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Solving tactical puzzles is one of the most effective ways to improve your chess. This convenient book provides 300 exercises, with instructive points highlighted in the solutions.<\/p>\n

There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess<\/a><\/em> and Chess Tactics for Kids<\/a><\/em>. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances - there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack.<\/p>\n

Later chapters help readers develop a vital skill: the ability to make tough chessboard decisions. Attack, sacrifice, grab material, defend or simplify - it's for you to decide! Principles and guidelines are emphasized, together with common sources of error. The final section of puzzles will prove a stern challenge even for the best players, with the reader exposed to the full complexity of modern chess - with a few helpful hints along the way.<\/p>\n

Gambit Publications has been publishing top-quality innovative chess books since 1998, winning numerous awards in several countries. FIDE Master Graham Burgess<\/strong> is Gambit's Editorial Director, and one of the founders of the company. He has written more than twenty books and holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing. He lives in Minnesota.<\/p>","product_sku":"978-971-9930-17-4","product_price":"250.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Omega Books Publishing","subdomain":"omegabooks","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"}},"tags":[{"id":"39088","tag":"","tag_id":"28989"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/1835\/75ad219c09cfe349fd753a1bc216a101_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"5"},{"id":"10808","name":"Chess Tactics for Kids","description":"

Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognising frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters. Chess Tactics for Kids<\/em> makes improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations on how to approach chess games with confidence - and success.<\/p>\n

Grandmaster Murray Chandler<\/strong> finished second in the World Cadet Championship in 1976, ahead of Garry Kasparov, whom he defeated in their individual game. He remains to this day one of the few players in the world with a 100% score against Kasparov. He was a key member of the England team that won the silver medals in Chess Olympiads three times during the 1980s, and went on to captain the team in 1994. He is a former proprietor and editor of the British Chess Magazine<\/em> and the author of several successful chess books. His previous book for Gambit, How to Beat Your Dad at Chess<\/a><\/em>, has proved one of the most popular chess books of recent years. See also Chess for Children<\/a><\/em> (with Helen Milligan) and Chess Puzzles for Kids<\/a><\/em>.<\/p>","product_sku":"978-971-9930-18-1 ","product_price":"195.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Omega Books Publishing","subdomain":"omegabooks","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"},"main_category":{"category_name":"References","category_id":"137"},"sub_category":[]},"tags":[{"id":"39084","tag":"","tag_id":"28985"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/1835\/4a828b74055935150bdbf01f41e68ac1_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"5"},{"id":"10807","name":"Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy","description":"

It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System<\/em>. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts. John Watson's book fulfils the need for a thorough, profound work on the modern handling of chess positions, and how Nimzowitsch's theories - still controversial and revolutionary at the time My System<\/em> was written - have been refined and used alongside classical concepts.<\/p>\n

The first section of the book discusses how the understanding of classical themes, such as pawn majorities, the centre, and structural weaknesses, have been refined. Watson then moves on to discuss new concepts, including the willingness of modern players to accept backward pawns in return for dynamic play, the idea of a good 'bad' bishop, knights finding useful roles at the edge of the board and the exchange sacrifice idea that became prevalent with the post-war Soviet champions. This profound yet thoroughly practical work is rounded off with sections on prophylactic thinking, dynamism, modern concepts as they apply to the critical contemporary opening systems, and some thoughts on the future of chess.<\/p>","product_sku":"978-971-9930-19-8","product_price":"395.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Omega Books Publishing","subdomain":"omegabooks","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"}},"tags":[{"id":"39086","tag":"","tag_id":"28987"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/1835\/8ebf877314c72566e8bc7955b4b68981_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"5"},{"id":"10806","name":"Understanding Chess Move to Move","description":"

John Nunn has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes.<\/p>\n

Dr John Nunn<\/strong> is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. He is a much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won 'Book of the Year' awards in several countries. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions.<\/p>","product_sku":"978-971-9930-16-7","product_price":"295.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Omega Books Publishing","subdomain":"omegabooks","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"},"main_category":{"category_name":"References","category_id":"137"},"sub_category":[]},"tags":[{"id":"39081","tag":"","tag_id":"28982"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/1835\/4840fad5da16b4093fc2778b5e100305_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"5"},{"id":"10805","name":"How to Play Chess End Games","description":"

In this companion volume to Fundamental Chess Endings<\/em><\/a>, Müller and Pajeken focus on the practical side of playing endgames. They cover all aspects of strategic endgames, with particular emphasis on thinking methods, and ways to create difficulties for opponents over the board.<\/p>\n

Using hundreds of outstanding examples from modern practice, the authors explain not only how to conduct 'classical' endgame tasks, such as exploiting an extra pawn or more active pieces, but also how to handle the extremely unbalanced endings that often arise from the dynamic openings favoured nowadays. All varieties of endgames are covered, and there are more than 200 exercises for the reader, together with full solutions.<\/p>\n

Major topics include:<\/p>\n

* Basic Principles and Methods<\/p>\n

* Activity<\/p>\n

* Schematic Thinking<\/p>\n

* The Fight for the Initiative<\/p>\n

* Prophylaxis and Preventing Counterplay<\/p>\n

* The Bishop-Pair in the Endgame<\/p>\n

* Domination<\/p>\n

* The Art of Defence<\/p>\n

* Typical Mistakes<\/p>\n

* Rules of Thumb<\/p>\n

Grandmaster Karsten Müller<\/strong> is a world-renowned expert on all aspects of endgame play. He is co-author (with Frank Lamprecht) of the acclaimed Secrets of Pawn Endings<\/a><\/em> and Fundamental Chess Endings<\/a><\/em>. He finished third in the German Championship in 1996, and was runner-up in 1997.<\/p>\n

Wolfgang Pajeken<\/strong> is a FIDE Master from Hamburg who plays frequently in the German Bundesliga, and other team and individual championships. He is also a chess trainer, organizer and arbiter.<\/p>","product_sku":"978-971-9930-20-4","product_price":"395.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Omega Books Publishing","subdomain":"omegabooks","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"},"main_category":{"category_name":"References","category_id":"137"},"sub_category":[]},"tags":[{"id":"39080","tag":"","tag_id":"28981"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/1835\/1653d7c6d9bef97169416fec7318004e_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"5"},{"id":"2137","name":"Paper Pens","description":"Cute Eco-Friendly Gift! A pen made of recycled paper! Its time to be earth friendly by writing responsibly.\n\nColor: Natural brown paper\n\nNOTE: Minimum 100pcs","product_sku":"2137-001","product_price":"700.00","old_product_price":"0.00","shop_name":"Earthonomic Designs","subdomain":"earthonomic","global_categories":{"shopinas_category":{"category_name":"Books","category_id":"132"},"main_category":{"category_name":"Stationery","category_id":"135"},"sub_category":[]},"tags":[{"id":"15952","tag":"","tag_id":"5879"}],"product_images":["http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/69\/3fdf33fc10b801b68af9ef44ee9fd06a_280.jpg","http:\/\/api.shopinas.com\/assets\/images\/products\/69\/Paper_Pens_280.jpg"],"colors":[],"product_quantity":"400"}],"pagination_link":""}