Improve Your Chess x3 (K-5280)


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Improve Your Opening Play by Chris Ward
Improve Your Middlegame Play by Andrew Kinsman
Improve Your Endgame Play by Glenn Flear

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Language versions English
Author / Authors Chris Ward, Andrew Kinsman, Glenn Flear
Publisher Everyman Chess
Publication date 31 may 2017
Pages 448
ISBN 9781781943922
Paperback Yes
Downloadable No
Width 15.7 cm
Height 23.4 cm

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These three titles, brought together for the first time in one volume, explain the important ideas behind every major opening, provide an understanding of the middlegame to the aspiring player and tips to all players wishing to improve their endgame play. Chris Ward unravels the secrets of the Sicilian, the mysteries of the Modern and the fundamentals of the French. He emphasises the need to understand the key elements of each opening rather than simply memorise a series of complicated variations which leave you stranded if the opponent varies from the expected route. Andrew Kinsman uses examples from practical play to develop tactical and positional skills and awareness to enable you to make the most of your opportunities in the middlegame. Glenn Flear explains the fundamental principles which must be mastered in the endgame. Taking examples from his own games and those of other players, he shows how drawn positions can be converted into victories and lost positions saved at the last moment.

  • Deals with every important opening
  • Explains the basic ideas of tactical and positional play
  • Provides numerous exercises for readers to test themselves
  • Explains the important principles of every type of ending
  • Easy step-by-step guide to better endgame play
  • Revolutionary layout to help readers absorb key ideas


Ward - Opening Play:

005 1. Opening Fundamentals

014 2. Symmetrical e-pawn Openings

048 3. Other Defences to 1.e4

075 4. Symmetrical d-pawn Openings

095 5. Other Defences to 1.d4

121 6. Other Openings

130 7. Solutions to Exercises

Kinsman - Middlegame Play:

005 1. What is the Middlegame?

016 2. Fundamentals of Positional Play

044 3. Keeping Control

073 4. Avoiding Blunders

085 5. Attacking Play

104 6. Turning Things Around

119 7. The Time Control

132 8. Solutions to Exercises

Flear - Endgame Play:

5 1. Important Endgame Themes

16 2. Endgames with just Pieces

29 3. Pawn Endgames

50 4. Knight Endgames

62 5. Bishops of the Same Colour

76 6. Bishops of Opposite Colour

86 7. Bishop versus Knight

100 8. Rook Endgames

117 9. Queen Endgames

129 10. Pieces versus Pawns

144 11. Practical Advice

151 12. Solutions to Exercises


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Improve Your Chess x3 (K-5280)

Improve Your Chess x3 (K-5280)

Improve Your Opening Play by Chris Ward
Improve Your Middlegame Play by Andrew Kinsman
Improve Your Endgame Play by Glenn Flear

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