My Most Memorable Games
Paperback ISBN: 3283004536
For more than 10 years, Boris Gelfand has been one of the world’s top-ranking chess players. Now the 33-year-old grandmaster presents his best games, which he has annotated in great detail and at a level suitable for every club player. Covering topics as diverse as combinations and endgame analysis, the book also includes a chapter on the Grünfeld Defense.
Paperback ISBN: 3283004641
In this book, David Bronstein describes the chess personalities he has met in various countries over the past decade, and annotates 40 of his best games from this period. He also recalls the most significant events from his earlier career; gives his impressions of contemporaries such as Larsen, Spassky, and Korchnoi including a secret training match against the latter played in 1971; and expresses his outspoken views on modern chess.
Paperback ISBN: 1857443799
Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems, this book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defences as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk. On the other hand, Black also has the opportunity to adopt solid, respectable defences such as the Czech Benoni and the Schmid Benoni. Whether Black likes to sacrifice and take the initiative, or whether he prefers to play in a more restrained manner, there is something here for all types of players. In this user-friendly book, opening theoreticians Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik go back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Benoni Systems and its many variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings to help improving players, while key strategies, ideas, and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. >User-friendly design to help readers absorb ideas >Concentrates on the key principles of Benoni systems >Ideal for improving players