The Fourth Edition of a Modern Classic When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual. Perhaps the best known and most respected instructor of world class chessplayers, Mark Dvoretsky has produced a comprehensive work on the endgame that will reward players of all strengths. For those ready to immerse themselves in endgame theory, there may be no better manual available today. But, even if you do not play at master level, the book has been designed to help your endgame too. Basic theories and "must-know" concepts are highlighted in blue. You may skip the more complex analysis, focus on the text in blue, and still improve your endgame technique. When it appeared in 2003, the first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The enlarged and revised Fourth Edition is better than ever! "I am sure that those who study this work...
WINNER: ChessCafe.com 2011 Book of the Year!Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind?Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.Neiman and Afek have researched this problem and discovered that there are actually identifiable reasons why your brain discards certain ideas.In this book they clearly explain the psychological, positional and geometric factors which cloud the chess player's brain.Invisible Chess Moves, with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminative tests, will teach you how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others.Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas.
A Bahamian island becomes a battleground for a savage private war—inspired by a true story, artfully told by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer. When the Ebb Tide cruises four hundred miles southeast from Fort Lauderdale to Rum Cay, the narrator finds the Bahamian island paradise he so fondly remembers drastically altered. Shoal covers the marina entrance, the beaches are deserted, and on shore there is a small cemetery with headstones overturned and bones sticking up through the sand. Charismatic expat Bobby Little had built his own funky version of paradise on the remote island of Rum Cay, a place where ambitious sport fishermen could dock their yachts for fine French cuisine and crowd the bar to boast of big blue marlin catches while Bobby refilled their cognac. Larger than life, Bobby was really the main attraction: a visionary entrepreneur, master chef, skateboard champ, surfer, even former undercover DEA agent. But...
Richard refuses to believe his socially awkward twin Chrissie has an unhealthy obsession with him, but when the two siblings are sent to St. Bart’s, the boarding school from Hell, Richard finds himself trapped in a real life psychological horror when he’s framed for stealing, and on a mission to clear his name, discovers he’s not the only actor in his family.Richard refuses to believe his socially awkward twin Chrissie has an unhealthy obsession with him. He’s too busy making films and having fun with his best friends, but when the twins are sent to St. Bart’s, the boarding school from Hell, Richard finds himself trapped in a real life psychological horror when he’s framed for stealing, and on a mission to clear his name, discovers he’s not the only actor in his family.
If only real life were like a book on chess tactics! But during a game you are on your own, and nobody will whisper in your ear that you have reached a position that is, in fact, a tactical puzzle and all you have to do is solve it. What you need, discovered Emmanuel Neiman in his long career as a chess trainer, is a way to read the signals which indicate that, somewhere in the position you are looking at, there is a tactical blow. What you need is a Chess Tactics Antenna! This trailblazing book by award-winning author Neiman provides a set of tools that enables the average club player to determine the moment he needs to look for win.
In the game of chess, the strongest piece—the Queen—is often referred to as "bitch," and being female has been long considered a major disadvantage.Chess Bitch, written by the 2004 U.S. Woman’s Chess Champion, is an eye-opening account of how today’s young female chess players are successfully knocking down the doors to this traditionally male game, infiltrating the male-owned sporting subculture of international chess, and giving the phrase "play like a girl" a whole new meaning.Through interviews with and observation of the young globetrotting women chess players who challenge male domination, Chess Bitch shines a harsh light on the game’s gender bias. Shahade begins by profiling the lives of great women players from history, starting with Vera Menchik, who defeated male professionals with incredible frequency and became the first woman’s World Champion in 1927. She then investigates the women’s chess dynasties in Georgia and China. She interviews the famous Polgar sisters, who refused to play in separate women's tournaments. She details her own chess adventures—traveling to tournaments from Reykjavik to Istanbul. And Shahade introduces us to such lesser-known chess personalities as the flamboyant Zambian player Linda Nangwale and the transgendered Texan Angela Alston and the European female chess players who hop from one country to another, playing chess by day and partying long into the night. For those who think of chess as two people sitting quietly across a table, Shahade paints a colorful world that most chess fans never knew existed.
The Essence of Good Chess The incomparable Fred Reinfeld is back in print! This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with more diagrams and a refresher course for beginners. How to be a Winner at Chess is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none. In it Reinfeld manages to capture the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format. How to be a Winner at Chess is designed for the average player who knows the moves and rules but not much more. Warning! – you have to be able to read! Let Fred Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor take you to the next level – in short turn you into a winner. About the Author Fred Reinfeld (1910-1964) was for many years among the strongest chess players in the country. Even now as an author, he stands alone, the most successful and prolific chess writer of all time, with over one hundred books to his credit.
Rhett Williams and Tula Florian are two young adults in love. Their bond is deep, and they're ready to take the next step towards an engagement. When Rhett is introduced to the family, everything seems to be going quite well--except for the way Tula's brother glares at him. Perturbed but wanting everyone's approval, Rhett tucks away his suspicions and puts on a happy face. It's only when Rhett proposes to Tula that strange things start happening. Leading up to the wedding day, the couple feel as if they're being torn apart because of the bad circumstances happening to them. Desperate and furious, Rhett knows he must do something.
Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzkin wonders about and searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.