How to Attack in Chess (What Would a GM Do?)

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How to Attack in Chess (What Would a GM Do?)

How to Attack in Chess (What Would a GM Do?)

Spectacular attacks leave lasting impressions and boost the confidence. In this lesson, GM Lars Bo Hansen explains the four main principles that guide successful attacks in chess:

1) Find the right target to attack!
2) Activate all your pieces and bring them into the attack!
3) Generate direct threats, forcing your opponent onto the defensive
4) Look for forcing moves, combinations and strikes!

The four guidelines are demonstrated in recent Grandmaster games, richly supplied with instructive explanations that help the reader understand the universal logic behind the beauty of attack.

All key positions are illustrated by diagrams thus making the lesson easy to follow directly from your portable device.

This is Grandmaster Lesson Volume #1 from the series What Would a GM Do.

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Chess Opening Essentials: The Ideas & Plans Behind ALL Chess Openings, The Complete 1. e4 (Volume 1)

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Chess Opening Essentials: The Ideas & Plans Behind ALL Chess Openings, The Complete 1. e4 (Volume 1)

Chess Opening Essentials: The Ideas & Plans Behind ALL Chess Openings, The Complete 1. e4 (Volume 1)

This volume helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening ideas, gives casual players the ability to choose the opening that suits their style and taste, is a tool for club players to test and review their opening repertoire, as well as a reference book to which advanced players keep returning. The authors do not propagate forcing tactical variations to be memorized mechanically, but explain what you should actually be trying to achieve when playing the opening of your choice. By highlihting important moves and key positions in color, Chess Opening Essentials helps you to get out of any opening in good shape and gives you a foundation on which to build your repertoire.

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The Chess Puzzle Book 4: Mastering the Positional Principles (Chess Puzzle Book Series) Reviews

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The Chess Puzzle Book 4: Mastering the Positional Principles (Chess Puzzle Book Series)

The Chess Puzzle Book 4: Mastering the Positional Principles (Chess Puzzle Book Series)

Congratulations! You Have the Advantage! Now What?? Welcome to The Chess Puzzle Book 4! – It mostly deals with the important technical question of how to convert a static advantage. As noted by Mark Dvoretsky in his Foreword: “I cannot think of any books with high-quality exercises regarding such topics as domination, the “do not hurry” principle, the principle of two weaknesses, etc., all of which are discussed by Müller and his co-author Alexander Markgraf … I hope that you enjoy this new book by Müller and Markgraf and I encourage you to seriously study the positions discussed in the book. As a result, you will significantly progress in your understanding of chess and improve your results.” Topics include Prophylaxis, The Principle of Two Weaknesses, The Right Exchange, Domination, Do Not Rush, and Converting an Advantage. There are also many well-chosen exercises with comprehensive solutions to help guide and instruct the reader. The Chess Puzzle Book 4 is the fourth volume in the series formerly known as the ChessCafe Puzzle Books.

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess

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The Immortal Game: A History of Chess

The Immortal Game: A History of Chess

Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays his own attempts to become as skilled as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion. With its blend of cultural history and Shenk’s personal interest, The Immortal Game is a compelling guide for novices and aficionados alike.

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How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire Reviews

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How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire

How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire


In this book, the first to focus on these issues, Steve Giddins provides common-sense guidance on one of the perennial problems facing chess-players. He tackles questions such as: whether to play main lines, offbeat openings or ‘universal’ systems; how to avoid being ‘move-ordered’; how to use computers; if and when to depart from or change your repertoire. Giddins argues that from novice to grandmaster, a player’s basic task when choosing a repertoire is the same: he needs to select openings that suit his playing style and that he can play with confidence. The repertoire should not require more memory work and study than he is capable of, or has time for. The book is rounded off with a look at the use of ‘role models’ and an investigation of the repertoires of leading players past and present.

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Pandolfini’s Ultimate Guide to Chess

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Pandolfini’s Ultimate Guide to Chess

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

From America’s foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

One of America’s best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, he presents a complete overview of the entire game and its culture. Structured as a dialogue between a beginning student and an expert teacher, Pandolfini’s Ultimate Guide to Chess takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, Pandolfini puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach, including:

• a short introductory history of the game

• the moves, rules, and contemporary notation forms

• the basic principles of chess

• how to develop an opening repertoire

• the art of tactical play

• pattern recognition and memory aids

• traps and pitfalls to be avoided

• middlegame play, strategy, and planning

• defense and counterattack

• transitions to the endgame and the endgame itself

• computers and the future of chess

• the best websites for playing chess online

With Pandolfini’s expert insight into the history and modern world of chess, as well as several appendices to enhance play and appreciation, Pandolfini’s Ultimate Guide to Chess makes the perfect gift for players of all ages and will be the benchmark title for chess players for years to come.

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Chess Puzzles for Kids

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Chess Puzzles for Kids

Chess Puzzles for Kids

This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard. Using an innovative format, every puzzle is preceded by an instructive example, illustrating an important pattern.

Each puzzle has been graded to suit a wide range of chess abilities. Beginners or younger readers will enjoy reading the basic warm-up exercises. The more experienced can wrestle with some classic puzzles, whilst at the same time learning of typical themes and killer concepts.

The final challenging chapters – Mission Impossible – are guaranteed to torment and inspire the most talented of future champions!

Chess is recognized in many countries as a useful tool for developing creative thinking in children. Chess Puzzles for Kids will quickly enable children to enjoy using their new-found skills to outwit friends and relatives.

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How To Play Chess & Win! The Beginners Guide To A Winning Chess Strategy, Chess Openings, Advanced Rules & Secret Tactics

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How To Play Chess & Win! The Beginners Guide To A Winning Chess Strategy, Chess Openings, Advanced Rules & Secret Tactics

How To Play Chess & Win! The Beginners Guide To A Winning Chess Strategy, Chess Openings, Advanced Rules & Secret Tactics

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Chess, a classic game we all want to know how to play but few of us actually can. Well it’s not that hard to learn. “How To Play Chess & Win!” demystifies the secrets of chess and makes it easy for beginners and intermediate players to learn how to play chess and improve their game.
This book is a must have for those wishing to learn how to play chess and are looking to get an added edge in their games.

“Nice!….loads of tips and background on chess.” – Justin
“Helped me improve my game and was very easy to read.” – Rebecca.

What You Will Learn In This Book:
• Introduction To Chess & The Basics
• What You Need To Know About The Chessboard
• The Pieces And Pawns And What You To Know Before You Start Playing.
• Special Moves With Your Chess Pieces That You Need To Know How To Perform.
• Starting And Ending Your Game
• Using Computers To Improve Your Game.
• How To Use Chess Notation & Why You Should
• Basic Strategy To Get You Started.
• Standard Tactical Devices
• How To Avoid Being Caught Out
• Advanced Tips For The Player That Wants To Really Improve.
• Chess Psychology And Why This Is So Important.
• How To Improve Your Game
• Competitive Chess For The Pros.
• Strategies, Tactics & Tips That Every Player Must Know.

These are just a few items you’ll need to know that we will teach you in this book.

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