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Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2…c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.Nf3.
Feature articles by leading GMs and hundreds of deeply annotated games.
Feature columns by Morozevich, Marin, Flores Rios, Sokolov, Berg and others.
A comprehensive report on the Sinquefield Cup 2015, and, as always, hundreds of deeply annotated games, combinations, endings, and studies.29
Feature articles by GMs Morozevich, Marin, Berg, Kotronias, Mueller, Ivan Sokolov, and others. Hundreds of deeply annotated GMs games in the tradition of Chess Informant.
Feature articles by Morozevich, Sokolov, Marin, Kotronias, and many others. More than 200 deeply annotated games.
A fresh collection of feature articles and deeply annotated games. Among the columnists are GMs Morozevich, Inarkiev, Marin, Berg, Ipatov, Kotronias, Rozentalis, Ivan Sokolov, Wesley So.
A fresh collection of feature articles and annotated games.
Feature articles and annotated games.
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Grandmaster David Smerdon plays the Scandinavian, but not in the typically solid style of this popular opening. He gives the Scandinavian a welcome twist by using it as an all-out attacking weapon! The repertoire he presents in this book is an enhanced version of the one he has successfully employed at grandmaster level over many years. The backbone of his repertoire in the main lines is provided by the razor-sharp Portuguese and Icelandic gambits, while Smerdon also gives answers for Black against White’s other options. Smerdon examines the most important games, presents cutting-edge theory and shares all his discoveries with the reader. This book tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing Smerdon’s Scandinavian.
Do you instinctively know what to do in every type of chess position or are you often uncertain about how to proceed?
Wouldn't it be really useful to know the best chess strategies and to recognise when they should be used?
IIn this book Sam Collins examines key games from both the classical and modern eras. He analyses the major strategic ideas that have stood the test of time and notes their considerable influence on his own games. Studying classic examples from great players allows us to create a personal library of standard ideas. This helps us recognize key positions, making it easier to determine the most effective ways to attack and defend. Crucially, it helps us find the right path much more quickly than we would by relying on calculation alone.
The Queen’s Gambit is one of the great classical openings. All the world champions and elite players have played this opening – most of them for both sides.
In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations you can encounter after 1 d4 d5 2 c4. This includes the classical defences (such as the Orthodox, the Lasker and the Slav) as well as the weird and wonderful (such as the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Hennig-Schara Gambit and Marshall's Defence).
First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.