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Vassily Ivanchuk

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ISBN 13 : 9056914529
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Vassily Ivanchuk PDF Format Full Free by Nikolay Kalinichenko and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2014-03-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Chuky, you’re a genius.” Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely popular with pros and amateurs alike, has been a member of the world elite for more than twenty years and is one of the most active players on the international circuit. Ivanchuk has finished first in all major tournaments in the world, at times with astonishing supremacy and always with deeply creative chess. He has won the Junior World Championship, the Blitz World Championship and reached the number two spot in the world rankings. Four times he was a member of the team that won the Chess Olympiad, once also claiming the individual gold medal on first board. The question why Ivanchuk, with his phenomenal talent and uncompromising passion for the game, has never become World Champion is something of a mystery. The inability to handle stress has been suggested and he himself has pointed at periods of ‘black moods’ or ‘psychological crises’. Still, despite occasional erratic results, he has always maintained his position among the very best. For this book Correspondence Grandmaster and chess author Nikolay Kalinichenko has selected 100 of Vassily Ivanchuk’s best and most instructive games, explaining his moves and plans for club players. The result is a fascinating and rewarding journey to ‘Planet Ivanchuk’, the extraterrestrial location where the sphinx from Lvov is said to receive his best brainwaves.


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Ivanchuk: Move by Move

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Publisher : Everyman Chess
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ISBN 13 : 1781941718
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Ivanchuk: Move by Move PDF Format Full Free by Junior Tay and published by Everyman Chess. This book was released on with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vassily Ivanchuk has been one of the World's leading chess players for over two decades. He announced his arrival as a 21-year-old when he defeated Garry Kasparov on the way to winning the Linares Super-Grandmaster event. In a distinguished career he has won countless elite tournaments and was a FIDE World Championship finalist. Ivanchuk is considered by many contemporaries to be a chess genius, and he has acquired a huge fan base that delights in his enterprising and creative play. His original style has helped to create games full of brilliant attacking chess and masterful strategy. In this book, Junior Tay invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Ivanchuk games, and shows us how we can all improve by learning from Ivanchuk's masterpieces. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.


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Modern Chess Miniatures

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ISBN 13 : 9354905668
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Modern Chess Miniatures PDF Format Full Free by AJNA and published by Ukiyoto Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book covers fifty brilliant games with their analysis from the author. Understanding every bits of its position, move by move, can delight the reader introducing them the realization behind, enhance their critical thinking, and truly feel the essence of every idea the creator want to indicate.


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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 2

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ISBN 13 : 1781940258
Pages : 496 pages
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Download Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 2 PDF Format Full Free by Garry Kasparov and published by Everyman Chess. This book was released on with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Kasparov's series of historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board. Part I of this series saw Kasparov emerging as a huge talent and eventually toppling his great rival Anatoly Karpov to gain the world title. This volume focuses on the period from 1985-1993 which witnessed three title defences against Karpov as well as a number of shorter matches against elite players including Hübner, Anderssen, Timman and Miles. This period also saw Kasparov achieve spectacular results in both individual and team events. Kasparov won the board gold medal in three Olympiads (Dubai 1986, Thessaloniki 1988 and Manila 1992). The late 1980s also saw the emergence of the World Cup series which Kasparov utterly dominated, finishing either clear first or equal first at Belfort 1988 (11½/15), Reykjavik 1988 (11/17), Barcelona 1989 (11/16) and Skelleftea 1989 (9½/15). Other major tournament victories include Brussels 1987 (8½/11), Amsterdam 1988 (9/12), Tilburg 1989 (12/14), Belgrade 1989 (9½11) and Linares 1990 (8/11). During the late 1980s and early 1990s Kasparov emphasized his huge superiority over his rivals. Despite generally adopting an uncompromising, double-edged attacking style he almost never lost. The games in this volume feature many masterpieces of controlled aggression played against the world's absolute best.


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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 3

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ISBN 13 : 1781941858
Pages : 500 pages
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Download Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 3 PDF Format Full Free by Garry Kasparov and published by Everyman Chess. This book was released on with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time. Kasparov's series of historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board. The first two volumes in this series saw Kasparov emerging as a huge talent, toppling his great rival Anatoly Karpov and then defending the World Championship title on three occasions. This third volume focuses on the final 12 years of Kasparov's career up until his retirement from full-time chess in 2005. This period witnessed three further World Championship matches: wins against Short (London 1993) and Anand (New York 1995) before the loss against Kramnik (London 2000) which finally ended Kasparov's 15-year tenure as world champion. This period also saw Kasparov achieve a colossal 2851 rating (1999), a record which stood until 2013. Despite loss of the World Championship, Kasparov continued to be ranked as the world number one and dominated the elite tournament circuit. He won the Linares super-tournament for four consecutive years (1999-2002) with the fourth of these victories in 2002 concluding an unprecedented run of ten straight wins in the world's elite events (Linares 4, Wijk aan Zee 3, Sarajevo 2 and Astana 1). The games in this volume feature many masterpieces of controlled aggression played against the world's absolute best.


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The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

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ISBN 13 : 9056916831
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Complete Manual of Positional Chess PDF Format Full Free by Konstantin Sakaev and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2016-12-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Konstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. You will learn not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning. You are handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: -- quick development and fighting for the centre in the opening -- clean calculation and decision-making in the middlegame -- tackling your fear of disturbing the material balance, and, last but not least: -- how to restrict the role the chess computer plays in your life. If you complete Sakaev and Landa’s course you will be able to assess virtually any chess position you are confronted with. With its all-encompassing approach this ground-breaking book allows everyone to reap the fruits of the long tradition of instructive excellence in Russia.


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The Extreme Caro-Kann

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ISBN 13 : 9056915177
Pages : 280 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (915 downloads)

Download The Extreme Caro-Kann PDF Format Full Free by Alexey Bezgodov and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexey Bezgodov presents an unusual idea for White against the ever popular Caro-Kann Defence. The Russian Grandmaster and chess opening expert advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and little explored 3.f3!? This move may look unimpressive at first sight, but it considerably complicates life for Caro-Kann players, as it makes Black’s main problem bigger: the development of his bishop on c8. Small wonder that an increasing number of strong grandmasters, such as Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich and Judit Polgar, have incorporated this move in their repertoire. After 3.f3!? the bishop on c8 has nowhere to go, and Black will often struggle to avoid enduring problems. White’s chances to obtain an advantage are substantial, as Bezgodov shows in this fascinating new chapter in modern chess opening theory, packed with original analysis and clear explanations.


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A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz & Rapid

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ISBN 13 : 9056916041
Pages : 416 pages
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Download A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz & Rapid PDF Format Full Free by Evgeny Sveshnikov and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In modern chess, faster time controls have become more important than ever. Every day, countless numbers of rated blitz and rapid games are being played in online and over-the-board competitions and championships. In blitz chess it is important to make the right decisions quickly and almost instinctively. That is why world-famous opening expert Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, have created an opening repertoire for club players that is forcing, both narrow and deep, and aggressive. The aim is to be in control as much as possible. You want to be the one who decides which opening is going to be played, you want to dictate the strategical and technical choices. And you want to keep the pressure, increasing your opponent’s chances to stumble. If you play the lines the Sveshnikovs have selected, you will not end up in positions where finding the theoretically best move is all-important, but in positions where it is relatively easy to spot the moves with the greatest practical effect. Your results will improve and you will probably end up playing their variations in ‘slow chess’ as well.


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The Power of Pawns

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ISBN 13 : 9056916327
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Power of Pawns PDF Format Full Free by Jorg Hickl and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2016-05-11 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'If you want to improve at chess, you must know the characteristics of typical pawn formations. Understanding the pawn structure is a key tool when you are evaluating a position on the board. One simple pawn move can ruin your position or win the game. Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Jörg Hickl helps you to: - Assess the strengths and weaknesses of pawn structures - Recognize strategic patterns - Identify how you can improve your position - Develop a plan of action The Power of Pawns provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point.


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Mortal Games

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN 13 : 1504043014
Pages : 305 pages
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Download Mortal Games PDF Format Full Free by Fred Waitzkin and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An illuminating profile of the world champion chess player and political activist by the acclaimed author of Searching for Bobby Fischer. Over the course of his unprecedented career, Garry Kasparov dominated the chess world with astonishing creativity and explosive passion. In this unforgettable work of reportage, author Fred Waitzkin “captures better than anyone—including Kasparov himself in his own memoir—the various sides of this elusive genius” (The Observer). Waitzkin had intimate access to his subject during Kasparov’s gripping 1990 matches against his sworn enemy, Anatoly Karpov. As the world chess champion defends his title, Waitzkin analyzes the match play with verve and depth that will delight lay readers and aspiring grandmasters alike. Against this backdrop, Waitzkin assembles a fascinating portrait of a complicated man who is both a generational talent and an outspoken advocate of Russian democracy, brilliant and volcanic, tenacious and charismatic, despairing one moment and exuberant the next.


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How Good Is Your Chess?

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Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN 13 : 0486148025
Pages : 128 pages
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Download How Good Is Your Chess? PDF Format Full Free by Daniel King and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-04-30 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Instructive, amusing test-yourself guide by a grandmaster asks readers to predict their opponent's moves and helps improve their game by studying the plans and ideas of the best players.


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Pages : 184 pages
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Download Pratiyogita Darpan PDF Format Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2007-10 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pratiyogita Darpan (monthly magazine) is India's largest read General Knowledge and Current Affairs Magazine. Pratiyogita Darpan (English monthly magazine) is known for quality content on General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Topics ranging from national and international news/ issues, personality development, interviews of examination toppers, articles/ write-up on topics like career, economy, history, public administration, geography, polity, social, environment, scientific, legal etc, solved papers of various examinations, Essay and debate contest, Quiz and knowledge testing features are covered every month in this magazine.


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The Perfect Pirc-Modern

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ISBN 13 : 9056915207
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Perfect Pirc-Modern PDF Format Full Free by Viktor Moskalenko and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bestselling author Viktor Moskalenko takes on another important chess opening! The Pirc and Modern are flexible openings, rich in strategic and tactical ideas. They feature in the repertoire of great players like Kramnik, Grischuk and Ivanchuk, but are also quite popular at club level. Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play, highlights the ideas and plans, offers invaluable insights into transpositions and pawn structures, and reveals numerous novelties and new resources in well-known lines for both Black and White. In his usual crystal clear style, with a light touch, Moskalenko takes the reader by the hand and shares his own wide experiences and deep analysis in the Pirc-Modern. Great opening instruction and a joy to read!


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The Moves That Matter

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ISBN 13 : 1635573335
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Moves That Matter PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Rowson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-11-05 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chess grandmaster reveals the powerful teachings this ancient game offers for staying present, thriving in a complex world, and crafting a fulfilling life. Refined and perfected through 1,500 years of human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But the game is much more than just warfare in miniature. Chess is also an ever-shifting puzzle to be solved, a narrative to be written, and a task that demands players create their own motivation from moment to moment. In other words, as Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson argues in this kaleidoscopic and inspiring book, there are ways to see all of life reflected in those 64 black and white squares. Taking us inside the psychologically charged world of chess's global elite, Rowson mines the game for its insights into sustaining focus, quieting our inner saboteur, making tough decisions, overcoming failure, and more. He peels back the beguiling logic of chess to reveal the timeless wisdom underneath. This exhilarating tour ranges from learning how to love our mistakes to considering why people are like trees; from the mysteries of parenting to the beauty of technical details, to the endgame of death. Throughout, chess emerges as a powerful and accessible metaphor for the thrills and setbacks that fill our daily lives with meaning and beauty.


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Test Your Chess

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ISBN 13 : 1781941653
Pages : 480 pages
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Download Test Your Chess PDF Format Full Free by Zenon Franco and published by Everyman Chess. This book was released on with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grandmaster and renowned chess coach Zenón Franco provides a training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. During each lesson, you are invited to play a 'game' in which you try to find the best moves at all the important moments. Points are awarded for selecting the best moves - and are deducted for selecting blunders! At the end of each lesson there is a points scale to indicate how well you have 'played'. This means you are able to accurately measure your progress as you work through the book. Readers are tested in all aspects of chess: attack, defence, counterattack, tactics, structures, strategy, endgames and so on. Following this interactive course of lessons is an ideal way to improve your game. A structured course of chess trainingIncludes 40 deeply annotated exercise gamesIdeal for both chess students and trainers


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The Fianchetto Solution

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Publisher : New In Chess
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ISBN 13 : 9056916645
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Fianchetto Solution PDF Format Full Free by Emmanuel Neiman and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2016-10-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Complete, Solid and Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire for Black & White – with the King’s Fianchetto When experienced chess teacher Emmanuel Neiman learned that some of his pupils hesitated to play in competitions for fear of being crushed in the opening, he wanted to help. Neiman knew that amateurs have little time to seriously study opening theory, so he had to come up with a practical, complete, easy-to-learn and solid opening repertoire that would not outdate rapidly. And that is what he did. Neiman advises amateurs to play (with both colours!) the flexible King’s Fianchetto system, where the Bishop is a defender of the King and at the same time an attacker. No matter what side you are, you use the same basic ideas: as White you are targeting the light squares and as Black the dark squares, while applying roughly the same strategies, plans and tactical motifs. Neiman has teamed up with Samy Shoker, who gained the Grandmaster title by mainly playing the King’s Fianchetto systems (and sometimes beating 2700+ rated players with it!). The result is a complete and practical repertoire which will give club players a sound and flexible middlegame position they can feel at home in. In many lines Neiman and Shoker not only present a solid approach but also a sharp and aggressive alternative. The authors don’t promise you a large advantage every time you play their system, but one thing is certain: after studying this entertaining book you can play the opening confidently and you will be a better all-round player because you have learned many essential middlegame lessons. Even (very) strong players will find the ideas of Neiman and Shoker useful as an easy-to-play occasional weapon.


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Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italian

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ISBN 13 : 9056916750
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (916 downloads)

Download Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italian PDF Format Full Free by Georgios Souleidis and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An easy-to-learn chess opening that may look innocent, but is actually full of venom One of the best and most popular ways to meet White’s first move 1.e4 remains the tried and tested 1…e5. After this move many games steer for the Ruy Lopez. The Ruy is a perfectly fine choice for White, but one that requires you to study the countless different setups and follow the continuously evolving theory in that opening. Karsten Müller and Georgios Souleidis present an alternative that is ideal for the average club player: a complete repertoire for White in the Italian Opening. This modern version of the age-old ‘Giuoco Piano’, with the innocent looking pawn moves c2-c3 and d2-d3, is not only popular at club level, but is also regularly adopted by an increasing number of strong Grandmasters, including the very best, such as Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri. The set-up is easy to learn and understand, and theoretical novelties are much less important than the sound principles it is based on, such as the pawn push d3-d4 or bringing the b1 knight over to the kingside and into the attack. The Slow Italian may look innocent, but is actually full of venom, because White has a lot of options to create aggressive play by making natural looking moves with his pieces. Müller and Souleidis have created a solid weapon that every amateur chess player will delight in playing. They have included exercises to test your understanding.