Transpo Tricks in Chess - $39.95

Finesse your chess move and win

By Andy Soltis

Transpo Tricks in Chess

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.

About the Author

International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is a professional journalist (writes for the New York Post) and popular chess writer. He is the author of Rethinking the Chess Pieces (0713489049) and How to Make a Chess Move (0713489798). Andrew Soltis lives in New York.

Publisher Batsford
Publication Date 31 July 2007
ISBN 0713490519
ISBN 13 9780713490510
Size (h x w) 234x156mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 224

How to Play the English Opening In Chess - $39.95

By Anatoly Karpov

How to Play the English Opening In Chess

The English Opening, from the Flank Games group, was developed by Howard Staunton. In this opening, white avoids or delays the occupation of the centre with Pawns. Once considered a minor diversion, the English is now one of the main openings and all modern world champions have played it. One of the most famous world champions, Anatoly Karpov, brings his sharp eye and extensive experience to bear in this concise introduction to the opening. Like the previous volumes from Karpov on the Caro-Kann, it is a rich book with terrific insight that is ideal for all players, particularly club players.

About the Author

Anatoly Karpov is a living legend of chess; he 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 in the history of chess and is the author of several other books on chess theory. He lives in Russia.

Publisher Batsford
Publication Date 10 August 2007
ISBN 0713490659
ISBN 13 9780713490657
Size (h x w) 234x156mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 144