The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941025
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This fascinating book contains 300 of the most astute insights on chess ever uttered, culled from three centuries of great players.

The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1849941025
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• ‘The best opening is the opening your opponent doesn’t know.’ • ‘The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.’ This fascinating book contains 300 of the most astute insights on chess ever uttered, culled from three centuries of great players. Each of these invaluable maxims is illustrated with an annotated chess position, making the book a short cut to learning from the masters. These snippets of wisdom are arranged into chapters for easy reference: Calculation, Intuition, Strategy, Position Evaluation, Openings, Sacrifices, Attitude, Endgames, Mistakes, Studying, Time Management and Tournament Tactics. This is a great book to dip in and out of – every page contains a nugget of wisdom that will help you hone your own chess skills and win your next game.

Pawn Structure Chess

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941157
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A guide to making the best use of pawns when playing chess.

What It Takes To Become A Chess Master

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849940886
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A quirky but useful exploration of the qualities chess masters have that you don't, and how to acquire them.

Transpo Tricks In Chess

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941033
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In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual - a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings.

Studying Chess Made Easy

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941351
Size: 13,90 MB
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Its a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesnt have to be dull. This indispensable book contains foolproof ways to help the information go in... and stay in. Acclaimed chess author Andrew Soltis reveals the key techniques: - Why you cant study chess the same way you study school subjects - How to acquire the most important knowledge: intuition - The role of memorizing (its not a bad thing, despite what people say) - How to get the most out of playing over a masters game - Adopting a chess hero as a means of learning - How great players study - Computers as a study tool - How to train someone else

What It Takes To Become A Grandmaster

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849943990
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Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your chess abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Packed with tips, tricks and practical exercises aimed at players of all skill levels who aspire to greatness. Even an average chess player can find the same moves as a Grandmaster as much as 75 percent of the time. The difference is that only the Grandmaster can find the other 25 percent. This book identifies the kinds of moves and techniques that account for that 25 percent. Among the topics covered in the book are: Mysterious rook pawn moves, Tacking, Piece Nullification, “King Feeling,” and how to play for a win without risk. Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets

Author: Andrew Soltis
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941556
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If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know essential tips and techniques that the masters know, and you need to learn. This incredibly useful book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and start on your path towards chess greatness. Arranged in chapters covering every aspect of chess, from openings to endgames, renowned chess author Andrew Soltis provides top 20 rundowns of these specific positions and techniques: chapters include Top 20 Sacrifices, Top 20 Crucial Middlegame Decisions, Top 20 Endgame Techniques and Top 20 Exact Endgames. Written in Andrew Soltis's eternally engaging and accessible style, this book will prove invaluable to any player who wants to become a chess master.

Move First Think Later

Author: Willy Hendriks
Editor: New In Chess
ISBN: 9056915401
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The chess playing mind does not work like a machine. Selecting a move results from rather chaotic thought processes and is not the logical outcome of applying a rational method. The only problem with that, says International Master Willy Hendriks, is that most books and courses on improving at chess claim exactly the opposite. The dogma of the chess instruction establishment is that if you only take a good look at certain ‘characteristics’ of a position, then good moves will follow more or less automatically. But this is not how it happens. Chess players, weak and strong, don’t first judge the position, then formulate a plan and afterwards look at moves. It all happens at the same time, and pretending that it is otherwise is counterproductive. There is no use in forcing your students to mentally jump through theoretical hoops, according to experienced chess coach Hendriks. This work shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess. It teaches that winning games does not depend on ticking off a to-do list when looking at a position on the board. It presents club and internet chess players with loads of much-needed no-nonsense training material. In this provocative, entertaining and highly instructive book, Hendriks shows how you can travel light on the road to chess improvement!

Invisible Chess Moves

Author: Emmanuel Neiman
Editor: New In Chess
ISBN: 9056914480
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Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes. Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually reasons why your brain discards certain ideas. In this book they demonstrate different categories of hard-to-see chess moves and clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud your brain. Invisible Chess Moves with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminative tests, will teach how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others. Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.