A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
    img
    Our Price: $25.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0122IS

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: March 1, 2012
    Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
    Page Count: 234 Pages

    Book Description

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes. The books included in this volume are: How to Win in the Middle Game of Chess and How to Win in the Chess Endings

    This may well be the nearest approach to the complete chess book yet devised. It brings together four books previously written by the author under these titles: How to Win in The Chess Openings, Modern Ideas in the Chess Openings, How to Win in the Middle Game of Chess and How to Win in the Chess Endings. These four books constitute a Short Course in Chess Play particularly adapted to the beginner who has learned how to make the moves and how to read chess notation but is groping for signposts in the vast range of chess knowledge and literature.

    In the first two books (Volume 1) the most popular openings are classified by their individual moves and by their grand strategy. Each opening discussion is followed by a "Chess Movie", a game so profusely illustrated with Diagrams as to reveal clearly the effect of the plan on the opening.

    The third book deals with middle game complexities - thrust and riposte, sacrificial brilliance, tactical surprise, masterly combination, attack against the King, and over-all strategy. Here, as in the final book, the writer has foremost in mind the learner, who must take one step at a time.

    The Chess Endings book shows the player working under a time limit how to reduce the most complex position to an easy ending in a fraction of the time that an over-the-board analysis takes. It abounds with time-saving devices, ways of projecting and planning, tricks, traps, and combinations, all designed to give immediate control.

    For the player who is sitting down at a chessboard for the first time, this volume starts out with a "Picture Guide for Beginners".

    Fifty-five years of playing experience and thirty-six years of teaching have gone into this monumental work. »

    About the Author(s)

    Israel Albert Horowitz (often known as Al Horowitz or I. A. Horowitz) was born on November 15, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York. He was at one point one of the strongest players in the world. He won the prize for best score in the World Chess Olympics in Warsaw Poland. He defeated Soviet Grandmaster Salo Flohr in the 1946 USA-USSR match, one of only two Americans to win a game, and he drew a mini-match with Grandmaster Isaac Boleslavsky. He was the New York Times chess columnist for ten years. He died on January 18, 1973.

    Related Products

    • The Psychology of the Chess Player
      This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion.
      img

      The Psychology of the Chess Player

      Catalog Code: B0028IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence
      The Dutch Defence is an ambitious and underrated counter to the queen's pawn opening. With his very first move Black creates an asymmetrical pawn structure, thus unbalancing the position from a very early stage and allowing both White and Black players to fight for the initiative. Black also has many options within the Dutch Defence, from the ultra-solid Stonewall formation through to the fluid Classical System and the dynamic Leningrad Variation.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Dutch Defence

      Catalog Code: E-B0006EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • French Defense for Black
      Grefe and Silman give many variations and analysis from the Black perspective to show why the French Defense is one of Black's best replies vs. 1.e4.
      img

      French Defense for Black

      Catalog Code: CB0014CD

      Regular Price: $9.95

      Special Price: $4.98


    • Chess Explained - The Main Line Slav
      Exploring the Dynamics of an Intricate and Robust Opening
      Chess Explained books provide an understanding of an opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have. The Main-Line Slav is one of the key battlegrounds of modern chess, with adherents among all levels of chess-players.
      img

      Chess Explained - The Main Line Slav

      Exploring the Dynamics of an Intricate and Robust Opening
      Catalog Code: B0048GB

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price: $12.48


    • Beat the Grandmasters
      Can you Rise to the Challenge?
      This book pits readers against the grandmasters by placing them in real-game situations where there is a way to defeat a well-known player. Your task is to find the moves which lead to the defeat of some of the strongest players in the world. Quite often one move can change the course of the game, and calculating with precision at the right moment can mean the difference between winning and losing. Even if you have had a lost position for a long time, you may suddenly get the chance to turn things around if your opponent drops his guard for a moment.
      img

      Beat the Grandmasters

      Can you Rise to the Challenge?
      Catalog Code: B0120GB

      Regular Price: $14.95

      Special Price: $7.48


    • 28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag
      The Magnetic Chess Demonstration Set is the ultimate way to conduct teaching, group analyzing, and displaying tournament chess games in progress. It features 3" squares and comes with large black and red pieces that are easy to see from a distance. Unlike traditional demonstration sets, where the pieces have to be inserted into the board, it uses magnets to safely secure the pieces. No more replacing the demonstration board because of a rip or tear! Two wooden dowels give the board support at top and bottom while a strong cord allows the chessboard board to be hung up almost anywhere.
      img

      28" Magnetic-Style Chess Demonstration Set with Deluxe Carrying Bag

      Catalog Code: DEMOMAG28
      Our Price: $29.95

    • The Road to Chess Mastery
      Through an introduction that explains how the ordinary chess player can improve in the various phases of the game of chess, and in enlightening commentaries far more extensive than space permits in an ordinary annotated game, former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe shows how a chess player should think, by indicating the moves for all but the most obvious moves of each game. By applying what he learns in this work the reader may, indeed, find himself traveling the road to chess mastery.
      img

      The Road to Chess Mastery

      Catalog Code: B0111IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6
      This book consists of eleven chapters devoted to different variations of the all-purpose defence for Black 1.d4 d6. Each chapter comprises a "Quick Repertoire" section, followed by a thorough theoretical and practical study in the section "Step by Step" and finally a "Complete Games" section. To be able to include this system in your opening repertoire, it should be sufficient for you to read the introduction and play through the complete games, which should not take too much of your time.
      img

      A Universal Weapon 1.D4 D6

      Catalog Code: B0070EU
      Our Price: $29.95

    • The Evans Gambit Revolution
      Grandmaster are beating Grandmasters whether they accept or decline 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4. Kasparov was one that lead the way. The text may force a re-evaluation of most Evans Gambit analysis. The author's improvements were sent by the author to Kasparov's agent in London. This is the first modern treatment of the Evans which reflects to a high degree the overwhelming body of games won by White. This book gives good analysis and advice on a very strong and dynamic weapon to use against 1..e5 players.
      img

      The Evans Gambit Revolution

      Catalog Code: CB0054CD

      Regular Price: $7.95

      Special Price: $3.98


    • Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4
      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Anyone who plays 1 e4 as White must be prepared not only for Black’s main defences but also an assortment of less popular lines. These, when taken together, represent a significant percentage of the replies you can expect to meet when opening 1 e4.
      img

      Beating Unusual Chess Defences - 1.e4

      Dealing with the Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine and other Tricky Lines
      Catalog Code: B0337EM
      Our Price: $27.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb