Download E-books Positional Chess Handbook: 495 Instructive Positions from Grandmaster Games (Dover Chess) PDF

By Israel Gelfer

The participant with a positional virtue has a greater likelihood at an immediate assault, and this entire consultant via a grandmaster exhibits the right way to boost a extra strong strategic online game. Key squares, undesirable bishops, pawn constructions, and different examples look in ascending hassle, with cross-references. For gamers at each point. 495 black-and-white illustrations.

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Download E-books The King in Jeopardy: The Best Techniques for Attack and Defense (Comprehensive Chess Course Series) PDF

By Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik

This chess vintage has been praised via gamers and academics alike.

Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, provides and analyzes the assault and safety of the king, with countless numbers of online game illustrations, dozens of difficulties and routines, and instructive reasons and ideas. those sensible routines take the reader from newbie to tournament-strength chess participant. Illustrated

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Download E-books How to Play the English Opening (Batsford Chess Books) PDF

By Anatoly Karpov

The English starting (1.c4) obtained its identify since it was once first utilized in overseas pageant via an Englishman: 19th-century global chess champion Howard Staunton. however it completed the good reputation it enjoys at the present time with assistance from a Russian: the writer of this definitive publication, former international champion Anatoly Karpov. between its benefits, as Karpov demonstrates, is that it may well transpose into many different openings, together with the Queen’s Gambit Declined, the Reti, the Caro-Kann, the Sicilian with shades reversed, or the Polish—any certainly one of that may supply a profitable aspect by means of prime an opponent into unusual territory. this type of flexibility is what each participant wishes, and Karpov presents it with a thoroughness nobody else may be able to match.

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Download E-books Super Tournaments 2003 (Games Collections) PDF

By Sergei Soloviov, Alexander Khalifman

Ebook comprises a hundred seventy five largely commented video games of world's top avid gamers as:

Kasparov (12) ; Kramnik (35) ; Ponomariov (25) ; Anand (35); Leko (22).

video games commented with textual content and chess figurine algebraic notations.

sixteen pages prime quality color images from diverse chess occasions
certain surveys of the most powerful tournaments of 2003
Crosstables
Interviews
Index of Openings
Index of competitors

Annotations by means of the optimum avid gamers: Khalifman (Elo 2674, 14th FIDE international Champion) ; Shipov (2593), Yevseev (2580), Bezgodov (2550), S.Ivanov....

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Download E-books Chess skill in man and machine (Texts and monographs in computer science) PDF

Ten years of in depth attempt on machine chess have produced outstanding growth. even supposing the history details and technical information that have been written in 1975 for the 1st version of this publication are nonetheless legitimate in such a lot crucial issues, and software program refinements have had an important effect at the effectiveness of those principles. the present crop of chess machines are functioning at all at once excessive degrees. The technique epitomized by way of the sequence of courses constructed through David Slate and Larry Atkin at Northwestern within the center Seventies (i. e. , a cosmopolitan seek set of rules utilizing little or no chess wisdom) was once anticipated to arrive an asymptbtic point of functionality no larger than that of a category A participant (USCF score among 1800 and 2000). this attitude was once argued really vigorously by way of Eliot Hearst in bankruptcy eight of the 1st variation and used to be held at the moment by way of many chess specialists. next occasions have truly proven that the asymptotic functionality point for this kind of professional­ gram it a minimum of as excessive because the grasp point (USCF score among 2200 and 2400). present discussions now concentration upon even if the sooner reser­ vations have been flawed in precept or just underestimated the asymptote. If there's a genuine barrier with a purpose to hinder this sort of application from reaching a global championship point of functionality, it's not glaring from the regular development which has been saw over the last decade.

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Download E-books Pawn Sacrifice!: Winning at chess the adventurous way PDF

Pawn sacrifices are exceptionally universal in chess video games, and but for a few unknown cause they've been fairly ignored in chess literature... earlier.

In this pioneering paintings, Timothy Taylor uncovers the secrets and techniques of pawn sacrifices, highlighting the various purposes for his or her good fortune and indicating the best occasions within which pawn sacrifices paintings. the power to address pawn sacrifices is likely one of the most crucial abilities in chess, and adorning this ability will unquestionably increase your knowing and effects. This booklet will provide help to do this.

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Download E-books Test Your Positional Play (Macmillan Library of Chess) PDF

By Robert Bellin

Designed to enhance a player's middlegame functionality by means of interpreting the strategic and tactical components of a place, those exams additionally clarify tips to shape a plan and to envision that's it sound. Over a hundred positions try out the reader's skill to formulate the proper plan utilizing a a number of selection structure. This thought-provoking paintings presents a special approach to enhancing strategic figuring out via self-evaluation.

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Download E-books Beating the Open Games, 2nd PDF

By Mihail Marin

Many chess gamers want to play the most traces of the Spanish beginning with Black, yet worry answering 1.e4 with 1...e5 as a result of White’s nice number of deviations. Acclaimed writer Mihail Marin offers a repertoire for Black opposed to the Open video games. this implies delivering a solution to openings similar to the Scotch, Giuoco Piano, Vienna, Spanish alternate edition or even the infamous King’s Gambit.

Marin finds his personal starting repertoire, which he ready for high-level overseas festival. yet along with giving concrete solutions to any concerns gamers may need approximately dealing with the Open video games, Marin makes use of his well known abilities to lucidly exhibit the most strategic principles. this manner Marin has succeeded in writing a middlegame booklet disguised as a gap ebook. No chess participant can learn this publication with out being entertained and trained on the similar time.

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Download E-books Transpo Tricks in Chess (Batsford Chess Books) PDF

By Andrew Soltis

A transposition in chess is a bit like a bait-and-switch advertising ploy. the buyer thinks he’s getting a cut price on one piece of item, yet he finally ends up paying for one other at a far better rate. within the first ebook dedicated to chess transpositions, New York Post columnist and acclaimed chess writer Andy Soltis indicates how this process works over the board. through transposing a sequence of famous strikes (i.e., making them in an unexpected order), a participant leads his opponent into an destructive place that he would typically have kept away from. utilizing exciting examples from the video games of the masters, Soltis covers various transpositions in nearly all types of beginning: double e-pawn, Sicilian, the Reti, English, Indian, and others.

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