Download Xiangqi Puzzles One Move Kill by Ping Loong Wong PDF

By Ping Loong Wong

educate your tactical skill and workout your calculation skills by fixing Xiangqi puzzles.

XIANGQI Puzzles One circulation Kill is a publication the place readers are caused to discover a checkmate or stalemate in a single circulate. The e-book comprises 472 puzzles. every one puzzle is uniquely designed with positions that avid gamers tend to come across at the board. solutions to the puzzles are awarded on the finish of the book.

Solving puzzles is among the most well known how one can increase your Xiangqi’s ability. For the newbies, easily studying the killing principles and having fun with the examples can help strengthen their tactical skills.

This booklet will be studied on its own or used as a complement to the author's past works: “Xiangqi For Absolute newcomers. educate your self Xiangqi Step by means of Step”.

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Download Active Pieces: Practical Advice from America's Most by Jay Bonin,Greg Keener PDF

By Jay Bonin,Greg Keener

You're booked up in your openings and recognize the Philidor and Lucena positions fingers down, yet find out how to convert all that theoretical wisdom into issues opposed to flesh-and-blood rivals? Jay Bonin, the “Iron guy of Chess,” stocks the keys to victory as he is discovered them over 4 a long time of aggressive play.

Is it greater to complicate the sport, or to maintain it uncomplicated? How do you create profitable possibilities opposed to a participant who is chuffed to make a draw? When's definitely the right time to exchange queens? how one can deal with ultra-modern quickly time controls? utilizing video games chosen from a occupation spanning greater than 3 thousand tournaments, IM Bonin bargains the solutions to those and different useful questions that each chessplayer faces because the clock is ticking.

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Download The Batsford Book of Chess: From Beginner to Winner by Sean Marsh PDF

By Sean Marsh

The Batsford publication of Chess is a landmark, full-colour chess guideline e-book, authoritatively written and fantastically designed. prepared within the type of a path, it's going to take you all of the means from tentative newbie to bold chess participant. 'Quick commence' reference pages assist you keep the data you've got discovered, and puzzle sections allow you to try your self as you cross. to demonstrate extra complex process and strategies, the writer makes use of world-class 'chess heroes' resembling Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal to deliver the ideas to life.Essential issues include:• items and strikes: the very fundamentals, overlaying the chessboard, notation, the names of the items and the way they stream, plus an summary of chess etiquette• What Chess is All approximately: an exploration of chess tradition and heritage• successful, Drawing and wasting: Covers many of the methods of successful at chess, and the way video games are drawn• Six Openings for all times: assurance of six of the easiest chess openings, every one illustrated by way of a unique 'chess hero'• Tactical guns: An exam of forks, pins, skewers and different tactical units, by way of illustrative video games from Tactical Hero Mikhail Tal• Positional Play: appears at stable and undesirable positions, plus the artwork of making plans, noticeable in the course of the video games of Positional Hero Tigran Petrosian• Human elements: standard error and mistakes you have to to guide transparent ofEasy to persist with, but extra thorough and tougher than different chess guide books out there, this ebook is an important significant other for all budding chess champions.

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Download Fly the Pterodactyl by Eric Schiller PDF

By Eric Schiller

The Pterodactyl beginning in chess is reached by way of many alternative movement orders. the fundamental parts are a kingside fianchetto, ...c5, and ...Qa5 for Black whilst White establishes the pawn heart with pawns at c4, d4, and e4. The early queen improvement is cheap the following simply because she isn't really overly uncovered at a5. it isn't effortless to strength it to evacuate. the hole is identical to the so-called “Sniper” with the exception of the location of the queen at a5.
Ray Keene named the adaptation. He wrote that “The reptilian aspect within the opening’s designation is one of those homage to Black’s notorious fianchettoed bishop from the Dragon version, a trademark of either traces. i've been utilizing the Pterodactyl off and on in my very own video games sometimes for the reason that 1981.”
There are many species within the Pterodactyl family members and they're catalogued within the subsequent bankruptcy, utilizing normally names of similar species. often times te online game can transpose to a customary Dragon line or edition of the fashionable protection. it is a very versatile opening!
Black's issues are just like within the Sicilian. The Sicilian holiday ...d5 is a standard releasing flow and you'll frequently see it as an equalizer. The queen at a5 places strain on c3 and infrequently recaptures a pawn at c5. The bishop at g7 has nice effect at the lengthy diagonal.
The Pterodactyl has been performed through Grandmasters Adorjan, Bellon, Bilek (the such a lot enthusiastic early adopter of the Pterodactyl plans), Blackburne(!), Blatny, Conquest, Forintos, Jansa, Kavalek, Keene, Kupreichik, Woitkiewicz and so forth with a hold up in bringing the queen to a5. it truly is absolutely playable in any respect degrees of festival yet has now not had loads of consciousness and for that reason has room for unique rules. i've got integrated long online game references to demonstrate heart online game ideas.

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Download A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White: A complete by John Watson PDF

By John Watson

Such has been the approval for John Watson's ground-breaking works on glossy chess approach and his insightful beginning books, that it is just typical that he now offers a strategic commencing repertoire.

It is the chess-player's holy grail: a versatile repertoire that offers competitors genuine difficulties yet does not require plenty of memorization or continuous research of ever-changing grandmaster idea. whereas this publication cannot fairly promise all of that, Watson deals an exciting choice of traces that provide mammoth scope for over-the-board creativity and may by no means bring about a lifeless draw.

The repertoire is predicated on 1 d4 and a pair of c4, following up with methodical play within the centre. Watson makes use of his substantial commencing wisdom to choose crafty move-orders and toxic sequences that might strength rivals to imagine for themselves, delivering a real try of chess knowing. all through, he discusses recommendations for either side, so readers should be absolutely able to pounce on any inaccuracies, and feature all of the instruments to settle on the main acceptable plans for White.

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Download Secrets of Rook Endings: An expanded edition of the book by John Nunn PDF

By John Nunn

one of many vintage trilogy of books written by way of John Nunn while endgame databases first seemed, this e-book is now on hand for the 1st time in an digital structure. This new version contains over 750 diagrams and a brand new structure designed specifically for the Amazon Kindle. It deals a close insurance of the commonly-occurring endgame of rook and pawn opposed to rook.
The use of laptop databases guarantees the correctness of the research, yet this booklet isn't any desktop print-out. It takes a human 'oracle' to extract the precious details from this mass of information and to spot new rules to aid the remainder of us savor the foremost useful issues. Dr John Nunn, top-class grandmaster and popular theoretician, plays this function admirably. He has pointed out the place prior thought has been overturned, and the place there are vital new effects. Dr Nunn was once additionally the 1st to bare the final significance of the numerous 'reciprocal zugzwang' positions.
* the whole fact in regards to the finishing Rook and Pawn vs Rook
* the most very important and arguable chess books of the 20th century
* a vital addition to each severe chess-player's library
Dr John Nunn is among the best-respected figures in global chess. He used to be one of the world's top grandmasters for almost two decades, profitable 4 gold medals in chess Olympiads and completing 6th total on the planet Cup in 1989. he's a much-acclaimed author, whose works have gained 'Book of the yr' awards in numerous nations. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn was once topped international Chess fixing Champion, prior to many former champions.

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Download The Improving Annotator: From Beginner to Master by Dan Heisman PDF

By Dan Heisman

Annotating your individual video games may also help to play larger chess. through studying the alternatives you made throughout the video game and the way they became out you could pinpoint the failings on your pondering strategy so you might paintings on them. Chess grasp, writer, and well known instructor Dan Heisman indicates you the whys and the hows of annotating your video games. utilizing wonderful clashes from 4 a long time of match play, Heisman strains his personal improvement as a participant and analyst, illustrating how his approach works in practice.

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Download First Steps: The Colle and London Systems by Cyrus Lakdawala PDF

By Cyrus Lakdawala

The Colle and London are starting platforms for White beginning with 1 d4. they're very hot offerings at membership point and for 2 excellent reasons:

1. either openings are effortless to benefit and understand.

2. White’s attacking play relies on good foundations.

In this e-book, overseas grasp Cyrus Lakdawala examines either openings intimately and gives a hugely useful repertoire for White in keeping with a mixture of the Colle and the London. all through the reader is helped alongside through quite a few notes, information and workouts. This publication tells you every thing you want to be aware of prior to taking your first steps with the Colle and London systems.

First Steps is a brand new commencing sequence and is perfect for bettering avid gamers who wish basic and easy reasons. First Steps emphasizes:

* the fundamental principles
* the elemental strategies
* the main methods and traps

First Steps books are dependent round rigorously chosen instructive video games which display precisely what either side try to accomplish. there's sufficient thought to let the bettering participant to familiarize yourself with the outlet with no feeling crushed. so one can absorb a brand new beginning, First Steps is definitely the right position to start

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Download A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black by Viacheslav Eingorn PDF

By Viacheslav Eingorn

“I'd suggest this ebook as a template to membership gamers, who are looking to wake up and working with an all-embracing, relatively effortless to soak up repertoire” - Sean Marsh,

Playing as Black in a video game of chess might be tricky. Do you just attempt to neutralize White’s initiative, or move all-out to complicate the sport? both method, there are numerous pitfalls, and many research will be needed.

In this ebook, Grandmaster Eingorn indicates that it really is attainable either to play solidly, and to take White out of his convenience region. He recommends rules and move-orders which are a bit off the overwhelmed music, yet which he has very rigorously labored out over decades of his personal perform. The repertoire, in response to enjoying 1...e6, is strikingly inventive and may attract those that desire a relaxing lifestyles as Black. you'll get each probability to illustrate your chess talents, and are most unlikely to be blown off the board by means of a pointy ready line. All you would like is a versatile technique, and a willingness to aim out new buildings and ideas. Eingorn’s sophisticated move-orders are rather potent if White refuses to select up the gauntlet, as Black can then use his hold up in taking part in ...Nf6 to stable impression and take the struggle on to his opponent.

“This is a extra conventional therapy which older readers, like myself, could delight in a gap guide that also is a advisor or perhaps a good friend. i realized video games from all eras which exhibits intensity of examining and balanced examine. ... A excitement to suggest this little gem of a publication. possibly the simplest publication of 2012 to this point. an inventive effort.” - James Pratt,

Viacheslav Eingorn is a really skilled grandmaster from Odessa (Ukraine), who performed frequently and effectively within the best League of the USSR Championship within the Nineteen Eighties. He has represented Ukraine repeatedly in crew occasions, profitable a gold medal on the 2001 international crew Championship. Eingorn is a FIDE Senior coach, and coached the successful Ukrainian women’s group on the 2006 Olympiad.

“Gambit guides retains on publishing nice books for everybody! From newcomers as much as robust match gamers, who search for surprises to dazzle their competitors. This ebook encompasses a entire repertoire for Black, in keeping with the answer 1...e6 to either 1.e4 and 1.d4... the way in which (Eingorn) handles the location and the traces he recommends to the viewers will certainly enhance your wisdom approximately either this constitution and the hole specifically” - Lukas Wedrychowski, DailyChessTV

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Download The Lazy Man's Sicilian: Attack and Surprise White by Valeri Bronznik,Steve Giddins PDF

By Valeri Bronznik,Steve Giddins

The Basman-Sale version is a comparatively unexplored weapon for Black within the Sicilian Defence. After the superbly common strikes 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, three. d4 cxd4 four. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale have been the pioneers of this crafty chess starting method. the benefits are transparent: it truly is wonderful, competitive and straightforward to benefit. in comparison to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian diversifications it calls for little theoretical guidance, when you don’t run over the top hazards. for this reason The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is perfect for membership avid gamers who don’t have a lot time to check starting conception (or aren't too keen on exertions anyway). This simply obtainable and updated publication bargains every thing you must start with the Basman-Sale edition. In well-organized chapters it describes the heritage and underlying rules of the adaptation and explains the pawn-structures, the innovations and the tactical issues. What’s extra, should you play the Basman-Sale procedure, there's lots of room on your personal creativity as well!

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