Thursday, March 20, 2008 19:14
The Nimzo-Indian has arguably the best reputation of all defences against 1.d4. Why is this?
Basically because of the logic and simplicity of the NI formation. Black's first three moves adhere to the classic opening principles: development, control of the center and preparation for castling.
While doing this Black retains great structural...
Friday, March 14, 2008 19:41
This Crazy World of Chess is the title of Grandmaster Larry Evans' new book.
It is a collection of 101 entertaining dispatches from the back door of chess: fun, intrigues, bizarre anecdotes, scandals, great games, and high-level gossip.
Inevitably, there is a lot of Bobby Fischer in this book, as Evans was Fischer's best friend during a crucial...
Friday, March 07, 2008 18:45
How much book do you need to know?
"The bare minimum is", said GM Andrew Soltis, "you need to know the traps that come up in your openings."
222 Opening Traps after 1.e4 is the title of a new book we just received, published by the respected house of Olms in Switzerland.
It's authors are two German GM's: Karsten M?É¬ºller and Rainer Knaak, and it...
Wednesday, March 05, 2008 20:52
Yearbook 86 has just arrived from the printers. In the 250 pages of this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News you will get an answer to the following questions:
What did Sosonko have in store against the sharp 5...b5 in his Catalan years?
Is the Riga Ruy Lopez busted by a reader from Austria?
Has Magnus Carlsen found the easy way to...
Saturday, March 01, 2008 0:26
Jeremy Silman has just won the 2007 ChessCafe Book-of-the-Year Award. His Silman's Complete Endgame Course was the favorite in a worldwide internet voting round.
We wouldn't have minded if one of the other two shortlisted books, our own From London to Elista or Quality Chess's San Luis 2005, would have won, but it is obvious that the voters have...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 19:02
The 2006 Year Volume of the Chess Player's Guide of Opening News has just become available!
We are offering all 4 issues of the 2006 Yearbook (78-81), paperback edition,
for only ?¢‚Äö¬¨ 47,95 (was ?¢‚Äö¬¨ 103,80). That's more than 1,000 pages!
That means you now can get hold of a massive load of:
chess opening theory
chess opening book reviews...
Friday, February 22, 2008 17:00
This is what some of the critics have to say about From London to Elista:
- British Chess Magazine
"Undisputably the best chess book of 2007 (...) A terrific read."
- Former Dutch Champion IM Gert Ligterink, de Volkskrant
"If you have ever wanted to be a fly on the wall observing what...
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 17:38
Our series Tactics in the Chess Opening has recently been completed. The last issue came out in the autumn of 2007.
This means that the tactical themes and typical traps in all main line chess openings have been covered.
We are now introducing this series as a collection, with an attractive discount if you order in one go:
Part 1: Sicilian...
Thursday, February 14, 2008 18:01
We can no longer deny it, computers outdo us humans when it comes to tactical vision and brute force calculation.
But American FM Charles Hertan says: if you can't beat them, join them!
Charlie Hertan made an astonishing discovery during several decades as a chess coach. He found that you can overcome your human bias against finding many winning...
Friday, February 08, 2008 21:40
"At one point, however, I had beaten him four times in a row, and he cried at least once, revealing the depth of his intensity for the game. But one night at the Marshall Chess Club rapids we played a French Defence, and a very peculiar thing happened. In the middle of the game Bobby made ...."
This is from a new and very special book we just...