Friday, May 08, 2009 19:29
Today we ask ourselves the following question: how well
do we really understand the different systems in the Sicilian?
The Scheveningen Sicilian is a key to our understanding! On a
new DVD, GM Lubomir Ftacnik will teach you the importance
of Black's central pawnstructure and the grand attacking plans.
Ftacnik explains the central d6, e6 structure...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 17:45
In Kill K.I.D. 1 Semkov offers an entirely new approach to the Four Pawns Attack against the King's Indian Defence (K.I.D.)
Semko Semkov, author from several bestsellers as The Safest Sicilian and The Queen's Gambit Accepted has been trying to kill the KID for more than 20 years. The author feels that current theory of the Four Pawns Attack is...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 18:45
"Aronian's saves were were based on a very distinctive style of slow-motion swindling", writes Dr John Nunn in his exclusive eye-witness report on Amber 2009.
You can read Nunn's piece in New In Chess 2009/3 (just out).
Other interesting stuff from this issue's more than 100 pages:
-- Garry Kasparov on Ivanchuk going "bleeping nuts"
-- a future...
Friday, April 24, 2009 19:10
Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended more or less OK, and now: what?
Chess Strategy for Club Players, our new book, is IM Herman Grooten's magnum opus.
It is a complete (411 pages!) and structured course, not just another collections of interesting positons. Grooten teaches how to master the elements of positional chess and...
Tuesday, April 07, 2009 20:24
Why is 3 ... Qd6 good for you? Asks Michael Melts in the brand new edition of his Scandinavian Defense.
Basically, the Queen is more active on d6, says Melts, and Black can castle queenside. These factors help Black to equalize and obtain viable counterplay.
And what about Tiviakov's loss in this variation against Svidler in Wijk aan Zee 2006? For...
Friday, April 03, 2009 20:58
A new book by a world champion, that doesn't happen very often!
Botvinnik-Smyslov: Three World Championship Matches has just arrived from the printers. In it, the great Mikhail Botvinnik analyses the games from the 1954, 1957 and 1958 matches.
But there is much more: you can also read his plan of preparation (including showers, salt-baths and...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 19:41
The Main-Line Slav is one of the key battlegrounds of modern chess.
World Champions Petrosian, Kasparov, Topalov and Anand, as well as modern powerhouses Aronian, Kamsky, Ivanchuk, Morozevich and Carlsen have all played it with both colours!
David Vigorito's new book on the subject is a practical guide, high-lighting Black's solid set-up, and the...
Friday, March 27, 2009 20:46
If you are a serious chess player, you cannot afford to miss Chess Informant!
Chess Informant 103 is the latest issue of what is still, after all those years, one of the most important sources of high-level information in chess.
This volume brings you a refined selection of 918 annotated games (407 full games and 511 game fragments) from May -...
Friday, March 20, 2009 21:20
The ability to play chess without sight of the boardis something which continues to perplex.
In Blindfold Chess authors Hearst and Knott investigate how it was that many famous psychologists thought that playing blindfold would cause mental ruin.
But the authors do much more in this splendidly produced luxury edition. They give the entire history...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 21:07
Today we start shipping two new books we just published:
Chess Opening Essentials 2: 1.d4 d5 / 1.d4 various / Queen's GambitsChess Opening Essentials 3: Indian Defences, Complete
These are accessible primers and reference books at the same time, and provide players with a rating
These books are long-lasting, because they are about the basics, not...