David vs Goliath Chess

How to Beat a Stronger Player

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943574

Category: Games

Page: 238

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Strategies and examples for beating a superior opponent in chess. Chess history is littered with David vs Goliath chess struggles where the weaker player has prevailed. Chess masters, even international grandmasters, can be defeated by young, improving players who use the right techniques and proper attitude. In David vs Goliath Chess, renowned chess writer Andrew Soltis takes you through 50 annotated games that show how weaker players have scored stunning upsets by overcoming a superior opponent’s greater knowledge and experience. He gives tips on everything from the best psychological mindset to take on a strong player, to studying your opponents past games, identifying weaknesses and identifying chess strategies he or she won't expect. A great chess improver book that will benefit any regular chess player, including club players, giving the reader confidence to take on anyone at chess.

365 Chess Master Lessons

Take One a Day to Be a Better Chess Player

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849944717

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

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Increase your chess knowledge within the year! In this book, Andrew Soltis analyzes 365 key chess games in an easy way for busy people. In this book, 365 of the most instructive short games of chess are analyzed, step by step, by well-respected author Andrew Soltis. Arranged as daily lessons, this book is perfect for chess players who would like to reach the next level of skill but can't devote hours and hours each day to study. Learn to feel confident with each tactic – each game features test-yourself quizzes (with answers at the back of the book) to help cement understanding, as well as chess diagrams for those who learn visually. Challenging tactics are revisited in later games to help you recognize when they occur and how chess masters use them to their full advantage. With this book, Andrew encourages you to learn to think like a chess master within the year. From Castling to Zugzwang, learn something new everyday!

Practical Chess Endings

with modern chess notation

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Author: Paul Keres

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 184994539X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

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An essential practical book, for all chess players, from one of the world's greatest grandmasters. Rather than attempting to cover every theoretical possible endgame position, Paul Keres deals with the basic types of position into which all other endgames will eventually be resolved. He examines these in great detail and, in so doing, reveals the fundamental principles of the endgame and the main ideas for each player. It is not by memorising moves but by understanding the basic positions that a player, of whatever rating, will most improve his endgame play. For this reason, Keres does not simply point out the best move; rather he explains the positions in such a way that the reader's understanding will lead, almost automatically, to the best move.

What It Takes to Become a Chess Master

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Author: Andy Soltis

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781849940269

Category: Games

Page: 208

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Reveals how to become a better chess player through exercises, tips, and test games that address such skills as identifying advantages and developing winning habits.

How to Choose a Chess Move

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Author: Andy Soltis

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9780713489798

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

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There are more than 30 moves you can choose from a typical chess position, yet Masters regularly manage to select the best moves – and they do it faster, more confidently and with less calculation than other players. This is because Masters have shortcuts that enable them to think more efficiently. This instructive and practical guide explains these techniques, including: Using specific cues to identify good moves Streamlining analysis of the consequences of moves Using both objective and highly subjective criteria to find the right move – from any position

Bobby Fischer Rediscovered

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849946063

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 312

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“Bobby Fischer...The precision and energy that he played with is unmatched in the history of chess.” Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion Nearly 30 years since his last chess game, Bobby Fischer’s fame continues to grow. Appearing in Hollywood movies, documentaries and best-selling books, his life and career are as fascinating as they ever were and his games continue to generate discussion. Indeed, with each new generation of computer, stunning discoveries are made about moves that have been debated by grandmasters for decades. International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis played Fischer and also reported, as a journalist, on the American’s legendary career. He is the author of many books, including Pawn Structure Chess, 365 Chess Master Lessons and What it Takes to Become a Chess Master.

Why Lasker Matters

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9780713489835

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

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Emanuel Lasker was the longest-reigning world champion (1894-1921) and remained one of the world's top 10 players for nearly four decades. He competed against top players such as Capablanca, Rubinstein and Alekhine at the height of their game, and was consistently successful, yet almost no one studies his games today. Lasker is often overlooked by the modern chess player, and the secrets of his success remain a mystery. Chess journalist Andy Soltis reveals for the first time the winning formula behind Lasker's phenonemal achievements. With over 100 annotated games, Soltis analyses the tricks, traps and techniques behind the winning moves, and makes Lasker's methods accessible to today's players.

Transpo Tricks in Chess

Finesse Your Chess Moves and Win

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9780713490510

Category: Games

Page: 219

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In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual – a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings. There are transpositional tricks in all openings, but this is the first book devoted to them. As the book covers all the key openings variations it can be used by most chess players. The introduction explains what transpositions are and why they're invaluable, followed by 8 chapters discussing transpositions, illustrated by some notorious examples from top-flight matches. Chapters are divided by opening group – Double e-pawn openings; Sicilian Defense; Other Semi-Open openings; Double e-pawn openings; Indian openings; Other 1 d4 openings; Reti, English, 1 g3. The benefits and drawbacks of each set of move orders are discussed throughout. This is an ideal book for all club players and is written by one of the best chess writers in the world today.

Studying Chess Made Easy

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Author: Andy Soltis

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9781906388676

Category: Games

Page: 256

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• The essential guide to studying chess, packed with tips and tricks to help you learn • Written in the author’s trademark witty, accessible style • Aimed at all skill levels It’s a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn’t have to be dull. This indispensable book contains foolproof ways to help the information go in... and stay in. Acclaimed chess author Andrew Soltis reveals the key techniques: - Why you can’t study chess the same way you study school subjects - How to acquire the most important knowledge: intuition - The role of memorizing (it’s not a bad thing, despite what people say) - How to get the most out of playing over a master’s game - Adopting a chess hero as a means of learning - How great players study - Computers as a study tool - How to train someone else

The Wisest Things Ever Said about Chess

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Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781906388003

Category: Games

Page: 304

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• ‘The best opening is the opening your opponent doesn’t know.’ • ‘The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.’ This fascinating book contains 300 of the most astute insights on chess ever uttered, culled from three centuries of great players. Each of these invaluable maxims is illustrated with an annotated chess position, making the book a short cut to learning from the masters. These snippets of wisdom are arranged into chapters for easy reference: Calculation, Intuition, Strategy, Position Evaluation, Openings, Sacrifices, Attitude, Endgames, Mistakes, Studying, Time Management and Tournament Tactics. This is a great book to dip in and out of – every page contains a nugget of wisdom that will help you hone your own chess skills and win your next game.