Saturday, May 10, 2008 0:25
If you are interested in taking your opponent out of his comfort zone at the very first move, then the new book Play 1.b4! may be just the ticket for you.
With this aggressive pawn lunge you avoid the many theoretical landmines of main line opening theory and you force Black to think for himself.
Ukranian IM Yury Lapshun, the main author, is an...
Friday, May 02, 2008 22:06
Garry Kasparov finally opens his laptop in New In Chess 2008#3!
In his column Kasparov reveals some stunning analysis he discovered in the Sicilian, but which he did not get to use during his career as an active player.
Further in this issue, among much more:
on-the-spot reports from Moscow, Linares, Mexico, Nice, Istanbul and Reykajvik
Friday, April 25, 2008 22:46
"If a sacrifice looks good, then it is good".
Sounds unfamiliar? Sounds blasphemous? It is from Blitz Theory, a book we just received in stock.
It reminded me of what Genrikh Chepukaitis, the famous SmartChip blitz legend from Genna Sosonko's marvelous book, used to say: "Confusion is adequate compensation for a sacrified piece".
Blitz Theory is a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 0:40
If you play what Alexander Khalifman recommends, you will not be surprised by simple refutations.
That is why strong players (up to Masters) use his opening books. But what about club players?
Khalifman is a brilliant teacher, and points out the essence of all important positions. He explains themes and plans in a very accessible way, always...
Friday, April 18, 2008 18:40
For those of you who know Part1 it will suffice to know that we have just received from Sofia: Carpathian Warrior 2.
It is, as was Part 1, written by GM's Bogdan Lalic and Vladimir Okhotnik, and covers some lesser known lines vs the Pirc and Modern.
This Part 2 resembles more an encyclopedia than an instruction manual. It has tons of...
Friday, April 18, 2008 5:38
What is the connection between Jose Mourinho's defensive cunning and the principles of Wilhelm Steinitz?
How does Rafael Benitez compare to David Bronstein, and does Ray Keene in any way resemble Roy Keane?
According to Football & Chess, a book we just got in stock, there are lots of similarities between the two most popular games on earth.
Thursday, April 10, 2008 18:07
Our shop just received an interesting new DVD: A Tribute to Bobby Fischer.
It is made by legendary Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, and is full of engaging stuff:
Never published commentary & facts about Fischer's life
The evolution of Bobby Fischer from age 12
How the Soviet Union ordered all their greatest GMs
to prepare Spassky to beat...
Friday, April 04, 2008 18:32
One of the most succesful chess instruction tools today is the PowerPlay DVD series by GM Daniel King.All produced over the last 18 months this monument of instructional lucidity now consists of six titles:PowerPlay 1: Mating PatternsPowerPlay 2: Attacking the King PowerPlay 3: Pawn StormPowerPlay 4: Opening PlayPowerPlay 5: Pawn...
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 19:30
We recently reprinted The King by J.H. Donner.
This book will not make you a better chess player, so you can safely neglect this post if that is the only thing you are interested in.
But Richard James and the late Mike Fox said it was "A magnificent portrait of a remarkable man, as well as on of the funniest chess books ever written."
Friday, March 28, 2008 16:12
Jeremy Silman called Beating the Open Games by Mihail Marin "the best repertoire book ever written".
Now the second edition of this classic has appeared, and it is even better, with 48 extra pages of updates, corrections and expansions.
Marin reveals his own opening repertoire after 1.e4 e5 but does much more than that. So good are his strategic...