Hunting the Castled King

    Hunting the Castled King
    img
    Our Price: $17.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0092IS

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: September 6, 2011
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 215 Pages

    Book Description

    This book is a collection of attacks in chess against a castled king position. The author, a FIDE rated chess master and a professional chess coach and teacher, writes: "In the course of my many years of teaching at all levels from elementary school to graduate school. I have often found it useful to use source books containing materials around which I could build lessons. This book I have collected a large number of lessons dealing with the intermediate topic of how to attack a well defended king. These lessons can be used to teach students who already have some idea of how to attack a weak, uncastled King. It is much more difficult, of course, to attack a well defended King, and the best way to acquire the skill is to review examples of successful attacks by advanced players.

    When teaching the art of attack, I usually boil it down to just a single rule. Remove the defenders! This is easy enough. When a player has an overwhelming advantage in attacking force, but not so simple when there are many defenders, and not so many direct attackers. It is often necessary to bring in reinforcements from the other side of the board. And this must be done with great speed. Often this can be accomplished by sacrificing a small amount of material, just to enable the distant pieces to get to the other flank. In addition, the attack can be accelerated by sacrificing material to set up a pin. Then you can bring in additional forces to pile pressure on the pinned piece. You will see some spectacular examples of this tactic in many of the games."

    About the Author(s)

    Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance.

    Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.

    Additional Information

    Shopworn No
    ISBN 4871874451
    Manufacturer N/A
    Author(s) Eric Schiller, Eric Schiller
    Pages 215 Pages
    Publication Date Sep 6, 2011
    Notation Type AN - Algebraic
    Popular Collections No
    Popular Series No
    BOOK - Binding Type No
    Clearance N/A

    Related Products

    • EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

      Catalog Code: E-B0022EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • EBOOK - Play the Slav
      The Slav has a well-deserved reputation as one of Black's strongest answers to 1 d4, and it's no coincidence that it has been used by almost all the World Champions in chess history. Put simply, the Slav is a classy opening, one which combines reliability with the promise of dynamic counterplay. In this book, James Vigus presents a comprehensive and trustworthy repertoire for Black.
      img

      EBOOK - Play the Slav

      Catalog Code: E-B0072EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Endgame Play
      Win with your extra material! The experts usually win with an extra pawn, but many players discover from experience how easy it is to go wrong, even in the simplest of endgames. Chris Ward explains in easy steps how to handle typical endgame situations.
      img

      Endgame Play

      Catalog Code: B0046BT
      Our Price: $14.95

    • Meet the Masters
      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
      img

      Meet the Masters

      The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
      Catalog Code: B0112IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
      This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
      img

      Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

      Catalog Code: B0025OB
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Crushing White - The DZINDZI INDIAN! - VOLUME 2
      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Crushing White: The DZINDZI INDIAN! Volume II is the second of a Black comprehensive repertoire two volume set by International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley. This instructional book was created to reveal the secrets of the DZINDZI INDIAN, where according to CHESSBASE 2010 MEGA Database of 4.5 million games, Black has won an astonishing 57% of all games played.
      img

      Crushing White - The DZINDZI INDIAN! - VOLUME 2

      An Easy to Learn Chess Opening & Strategy
      Catalog Code: B0058OB
      Our Price: $24.95

    • Blindfold Chess
      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess - the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces - has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.
      img

      Blindfold Chess

      History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
      Catalog Code: B0005MF
      Our Price: $39.95

    • EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire
      Former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala presents a range of vicious weapons for White in a repertoire which is perfect for those who have little time for study, but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones and causing them problems from the very beginning.
      img

      EBOOK - A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

      Catalog Code: E-B0320EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
      In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
      img

      Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: B0040EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • The Caro-Kann - Grandmaster Repertoire 7
      In chess, the Caro-Kann opening is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1.e4. It is a regular favorite of elite players, who know that computer-aided preparation now threatens the sharpest lines of the Sicilian or Ruy Lopez (at the very least with a forced draw).

      The Caro-Kann is less susceptible to such forcing lines - Black sets out to equalize in the opening, and win the game later. Grandmaster Lars Schandorff reveals a bulletproof chess opening repertoire and lucidly explains how Black should play the middle and endgame
      img

      The Caro-Kann - Grandmaster Repertoire 7

      Catalog Code: B0037QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb