The chess world has long been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. From the untimely deaths of chess masters like Alekhine and Morphy, to strange game and match results, there are many enigmas that have puzzled chess enthusiasts for centuries. It’s almost as if the game itself is imbued with a sense of mystery, as if
In my opinion (accent on “mine”) this book is not really about a child who accomplished something amazing, and of course at the same time it is, because there are 42 annotated games, and it’s about chess. In my opinion this book is about “family,” this book is about “values” which have been lost in
This book is the story of the rivalry between Zukertort and Steinitz which culminated in the first World Championship. The book creates a complex portrait of these two personalities, and their rivalry through their writings, games, and fragments the author deems important.
Understanding the endgame is fundamental to playing good chess, and at its heart lie positions where just kings and pawns remain on the board. Even when a pawn ending is not actually reached, the players must often assess ones that could arise from an exchange of pieces. And an error calculating a pawn ending is normally fatal.
Questions of pawn-structure, and thus decisions made early in the game, can be fully understood only when we appreciate how they impact the possible pawn endings.
This book takes a practical angle, so is the perfect complement to Secrets of Pawn Endings, which examines their theory in detail. Experienced trainer Bogdanov examines a wealth of pawn endings where strong players made significant errors, and draws lessons and rules of thumb from them. While we are enjoying the entertaining material in this book, we are painlessly absorbing endgame principles and improving our intuitive decision-making skills. We learn how to calculate and identify key positional elements, and appreciate the beautiful tactics and paradoxical ideas that are unique to the world of pawns.
This new book on Fischer’s games is a collection of what GM Mueller considers the most instructive games played by Fischer. Thanks to new powerful engines the games have been checked and some errors were discovered in previous analyses. The publisher in my opinion well understand the new young chess players, thanks to the relationship
I’m always interested in experimenting, and trying new ideas. In this case I’d like to review a book, while giving some of the actual content which can interest the chess die-hard fans like me! Or at least benefit the amateurs, who are interested in chess improvement. So I thought of coming up with a series
One of the myths of the chess world is that knowing by heart a series of games, like in Ziyatdinov work, or a series of chess positions like one of Caruana’s trainers mentioned, will bring us to master level. We also have the myth that by doing over and over some positions we will reach
Few years ago another chess author made the case for studying all of the World Championship games, in order to improve as players. I found the idea intriguing, but when I tried to do it, then I discovered I didn’t have a method to learn, and maybe I wasn’t even at the level I could
Chess proficiency is definitely linked to tactical understanding. Many games are won or lost because one of the two players failed to spot a tactical shot. If one wants to become stronger at chess, this book can show the way!