A long-overdue book on the records, from the trivial to monumental, set in
the chess world. From the most unfortunate players in chess history to the
longest queen moves, and from the longest tournaments to the record time for
thinking about the next move, everything is included here Ė this amusing,
entertaining, and often astounding guide is a must for all chess players.
The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves.
About the Author
Yakov Damsky is a world-renowned chess journalist, chess master and
international chess arbiter. He is the author of several chess books, including
Century of Chess. He lives in Moscow.
|Publication¬†Date||25 August 2005|
|Size (h x w)||216x138mm|
The Ruy Lopez is one of the oldest and most famous openings with plenty of attacking options for White and Black. It is favoured by world champions, such as Kasparov and Anand, and played successfully at every level. It is possible to understand and improve by knowing the typical themes and tactical combinations that have been discovered in recent years. Popular amongst beginners and advanced players alike, the Ruy Lopez is easy to learn but difficult to beat.
Australian Chess Champion and Player of the Year for 2004, Gary Lane is also a prominent figure on the European tournament circuit. He now has many works to his name including Find the Winning Move (ISBN 0 7134 8871 9), The Bishopís Opening Explained (ISBN 0 7134 8917 0) and The Scotch Game Explained (ISBN 0 7134 8940 5). He is a renowned chess trainer and has been involved in coaching some of England and Australiaís top junior players. He lives in Paignton, Devon.
|Publication¬†Date||25 October 2005|
|Size (h x w)||234x156mm|