Solving studies is well established as an effective method of chess improvement. In Practical Chess Beauty one of the world’s greatest study composers, Yochanan Afek, shares his finest creations.
Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength.
In this, the fifth and final volume of the epic Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, Grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias completes his masterpiece by tackling all major variations after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 which were not covered in the previous volumes. The book starts with 3.f3 and works through numerous set-ups including the Smyslov, Sokolov and Seirawan Systems, followed by the Four Pawns Attack and culminates in the mighty Sämisch System.
Endgames often give rise to the most difficult and pivotal moments of a chess game. In <em>Sharp Endgames</em>, International Master Esben Lund tackles this crucial topic in a unique and innovative way, focusing on the 16 Parameters involved in this type of decision-making.
Breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know.
This book covers the final two decades of Tal’s life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992.
The Dragon is one of the most thrilling chess openings and a favorite of attacking players. This volume deals with the 9.Bc4 and 9.g4 variations of the Yugoslav Attack.
The Dragon is one of the most thrilling chess openings and a favorite of attacking players.
This volume deals with the 9.0–0–0 variation of the Yugoslav Attack, along with the Classical and White’s various other tries.
Grandmaster Repertoire 16 – The French Defence 3 concludes this ambitious three-volume series by
offering a comprehensive repertoire against the Advance, Tarrasch, and other alternatives to
2.d4 d5 3.Nc3.
The French Defence is one of the most popular and reliable responses to 1.e4. Grandmaster Repertoire 15 – The French Defence 2 covers the most critical variation of the Winawer, which occurs after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3† 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4. This volume presents three contrasting ways of meeting White’s aggressive opening system: 7...cxd4 leading to the notorious Winawer Poisoned Pawn; 7...0–0 8.Bd3 f5, a solid yet strategically complex system; and 7...0–0 8.Bd3 Nbc6, which leads to a tense, full-blooded battle
Grandmaster Repertoire 14 – The French Defence 1 introduces the Winawer Variation after the opening moves 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4, and provides expert recommendations against all of White’s major possibilities, with the exception of the most critical 7.Qg4 line which receives special coverage in Volume Two of the series. Volume Three will deal with the Tarrasch, Advance and all of White’s other options.
Mikhail Tal is one of the most celebrated chess players of all time. The eighth World Champion not only won the title at a record young age,but did so using a ferocious, high-risk attacking style