This new and expanded edition of The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games contains the 112 greatest chess games of all time--selected, analyzed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of experts and illustrated with more than 900 diagrams. Among the highlights are Kasparov vs. Topalov; Kasparov vs. Wijk aan Zee; the super-computer Deep Blue's historic first win over Kasparov; Boris Spassky's "James Bond" Mating Combination; and Bobby Fischer's "Game of the Century." Study these games and learn about defense and counterattack, logical opening play, endgame strategy, psychological warfare, and how great players think.
No one has ever played chess like Adolph Anderssen played it, nor won as much fame and glory for his charismatic style. Anderssen's hallmark is the direct (and often spectacular ) Kingside attack, executed always with aggressive optimism, resourcefulness and daring. In Anderssen, moreover, this relentless drive to checkmate is backed up by explosive tactical brilliance, leaving in its wake combinations that have filled anthologies for generations.This volume features 897 games - with only 94 draws - richly annotated by the old Masters, and thoroughly updated for the 21st century. Also included are 80 chess problems composed by Anderssen, and a memorial essay here translated into English for the first time. Complete opening and player indexes plus 367 diagrams round out this massive chess biography of Adolph Anderssen, arguably the greatest of the great Masters.
- Sample game and commentary
- Discussion of various opening strategies and game positions
- Explanation of how to read a Japanese score
- Fold-out Shogi board
- Sturdy paper playing pieces
The Ruy Lopez remains one of the most popular chess openings, both at club level and among top players. In this book, the companion volume to his acclaimed bestseller Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games, Victor Bologan presents a cutting-edge repertoire for Black based on the favorite lines of Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian. Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black is more than just a well laid-out, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses against the Spanish Opening. Bologan presents TWO different options against every main line. It's actually two books in one And there's a lot more: -- A quick guide for those who are new to the Ruy Lopez and have little time -- An instructive strategy section: how pawn structures define important themes -- The Fast Lane repertoire (in every chapter) indicates the minimum you need to know -- A wealth of new ideas in old lines -- A clear-cut presentation of tactical motifs -- Transpositions and move-order subtleties are clearly identified -- Traps & tricks are visually marked -- Many examples from Bologan's own games -- 2200 games referenced and presented in a separate index -- Lots of practical tips Victor Bologan has taken the chess opening repertoire book to a next level. He has created a unique instrument of chess instruction for players of almost any playing strength.