Rarely used, this is one of the numerous controversial variations which are successful if the player knows more about it than does the opponent.
A total of 200 examples of this rarely used variation... More > are presented, including 186 whole games The final result for White is +100 -44 =42 (65%). Games are presented where is system is played by Tartakower, Alekhine, Smyslov, Spielmann, Maroczy and recently by Hodgson, Smagin, Velimirovic, Leko, Lein, I.Zaitsev, Gallagher, Murey etc. It is hoped that the reader will find rich material for further exploration.< Less
Grandmaster David Bronstein was one the chess world's greatest creative forces. He played bold, competitive chess, and was undaunted by any opponent. He was an innovator who experimented even when... More > the results mattered.
This collection features 50 of his games in which victory comes in 24 moves or less. The games demonstrate the workings of a creative, ingenious mind, open to fantasy, imagination, and exploration of the unknown.< Less
This book is a celebration of the fighting spirit of one of the finest chess players to ever represent the Americas — the late Argentine Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf.
There are 202 games in the... More > collection, all with Najdorf playing the Black side of the King's Indian Defense. Again and again, Najdorf demonstrates his fine tactical and positional skills, and his deep understanding of the many varied structures that can arise from this dynamic Black defense. Playing only the Black pieces, Najdorf's achieves an incredible record of 100 wins, 73 draws, and only 29 loses (67.6%)!
Najdorf responds to practically every variation of the King’s Indian Defense, demonstrating by his practice the ideas behind the opening. The games offer many original ideas which deserve further attention, and is a rich field for independent analysis.< Less
Grandmaster Tony Miles became England’s first Grandmaster, and led the way for a generation of strong English players to follow.
On the board, Miles was an innovator. He tried to be original... More > in every game. Some of his ideas appear “crazy” but on further examination prove to instead be deeply considered and profoundly original. But what made him most exceptional as a player was an extraordinary determination and will to win.
This book is a collection of fifty games in which Miles' victory comes in 24 moves or less. Some of these games are gems. All are worthy to be seen.< Less
Rudolf Spielmann’s philosophy of play was this: whenever possible, attacking chess! He was known as one of the greatest creative and imaginative players of his day.
Because of his style of... More > play, Spielmann continues to be relevant and is studied by players of each new generation who want to hone the ability to execute combinations and dictate the course of the game.
The games presented in this collection include only short games, where Spielmann is victorious in 26 moves or less. Each of these victories is an instructive lesson for anyone who wants to master the secrets of attack, initiative and modern dynamic chess.< Less
About a hundred years ago, in the end of 19th and beginning of 20th Century, Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908) and Dawid Janowsky (1868-1927) were, without a doubt, two of world’s best chess... More > players. Together with Marshall, they were considered among the most ardent practitioners of an active and predominantly tactical chess style. The collection of their short games presented in this book is bonanza for those who want to learn tactics. In these games, the student will find not only plenty of instructive tactics, but also lightning attack and ingenious defense, clever traps and interesting opening experiments. These deserve to be known by any chess player.< Less