Fred Reinfeld: The Man Who Taught America Chess, with 282 Games

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McFarland #ad - One of the strongest players of his time, he ranked just below Reuben Fine and Samuel Reshevsky against whom he had a plus score. He was an editor or major contributor to almost every major chess magazine through the 1940s--Chess Review, Chess Correspondent and Chess Life. He was the accomplished author of some of the best chess books of the 1930s and 1940s, and a respected numismatist, recognized as a pioneer in the field.

Not so well known are his accomplishments. Fred reinfeld--his name used to be known to almost every chess player in the United States. This first book on renfield covers his remarkable contributions to the chess world, with many of his ideas and writings quoted in their original context and with many of his famous annotations preserved for the modern reader.

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Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi: A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games

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McFarland #ad - Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi: A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games #ad - This book describes the intense rivalry--and collaboration--of the four players who created the golden era when USSR chess players dominated the world. More than 200 annotated games are included, along with personal details--many for the first time in English. Mikhail tal, doomed latvian who changed the way chess players think about attack and sacrifice; tigran petrosian, henpecked Armenian whose wife drove him to become the world's best player; Boris Spassky, the roguish, the prodigy who survived near-starvation and later bouts of melancholia to succeed Petrosian--but is best remembered for losing to Bobby Fischer; and "Evil" Viktor Korchnoi, the brilliant, whose mixture of genius and jealousy helped him eventually surpass his three rivals but fate denied him the title they achieved: world champion.

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Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move, Volume I: The Whizz-Kid 1973-1981

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Limited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House #ad - His numerous insights will be of great interest to today’s chess coaches who wish to take a comprehensive approach to improving their pupils’ performances. In coaching kasparov, year by year and move by move garry Kasparov’s long-term coach, second and mentor Alexander Nikitin tells the story of how he trained Kasparov from a brilliant but raw junior into becoming and then remaining the world champion.

Most of the other games are well known, but nikitin explains many of Kasparov’s decisions in those games from the point of view of the future world champion’s coach, providing the context of his young pupil's thought process and mistakes and tracing his progress. The author goes to great lengths to describe his educational approach during the early period to raise Kasparov’s theoretical knowledge and practical performance, covering both play and psychological training.

. The present volume contains 46 games fully annotated by nikitin, including all 14 games of a blitz match played between the 15-year old Kasparov and ex-world champion Mikhail Tal on 26 December 1978 in Tbilisi that have never before been published and which are provided specially for the 2019 edition of this book.

Coaching Kasparov, Year by Year and Move by Move, Volume I: The Whizz-Kid 1973-1981 #ad - Volume i, covers the period 1973-1981, the present work, until Kasparov reached the age of 18. He also uses these games to illustrate and expand upon his coaching advice. In nikitin’s blow-by-blow tournament accounts he describes how he handled various unexpected situations to get the best out of Kasparov with detailed recipes.

This makes his commentary quite unique and instructive, of formidable practical use to budding players, coaches and parents.

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The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player

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New In Chess #ad - Reviewers praised its clarity and completeness and thousands of players significantly improved their endgame understanding and their results! This book contains a massive amount of clear, concise and easy-to-follow chess endgame instruction. Solving these puzzles will drive home the most important ideas, refresh your knowledge and improve your calculation skills.

In the past couple of years, de la villa's students sometimes complained that when they had to apply what they had studied in 100 Endgames, they didn't have the material ready at their fingertips. In this book the spanish grandmaster presents hundreds of exercises grouped according to the various chapters in 100 Endgames.

The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player #ad - The advice de la Villa gives in the solutions is practical and useful. Spanish to english translation by Ramon Jessurun. And de la villa made an important discovery: most of their errors had already been made by others as well, even by strong and sometimes famous chess players! De la Villa started collecting training material and selected those exercises best suited to retain your knowledge and avoid common errors.

Jesus de la villa's worldwide bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know successfully debunked the myth that endgame theory is complex and endgame books are necessarily tedious. Ideal for every post-beginner, club player and candidate master who wishes to win more games.

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Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin: A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games

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Limited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House #ad - Jakov has lived in Moscow since 2016. Ivan bukavshin, born in Rostov-on-Don in 1995, was a Russian chess prodigy. He was named children’s trainer of the Year in 2010 by the Russian Chess Federation. Ivan finished third in the aeroflot open in 2015, behind Daniil Dubov and Ian Nepomniachtchi, where he put in a performance rating of 2803.

Jakov has won prizes in over 20 russian and international tournaments and he has written frequently for Russian and international chess publications, including American Chess Magazine, Chess Informant and 64. This book, by his friend and coach grandmaster Jakov Geller, takes a detailed look at Ivan’s life and career in 50 deeply annotated games and 14 fragments.

This is his first chess book. Ivan achieved a series of 2700+ performances over 2013-2015. The list of ivan’s opponents in these games includes Peter Svidler, Ernesto Inkariev, Vladimir Fedoseev, Richard Rapport, Alexander Morozevich, and Dmitry Andreikin. He tragically died in early 2016 at the age of 20

Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin: A Chess Prodigy's Career in 64 Games #ad - This book will be of interest to active chess players seeking to improve their game, where they can learn from interesting opening novelties, spectacular attacking combinations and subtle endgame victories. Jakov worked as a coach in togliatti from 2007 to 2015, international masters Darsen Sanzhaev, Alexey Mokshanov and Rudik Makarian, and his pupils have included grandmasters Ivan Bukavshin and Alexandr Predke, and WIM Dinara Dordzhieva.

His coaches included grandmasters Jakob Meister and Marat Makarov.

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Chess Gamer Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996: Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996 - Gata Kamsky

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Thinkers Publishing #ad - Gata will share in his first volume how he became one of the world elite class players and contender for the title of World Chess Champion. Why and how he used different styles of play and will reveal how this learning process helped him to become a chess professional.

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Planning: Move by Move

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Everyman Chess #ad - Playing without a plan – effectively staggering from one move to the next – is a recipe for disaster. Using games played by elite players he explains how plans are formed and carried out in these different scenarios. It is essential to have some kind of idea of what you are trying to achieve and how to go about it.

In this book, grandmaster and experienced author Zenón Franco explains planning in detail. A very well known saying in chess is “Better a bad plan than no plan at all”. He organises material in terms of: typical structures, simplification and, advantage in space, manoeuvring play, finally attack and defence.

Planning: Move by Move #ad - Planning is of crucial importance in chess and yet this is an area that has not been well discussed or explained to ambitious players who wish to improve.

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Strategic Plans: 75 Modern Battles

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Limited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House #ad - The recommended elo range is approximately 1, 200, 800 – 2, although it may of course be of interest to players a bit lower and a bit higher than this range. Russian international master maxim chetverik has written a strategy textbook containing 75 deeply annotated positional games that show players how to devise plans to handle a number of key strategic themes, such as when to open up the game, how to activate the pawn chain, how to carry out positional sacrifices and many others.

This makes the book of particular value to players wishing to better understand the strategies that the openings they play may lead to, bearing in mind the author is an openings expert with ten openings books published. Ideally, a macroplan is a chain of sequential and carefully calculated microplans. This book is largely aimed at strong club players wishing to improve, or their coaches.

Strategic Plans: 75 Modern Battles #ad - Polgar, topalov, Morozevich, Kamsky, Korchnoi and Spassky. Chetverik introduces and illustrates the concepts of "macroplan" and "microplan", which provide a simple structural framework for players seeking to devise plans in their own games. The macroplan is the specific way to achieve the required result usually, for example, a win, the successful exploitation of a queenside pawn majority.

The microplan is a way of solving a local problem that involves several moves, such as transferring a knight from a bad square to a good one. Unlike most other textbooks, the strategic plans are viewed as battles where the plans of each player clash, and Maxim analyzes why one plan comes out on top.

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Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI

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New In Chess #ad - Game changer offers intriguing insights into the opportunities and horizons of Artificial Intelligence. The artificial intelligence system, created by DeepMind, had been fed nothing but the rules of the Royal Game when it beat the world's strongest chess engine in a prolonged match. Winner of the english chess foundation 2019 book of the year - the most prestigious chess BOOK AWARD IN THE WORLDIt took AlphaZero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world.

Game changer also presents a collection of lucidly explained chess games of astonishing quality. Not just in solving games, but in providing solutions for a wide variety of challenges in society. The story of AlphaZero has a wider impact. With a foreword by former world Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and an introduction by DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis.

Sadler and regan reveal its thinking process and tell the story of the human motivation and the techniques that created AlphaZero. They also had unparalleled access to its team of developers and were offered a unique look ‘under the bonnet' to grasp the depth and breadth of AlphaZero's search. Both professionals and club players will improve their game by studying AlphaZero's stunning discoveries in every field that matters: opening preparation, attacking techniques, piece mobility, initiative, long-term sacrifices and much more.

Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI #ad - The selection of ten games published in december 2017 created a worldwide sensation: how was it possible to play in such a brilliant and risky style and not lose a single game against an opponent of superhuman strength? For Game Changer, Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan investigated more than two thousand previously unpublished games by AlphaZero.

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1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players: The Tactics Workbook that Also Explains All Key Concepts

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New In Chess #ad - He teaches you how to reach the next level of identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, recognizing patterns of combinations, visualizing tricks and calculating effectively. There are two types of books on tactics: those that introduce the concepts followed by some examples, and workbooks that contain lots of exercises.

If you want to win more games, nothing works better than training your combination skills. Erwich has created a complete tactics book for ambitious club and tournament players. It serves as a course text book, because only the most didactically productive exercises are featured. 1001 chess exercises for Club Players is not a collection of freewheeling puzzles.

1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players: The Tactics Workbook that Also Explains All Key Concepts #ad - Chess is 99% tactics. Fide master frank erwich has done both: he explains all key tactical ideas AND provides an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme. This celebrated observation is not only true for beginners, but also for club players Elo 1500 – 2000 Every chapter starts with easy examples, but no worries: the level of difficulty will steadily increase.

Erwich has also included a new and important element: tests that will improve your defensive skills.

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Yakov Vilner, First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion: A World Champion's Favorite Composers

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Limited Liability Company Elk and Ruby Publishing House #ad - He won the ussr composition championship for three-move problems in 1929 and in total he won prizes at 30 chess composition competitions. In this historical work illustrated with rare archival photos from the period, was a leading chess organizer and journalist in Ukraine as well as a player and composer, Sergei Tkachenko tells the story of a man who, despite suffering constantly from the respiratory illness that would eventually end his life at the age of just 31, against a background of major social and political upheaval that significantly impacted the chess world.

His attacking, combinational style delivered many memorable games and he regularly played against strong contemporaries such as Bogoljubov, Bogatyrchuk, Romanovsky, Verlinsky and an upcoming teenager called Botvinnik. Vilner was also a leading chess composer. The author has also included all 95 of Vilner’s known problems and studies, some of which are fairy problems, as well as many earlier versions and related compositions.

Yakov Vilner, First Ukrainian Chess Champion and First USSR Chess Composition Champion: A World Champion's Favorite Composers #ad - The latter work was short-listed for the 2018 English Chess Federation Book of the Year. Tkachenko has selected 49 full games and another six fragments, Tkachenko, annotated in detail by Vilner himself, Bogatyrchuk, Romanovsky, and other leading players of the 1920s. It was vilner who, managed to save alexander alekhine from the firing squad, in 1919 as a member of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Odessa, which Tkachenko wrote about in his book Alekhine's Odessa Secrets: Chess, War and Revolution.

Yakov vilner 1899-1931 was one of the leading Soviet chess masters in the 1920s.

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