Tuesday, September 11, 2007 6:59
"If you really want to play better", GM Jonathan Rowson recently said, then "push yourself to find good moves in difficult positions."
Our online shop has just received, from Tuscon, Arizona, a book which fits into that concept: Practical Chess Exercises by Ray Cheng.
There are several interesting things about this book:
It has no less than 600...
Thursday, September 06, 2007 6:59
"I thought I was playing like Tal, but I was really gambling." Sounds familiar? WGM Zhu Chen said this to her coach Victor Bologan, who almost had a heart attack watching Zhu burn a Bishop on f7.
In other words: New In Chess 2007/06 is out, a bumper issue full of amazing stuff:
Magnus Carlsen on his great run of "missing all possible subtle and...
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 14:30
[lang_nl]Vaste bezoekers weten inmiddels wel dat Alexei Shirov een van de favoriete spelers is hier bij ChessVibes. Felicitaties aan het adres van Alexei, want de huidige nummer 11 van de wereld wordt vandaag 35. We besteden even wat aandacht aan de man die altijd vuur op het bord brengt.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Regular visitors are well aware of the...
Wednesday, July 04, 2007 6:59
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De Internet Chess Club en Chess Tigers, de organisatoren van de populaire jaarlijkse Mainz Chess Classic in Duitsland, bieden een unieke kans om in een onlinekwalificatie te spelen, waarin je kans maakt op een volledig verzorgde reis t.w.v. 600 euro inclusief hotelkamer en ontbijt in het Hilton Mainz...
Saturday, June 30, 2007 7:00
A couple of days ago our printers delivered Tactics in the Chess Openings, Part 5.
In this volume GM Sipke Ernst and IM Geert van der Stricht have explained, in 230 carefully selected games, all the tactical themes and the typical traps of the main lines in the Indian Defences, as well as in the Catalan and the Benoni.
We recommend this book to...
Friday, June 29, 2007 6:59
Yesterday we received in our warehouse a brand new book written by Mihail Marin, the star author of our friends at Quality Chess.
A Spanish Repertoire for Black is Part 2 of Marin's very succesful repertoire book against 1. e4: Beating the Open Games.
Here Marin provides ALL answers for Black after 4. Ba4. Explaining the concepts and variations in...
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 6:59
Jan Timman, in his book On The Attack, describes young Ukranian super GM Andrei Volokitin as "a single minded player ... with a head full of wild ideas".
Now Volokitin has published Perfect Your Chess, a book with 369 training positions, which we got in our warehouse just yesterday.
The question is, of course: is someone with a "head full of wild...
Saturday, June 23, 2007 17:13
Of course you remember Josh Waitzkin!
Josh was the kid star in the book his father, accomplished writer Fred Waitzkin, wrote: Searching for Bobby Fischer, which was later turned into an incredibly famous chess movie.
After winning many US chess titles and becoming an IM, Josh Waitzkin abandoned chess for Tai Chi, and then won the world title in...
Saturday, June 23, 2007 17:04
"Compiling this book", writes Anatoly Karpov, "I had no small difficulty choosing the best 100 from more than 1000 wins."
It would of course be quite foolish to expect any degree of modesty from a man who contested about 300 tournaments, and won more than 160 of them. Who played no less than ten world championship matches.
My Best Games by Anatoly...
Friday, June 22, 2007 17:04
Why are you drawing games you should win, and losing games you should be drawing? Where do all those silly mistakes come from?
These are the sort of questions GM John Emms concerns himself with in his new and remarkable book: The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess.
Emms deals with purely practical matters: calculation, oversight, bluffing, nerves...