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
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.
|PublicationÂ Date||31 July 2007|
|Size (h x w)||234x156mm|
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.
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.
|PublicationÂ Date||10 August 2007|
|Size (h x w)||234x156mm|