This book is a collection of games played by the best players in the world in which either White or Black wins in 15 moves or less either a result of brilliant chess tactics, an accumulation of mistakes or blunders.
The chess opening variations covered in this volume are all minor Semi-Open Games, such as:
1) The Pirc & Modern Defenses, 2) The King's Fianchetto, 3) The Alekhine Defense, 4) The Scandinavian Defense, 5) Owen's Defense, Nimzowitsch Defense
The fifth volume of the Modern Endgame Manual, written by GM Grivas, covers rook vs pieces endgames.
The fourth installment of the Modern Endgame Manual, written by GM Grivas, covers various queen vs pieces endgames.
The readers will see many complex endgames with dozens of useful and beautiful ideas, which could be used in our own practical games.
GM Malaniuk has been the main driving force behind the Leningrad Variation for decades. He has found many original plans which turned this branch of the Dutch into an active and dangerous weapon.
The diverse set of tactical ideas involving a single king in the finale will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the king’s resourcefulness.
Moskalenko’s lively style will infect you and encourage you to start playing this opening, which is a great weapon at any level, from club player to grandmaster. This new edition is completely reworked and fully updated from the original 2007 publication; It has been extended by 25% and contains new analysis, new games, new ideas and lots of novelties.
Richard Pert is an English international master.
Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic investigates one of the most popular openings: the King's Indian, with a focus on little explored dynamic ways to counter the basic White system
Wojo’s Weapons has plenty to offer chessplayers of all strengths.
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.
This volume covers knight vs. knight and knight vs. bishop endgames. Bishop endgames covered in Volume 1.