Friday, March 13, 2009 21:22
We have just received Dangerous Weapons: The Kings Indian, and it looks like another exciting volume in this series.
Authors Glenn Flear, Yelena Dembo and Richard Palliser present quite a few sharp and creative resources to spice up this already aggresive opening.
There are new ideas (for example 7...Nh5 in the Classical) as well as rehabilitated...
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 21:03
New In Chess 2009/2 is just out. Let me try to wet your appetite with a couple of features from its more than 100 pages:
-- Karjakin explains how his dive in the icecold sea secured his win
-- and the rest of the teenage explosion in Wijk aan Zee
-- Peter Svidler on cricket in Gibaltar
-- Magnus Carlsen: beating Jan Smeets
-- Genna Sosono follows...
Friday, March 06, 2009 19:34
Chess Explained is an opening series that has been very popular ever since it started. The emphasis in these books is always more on explanation of the main ideas than on encyclopedic depth of an opening.
The latest volume in this series deals with the ever popular Gr?ºnfeld Defence and is written by the Ukrainian trainer and IM Valentin Bogdanov...
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 20:42
The intellectual teachings of, for example, Mark Dvoretsky may not be everyone's cup of tea. Here's a different approach with the same goal in mind: to teach you how to play chess.
Andy Rea has created 70 'normal' games, with all the 'normal' mistakes that you and I make. And they all teach you something useful.
In his preface GM Alexander...
Friday, February 27, 2009 19:51
Yearbook 90 has just arrived!
In this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News
you will find answers to urgent quenstions like:
-- what was the most original gambit of the year 2008?
-- will KingLoek finally admit defeat in the Botvinnik Slav?
-- is the Berliner Variation of the Two Knights out of business?
-- has Erwin l'Ami refuted...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 20:26
Adriaan de Groot (1914-2006) was a strong chess player who represented Holland at three Olympiads.
But his real claim to fame is his groundbreaking book Thought and Choice in Chess, his thesis of 1948 which inspired a breakthrough in empirical cognitive science.
De Groot conducted experiments with great chess players as Euwe, Alekhine, Fine and...
Friday, February 20, 2009 19:03
In March 1924, just four weeks after George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premiered in New York, a chess super-tournament started in that same city.
New York 1924, the book that Alexander Alekhine wrote about it, should never have gone out of print. But it did, and now, finally, it is back in a wonderful new edition.
The 20-round tournament with all...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 20:35
We have jus received from our printers the new edition of Fischer World Champion!
This book is a modern classic of chess, written by the two Dutch giants of 20th century chess: former world champion Max Euwe and 'our own' Jan Timman.
This new edition commemorates the death of Bobby Fischer and features a moving introductory tribute by Garry...
Monday, February 16, 2009 19:37
We have just received, from our friends at Quality Chess, a brand new title: Playing the Queen's Gambit.
Danish GM Lars Schandorff recognizes that the QG allows some serious defences, and has based his repertoire entirely on critical and reliable mainlines.
Within those mainlines, he consistently chooses the lines which provide a maximum of...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 20:35
Many chess exercises focus on improving your tactical awareness by recognizing patterns.
There is, however, a book on the market which does something entirely different. The title of this book gives little clue to what's it about: Chess Mazes.
I can see how finding a good title for this book was never going to be easy, because this is truly...