By Edmar Mednis
A Brand-New Revision of a Chess Classic
Indispensable to all critical chess players, King energy in Chess, Revised Edition is the main accomplished source to be had at the tactical use of the King piece. beginner gamers use the King basically within the endgame; savvy avid gamers know the way to exploit the King within the establishing and middlegame besides. Reformatted and up-to-date, this long-awaited revision of King energy in Chess belongs at the bookshelf of each intermediate to complex pupil of the sport.
• a global bestseller between chess books
• Reformatted in glossy algebraic notation
• Revised and up to date textual content with 100-plus diagrams
By Andy Soltis
Booklet of the Year-British Chess Federation
Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 via 1936--the longest stint of an individual in heritage. a colourful personality mainly decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his occupation coincided with many evolutionary alterations in aggressive chess. Marshall was once a grasp gamesman. He took up the sport of salta, reminiscent of chinese language checkers, and used to be quickly international champion. yet greater than whatever, he enjoyed chess, claiming that when he discovered the sport at 10 he performed on a daily basis for the following fifty seven years. Marshall's existence and enjoying variety are absolutely tested the following, together with 220 of his video games (some by no means prior to released) with a hundred ninety positional diagrams.
By Jonathan Rowson
Jonathan Rowson, writer of the hugely acclaimed Seven lethal Chess Sins, investigates 3 questions very important to all chess-players: 1) Why is it so tough, particularly for grownup avid gamers, to enhance? 2) What sorts of psychological attitudes are had to locate solid strikes in numerous stages of the sport? three) Is White's alleged first-move virtue a fable, and does it make a distinction no matter if you're taking part in Black or White? In a strikingly unique paintings, Rowson uses his educational historical past in philosophy and psychology to reply to those questions in an wonderful and instructive manner. This ebook assists all avid gamers of their efforts to enhance, and gives clean insights into the hole and early middlegame. Rowson provides many new rules on how Black should still top strive against White's early initiative, and utilize the additional info that he profits because of relocating moment. for example, he exhibits that during a few instances a state of affairs he calls 'Zugzwang Lite' can come up, the place White unearths himself missing any optimistic strikes. He additionally takes an in depth examine the theories of 2 gamers who, in differing kinds, have really good in championing Black's reason: Mihai Suba and Andras Adorjan. Readers also are built with a 'mental toolkit' that may permit them to deal with many general over-the-board events with better good fortune, and steer clear of a number of mental pitfalls. Chess for Zebras deals clean insights into human idiosyncrasies in all stages of the sport. The intensity and breadth of this booklet will as a result aid gamers to understand chess at a extra profound point, and make steps in the direction of sustained and important development.
By Joe Gallagher