The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess Openings

It?s your move... The Complete Idiot?s Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. In it, the authors provide a step-by-step walk-through of 100 of the most effective opening moves. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations that bolster the reader?s understanding. ?Step-by-step advice and strategies, as well as h...

Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z

This comprehensive guide, in dictionary form, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice.

The Power Chess Program

Volume Two guides the student through more complex elements of chess strategy, furthering his/her understanding of combining fast and accurate calculation with good positional understanding. In a series of 12 lessons, key points are reinforced with thematic tests.

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Garry Kasparov as revealing "the once-secret Russian method of chess training". this uses only materials and techniques that worked well in the former USSR. It contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen tactical recognition and vi...

Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy

A large proportion of chess games are decided in the endgame or in the transition to the endgame, but chess literature has provided relatively little guidance for players seeking to improve their skill in making the vital decisions in these phases of the game. Building on the ideas introduced in his ground-breaking work Foundations of Chess Strategy, Lars Bo Hansen provides a thought-provoking and convincing treatise on how players c...

Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy

The chess world has been blessed by a number of wonderful strategists, and in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy, Neil McDonald decides upon his selection of the most prominent ones, highlighting the major contributions they have made. McDonald examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other's footsteps. Throughout history there have been many famous players who have...

The Ultimate Chess Strategy Book by Amador Gonzalez De La Nava

The opening is reaching its end, and we must make a pivotal decision: what shall our middlegame strategy be? Do we seek an active plan to profit from our strengths and highlight the opponent's weaknesses? Or do we adopt prophylaxis, attending to our own position's shortcomings and hindering the opponent's plans? Alternatively, are there any ready-made plans that we know from other games that can be tailored to fit our position? The a...

Endgame Strategy (Russian Chess)

Shereshevsky's masterful guide to endgame play is an essential work for every aspiring player. Using classic examples from grandmaster practice, together with modern illustrations and instructive games by lesser-known players, Shereshevsky lucidly explains the basic principles of the endgame: king centralization, the role of pawns, exchanging pieces, suppressing counterplay, two weaknesses, and much more.

Dynamic Chess Strategy

Since settling in England in 1988, Romanian Grandmaster Mihai Suba has become a popular figure on the British chess scene. Uncompromising and inventive, his play from opening through to ending is characterised by a rare dynamism and flexibility. In this, his first book, Suba wittily recounts his chess career and for the first time explains in detail his own very significant contribution to the battle of chess ideas. Included among 36...