Understanding Before Moving 2: Queen’s Gambit Structures by Herman Grooten Club players love to study openings as so much material is available. However, it has often been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around
Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin (DVD) Soviet Loyalist vs Russian Dissident After Fischer beat Spassky in the 1972 World Chess Championship, the Soviets plotted to regain this coveted title by supporting Anatoly Karpov – a loyal member of the Communist Party and epitome of the young
Gambit Killer by Ivan Salgado Lopez From the Preface “In the beginning, books were the place where you could find information. We did not have the Internet, so a place was required to store information in case we needed to check something. Things have changed dramatically over the years. Every
Elements of Chess Strategy by Alexei Kosikov A concise guide to goal-orientated chess thinking Forming a plan is the most important goal of logical chess thought. Without a good plan, we are reduced to tactical opportunism, rather than harnessing the power of our pieces to achieve specific tasks and make
The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit by Lawrence Trent (PC-DVD) The Albin Counter-Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5!?) has been a favourite of Grandmasters and amateur players alike since it was popularised by Adolf Albin in the 1890s. This hyper-aggressive system, which immediately sets out to destabilise White’s position, had a renaissance in
Fundamental Chess Tactics by Antonio Gude A comprehensive guide to tactical ideas – learn how to win material and storm the enemy position! Paperback, 336 pages Once a player has learned how the pieces move, the next task is to put them to work – that is, to study tactics.
Understanding Rook Endgames by Karsten Muller & Yakov Konoval Paperback, 288 pages Endgames with rooks and pawns are the most frequently occurring in chess, arising in about 1 game in 10. If you learn an important technique in this endgame, chances are you will end up using it sooner or