Download Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn PDF

By John Nunn

The middlegame is the place so much video games of chess are determined, but it has got particularly little recognition from chess writers. Three-times international chess fixing champion John Nunn explains the a hundred most vital middlegame rules, utilizing examples from contemporary top-class video games. The print model of this ebook used to be joint winner of the 2012 organization of Chess pros e-book of the yr Award, and it truly is now to be had in Kindle format.

Show description

countinue reading

Download How to Beat the French Defence: The Essential Guide to the by Andreas Tzermiadianos PDF

By Andreas Tzermiadianos

The French Defence is taken into account to be one in all Black's top-rated solutions to at least one e4. certainly, many avid gamers became annoyed of their makes an attempt to turn out a bonus and make headway opposed to Black's ultra-solid formation.

In tips to Beat the French Defence, Andreas Tzermiadianos meets this tough problem head on. He advocates his favorite weapon opposed to the French - the Tarrasch version - and divulges an abundance of beginning principles and novelties, delivering the reader with a whole repertoire that's aimed toward posing Black severe difficulties. learn this booklet and struggle the French Defence with renewed self assurance and vitality.

Show description

countinue reading

Download Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2 by Garry Kasparov PDF

By Garry Kasparov

The conflict for the realm Chess Championship has witnessed quite a few colossal struggles that have engaged the curiosity not just of chess lovers yet of the general public at huge. The chessboard is the final word psychological battleground and the area champions themselves are preferrred highbrow gladiators.

This tremendous compilation of chess from the mid-20th century types the root of the second one a part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive heritage of the realm Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who's universally acclaimed because the maximum chess participant ever, topics the play of his early predecessors to a rigorous research. This quantity good points the play of champions Max Euwe (1935-1937) Mikhail Botvinnik (1948-1957, 1958-1960 and 1961-1963), Vasily Smyslov (1957-1958) and Mikhail Tal (1960-1961).

However, this booklet is greater than only a compilation of the video games of those champions. Kasparov's biographies position them in a desirable ancient, political and cultural context. Kasparov explains how every one champion introduced his personal specific sort to the chessboard and enriched the speculation of the sport with new rules.

Garry Kasparov is mostly considered as the best chess participant ever. He used to be the 13th global champion, retaining the identify among 1985 and 2000. His event checklist is moment to none, that includes quite a few wins within the world's elite occasions, usually via gigantic margins. over the past few years, Kasparv has taken first prize in ten consecutive significant foreign events.

Show description

countinue reading

Download The Complete Hedgehog, Volume 1 by Sergey Shipov,Garry Kasparov PDF

By Sergey Shipov,Garry Kasparov

The Hedgehog is a completely smooth security the place flexibility and realizing trump rote memorization. utilizing deeply annotated severe video games from overseas perform, GM Sergey Shipov lines the Hedgehog's improvement - from its origins on the way to steer clear of well-trodden paths to its present prestige as a revered weapon in Black's armory. The Hedgehog has been followed through the likes of Tal, Larsen, Adams, Kasparov, Kamsky, and Karpov. Drawing on a long time of expertise enjoying this protection, Shipov has prepare even more than an easy establishing guide filled with diversifications. the writer meticulously explains strategic topics, general formations, move-order subtleties, and explores the thorny query: Is the Hedgehog a theoretically sound establishing - and does that actually subject? alongside the way in which, the reader will get to determine the brain of a grandmaster difficult at paintings, and is handled to a lesson on some of the most very important abilities in chess: how one can evaluation a place. Shipov stocks his method of chess and existence, and his ardour for either, during this pleasing, philosophical, and hugely readable work.

Show description

countinue reading

Download Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 4: by Garry Kasparov PDF

By Garry Kasparov

This publication brings jointly the 2 maximum names within the background of chess. the writer, Garry Kasparov, is the area no 1 and, by way of universal consent, the best participant ever. the topic of the e-book, Bobby Fischer, is the one American to became international champion and is without doubt one of the maximum typical expertise the area has ever seen.

In the interval among 1955 and 1972 Fischer, kind of single-handedly, took at the could of the Soviet Chess Empire, and received. in this time Fischer scored surprising successes the like of which had now not been noticeable sooner than. those integrated 11/11 within the 1963/64 US Championship and fit victories (en path to the realm Championship) through the rating of 6-0 opposed to of the most powerful avid gamers on this planet, Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen. The climax of Fischer's crusade was once his unforgettable fit win in Reykjavik in 1972 opposed to Boris Spassky.

Fischer is sort of both recognized for his temperamental behaviour clear of the board, as his play on it. He made severe calls for of all these round him together with match organisers. whilst those calls for weren't met he usually refused to play. The 1972 fit opposed to Spassky required the intervention of not less than Henry Kissinger to gentle issues over. In 1975 while he used to be because of protect his name opposed to Anatoly Karpov, Fischer used to be thoroughly not able to agree phrases with FIDE (the global Chess Federation) and used to be defaulted. After this he kind of gave up chess, taking part in just once, a 'return' fit opposed to Spassky in 1992.

In this booklet, a needs to for all critical chessplayers, Kasparov analyses deeply Fischer's maximum video games and assesses the legacy of this nice American genius.

Show description

countinue reading

Download Russian Silhouettes by Genna Sosonko PDF

By Genna Sosonko

As a revered coach who grew to become a world-class chess grandmaster after leaving Leningrad and relocating to Holland in 1972, Genna Sosonko observes the golden age Soviet chess from a privileged twin viewpoint. Combining an insider's nostalgia with the detachment of a serious observer, he has produced unforgettable graphics of the heroes of this bygone period: Tal, Botvinnik, Geller, Polugaevsky, and the mythical coach Zak are a few of his matters. This New Editon has fresh tales. pleasant —The Washington Post.

Show description

countinue reading

Download The Art of Checkmate: new translation with algebraic chess by Georges Renaud,Victor Kahn PDF

By Georges Renaud,Victor Kahn

The artwork of Checkmate, first released in Monaco in 1947, has remained some of the most well known and enduring chess books of all time, enjoyed through chess gamers and often showing in most sensible ten lists in their favourites. Remarkably, regardless of its frequent recognition, the 1st English variation, released within the Fifties, was once marred by means of careless and defective translation. yet now, for the 1st time, a majority of these error were rectified for you to replicate properly the authors' unique paintings and thereby make the English version of The artwork of Checkmate an excellent greater ebook. The artwork of Checkmate deals the reader a scientific category of all of the imperative forms of checkmate and the methods required to accomplish those in genuine play. each one bankruptcy begins with the elemental development of the checkmate into account and this can be via a proof of the method wherein the mate will be performed. Examples from useful play and try out your self puzzle positions then toughen the readers' figuring out of the mechanics of the checkmate and their skill to carry crushing and, from time to time, picturesque checkmates of their personal video games An stress-free and easy-to-read e-book chess teacher that would gain gamers of any ability.

Show description

countinue reading

Download The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time by John Emms PDF

By John Emms

"This wonderful assortment will surely support to increase the reader's 'tactical vocabulary'" - GM Jon Speelman, The Independent

Very sometimes, a chess stream is performed that astonishes the complete international. it can be a circulate of stunning complexity, unearthly good looks, deep paradox ... or all 3. The stream is mentioned and analysed all over the world as chess-players try and fathom either why the flow works, and the way on the earth a person considered it within the first place.

In this e-book, John Emms has chosen, from 1000s of applicants, the two hundred so much impressive chess strikes of all time. In every one case, the reader is given the opportunity to attempt to discover the circulate for himself - making this the most hard chess puzzle books ever released. He offers complete suggestions, concentrating on what will be realized from every one striking stream, and what made it so demanding to see.

These strikes usually are not, by and large, thoroughly past the comprehension of standard avid gamers. a typical response to those remarkable strikes is "Of direction! Why did not I see that?" via learning this publication, you'll either enhance your chess, and bring up your probability of turning into the proud participant of an awesome stream, instead of being the dumbfounded victim.

"I like this ebook greatly. Emms's commentaries are regularly fascinating and complete... And the positions are first-class" - GM Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

John Emms is one among England's most powerful grandmasters, and an skilled coach. he's additionally a skilful and flexible author: he has numerous starting monographs and common courses to his credits, and authored the highly well known paintings, the last word Chess Puzzle Book.

"'The deep and mysterious' in addition to Emms's 'top twenty' will easily amaze and optimistically additionally motivate readers to seem for that tremendous circulation of their personal video games. because the video games during this paintings exhibit, even if the pinnacle grandmasters do produce a lot of these outstanding strikes, so can also a membership participant, while discovering only one of those awesome strikes should still offer readers with a lot self assurance. This paintings might be obvious as easily a really demanding puzzle booklet, however it is certainly way over that and i'm convinced that readers, assisted through Emms's first-class causes, will completely get pleasure from and be encouraged through every one of those 200 remarkable strikes" - IM Richard Palliser, BCF Chess Moves

Show description

countinue reading

Download Einführung in die Schachtaktik (German Edition) by John Nunn PDF

By John Nunn

"In keinem Taktikbuch, das ich jemals in der Hand hielt, fand ich so viele mir unbekannte Stellungen wie in diesem." - Helmut Conrady, Rochade

Nachdem ein Schachspieler die Grundregeln des Schachspiels gelernt hat, besteht der nächste Schritt im Studium der Taktik. Die Kenntnis der Taktik wird einen Anfänger dazu befähigen, Partien zu gewinnen, indem er schachmatt setzt oder die gegnerischen Figuren schlägt. Mit jedem Fortschritt des Spielers vergrößert sich sein taktisches Arsenal, und er wird beginnen, Opfer und Kombinationen zu spielen. Die Verbesserung der taktischen Fähigkeiten ist das wirksamste Mittel, um mehr Partien und Selbstvertrauen am Schachbrett zu gewinnen.

Wenn guy die fundamentale Bedeutung der Schachtaktik betrachtet, überrascht es, dass es nur wenige Bücher gibt, die dieses Thema in einer systematischen Weise lehren. Die Folge ist, dass viele Spieler an taktischen Mängeln leiden, die sie ihre ganze Karriere hindurch begleiten. Das schrittweise Vorgehen in diesem Buch garantiert, dass jedes Konzept erklärt und überprüft wird, bevor das nächste vorgestellt wird.

John Nunn ist ein bekannter Großmeister, der für seine überwältigenden taktischen Fähigkeiten berühmt ist. In diesem Buch hilft er dem Leser, taktische Schlüsselideen, wie Gabel, Fesselung und Abzugsschach, zu verstehen, und er erläutert allgemeine Ideen, wie Eliminierung und Doppeldrohungen. Außer den Grundregeln des Spiels werden keine Kenntnisse vorausgesetzt. Durch das ganze Buch hindurch gibt es sorgfältig abgestufte Übungsaufgaben, um das Verständnis des Lesers zu überprüfen.

John Nunn ist ein Großmeister aus England. Er hat vier Goldmedaillen als Einzelspieler und drei Silbermedaillen mit der Mannschaft bei Schacholympiaden gewonnen. Im Weltcup 1988/89 erreichte er den sechsten Platz, vor mehreren ehemaligen Weltmeistern. guy könnte mit Recht behaupten, dass er der Schachautor ist, der weltweit die größte Anerkennung genießt. Zwei seiner Bücher haben die begehrte Auszeichnung "Buch des Jahres" der Britischen Schachföderation erhalten.

"Taktisches Gespür als eine der wichtigsten Voraussetzungen für den schachlichen Erfolg kann trainiert und verbessert werden, vor allem durch das Lösen einer Vielzahl kombinatorischer Aufgaben. Dazu liefert das Nunn'sche Lehrbuch einen wertvollen Beitrag." - Dr W. Schweizer, Rochade

"Das Buch ist auch für Schachtrainer sehr praktisch, denn hier findet guy sehr viel aktuelles Material." - Jerzy Konikowski, Fernschach International

"Es ist ein geordneter, methodischer und sehr nützlicher Leitfaden. Da es nicht nur auf Anfänger ausgerichtet ist, kann dieses Buch den taktischen Horizont vieler Turnierspieler öffnen." - Lubomir Kavalek, Washington Post

"Dies ist die artwork von Schachliteratur, die die Welt braucht, falls wir damit weitermachen wollen, das Schachspiel unter Kindern und Erwachsenen zu kultivieren, die sich verbessern wollen. Während es sehr schwierig ist, das Schachspiel zu beherrschen, ist es kein sehr schweres Spiel zu lernen. Die halbe Miete ist, den geheimnisvollen Nimbus zu entfernen, um zu zeigen, dass es um das Lernen von einigen fundamentalen Prinzipien geht, wenn guy sich verbessern will. Dieses Buch macht genau das und macht es wirklich intestine. Ich würde dieses Buch in hohem Maße an Anfänger und fortgeschrittene Spieler empfehlen, die ihre taktischen Fähigkeiten verbessern wollen, ohne sich dabei zugrunde zu richten." - invoice Whited, Chess Country

Show description

countinue reading