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Chess equipment: Bishops vs knights chess book
Controversy has long reigned over the relative strengths of the bishop and knight. Mayer uses practical examples to illustrate positions which favour one minor piece over the other and provides a serious analysis of the long-debated topic.   ...   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards ...
As we progress as chess players we quickly learn a set of guidelines which help us to formulate plans, develop typical strategies and recognize key tactics. However, chess is not an easy game, with fixed 'rules' that can be applied to every single position. In fact, blindly following such rules proves to be counterproductive and prevents a player from moving on to the next level, whereas knowing... read more
Test your positional chess expertise with a quiz book with a difference! International Master and experienced chess teacher Angus Dunnington has carefully assembled an abundance of positional chess puzzles to test players of all levels.
Chess College is a new series of books to take intermediate players to new levels of chess understanding. New ideas are introduced and immediately illustrated by a number of entertaining and instructive examples, many drawn from the author's own practice. Volume 2: Pawn Play discusses aspects of pawn play that are vital to successful chess, such as: Semi-open File, Isolated Pawn, Doubled Pawns,... read more
Chess strategy is the long-term planning at the heart of winning chess. Each important idea is clearly explained using games carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power. This is the fifth but stand-alone volume of the Comprehensive Chess Course, the series that brings readers of English the once strictly guarded Russian training methods. 360 b/w chess diagrams.   Supplement your... read more
John Watson fleshes out the theory presented to enormous acclaim in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy and extends it into new areas. He illustrates the modern practice of chess with many examples from imaginative players such as Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Ivanchuk and tempestuous innovators such as Shirov and Morozevich. In Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy, Watson broke new ground by describing the... read more
Most chess books focus on chess theory and technique, yet it is in the process of choosing each move that real games are won and lost This book is full of tips and advice on how to make the right choice every time, and to see when the opponent has allowed an attacking opportunity. Both authors are experienced coaches, with pupils ranging from beginners to masters. Therefore they are ideally... read more
In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential. Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of ‘improving the position' was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied... read more
This book tackles fundamental questions such as: 'How should pawns be used to fight for the centre?' and 'How does the central pawn formation affect planning for both sides?' These issues are central to understanding chess. Marovic discusses central pawn-structures and their impact on play both in the centre and on the wings.
Forming a plan is the most important goal of logical chess thought. Without a good plan, we are reduced to tactical opportunism, rather than harnessing the power of our pieces to achieve specific tasks and make methodical progress towards victory. However, few chess-players - even those fortunate enough to have a trainer - develop a disciplined approach to planning. In this book, one of the world... read more
The much awaited sequel to the best selling book, “Formation Attacks”, has arrived. “Formation Attack Strategies” is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 579 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The games provided in the book came from an in-depth global search for unique, inspirational, and original attacks from some of the world’s greatest attackers.... read more
Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much... read more
The first edition of this book was widely hailed as one of the most useful guides to the middle game ever written. nRewritten to incorporate new material from contemporary tournaments, this classic work now steps into the 21st century. Along with over 300 instructive and entertaining examples, Littlewood offers a wealth of general advice and specific hints at the end of each chapter. Taking a... read more
Judgment And Planning In Chess focuses on that crucial point in the chess game -- eight or so moves into the game -- where the opening development breaks off and the middle game begins. This is precisely the part of the game that falls between opening books and middle-game books.Dr. Euwe studies a number of orthodox openings and positions from the point where the opening stage has come to an end... read more
Following on from his successful book Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen, Valeri Beim serves up a further series of lessons on important general chess topics. His helpful advice will help you to handle a whole range of typical situations with greater confidence and understanding. These include: geometry of the chessboard; symmetrical pawn-structures; space advantage; central passed pawn... read more
The use of the queen, the active king, exchanges, pawn play, the center, weak squares, more. Often considered the most important book on strategy. Every chess player hopes to set off brilliant combinations and win games in a blaze of glory. Such combinations do not come into being by themselves, however; they appear only as the result of proper chess strategy. It is therefore surprising that so... read more
Profoundly original book demonstrates how basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples illustrate theory. "One of the few books... which, at a glance, one can recognise as an immortal." - Chess. The proper use of pawns - of paramount importance in chess strategy - sometimes even puzzles experienced players. This profoundly original and stimulating... read more
The fourth in a series of chess training manuals by one of the world's leading trainers and his star pupil. Together, they aim to instil readers with an understanding of positional features, stressing those most relevant to the practical struggle.Mark Dvoretsky is widely regarded as one of the best teachers in the history of chess. Probably the best. Despite being a successful International... read more
What is the best way to improve your chess results? Memorizing an opening encyclopedia, learning endgame theory, solving puzzle positions ... there must be an easier way. How about making the most of your existing talent?In a new and enlarged edition of a highly popular work, John Nunn helps you to do precisely that. Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, he provides advice that will... read more
In the modern classic Secrets of Spectacular Chess, Jonathan Levitt and David Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. What is more, they also showed how this fascinating subject could actually be analysed, and how this could help players of all levels to improve the... read more
Designed to improve a player's middlegame performance by analyzing the strategic and tactical elements of a position, these tests also explain how to form a plan and to check that is it sound. Over 100 positions test the reader's ability to formulate the correct plan using a multiple choice format. This thought-provoking work provides a unique method of improving strategic understanding through... read more
Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book II of the series covers the dynamic features of the game of chess. This book also contain a fascinating section on the playing styles of the world's strongest players at the time of it's first publication, along with interesting... read more
Winning by moving backward! Redeployment of pieces &usually Knights and Bishops) have helped champions such as Capablanca, Fischer, and Karpov to win many games. Most recetnly it was noted there were backward moves in the first 5 games of the match between Kasparov and Deeper Blue. Reuter (a senior master from Texas) charts ten types of strategies: redeploy and then attack; maneuvering;... read more