Karpov's Strategic Wins 1

Author: Tibor Karolyi

Publisher: Quality Chess Uk Llp

ISBN: 9781906552411

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

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Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer."--P. [4] of cover.

How Karpov Wins

Author: Edmar Mednis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486278810

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 440

View: 7856


Revised, enlarged edition of book focusing on Russian chess master's tactics and strategy against Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky, Korchnoi, other greats. 100 games analyzed. Over 300 chess diagrams.

Chess Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chess

Page: N.A

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Winning Chess Manoeuvres

Author: Sarhan Guliev

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 905691569X

Category: Games

Page: 240

View: 6132


When a chess master finds a winning strategic idea it is seldom by accident. An amateur, staring at a position on the chess board is often fumbling in the dark, his head spinning with a multitude of general rules and vague notions. The master’s approach is concrete. He knows how and where to look, because he has studied the games of other masters. In this book, grandmaster Sarhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters: -- positional sacrifices -- amazing counterplay concepts, -- unorthodox exchanges -- winning with g2 – g4 or h2-h4 -- overcoming a blockade -- the advantages of double pawns -- the e5 pawn wedge -- the uses of the queen-bishop battery -- and much more. Winning Chess Manoeuvres is brimming with interesting and instructive stories about the chess greats, and written in an accessible and entertaining style. After studying this book, ambitious chess players will find winning strategic manoeuvres quicker and more often. They will not find them by accident or by relying on general principles, but because they have built up a large stockpile of highly practical ideas.

Karpov: Move by Move

Author: Sam Collins

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 1781942315

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 4033


Anatoly Karpov is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. He was the undisputed World Champion from 1975 to 1985, and also FIDE World Champion from 1993 to 1999. He was ranked the World's number one player for 90 months - second only to his greatest rival Garry Kasparov - and he won well over a hundred elite tournaments. Karpov possessed a deep positional understanding of the game and a fabulous intuitive feel for positions. His boa-constrictor style left many opponents wondering where exactly they went wrong. In this book, International Master Sam Collins selects and examines his favourite Karpov games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Karpov's play. Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge. Learn from the games of a chess legendImportant ideas absorbed by continued practiceUtilizes an ideal approach to chess study

Timman's Titans

Author: Jan Timman

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9056916734

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

View: 4258


The Stories and the Games: Alekhine – Euwe – Botvinnik – Smyslov – Tal - Petrosian – Spassky – Fischer - Karpov – Kasparov For many years Jan Timman was one of the best chess players in the world. He combined his brilliant successes on the board with a passion for writing and meticulously analysing his own games and those of his rivals. Three times he was a World Championship Candidate and in 1993 he played in the final of the FIDE World Championship. In this fascinating book, Jan Timman portrays ten World Chess Champions that played an important role in his life and career. Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) he never met, but the story of how in Lisbon he bought one of the last chess sets belonging to the fourth World Champion is one of many highlights in this book. Timman has a keen eye for detail and a fabulous memory, and he visibly enjoys sharing his insider views, including many revelations about the great champions. Timman’s Titans not only presents a personal view of these chess giants, but is also an evocation of countless fascinating episodes in chess history. Each portrait is completed by a rich selection of illustrative games, annotated in the author’s trademark lucid style. Always to the point, sharp and with crystal-clear explanations, Timman shows the highs and lows from the games of the champions, including the most memorable games he himself played against them.

Strategic Chess

Author: Edmar Mednis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486406172

Category: Games

Page: 236

View: 6116


Presents an analysis of thirty chess games and provides insight into strategy and the significance of the opening.

Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov

Author: Anatoly Karpov

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849941009

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 320

View: 7104


• One of the world’s greatest chess players reveals the secrets of how he plans his play • Packed with invaluable information on how to mobilise your forces, avoid threats and win the game • Illustrated with a wealth of annotated examples from the author’s own games The legendary Anatoly Karpov has won over 250 Grandmaster tournaments, many more than any other player in chess history, and his games are characterised by his gradually and patiently pushing an opponent back to the wall, before finally finishing him off with a deadly blow. In this unique book, aimed at ordinary club players, Karpov gives a wealth of tips on how to incorporate this dramatic style of play into your own repertoire, through careful planning and evaluation of positions: looking at the fire-power of your forces, being aware of threats to your own king and how to safeguard it, and careful control of open lines. As he says himself: ‘Finding the right plan is the key to success’. Warmily and accessibly written, but with Karpov’s usual air of authority, this book makes you feel like you are spending an evening with the man himself, and will help you to absorb a little bit of the Karpov magic.

Winning Chess Middlegames

Author: Ivan Sokolov

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 905691751X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 6244


Finally this modern classic is back in print! Ever wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what's really going on in a chess position? It's all about structures, as Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. Winning Chess Middlegames addresses the often ignored but extremely important topic of pawn structures, divided into 4 main types: doubled pawns, isolated pawns, hanging pawns and pawn majorities. With its highly accessible verbal explanations and deep analyses of top-level games, this book helps you to solve the basic problems of the middlegame: space, tension and inititative. Club players studying Winning Chess Middlegames will: -- greatly enhance their middlegame skills -- develop an accurate feeling as to which particular positions suit their style -- acquire new strategic and practical opening knowledge Ivan Sokolov explains matters profoundly, honestly and objectively, and includes lots of inside stories from top-level chess, neither sparing his collegue grandmasters nor himself in his comments.