The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess

Solving tactical puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your chess. This convenient book provides 300 exercises, with instructive points highlighted in the solutions. There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances - there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack. Later chapters help readers develop a vital skill: the ability to make tough chessboard decisions. Attack, sacrifice, grab material, defend or simplify - it's for you to decide! Principles and guidelines are emphasized, together with common sources of error. The final section of puzzles will prove a stern challenge even for the best players, with the reader exposed to the full complexity of modern chess - with a few helpful hints along the way.

  • ASIN: 1906454280

Chess: The End of the King´s Gambit?: A guide for beginners and intermediate players

Chess: The End of the King´s Gambit?: A

The King’s Gambit, one of the oldest openings in chess history, analyzed by a grandmaster. Pages full of innovative ideas which make a step forward in the theory.Can you find here the key against this opening? How does a grandmaster study the King’s Gambit? Will you be the first to use these ideas? In a clear and easy way, you will learn one by one the variations. You will be able to read the book wherever you want because of diagrams in the text. Understanding the critical positions through basic concepts like the quick development of the pieces and the destruction of the opponent´s center are some of the objectives fulfilled by the book. There are exercises to guide you to a deep understanding of the variation. Additionally, there are recommendations for both sides that have not been discovered yet. Iván Salgado López is a Spanish grandmaster. He has won the Spanish and Iberoamerican championship and became 2nd in the U-18 World Championship. He is a grandmaster since he is 16 and is part of the Spanish Olympic Team since 2009. He has worked with ex World Champions like Veselin Topalov and Ruslan Ponomariov. He is well known for his ability to find ideas in the opening at the highest level.

  • ASIN: B071LKY3XG

A Complete Guide to Queen's Gambit Play

A Complete Guide to Queen's Gambit

Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Accepted by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim ChetverikStarting: Slav Semi Slav by Glenn FlearThe Queen's Gambit Declined is an opening of great historical importance and Black's fundamental answer to 1 d4. From the very first move Black obtains a firm foothold in the centre, something that White finds extremely hard to undermine. Indeed, Black often bases his entire strategy around this control. The soundness of the Queen's Gambit Declined has never been in question, and its supporters at the highest level include a long list of Grandmasters headed by Kasparov, Kramnik, Karpov and Short, as well as many World Champions from the past.

  • ASIN: 1781944628

Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits (The Alterman Gambit Guide)

Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits (The Alterman Gambit

This gambit guide is no mere opening book, but also a tactical battle manual. Sharpen your tactics and learn to play dynamic attacking chess while studying the most entertaining gambits. Lines covered include: Evans Gambit, Morra Gambit, Danish Gambit, Cochrane Gambit, Milner-Barry Gambit and more.

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  • ASIN: 1906552533

1.d4: The Queen's Gambit (Grandmaster Repertoire)

1.d4: The Queen's Gambit (Grandmaster

  • Brand: The House of Staunton
  • ASIN: 1907982906

First Steps: The Queen's Gambit (Everyman Chess)

First Steps: The Queen's Gambit (Everyman

The Queen’s Gambit is one of the great classical openings. All the world champions and elite players have played this opening – most of them for both sides.In this book the highly experienced coach international master Andrew Martin explains the basic ideas behind all the different variations you can encounter after 1 d4 d5 2 c4. This includes the classical defences (such as the Orthodox, the Lasker and the Slav) as well as the weird and wonderful (such as the Albin Counter-Gambit, the Hennig-Schara Gambit and Marshall's Defence).First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:the basic principlesthe basic strategiesthe key tricks and trapsFirst Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.

  • Brand: US Chess Federation
  • ASIN: 178194380X

The Scotch Gambit: An Energetic and Aggressive System for White

The Scotch Gambit: An Energetic and Aggressive System

Seize the Initiative Right from the Start!Are you bored with slow maneuvering in systems such as the the Italian game with d2-d3 and the anti-Berlin? Do you enjoy confrontation in the center and sharp, tactical play? Alex Fishbein shows how the Scotch Gambit can give you exciting yet sound positions where you aim at the enemy king.In the Scotch Gambit, White immediately strikes in the center and attacks the f7-pawn, provoking concessions from Black. An imbalance typically results, where White has attacking chances on the kingside. The Scotch Gambit will help you develop a finer feeling for the initiative and improve your combinational vision. You will also better understand strategic concepts, such as weak squares of one color and pawn structure nuances. Fishbein, an experienced player and author, takes you into a modern grandmaster's research lab. Here, all ideas are scrutinized and prepared for use against an opponent who is similarly armed with the latest theory and technology. The most critical responses for Black receive special emphasis. Alex Fishbein is an American grandmaster. His peak world ranking was #150. He was competitive in each of his four U.S. Championship appearances, including in 2004 when he won the Bent Larsen prize for the most uncompromising chess. A lifelo...

  • ASIN: 1941270743

Key Concepts of Gambit Play (Chess Classics)

Key Concepts of Gambit Play (Chess

Key Concepts of Gambit Play is an inspirational guide for those seeking to sharpen their game and fight for the win. By covering 14 gambits from a wide range of openings, this book offers ideas and insights into the nature of modern gambit play.The book is comprehensively updated by Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard, without ruining any of the charm of the original.

  • Brand: The House of Staunton
  • ASIN: 1784830119

The Budapest Gambit

The Budapest

The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favourite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.In this book Timothy Taylor offers an in-depth study of the Budapest Gambit and its many variations. Using illustrative games, Taylor presents up-to-date analysis of the theory, makes recommendations on the best options for Black and White, and covers the typical plans for both sides. This book provides everything you need to know about this fascinating opening.*Covers both the main lines and tricky deviations*Highlights crucial tactical and positional ideas*Packed with original analysis.

  • ASIN: B0061P2JR0

Kick White's Ass with the Queen's Gambit Accepted (Chess Opening Preparation Book 1)

Kick White's Ass with the Queen's Gambit Accepted

Hi, my name is Riccardo Annoni. I am a chess enthusiast and 2100-Elo player, very fond of opening study and preparation, formerly champion of Lecco and Sondrio, in northern Italy.I am happy and proud to present my Kick White’s Ass approach in the openings. Learn how you can play the Queen’s Gambit Accepted imposing your will on the game, sitting right behind the wheel while playing sound chess, no gambling or cheap tricks here! You will create winning chances thanks to better home prep and understanding of imbalances on the board, while steering clear from the everyday-changing-mainlines. So, what are you waiting for? GRAB THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW and help me buy a new chess clock!

  • ASIN: B00EV7P5EY
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