By Vassilios Kotronias
Taking part in Black opposed to Vassilios Kotronias is each Caro-Kann player's worst nightmare. during this ebook Kotronias, the 1st Greek grandmaster, explains the workings of his most popular process opposed to the Caro-Kann. His resolution is the improvement version which has been a favorite of avid gamers akin to Tal, Van der Wiel, Timman, Nunn, Anand and brief in addition to Kotronias.
By Valeri Beim, Laurence Webb
The Leningrad method of the Dutch protection is an engaging hybrid of the Dutch and the King's Indian. for a few years, it was once considered with a few suspicion in view of the moderate positional weaknesses created in Black's place. in spite of the fact that, within the Nineteen Eighties dynamic new ways have been brought by way of such avid gamers as Sergei Dolmatov, Evgeny Bareev, Mikhail Gurevich and particularly Vladimir Malaniuk. those avid gamers confirmed how an lively technique may well catch up on those defects, and supply Black very good profitable possibilities. considering then, the Leningrad has been a favored and potent establishing selection for avid gamers of all degrees.
A reliable figuring out of the topics of the Leningrad is at the very least as vital as distinct wisdom of its concept. Valeri Beim has a wealth of expertise with the Leningrad Dutch and is an entire coach, so is preferably certified to lead the reader during the twists and turns of this outstanding opening.
By Mikhail Golubev
The Sozin assault is White's such a lot brazenly competitive counter to the Sicilian. White places his bishop on c4 and infrequently follows up with direct play opposed to the black king. except Black defends with the maximum precision, the bishop's impact frequently fuels a perilous assault resulting in a cascade of sacrifices and a brutal king hunt. The Sozin set-up might be hired opposed to the Classical Sicilian, the Najdorf, or even the Scheveningen. Mikhail Golubev is a tender grandmaster who has hired the Sozin with devastating impression in the course of the complete of his grownup chess profession. the following he explains how White includes out that assault in its a number of types (including a few really positional lines), and provides intimately the speculation of all its diversifications, together with the razor-sharp Velimirovic assault.
By Andy Soltis
E-book of the Year-British Chess Federation
Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 via 1936--the longest stint of someone in background. a colourful personality ordinarily decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his profession coincided with many evolutionary adjustments in aggressive chess. Marshall used to be a grasp gamesman. He took up the sport of salta, comparable to chinese language checkers, and used to be quickly international champion. yet greater than something, he enjoyed chess, claiming that when he discovered the sport at 10 he performed each day for the following fifty seven years. Marshall's lifestyles and enjoying type are absolutely tested right here, together with 220 of his video games (some by no means prior to released) with one hundred ninety positional diagrams.
By Emanuel Lasker
"Lasker's guide of Chess" is among the maximum chess books ever written. the truth that it used to be first released over eighty years in the past has lowered neither its relevance nor importance in ultra-modern sleek chess global. Lasker was once either an excellent fighter and a deep philosopher; his booklet is the quintessence of the awfully winning reports he had over many lengthy years, and his concepts approximately them. He teaches what he himself considers most vital: basic ideas and techniques appropriate to any scenario. upon getting learn the "Manual", you are going to turn into smarter - afterwards, this can be certain to assist you, either in chess and in lifestyles. Emanuel Lasker, the second one global Champion, starts on the most simple point, explaining the board, the items, how they movement after which is going directly to describe the basics of chess approach, chess strategies or even chess philosophy. the result's considered one of most sensible chess books ever written. This twenty first Century version has been supplemented with dozens of archival images of Lasker and his contemporaries. moreover, an unique and instructive characteristic, "Lasker Lore," highlights the chess heritage and minutiae of the Lasker period. ultimately, if the importance of "Lasker's Chess Manual," had to supply extra, the best chess teacher of the fashionable period, Mark Dvoretsky, has penned a different foreword to this new version of the mythical vintage.
By Yakov Neishtadt
A customary chess ebook for checking out and enhancing one's ability at discovering tactical suggestions in genuine online game positions.