By Viktor Moskalenko
The widely-played Winawer edition has been referred to as 'the jewel within the crown of the French Defence'. you'll be able to see why: this is often a gap for avid gamers who love a true struggle. Black instantly assaults White's centre and the ensuing positional dynamics supply probabilities to either side. Viktor Moskalenko, a well known champion of dynamic play, is the right advisor to teach you either the strategic rules and the tactical finesses. As a follow-up to his bestselling The versatile French, Moskalenko has written one other gleaming booklet brimming with new and unique rules. the total spectrum of the Winawer is roofed, yet in fact Moskalenko has his personal personal tastes and he doesn't turn away from a few bold suggestions. His willing eye for the essence of positions, his expertise to discover new assets in famous traces and his personal inimitable sort will make the 'French Magic' paintings for each reader. Viktor Moskalenko is a global Grandmaster, a winning writer and a widely known chess trainer who has labored with Vasily Ivanchuk. A former Ukrainian champion, Moskalenko is still hugely lively as a participant and has received a number of tournaments in his new domestic state, Spain. Viktor Kortchnoi: "Familiarizing oneself with Moskalenko's new principles can merely have a benificial impression at the play of any reader, from novice to specialist. i will see many connections among this moment publication and the sooner 'flexible' quantity, which proves that the 2 are in spirit truly one publication."
By Paata Gaprindashvili
Any chess participant can develop into greater by means of harnessing the ability of mind's eye. This clean method of problem-solving is helping avid gamers make fewer blunders and encourages self sufficient and unique notion. even if a lot has been released on chess strategies, process, openings, and endings, few books have desirous about education the mind to imagine and assessment. the various examples of alternative strikes supplied right here just do that, through emphasizing some great benefits of good judgment and fast wit. many of the new ideas, equivalent to revolutionary and reciprocal pondering, reduction in fighting pointless and silly errors--and guarantee gamers of creating profitable choices.
By Andrew Soltis
A transposition in chess is a bit like a bait-and-switch advertising and marketing ploy. the buyer thinks he’s getting a discount on one piece of item, yet he finally ends up paying for one other at a far larger fee. within the first e-book dedicated to chess transpositions, manhattan put up columnist and acclaimed chess writer Andy Soltis exhibits how this technique works over the board. via transposing a sequence of famous strikes (i.e., making them in an surprising order), a participant leads his opponent into an unfavourable place that he would typically have refrained from. utilizing exciting examples from the video games of the masters, Soltis covers quite a few transpositions in nearly all kinds of commencing: double e-pawn, Sicilian, the Reti, English, Indian, and others.
By Fahim Mohammad
Compelled to escape his local Bangladesh, 8 year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrived in Paris together with his father. Refused asylum, as unlawful immigrants they spiralled downwards into homelessness and desperation. through a stroke of success, Fahim was once brought to 1 of France's most sensible chess coaches, Xavier Parmentier, who tutored him and gave him a feeling of function, his struggles at the chessboard mirroring either his victories and his crushing defeats in his conflict for a traditional lifestyles. emerging via neighborhood and nationwide tournaments to be topped France's Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012, Fahim grew to become a countrywide sensation. In 2013 he went directly to win the area Under-13 scholar Championship. informed throughout the transparent eyes of a kid, Fahim's story is not just a relocating account of the bleak realities that underlie a supposedly worrying society, but in addition a heartwarming testimony to a father's selection, the kindness of strangers, and one small boy's brave will to be successful.
By Jacob Aagaard
Chess is constructing swifter now than ever sooner than in historical past, and the looks of robust chess desktops has replaced the best way gamers imagine. some time past, many positions might were rejected on precept as very unlikely to shield, or even the simplest avid gamers could draw back from shooting fabric if it intended that they'd need to face a tricky defiance. this perspective has replaced, and modern most sensible avid gamers are usually not terrified of strolling a truly high quality line in defence. here is useful suggestion on a variety of tools of defence, delivering readers the opportunity to check and teach with 2 hundred demanding examples. whereas no longer for the fainthearted, this e-book can help the reader tremendously increase during this very important a part of the sport.
By Ivan Sokolov
The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish establishing) is among the oldest and most vital chess openings, well liked by amateurs in addition to specialist avid gamers. Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov provides daring, yet very playable, off-beat guns for Black, in addition to dynamic new rules and refutations in lots of main-line diversifications, for either Black and White. An obtainable and inspirational booklet booklet via world-famous Ivan Sokolov who, in his wealthy occupation, has overwhelmed international champions Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand. a lot beneficial fabric for aspiring membership avid gamers, acknowledged British Chess journal approximately Sokolov's past e-book - 'Winning Chess Middlegames'.
By David Levy, Monroe Newborn (auth.)
For a while now, i've got felt that the time is correct to jot down a e-book approximately computing device Chess. Ever because the first makes an attempt at chess seasoned gramming have been made, a few twenty 5 years in the past, curiosity within the topic ha"s grown from 12 months to 12 months. through the overdue Fifties the topic was once first delivered to the eye of the general public by means of a piece of writing in Scient(fic American, and not more than a decade later a chess application used to be competing in a event with people. extra lately, there were tournaments within which the one members have been machine courses. and whilst the 1st global laptop Championship was once held in Stockholm in 1974 the development used to be a superb luck. Laymen frequently doubt the worth of making an investment in an issue so esoteric as desktop chess, yet there's certainly significant gain to be received from a research of the automisation of chess and different highbrow video games. If it proves attainable to play such video games good via computing device, then the options hired to examine and examine destiny positions in those video games can also be worthy in different difficulties in long-range making plans. i've got attempted to make this e-book either attention-grabbing and instructive. those that comprehend something in any respect approximately chess yet who've no wisdom of pcs, could be in a position to stick with my description of ways desktops play chess. people with an information of either components will nonetheless locate a lot to curiosity them.
By Valeri Beim
In 1857, a soft-spoken genius from New Orleans burst upon the chess scene. Paul Morphy dazzled the chess global with breathtaking mixtures that looked as if it would come up from skinny air. In his short chess profession, he used to be universally well-known because the top on the earth. overseas grandmaster Valeri Beim takes a detailed examine the play of the mid-19th century champion, placing his video games less than a contemporary, 21st-century analytical microscope. the result's a clean and instructive examine the tactic and strategies of the yank legend, and their relevance to the trendy method of the royal video game. it's a very attention-grabbing publication and will good swap the reader’s preconceived principles within the related method. video game annotations are the most part yet there's additionally heritage details on Morphy. -- John Saunders, British Chess journal, October 2005