The Open Games (those beginning with 1.e4 e5) are now more topical than...
The Woodpecker Method is the name given by Axel Smith to a training...
Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian!
Themes, Structures & Plans in an Increasingly Popular Chess OpeningMatthias Wahls's "Modernes Skandinavisch 1" was a huge success when it was published in Germany in 1997. Wahls’s book contributed to the growing popularity of the Scandinavian (or Center Counter-) Defence as a solid weapon.
Learn how to attack in the sharpest lines of the most widely played chess opening!Against most Sicilian variations, White’s sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.
After 1.d4, probably the most popular opening move in the world, Black can choose to employ a wide variety of unorthodox lines. Taken by surprise, White players may stumble into unknown and treacherous territory, where their fully-prepared opponent is waiting in ambush.
The Four Knights Game is one of the oldest chess openings and continues to be a popular choice among beginners and club players. In recent years leading grandmasters such as Alexey Shirov and Emil Sutovsky have injected the Four Knights with numerous fresh ideas and changed its peaceful reputation.
The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of the most important chess openings, both at club level and with top players. In recent years it has undergone a number of significant changes and it’s high time for a thorough look at the current state of affairs.
Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge. Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. It helps you to quickly grasp the essence of a position on the board and find the most promising continuation.
Boost your Chess is Artur Yusupov's complete course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and in the Mastery series we arrive at our final destination.
Chess Evolution 1, 2, 3Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basicsseries set off on the road to mastery, and in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination.
Reduced price! Best set of 5 books by Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh. • Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015• Best Attacking of 2012-2015• Most Interesting Draws of 2012-2015• Most Instructive endgames of 2012-2015• Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015
Grandmaster Eingorn is an chess opening trendsetter. Throughout his career, he has introduced many novel concepts in the openings, and some of the systems he has introduced have gone on to become absolute main lines, such as the Rb1 Exchange Grünfeld.
pages: 256 publisher: Gambit Publications Limited The French is a sound and resilient defence, which also provides abundant opportunities for counterplay. As a result it has been favoured by such great fighting players as Lasker, Botvinnik and Korchnoi.
pages: 320 publisher: Gambit Publications Limited By calmly fianchettoing his king's bishop in reply to the King's Indian and Grünfeld, White seeks to draw the sting from these dynamic defences and exert positional pressure throughout the middlegame.