Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

By Mikhail Botvinnik, Stephen Garry

Botvinnik's video games would possibly not convey the readability of Capablanca / Fischer or the virtuosity of Tal yet his considering, during this publication, is especially instructive. Botvinnik's annotations show how one can examine positions and the way to discover a transparent strategic thread in chess video games - in doing so Botvinnik exhibits how hidden assets are available in probably doubtful positions e.g. Botvinnik's notable win, regardless of units of doubled pawns, opposed to Levenfish.
The annotations of Botvinnik are striking of their definitiveness - which contrasts, for instance, with the extra 'balanced' annotative variety of Keres - that a few could locate dogmatic yet which i discovered helpfully conclusive.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation by Jacob Aagaard

By Jacob Aagaard

Have there been instances in the course of a video game if you have calculated a place for part an hour, simply to determine that almost all of what you have been puzzling over used to be of little use? when you have now not, probably the one technique to enhance your calculation is to improve your processor. but when you're human, then this publication will give you sensible suggestion and a good education plan to imagine in a different way and make judgements way more efficiently.

In Calculation pondering tools similar to applicants, combos, Prophylaxis, comparability, removing, Intermediate strikes, mind's eye and Traps are defined to the reader, and possession of them is accessible via a gently chosen sequence of exercises.

“There is not any shortcut to the grandmaster identify, yet there's a recognized course that many of us have walked through the years. Jacob bargains to steer you on a part of this trip and that i desire you'll take him up at the offer.”
From the foreword by means of Boris Gelfand

Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard gained the British Championship at his first and merely try out. He has got the dad or mum, ECF and ChessCafe booklet of the 12 months awards and the FIDE Senior coach name. His education fabric is utilized by amateurs and grandmasters alike.

The Grandmaster guidance sequence is geared toward bold players.

ISBN 978-1-907982-30-9 - released 25 could 2012 - 304 pages

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Comprehensive chess endings by Yuri Averbakh & V. Chekhover

By Yuri Averbakh & V. Chekhover

Finished Chess Endings is a 5 quantity grasp paintings by means of one of many world's best professionals at the Chess Endgames, Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. It used to be unique released in Russian. This English model is an instantaneous translation from the Russian other than that the order of the volumes has been replaced. Ishi Press has released one of many unique Russian Language Volumes. that's Averbakh Chess Endings Bishop opposed to Knight, Rook opposed to Minor items ISBN 4871875024 that's the similar as quantity 2 during this English Language model. The contents are the exact same, except the interpretation from Russian to English. This sequence used to be first released within the Soviet Union in 1954 with a blue challenging hide. It used to be reprinted with differences in 1981 with a delicate orange conceal. this can be the 3rd reprinting of the English translations. every time, the order of the volumes has been replaced. the following we're following this order: finished Chess Endings, quantity 1, Bishop Endings, Knight Endings ISBN 4871875032 accomplished Chess Endings, quantity 2, Bishop opposed to Knight Endings, Rook opposed to Minor Piece Endings ISBN 4871875040 finished Chess Endings, quantity three, Queen and Pawn Endings Queen opposed to Rook Endings Queen opposed to Minor Piece Endings ISBN 4871875059 finished Chess Endings, quantity four, Pawn Endings ISBN 4871875067 entire Chess Endings, quantity five, Rook Endings ISBN 4871875075 An past sequence of a similar books had a distinct order. There the order was once 1: pawn endings 2: bishop and knight endings three: bishop vs knight; rook vs minor items four: rook endings five: queens endings. as a result of approval for those books, they've got turn into infrequent and hard to procure. After a global seek we nonetheless haven't been in a position to receive a duplicate of quantity five. We had even started to suspect that it was once a phantom publication, a ebook that have been deliberate and introduced yet by no means really released. Even the Russian language unique variants of this e-book are tough to procure, even supposing 100,000 have been revealed. normally in those books there's a co-author. right here, the knight endings are co-authored via Vitaly Chekhover

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess or How 32 Carved by David Shenk

By David Shenk

Chess is the main enduring and common video game in historical past. right here, bestselling writer David Shenk chronicles its interesting saga, from historic Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. alongside the best way, he examines a unmarried mythical video game that came about in London in 1851 among masters of the time, and relays his personal makes an attempt to turn into as expert as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its combination of cultural background and Shenk’s own curiosity, The Immortal online game is a compelling consultant for newbies and aficionados alike.


From Publishers Weekly
Those keen on chess and wishing to benefit extra concerning the video game (but no longer an excessive amount of extra) will welcome this available, nontechnical creation. Shenk (The Forgetting) succinctly surveys the game's historical past from its origins in 5th- or sixth-century Persia as much as the current, touching alongside the way in which on such matters as his personal amateurish pursuit of the sport, erratic geniuses like Paul Morphy and Bobby Fischer, chess in colleges this present day, machine chess and his great-great-grandfather Samuel Rosenthal, who was once an eminent participant in past due 19th-century Europe. to intensify the drama, Shenk intersperses the textual content with the strikes of the so-called "immortal game," a super instance of "romantic" chess performed among Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky in London in 1851. Appendixes comprise transcripts of 5 different nice video games, besides Benjamin Franklin's short essay "The Morals of Chess." Readers will come clear of this pleasing e-book with a robust feel of why chess has remained so renowned over the a long time and why its research nonetheless has a lot to inform us in regards to the workings of the human brain. 50 b&w illus. (Sept.)

From Bookmarks Magazine
David Shenk is the writer of 4 earlier books, together with The Forgetting, an acclaimed research of Alzheimer's, and knowledge Smog, approximately details overload within the web age. the best asset of The Immortal online game is its accessibility. via an informed layperson's wisdom of chess, Shenk makes a speciality of his subject's extra exciting issues and leaves arcane rehashes of well-known video games for extra technical texts. (An appendix obliges those that enjoy such details.) At its most attractive, the ebook meditates at the ways in which chess can improve lives. Given its brevity, Shenk's evaluation occasionally sacrifices intensity to assurance, even though such an process slightly decreases the excitement even an "wood-pusher"—chess slang for a susceptible player—might remove from this passionate and well-researched history.

From Booklist
Versatile writer Shenk has conceived a vibrant thought for marching throughout the historical past of chess. His identify a double entendre, Shenk alternates narrative passages at the old lineage of chess with move-by-move research of a brilliant 1851 contest that lore has dubbed "the immortal game." Shenk is additionally an Everyman-guide, and his angle is person who many readers will share--he is drawn to the game's countless chances but in addition intimidated by means of its tricky physique of analytic wisdom. attempting to grasp chess has deranged quite a lot of, akin to artist Marcel Duchamp and previous champion Bobby Fischer, however it has additionally given nice excitement to others, equivalent to Benjamin Franklin. looking a explanation for the recognition of chess from its Persian and Indian origins 1,500 years in the past to the current, Shenk makes a decision it lies in chess' fluidity as metaphor. It used to be evidently conceived as a conflict online game, yet feudal eu society stumbled on deeper meanings inside of it, as cognitive psychologists and logicians do at the present time. Rangy, anecdotal, and nontechnical, Shenk's is renowned chess historical past at its such a lot readable. Gilbert Taylor

"Elegant . . . a real page-turner, and a great creation to the sport of chess."—Wall road Journal“Clear, based, subtle and simple to appreciate. . . . simply the item to get you within the thrall of this old game.” —Los Angeles Times“Shenk, a spry writer....[offers] a robust case for the game’s bewitching power.” —The ny instances booklet Review“Fresh and fascinating...a world-spanning tale [Shenk] relates with ability and verve.” —Chicago Sun-Times

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess (2nd Edition) by Patrick Wolff

By Patrick Wolff

Careworn by means of esoteric chess phrases like castling, forking, and making Luft? Can't inform no matter if you've obtained your opponent in cost or checkmate? This booklet will let you know every little thing you want to understand to turn into a budding Kasparov, from the names of items and their activities to strategies and techniques, from complicated maneuvers to establishing chess tournaments and golf equipment the place you could try your talents. additionally coated: a historical past of chess, from its beginnings in historical India to the way it grew to become the world's such a lot performed online game; the entire fundamentals of the board and the items; easy ideas and item of the sport; recognized openings and well-know strategies; sneak assaults and different tough performs; routines that specify ideas and chess-move annotations (often present in newspapers); and suggestion for utilizing the web and laptop courses to higher your video game and tips about beginning a chess membership or tournament.

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The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess by Jeremy Silman

By Jeremy Silman

This booklet takes the scholar on a trip via his personal brain and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found wisdom and the promise of an important achieve in energy. so much amateurs own inaccurate considering procedures that stay with them all through their chess lives. those flaws of their psychological armour lead to stinging defeats and painful reversals. Books can be purchased and studied, classes might be taken -- yet finally, those elusive difficulties continually turn out to be tremendous tough to get rid of. looking an answer to this problem, the writer wrote down the suggestions of his scholars whereas they performed genuine video games, analysed them, and catalogued the most typical misconceptions that arose. This moment version drastically expands at the info inside the well known first version.

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