In Checkmate! readers are invited to learn chess with Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as their teacher. In this book chess players can discover all the various pieces and how they move, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.
Dave Taylor and Keith Hayward present a comprehensive guide to the Ponziani Opening. They provide coverage of all the main lines, indicate the best options, and highlight the key tactical and positional ideas.
Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world s top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry. In this groundbreaking book, Grandmaster Neil McDonald revisits the basic principles behind the English and its many variations. Throughout this easy-to-read guide the reader is aided by a wealth of notes, tips and warnings from the author, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. This book is ideal for the improving player. * Written by an openings expert * All the important lines are covered * A back-to-basics look at one of the most important openings"
This objective guide covers all 16 of White's alternative to 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 c4 and 1 Nf3. Some of these lines have a cult following while others are just sensible ways of starting the game, with their own subtleties and pitfalls for the unwary, while a
Cyrus Lakdawala presents an aggressive opening repertoire, based on the Veresov Opening. This repertoire is perfect for those who have little time for study but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones.
Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, basing his repertoire on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This opening can lead to razor-sharp lines, such as the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, as Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner. Taylor studies in depth the critical main lines, and also what to do if White avoids these. Read this book and be ready to slay the Spanish!