Sunday, January 13, 2008 22:16
On the back cover of the recently published Practical Endgame Play you can read that this is "the most important endgame book ever published".
O yeah, you will think, bla bla.
But you know what? A recent review at ChessCafe of GM Glenn Flear's fat 544 pages book acknowledged: "they may very well be right"!
Flear has established that existing...
Thursday, December 27, 2007 6:59
Alexander Khalifman's repertoire series Opening for White According to Anand has reached the Sveshnikov Sicilian in Part 10.
Why is this series so successful? It is the combination of two things: the quality of the analysis and the accessibility of the explanations.
Look at what Grandmaster Steingrimsson had to say about this Part 10 in a recent...
Friday, December 21, 2007 6:59
New In Chess 2007 # 08 has just appeared, with 106 pages full of chess delight:
on-the-spot reports from Moscow, Vitoria (Spain), Yerevan, Kemer (Turkey), Barcelona, Lubbock (Texas), Bilbao, Hersonissos (Greece) and Corsica
Magnus Carlsen on a mate in 12
an interview with Vladimir Kramnik
Genna Sosonko on Paul Keres
an SOS on the Berlin Wall...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 7:00
Yearbook 85 has just been published. In the 250 pages of this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News you will get, among much else, an answer to the following questions:
Has a Scottish amateur found the remedy for Black to 12.Kb1 in the Sicilian Dragon?
What is Black's best chance in the Classical King's Indian?
Does Viktor Bologan...
Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:59
"He has the face of a chess player", said Nazi German foreign minister Ribbentrop about his Soviet counterpart Molotov after they had negotiated their "Non-Aggression Pact" in 1939.
One wonders what made Ribbentrop say that, and what he actually meant by it.
Daniel Johnson, in his book White King and Red Queen, does not refer to this little...
Sunday, December 09, 2007 6:59
The world's top trainer, Mark Dvoretsky, and one of his best-known pupils, GM Artur Yusupov, present a five-volume series called "School of Future Champions", based on courses given by them to talented young players throughout the world. Volume Two, Secrets of Opening Preparation, has now reached our shop.
The authors, assisted by other strong...
Thursday, November 29, 2007 6:59
In London, in the spring of 1895, world champion Emanuel Lasker gave a series of lectures, geared to the level of club players. Later that year Lasker expanded and gathered the material and published it as a book.
Common Sense in Chess has remained an instructional classic ever since. Our friends at Russell Enterprises in Connecticut have just...
Friday, November 23, 2007 6:59
If you are over 2150, then this is not for you. For all others: with the arrival, a couple of days ago, of Tactics in the Chess Opening, Part 6 we have finished a long running series.
This Part 6 is about Gambits & Flank Openings, and was written by young Dutch GM Sipke Ernst and Belgian IM Geert van der Stricht.
It covers tactical themes and...
Friday, November 16, 2007 6:59
What happens behind the scenes of a world chess championship match has always been something of an enigma.
How does the team of seconds work with the champ? Are they nervous? Do they gossip? Are they confident? What happens if the match strategy fails? Are there any rows? They don't shout at each other, do they?
The printer's truck has just left,...
Saturday, November 10, 2007 6:59
Steve Giddins is a very succesful chess writer, and his 50 Essential Chess Lessons was a huge bestseller. At The Week in Chess IM John Watson said this about it:
"Giddins gives descriptions of key ideas of the games, tips for how to play them, and what to look out for. Again, the book's effectiveness is based upon its very clear and easy-to-...