Strike Like Judit!: The Winning Tactics of Chess Legend Judit Polgar

You will learn from her tactical vision, calculating skills and counter-intuitive ideas. Judit polgar is the strongest female chess player of all time. From an early age on the Hungarian prodigy baffled the world with her sensational triumphs. They are arranged by theme and presented with helpful explanations and lots of practical advice.

Strike like judit is a riveting guide that will help you win more games as you will find killer moves more easily and more quickly. At the age of 15 she beat Bobby Fischer's record to become the youngest grandmaster in history. Champion joel benjamin said after he lost to her: "She is a tiger at the chessboard.

Still, she will be first and foremost remembered for her attacking skills. As former U. S. She absolutely has a killer instinct. Award-winning author charles Hertan has revisited the gold mine of Judit Polgar's games and selected her best and most instructive tactics. You will be inspired by her clever traps, stunning sacrifices and cunning endgame tricks.

During her glorious career, which she ended in 2014, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, she defeated World Champions Boris Spassky, Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen. To reach the 8th spot in the fide world rankings for men and belong to the very best for many years, as Judit Polgar did, you obviously have to be a brilliant all-round chess player.

Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained

At the age of 13 the norwegian became the youngest grandmaster in the world, at 19 the youngest number one in the FIDE world rankings, and at 22 the second youngest World Champion in history. With his fine technique, great inventiveness an iron determination Magnus has won countless endgame positions in which almost everyone else would have settled for a draw.

Magnus carlsen’s brilliant endgame play has been one of the key reasons for his success. He also has saved endgames that seemed impossible to hold. International master tibor Karolyi has studied Carlsen’s career and selected more than 90 of his best endgames. His technique and his choices are being explained in a manner that is easy to understand for club players.

Endgame virtuoso magnus carlsen will help you to appreciate Magnus’ endgame magic and shows you how to become a better endgame player yourself. He reviews them in chronological order to show how Magnus developed his skills. A highly instructive, inspiring and entertaining book.

Strategic Chess Exercises: Find the Right Way to Outplay Your Opponent

This book is for you if you want to: know what to do if there is no tactical solution, improve your understanding of chess strategy, gain time on the clock by having to calculate fewer variations, learn how to apply strategic principles in concrete positions, learn how to accumulate advantages in various types of positions and generally be inspired by great examples of strategy.

The level of difficulty of the exercises varies as this manual is intended for a wide range of club players. After working with strategic Chess Exercises you will spend less time on finding better plans, and outplay your opponents more often! But in most of the positions that you think about during a game, there is no tactical solution.

The majority of the exercises are middlegame positions, but additionally there is a large section of endgame tests as well. What you are doing most of the time is trying to find a way to improve your position or weaken your opponent's, by applying strategic rules. Experienced chess trainer emmanuel Bricard has created a practical exercise manual with carefully selected and tested training positions that teach you how to develop the right plan.

Books on chess exercises are usually about tactics.

Fabiano Caruana: His Amazing Story and His Most Instructive Chess Games

Among his countless tournament victories Caruana's legendary win in St Louis in 2014 stands out, making him the third-highest ranked chess player in history. His magnificent victory at the 2018 candidates Tournament in Berlin earned Caruana the right to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen in a match for the highest title.

I started working with fabiano when he was only five', remembers legendary New York City chess trainer Bruce Pandolfini. At 14 years, 11 months and 20 days, fabiano Caruana became the youngest Grandmaster in the history of the United States and embarked on a glorious career. In 2016 he became us champion and led the golden US team at the Chess Olympiad.

. This selection of caruana's best and most instructive games, arranged in thematic chapters, is a perfect guide for amateur chess players as there is plenty to be learned about all the skills that really matter. It was obvious that he had a rare intuition, was brave in attack and was one of the most talented players of his age that I had seen.

Pandolfini had seen right. Alexander kalinin chronicles the amazing story of the first American Challenger since Bobby Fischer and follows his development from a pure attacker to a universal, all-round star.

Neverending Tactics: 3003 Positions to Perfection

A must for any tactical aficionado. Everything about tactics in a single book: - checkmate patterns - tactical patterns - the art of calculation - useful tactical rules - positional rules having a bearing on tactics and much much more All written in a funny entertaining style.

The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: From Club Player to Master

In doing so shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgames Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples and exercises. Studying this manual will enrich your understanding of chess enormously and help your progress on the way to chess mastery. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Byelorussian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods.

In 2014 the russian chess federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations. Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game have now access to Shereshevsky's famous training programme in one volume and can learn how to build an opening repertoire, how to work with the chess classics to maximum benefit, how to master the most important endgame principles and how to effectively and efficiently calculate variations.

The shereshevsky method offers a unique opportunity to improve your game with one of the supreme examples of Russian chess training excellence.

Chess Lessons: Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes

Success is a collection of problems solved. I. M. While working on the games that i have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.

The last two parts of the book are devoted to the specific forms of training that I routinely use during my lessons: analysis of games in the form of solving a string of consecutive tasks and playing out of certain specially selected positions. I hope that this book will be of help not only to high-ranking players at whom it is primarily aimed, but also to every reader who is serious about self-improvement and wishes to understand problems that grandmasters and masters face over the board and the ways they solve them; what are the reasons for errors they sometimes commit and how to avoid those mistakes.

Mark dvoretsky, from his Foreword. Pei, architectin this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky 1947-2016 explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard.

The Chess Toolbox: Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know

He even teaches you how to think outside your toolbox! What's more, they don't even know which tools they actually need. In his no-nonsense guide, he presents essential techniques on how to mobilize your pieces in order to gain the upper hand. If you want to win more games you simply need the right tools. Willemze teaches you how to lift a blockade, get rid of an inferior piece, simplify your position why and how, eliminate an important defender, conquer an open file, exploit the 7th rank, fight for entrance squares and much more.

In order to make you feel comfortable and let you get used to these essential techniques, the author gives lots of fascinating examples and hundreds of instructive exercises. He tells you which are the most urgent problems that need fixing. In chess, as in repair or construction jobs in and around the house, you will not get very far without the right equipment.

Unfortunately, most amateur chess players have no toolbox to speak of. Or what tools are available. In fact, if a chess hardware store would exist, most amateur chess players would be clueless what to ask for. International master and experienced chess trainer Thomas Willemze is the handyman you are looking for.


Better Thinking, Better Chess: How a Grandmaster Finds his Moves

Analysing your game with a chess engine will not tell you where and why you went wrong. Chess engines represent a different reality: the top computer move isn’t always the right move to play. This book teaches how you can improve the structure and effectiveness of your thinking when sitting at the board.

. He needed to explain why they didn’t arrive at the right move. It’s about the way you think. His many years as a chess trainer have taught grandmaster Joel Benjamin how fundamental failings in their thought process cause his students to make mistakes. Finding strong moves does not simply depend on how much you know about chess.

Joel benjamin concentrates on a wide array practical issues that players frequently have to deal with. In fact, greater knowledge often makes choosing a move more complex because it increases the number of directions your mind can take. If you take the wrong direction at the start of your deliberations, as club players often do, you may be losing before you know it.

How to look for the right things. By applying a grandmaster’s train of thought club players will more often arrive at strong moves and substantially improve their game. Pointing out the moves his students missed was just half the job.

The Woodpecker Method

Benefits include sharper tactical vision, fewer blunders, better play when in time trouble and improved intuition. But the reward can be re-programming your unconscious mind. The quick explanation of the woodpecker Method is that you need to solve a large number of puzzles in a row; then solve the same puzzles again and again, only faster.

It's not a lazy shortcut to success - hard work is required.

Carlsen vs. Caruana: Duel of Giants

But chess does not work like that. Learn from the best. Analyze their games. It's like trying to work out a difficult math problem and then just being shown the final solution. These days, they are a bit more useful. In this book, i decode the sometimes mysterious moves and explain the ideas behind them. Gm niclas huschenbeth gives detailed move-to-move explanations and decodes the complexities of the game, with the aim to improve the reader's chess understanding.

Bad bishop”. And I did. After all, the beautiful thing about chess games is that you usually have some elements of everything. Learn from the games of the best two Chess Players in the World In every sport, there is that one match-up that electrifies the fans. And in chess, there is Carlsen vs. The rivalry of reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana began 2010 in the Dutch village Wijk aan Zee.

I was lucky to have my coach guide me through the jungle that chess often is. All their games against each other are annotated in this book, with a special focus on the decisive classical games. All too often, though, i found myself scratching my head when playing through the games of Kasparov, Kramnik & Co.

They tell you the best move and the correct evaluation.