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StrongChess  - The Evolution of Chess
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StrongChess - The Evolution of Chess

Imagine a game of chess as it was played at the turn of the last century. Openings were not well understood, every game was a thrilling adventure and full of surprises. Chess is an intellectual struggle with drama. StrongChess brings this sense back to chess. By adding two columns and two extra pieces, it turns conventional chess into a completely different complex game not yet mastered by the computers. Discover the thrill of Strong...

Chess For All
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Chess For All

So you know how the pieces move - but what do you do next? The answers are to be found in this book which explains the important knowledge that all good players have at their fingertips. 'Chess For All' is in two parts: The basic skills you need to know in order to become a competent chess player - the Essentials - and then some basic Endgame skills so you don't spoil all your hard work with weak endgame play. (There are already hund...

1000 chess exercises : Special Mate in 2 moves
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1000 chess exercises

Chess is a great opportunity to develop memory, concentration, creativity and a sense of responsibility. It teaches us to make the right choices at the right time. Winning a game of chess is always a great moment in the life of a player, whether he is a beginner, an enlightened amateur or an International Grandmaster. But to win, you have to know how to win! Tactical mate in 2 exercises are the most popular for beginners and club pla...

500 chess exercises Special Mate in 1 move
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500 chess exercises Special Mate in 1 move

Chess is an excellent opportunity to develop memory, concentration, creativity and a sense of responsibility. They teach us to make the right choices at the right time. Winning a game of chess is always a great moment in the life of a player, whether he is a beginner, an enlightened amateur or an international grandmaster. But to win, you have to know how to win! Tactical exercises to checkmate in 1 move are among the most popular fo...

1000 chess exercises Special Mate in 2 moves
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1000 chess exercises Special Mate in 2 moves

Chess is 99% a tactical story! All grandmasters are unanimous on the subject. Beginners and club players must imperatively be aware of this maxim. The fastest and most effective way to improve your chess performance is to increase your tactical skills so that you can see at a glance the winning tactical patterns. There is no doubt that the best way to acquire good tactical vision is to do exercises that teach you to recognize the tac...

1000 chess exercises Special Mate in 2 - Volume 2
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1000 chess exercises Special Mate in 2 - Volume 2

Chess is a great opportunity to develop memory, concentration, creativity and a sense of responsibility. It teaches us to make the right choices at the right time. Winning a game of chess is always a great moment in the life of a player, whether he is a beginner, an enlightened amateur or an International Grandmaster. But to win, you have to know how to win! Tactical mate in 2 exercises are the most popular for beginners and club pla...

The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess: With over 250 Annotated Positions
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The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess: With over 250 Annotated Positions

Soltis does it again! If you are interested in 250 relevant chess Tips & Insights, this is the book. The book reminds me of Jack Collins 1978 book, Maxims of Chess. Most topic areas of chess are covered, e.g., Attack, Calculation,Defense,etc. Take, for example, the topic STUDYING. One of the Tips is: "You only know you are improving when your opponents seems to be playing badly more often than before." Some of the Tips will be fa...

My Daily Exercise: 365 Tactical Tests to Improve Your Chess
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My Daily Exercise: 365 Tactical Tests to Improve Your Chess

Most games of chess are decided through tactics. The best advice for a novice who wants to improve quickly is therefore: improve your tactical abilities. This book is neither just a freewheeling puzzle book, nor a systematic course in which the thematic grouping of the positions gives an unwelcome hint to the solution. The tactical themes are clearly explained, but the random order in which the exercises are presented, makes studying...

Your Kingdom for My Horse: When to Exchange in Chess
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Your Kingdom for My Horse: When to Exchange in Chess

Knowing when and what to exchange in chess—trading chessmen in a series of closely related moves, typically sequential—is an essential skill. This book, written by the hugely popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, is the only one that will help you up your game. He explains if you should exchange your bishop for a knight, which pair of bishops to exchange, when it's important to keep rooks on the board, and when to refuse any trade. Pla...

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames
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100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames

Any would-be chess master has to know certain essential tips and techniques in order to achieve greatness—and this one volume has them all! From openings to endgames, renowned grandmaster Andrew Soltis provides the top 20 skills and strategies in every category: sacrifices, crucial middlegame decisions, exact endgames, and more. Written in Soltis's eternally engaging and accessible style, this book is invaluable for any serious player.