Improve Your Positional Chess by Carsten Hansen

By Carsten Hansen

"Hansen offers suggestion and ideas to teach you what to seem out for to guage positions particularly fast and to aid advisor you to creating right judgements, either momentary and long-term." - Mark Donlan, Chess Horizons

Throughout a video game of chess, we needs to continuously make judgments and judgements that can't be made up our minds just by calculation. We needs to then depend upon our positional judgment. stable positional abilities are essentially constructed via event, yet they could even be learnt.

In this ebook, Carsten Hansen presents a wealth of recommendation and concepts that may support provide readers a helping-hand as much as new degrees of positional knowing. Paramount during this dialogue is the player's have to weigh up positional components on the board, and choose that are most vital for the placement to hand.

Topics contain: the search for Weaknesses; what's the Initiative?; knowing Imbalances; The Relative worth of the items; judgements relating to Pawn-Structures; Structural Weaknesses; the place and the way to assault.

The ebook is rounded off with workouts to check your realizing of the recommendations mentioned, including complete recommendations.

Carsten Hansen is a FIDE grasp from Denmark who presently lives within the united states. He has a name for writing well-researched books on significant chess issues, and is understood to many via his painstaking e-book studies on the web. this can be his fourth publication for Gambit.

"Readers will study not just a lot approximately vital positional elements, like exploiting a structural weak spot, from this paintings, but additionally a lot in regards to the very important point of positional sacrifices, anything that is frequently now not good understood at membership point. For all these seeking to increase their total chess energy, and particularly their positional knowing, this is often hugely recommended." - Richard Palliser,

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The Berlin Defence Unraveled: A Straightforward Guide for by Luis Bernal

By Luis Bernal

The Berlin Defence has been a hugely well known starting in most sensible point chess ever for the reason that Vladimir Kramnik famously used it within the 2000 global Championship fit to wrest the identify from Garry Kasparov.

Club avid gamers usually hesitate to incorporate ‘the Berlin’ of their repertoire simply because they see the common Berlin Wall endgame as complicated and daunting. overseas grasp Luis Bernal has unraveled the Berlin and made it available for newbie avid gamers. His functional consultant is absolutely brand new, explains general formations and techniques, and offers new rules and assets within the outdated Berlin Wall constructions. yet at the present time, the Berlin is way greater than simply the Wall. Bernal systematically leads you thru the labyrinth of many of the glossy Anti-Berlins with their consistent circulation of latest principles. He additionally provides a couple of tough sidelines which may trap your opponent off guard.

This no-nonsense, cutting-edge consultant eventually brings this significant chess beginning nearby of membership avid gamers. With transparent causes, concise conclusions and didactic exercises.

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The Zaitsev System: Fresh Ideas and New Weapons for Black in by Alexey Kuzmin

By Alexey Kuzmin

The Zaitsev procedure is without doubt one of the such a lot dynamic setups for Black within the ever renowned Ruy Lopez chess commencing.

When Alexey Kuzmin joined the training employees of worldwide Champion Anatoly Karpov within the Eighties he begun analysing the Zaitsev approach, and later endured his investigations as a moment of Alexander Morozevich. For this e-book he has up-to-date and better his research, and located numerous suggestions that fluctuate the checks of many lines.

One of the drawbacks of the Zaitsev, a few suppose, is that White, if he needs, could make a draw through repetition early on. to prevent this hazard, Kuzmin offers a brand-new weapon, which he calls the Saratov version, in line with an early alternate on d4, that was once by no means performed through both Karpov or Morozevich.

Kuzmin has written a realistic consultant for Black with broad verbal motives of the strategic principles for each side. His lucid variety mixed with ground-breaking research has led to a special chess beginning booklet: a advisor that's fitted to either membership gamers and Grandmasters.

Former global Champion Garry Kasparov as soon as referred to as the Zaitsev procedure ‘a revelation’. Kuzmin’s e-book, chock-full of novelties and providing a so much extraordinary new plan for Black, could be known as a revelation besides.

Igor Zaitsev himself wrote a different introduction.

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Modern Chess Preparation: Getting Ready for Your Opponent in by Vladimir Tukmakov

By Vladimir Tukmakov

Opening, middlegame and endgame are the 3 universally famous levels of a video game of chess, yet what concerning the paintings of coaching? successful begins with making plans earlier than the sport, teaches mythical chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov during this enlightening and wonderful paintings on a missed subject.

Exploring and realizing, sooner than the sport, the strengths and weaknesses of your subsequent opponent and being conscious of your personal robust issues and shortcomings, are a key to luck. Tukmakov describes how making plans has develop into a scientific approach, how methodical practise works, and which severe steps you'll want to take.

The position of the pc in getting ready for a video game has grown vastly, and sleek Chess practise explains the way it is utilized by most sensible gamers to get equipped for fulfillment. yet additionally, you will study the constraints at the use of chess engines and databases and the way disastrous it may be to overly admire them and depend upon them. A separate bankruptcy is dedicated on the right way to organize for all-important video games, video games that might make a decision a match, a fit or a even a complete profession.

Modern Chess education is set greater than simply beginning coaching. It additionally teaches you ways to immerse your self so as to locate the simplest method of the sport. With robust anecdotes and lots of instructive high-level video games, Tukmakov explains how, as a aggressive chess participant, you could set up your homework, concentration your efforts, and arrive at a achievable online game plan.
Vladimir Tukmakov is a chess grandmaster and a former nationwide champion of Ukraine. In his energetic profession he received many tournaments in addition to gold medals in foreign group competitions. he's universally stated as an excellent chess coach and coach.

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Endgame Workshop: Principles for the Practical Player (The by Bruce Pandolfini

By Bruce Pandolfini

this can be an endgame e-book. It offers with the ultimate section of a chess online game, the one who comes after the hole and the middlegame. however it does not take the perspective that the endgame is break away the opposite stages. really it argues that the sport is an natural complete, and that every thing is said, a minimum of as much as some degree. What occurs prior can clarify what occurs later. The e-book additionally acknowledges that the endgame has a tendency to have unique features. up to attainable, the writer attempts to convey out these features in order that the reader can come away with fundamentals and underlying rules to aid locate his or her manner throughout the ultimate levels in their personal video games. In Endgame Workshop the writer explores topics which are normally lined in so much endgame remedies, yet does it otherwise. to ensure, he follows the layout often hired in his personal classes, treating principles around the board as they appear to use. to make certain, he bargains lots of the commonplace stuff, from simple friends, to the competition, serious squares, and lots of of the normal ideas used to strengthen and advertise pawns, in addition to the protecting guns to struggle opposed to such firm. Pandolfini appears to be like at chess positions, the stuff the sport is made up of, with much less regard to simplicity and extra to aptness and conditions. via taking part in in the course of the e-book, although, one may still come away with an entire array of tactical and strategic guns to enhance their total endgame play.

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Break the Rules! A modern look at chess strategy by Neil McDonald

By Neil McDonald

As we development as chess avid gamers we fast research a collection of instructions which aid us to formulate plans, improve general options and realize key strategies. notwithstanding, chess isn't really a simple online game, with fastened ‘rules’ that may be utilized to each unmarried place. in reality, blindly following such ideas proves to be counterproductive and forestalls a participant from relocating directly to the following point, while figuring out whilst to ‘break’ those principles is exactly the ability which separates the simplest from the rest.

In this instructive ebook, Grandmaster Neil McDonald reports intensive the foremost parts of profitable rule-breaking in chess. Drawing upon his personal adventure and utilizing illuminating examples from sleek grandmaster chess, McDonald examines the right way to keep away from stereotypical pondering, how one can make the most regular considering styles, and the way to confuse and beat rivals with brilliant ideas.

* increase your chess approach and creativity
* realize and make the most commonplace considering processes
* money your growth with rule-breaking exercises

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Secrets of Pawn Endings by Karsten Müller,Frank Lamprecht

By Karsten Müller,Frank Lamprecht

"It is feasible to lose oneself within the outstanding universe of King and Pawn endings and this can be the last word guidebook for what will surely be a rare trip. it's also a good booklet to dip into to dig out a few speedy snippets of leisure. each web page will carry such items. ... a really thorough and interesting work!" - Sean Marsh,

The definitive smooth paintings on pawn endings, written by means of a similar authors because the award-winning basic Chess Endings.

This e-book presents an intensive direction in endings with simply kings and pawns, from the easy to the hugely advanced. Armed with this information, the reader can be capable of take on different kinds of endgame with higher self assurance and certainty.

Many attention-grabbing and gorgeous positions are integrated, and there are try out positions for the reader to resolve. The authors stick with the conscientiously logical conventions brought by way of John Nunn in his recognized sequence of endgame manuals. This has necessitated a wonderful quantity of latest research of theoretical positions to evaluate exactly the benefits of every and each move.

* A complete and authoritative consultant to the main basic kind of endgame
* comprises puzzle positions to check the reader's understanding
* uses software program particularly geared to pawn endings
* Logically equipped in undemanding fashion

"...written by way of the authors of primary Chess Endings and is as much as the standard of that publication. ... Very hugely recommended." - Paul Dunn, Australasian Chess magazine

Karsten Müller is a grandmaster from Germany, who competes frequently within the Bundesliga and foreign occasions. He accomplished 3rd within the German Championship in 1996, and used to be runner-up in 1997. he's a famous authority on either functional and theoretical endgames. Frank Lamprecht is usually from Germany, and is a world grasp. He has been a chess coach in view that 1983. Müller and Lamprecht gained the British Chess Federation ebook of the yr Award in 2002 for primary Chess Endings - a well-thumbed replica of which used to be visible in use at Magnus Carlsen's global Championship education camp in 2013!

"Through this publication you shall discover a mass of instructive workouts and please be sure to research the guidelines of the good endgame magician Nikolai Dmitrievich Grigoriev, simply because this publication bargains a lot of his incredible ideas!" - John Elburg,

"...excellent for all readers, no matter if the professional point participant trying to ascend into the grasp ranks (or past) or the informal participant hoping to achieve a deeper appreciation of pawn endings' attractiveness. an excellent instance of the book's versatility is the dialogue of corresponding squares. The dialogue is thorough, addressing every little thing one must learn about the significance of corresponding squares in pawn endings. the subject material is extremely technical, yet Müller and Lamprecht use vintage endgame reports to maintain the reader's consciousness. moreover, a plethora of diagrams depict the applying of corresponding sq. suggestions. For years, secrets and techniques of Pawn Endings has been one in all my favourite endgame books. Müller and Lamprecht have written a e-book of significant theoretical and sensible importance. secrets and techniques of Pawn Endings is a must-have." - Josh Specht,

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Das Verständnis der Schachendspiele (German Edition) by John Nunn

By John Nunn

Einer der weltweit führenden Schachautoren erklärt alles, was once Sie über Schachendspiele wissen müssen.

Ohne irgendwelches spezielles Endspielwissen vorauszusetzen, präsentiert John Nunn die a hundred wichtigsten Endspielkonzepte und zeigt, wie sie angewendet werden, um Partien zu gewinnen oder schwierige Stellungen zu retten. Er beschreibt die wesentlichsten Ideen in den Hauptarten des Endspiels und stattet so den Leser mit den notwendigen Fähigkeiten aus, um in dieser entscheidenden part der Partie erfolgreich zu sein.

Das Endspiel ist der Abschnitt der Partie, in dem Genauigkeit entscheidend ist, und in dem Fehler am drastischsten bestraft werden. Es ist auch trügerisch: Viele Endspielstellungen sehen zu einfach aus und machen nicht den Eindruck, als ob spezielle Kenntnisse erforderlich wären, enthalten jedoch Fallstricke, die zur Katastrophe führen können. Wenn guy die Schlüsselkonzepte und -stellungen kennt, erhält guy einen gewaltigen Vorteil, insbesondere wenn guy Partien mit den heutigen schnelleren Zeitkontrollen spielt.

Wenn guy sich auf gefährlichem Terrain befindet, ist ein fachkundiger Ratgeber unerlässlich. John Nunn könnte nicht besser als ein solcher qualifiziert sein: er ist ein kampferprobter Großmeister, der viele Jahre auf höchster Ebene Turnierschach gespielt hat, ein dreifacher Weltmeister im Problemlösen, und er hat schon zuvor mehrere hochgelobte Werke über das Endspiel verfasst. Aus der Fülle seiner Endspielexpertise hat er einen grundlegenden Kurs entwickelt, der sich stark auf den praktischen Erfolg für Spieler jedes Niveaus konzentriert.

Dr. John Nunn ist eine der angesehensten Persönlichkeiten in der Schachwelt und gehörte speedy zwanzig Jahre lang zu den führenden Großmeistern der Welt. Er hat bei Schacholympiaden vier Goldmedaillen gewonnen und belegte im Weltcup 1989 den sechsten Platz. Er ist ein renommierter Autor, dessen Werke in mehreren Ländern die Auszeichnung „Buch des Jahres“ gewonnen haben. In den Jahren 2004, 2007 und 2010 wurde er vor vielen früheren Champions als Weltmeister im Problemlösen gekürt.

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