popular openings nowadays – The Ragozin defense.
The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest and most reliable opening which is mainly based on positional and structural understanding. The author gives a perfect guide about it and if somebody masters it, he will be able to use it in his entire chess career. This opening will never run out of fashion, its strategical and positional ideas will not be refuted by the strong computers.
The basic concept of the book is simple but quite effective: various surveys on all aspects of the game, covering and explaining unrevealed or poorly explained ideas and paths. In the present book a total of 40 concepts are deeply analysed.
Bishop endgames are usually extremely tricky, with perhaps not so many theoretical positions to learn, but a lot of positions where the result is pretty unclear until the very end in a practical game. This is especially true of opposite-colored bishop endgames, where small nuances can decide the outcome of the game.
This volume covers knight vs. knight and knight vs. bishop endgames. Bishop endgames covered in Volume 1.
Chess Evolution is proud to announce its FIDE-approved endgame manual. The first volume, written by GMs Mikhalchishin and Balogh covers Queen and Pawn endgames.
The fourth installment of the Modern Endgame Manual, written by GM Grivas, covers various queen vs pieces endgames.
The fifth volume of the Modern Endgame Manual, written by GM Grivas, covers rook vs pieces endgames.
In the first book we discussed basic positions and methods for playing both simple and complicated rook endings. Now, in this book, we will discuss typical
positions — which means positions that frequently appear in practical play. Knowledge of such positions and the methods of handling them is a third key
element of correct play in rook endgames.
Rook endings are the most frequently seen among all endgames. In fact, more than 60% of all endings are rook endings, and the reason is simple: rooks generally enter the game much later than other pieces.
Part 6 of the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh and it covers basic rook endgames.
"Tactics according to Smyslov" is the first book of the "Power of Tactics" trilogy by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin and IM Tadej Sakelsek.
"Recently many great puzzle books have been published, but this book is a bit different from the others. The authors have used a unique, and at the same time simple, model for classification of tactical elements. They tried to look at this most important feature of chess through the eyes of a great champion, Vassily Smyslov. His ideas about tactics will make studying the different aspects of this subject much easier. Tactics according to Smyslov is the first of three books in the The Power of Tactics series. I can heartily recommend this book to all players with a rating up to 1600. You will find enjoyment while solving the puzzles and improving your calculation." GM Georg Mohr
"Become a Tactical Wizard" is the second book of the "Power of Tactics" trilogy.
"In the first book we tried to demonstrate a slightly different approach to studying tactics, and we chose tactical elements according to a great champion — Vasily Smyslov — to do so. The second book is devoted to much more complicated tactical ideas and motifs. We will also continue to develop the ideas from the first book." The second volume is recommended for players up to 2100 rating.