The purpose of this book is to explain to the beginners and the intermediate chess players the basic elements of the
Open files, half open files
Control over the center
Queenside - kingside pawn majority
Mobility of the pieces
Bad bishop, advantage of the bishop pair
This book includes the descriptions of the positional elements and the illustrative games of the grandmasters. After
reading the description, you can examine the illustrative games that I analyzed and annotated in order to better
understand how the positional elements are executed in practice.
This major update to the classic guide to pawn structure, written by international Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, teaches readers how to handle their pawns. He explains where best to place them, which pawns to advance or exchange, and why certain structures are good and others disastrous.
Part I The Opening. He deals with basic opening strategy, castling, development. Part two The Middlegame, attacks on the enemy king, the classic Bishop Sacrifice etc ,combinations and combinational themes.Part III The Endgame Minor Pieces in The Endgame, Passed Pawns in The Endgame ...Part IV deals with Practical Matters .
Even if you don't know the first thing about chess, this book can help you learn the fundamentals behind chess strategy and become a good player within a short period of time. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and annotated games.
Instead of technical language and difficult diagrams, The Kids' Book of Chess explains all the basic elements of the game in a colorful, dramatic story of the medieval battlefield that the chessboard represents.
This major new work surveys all chess openings, providing a guide to every critical main line and featuring descriptions of the typical strategies for both sides. These commentaries will be welcomed by all club and tournament players, as they will help them to handle the middlegame positions arising from each opening better...
This book presents a number of important strategical ideas that all chessplayers should know, e.g. blockade, weak colour complexes. Nimzo had a number of catchy terms which help people remember them, e.g. a passed pawn's lust to expand, absolute 7th rank. The book also contains instructive annotated games.
This volume is devoted to the twelfth world champion Anatoly Karpov and his historic opponent Viktor Korchnoi, and to their staggeringly dramatic struggle for the chess throne, which filled the unusual vacuum that had arisen after Fischer's untimely departure
Learn how to play chess the Bobby Fischer way with the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable method ever devised.
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" has one checkmate problem per page. This book teaches through a programmed learning method: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it explains why the answer is wrong and asks you to go back and try again. The checkmates are as basic as possible.
This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals.
A great new book on the endgame that will make you play better! Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual is sure to become a classic on one of the most difficult and subtle phases in chess. Going through this book will certainly improve your endgame knowledge, but just as important, it will also greatly improve your ability to calculate variations... Basic theories and "must-know" concepts are highlighted in blue. You may skip the more complex analysis, focus on the text in blue, and still improve your endgame technique.
If you love chess puzzles, this massive tome is for you. 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 3,412 mates in two moves, 744 mates in three moves, 600 miniature games, 144 simple endgames, and 128 tournament game combinations . Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go.
With one endgame example per page and covering every endgame category in order of difficulty, Paldolfini walks you through all the basic concepts including:
--square of the pawn
--other new approaches not mentioned in classic references