Most people claim to know how to play chess, yet all they do is move around a few pieces on the board with no strategy in mind.... This is where my book comes in handy. Without any complex terminology that other self-proclaimed chess experts preach, I´m going to show you how I annihilate my opponents 99 percent of the time. Whether you´re looking to play some casual games with your friends or you´re looking to step things up a notch and compete in a local league, these chess tactics, openers, and strategies will give you the competitive advantage you need to win. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Lovett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044837de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book contains essential information, strategies, and tactics to help you start playing chess on a competitive level. It will help you learn how to evaluate board position and formulate game plans based on a systematic assessment of the game. It will teach you how to play the different types of opening and gain insight on their strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about different tactical motifs to attack and defeat your opponent. In addition, this book contains proven strategies in the opening, middlegame, and endgames that you can use instantly to start winning competitive games. Finally, for absolute beginners or chess hobbyists, this book will help you learn or revisit the basic rules of chess, algebraic notation, and the functions of each chess piece. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096269de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Modern Chess Preparation:Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age Vladimir Tukmakov
Grandmaster Alexander Panchenko (1953-2009) was one of the most successful chess trainers in the Soviet Union, and later in Russia. Panchenko ran a legendary chess school that specialised in turning promising players into masters.The secret of his success were his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher combined with his outstanding training materials. ?Pancha? provided his pupils with systematic knowledge, deep understanding and the ability to take practical decisions. Now, Panchenko?s classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests.The brilliance of Alexander Panchenko?s didactic method shines through in this book. It is hard to give better advice for ambitious chess players than to follow this tried-and-tested and highly instructive road towards mastering the chess middlegame.
Attacking Chess for Club Players:Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent Herman Grooten
When Mikhail Botvinnik lost the world championship in 1960 to the dazzling attacking player from Riga, Mikhail Tal, there seemed little chance of him regaining his title. Yet in the Return Match a year later, with a surprising demonstration of aggressive chess, Botvinnik completely outplayed his young opponent and ran out the easy winner. All 21 games of the match are deeply annotated.
Master the ancient and modern game of chess! When you listen to How to Play Chess, you´ll discover a fascinating world of the mind! This comprehensive and lengthy book explains how all the chess pieces move in simple, easy-to-understand language. You´ll easily absorb the quirks of the game, such as the en passent rule and how important kings become in the later stages of play. From pawns to queens, you´ll know exactly how to follow the rules - and make the most of your favorite strategies! How to Play Chess introduces many popular beginner tactics you can use right away to impress your friends and improve your rankings. You´ll discover the various strategies appropriate for each phase of the game - beginning, middle, and endgame - and how to get an edge on your opponents! Inside, you´ll learn about chess masters from long ago - and meet the new masters. From William Steinitz and Magnus Carlsen to Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fisher, the chess world has created many fascinating and beautiful minds! This inspiring chess method for beginners helps you understand how to position your pieces in their "best squares" and create solid defenses. When it´s time to go on the offensive, you´ll enjoy thrilling attacks - and avoid your opponent´s counter-attacks. It´s time to win more games and have more fun! Don´t spend another minute wishing you could sit down at the chess table in the park and hold your own. Get your copy of How to Play Chess today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Forris Day Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081380de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationally renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as ´´the soul of chess´´. Vital to chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital spatial superiority. The pieces gain in power as they exert influence over more spaces. Control not only allows increased maneuverability, but restricts the possibilities open to the opponent. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon in other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman´s masterwork.
How to play chess for kids of all ages! When you listen to How to Play Chess for Children, you´ll discover a wonderful world of challenge and adventure! This easy-to-follow guide provides a complete overview of the game of chess. It´s a perfect introduction to the game. Kids can enjoy every step of learning chess: Discovering the timeless eight-by-eight chessboard Learning the unique movements of the individual chess pieces Mastering the art and timing of the popular castling move Understanding the ins and outs of pawn moves, attacks, and advancement And so much more! With How to Play Chess for Children, little ones can easily develop their long-term thinking skills. They´ll learn how to start out smart and strong by learning the best chess openings. Then, they´ll adopt savvy and flexible strategies for the chess midgame. Kids can finish strong by mastering the endgame, in which weak pieces can become very strong, and complete their game with decisive checkmates! This book even describes techniques for avoiding a draw (tie) game when kids are winning a game and trying for a draw when their opponent has the upper hand. This practical strategy teaches maturity, adaptation, and smart success for children of all ages! Don´t miss this opportunity to get kids involved in this classic and inspiring game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dominque N. Simmons. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091789de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.