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Friday, June 20, 2008 20:11
This is what some of the critics have to say aboutForcing Chess Moves by Charles Hertan: "By organizing and explaining the nature of great chess moves Hertan has brought us all closer to being able to find them."Former US Champion GM Joel Benjamin "An intensive training course for advanced players (...) You will increase your tactical striking...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 23:46
"I'll let you in on a secret", writes English GM Danny Gormally in New In Chess 2008#4. Diary of an ICC Addict is a brilliant but disturbing piece on serotonin cascades in the pre-frontal lobe. Further in this issue, among much more: -- Hans Ree on the life of Savielly Tartakover -- on the spot reports from Sofia, Havana, Dagomys, Baku,...
Friday, June 13, 2008 22:41
1. "Studying the endgame is boring" 2. "I quickly forget half (if not 90%) of the endings I look at" 3. "I can't find a book with good explanations" 4. "My games never reach the endgame". Sounds familiar? Then 100 Endgames You Must Know, which arrived yesterday, may be just the book for you. Former Spanish champion and successful coach GM Jesus de...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 17:34
GM Nick de Firmian and his team have just published Modern Chess Openings, 15th edition. MCO is a one-volume reference book covering ALL chess openings. It has been the standard English language work on openings for more than a century. The previous edition, MCO-14, was written almost a decade ago, in 1999. MCO-15 has been completely revised and...
Friday, June 06, 2008 18:28
Yearbook 87 has just arrived from the printers, and in this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News you will find answers to urgent questions like: -- Was Invanchuk's bomb 14.Qe6 in the 6.Bc4 Najdorf correct? -- Is Paul Morphy's 5.a6 a good alternative for the Berlin Wall? -- In which line does Sergey Tiviakov have a 6-0 '...
Thursday, May 29, 2008 17:32
Today we present a brand new repertoire book for Black based on the Sveshnikov. The Easiest Sicilian by GM's Kolev & Nedev is aimed at players > 1850 elo. It proposes a sound yet aggressive repertoire after 1.e4 c5, 2.Nf3 Nc6 and covers the Rossolimo, the Sveshnikov as well as some rare lines. The authors counter some sneaky new ideas of...
Friday, May 23, 2008 22:42
-- "The mistakes are all there, waiting to be made"" -- "No game was ever won by resigning" -- "He wins who makes the next-to-last mistake" Half a century after his death Tartakower lives on, not only in his beautiful games, but also in his famous aphorisms. In Moral Victories: The Life of Savielly Tartakower, David Lovejoy brings to...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 17:30
Formulating general principles of attacking chess? 'Forget it', I hear you say. But that's exactly what British Champion GM Jacob Aagaard just did, in Part1 of his magnum opus: The Attacking Manual: Basic Principles. Aagaard's rules of chess dynamics are, briefly told: -- include all your pieces -- use your lead in development or it will...
Friday, May 16, 2008 18:51
Elite Grandmasters will only very rarely write opening books. One great example I recall was Alexander Morozevich, in his 2007 bestseller (published by us) on the Chigorin Defence. That is why New In Chess are extremely proud to announce today the arrival of a new and groundbreaking opening book: The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan. Indeed,...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 0:21
Mark Dvoretsky is generally considered to be the best chess coach in the world. The series of training books he is currently writing with Artur Jussupow, one of his most successful pupils, has reached its next stage. We just received School of Future Champions, Vol. 3. It deals with endgame technique, and it has again the quality we are used to...