This book contains 71 deeply annotated chess victories of Tigran Petrosian
(World Champion from 1963 to 1969) against the leading players of his day, some
of which are in print for the first time. The authors' authoritative but
accessible language makes it a good read for the amateur as well as a cast-iron
network of interlocking variations to satisfy the professionals.
Petrosian was underrated as world champion in his day (many of his achievements were drowned out by the furore surrounding Bobby Fischer) but he is now being critically reappraised Ė¬†Garry Kasparov paid fulsome tribute to him at a recent London lecture. This insightful book aims to restore him to his rightful position in the pantheon of chess greats.
Grandmaster Raymond Keene OBE is the world's most widely read chess
columnist. He is the author of 120 chess books and is chess correspondent for
the Times, The Sunday Times and the International Herald Tribune. He lives in
Commonwealth chess master Julian Simpole teaches junior world champions and is author of the recently published Junior Chess Training. He has written over 400 chess columns for regional UK newspapers and led his team to victory in the British Lightning Chess championship. He is currently travelling.
|Publication¬†Date||19 October 2006|
|Size (h x w)||234x156mm|
The Caro-Kann Defence has a justified reputation for reliability, making it
an attractive choice for players with a preference for positional play. However
in recent years many new dangerous ideas have been discovered for White which
makes a study of the theoretical main lines imperative for competitive players.
In this first volume, former world champion Anatoly Karpov, a life-long adherent of the Caro-Kann, undertakes a detailed examination of Classical Systems against the Caro-Kann which commence 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3, and also the Advance Variation 3 e5. With this approach, precision and good timing is vital and can promise Black a successful defence, counter-chances and even a strategical advantage.
Anatoly Karpov is a living legend of chess; he has dominated the world of the chess for over a decade as the world chess champion between 1975 and 1985. Garry Kasparov, the current champion, dethroned him and the two ideologically opposed Russians have had a bitter rivalry ever since. Anatoly Karpov is also the winner of the largest number of tournaments in the history of chess, with more than 160 due tournaments. He is considered the best positional player of history of chess and is the author of several other books on chess theory. He lives in Russia.
|Publication¬†Date||25 July 2006|
|Size (h x w)||234x156mm|
The Chess Combat Simulator
by Jeroen Bosch
Publisher: New In
Test and Improve Your
Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games
Chess self-improvement for amateur players. The reader¬†¬†is invited to find the best moves in 50 grandmaster games. With a unique scoring system he can rate his performance and register his progress.
The Chess Combat Simulator is an exciting way to enhance your chess playing skills. You are invited to play a 'real' chess game against a Grandmaster - the difference is that the game has been played before.
You can score points for each move, and at the end of each game you can rate your own performance. Don't be afraid if your move differs from the Grandmasterís choice: alternative moves are analysed and rated accordingly.
The famous chess coach Mark Dvoretsky once said: "Training is more effective, the more successfully the atmosphere of a real tournament game is imitated". That is why The Chess Combat Simulator will make you a better player.
So, move by move you pick a Grandmaster's brain to become a better player!
Jeroen Bosch is an International Master of Chess, an experienced coach, and a successful author. He is the editor of the best selling SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises series.
*¬†Find the best moves in 50 Grandmaster games¬†¬†¬†
* Rate your performance with a unique scoring system
* Register your progress
* Improve your chess
Praise for Jeroen Bosch:
"Bosch is someone who clearly thinks about his chess, a quality that distinguishes him from 99 percent of authors."
GM Nigel Short in The Sunday Telegraph