Power Chess

    Great Grandmaster Battles from Russia

    Power Chess
    img
    Our Price: $25.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0125IS

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: March 13, 2012
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 281 Pages

    Book Description

    Paul Keres — "the greatest player never to have been world champion" — was a legendary figure in chess. The depth of his conceptions and the elegance and beauty of his play rank him among such immortals as Alekhine, Tal, Bronstein, Botvinnik, and Bobby Fischer.

    As a chess analyst, Keres had even fewer equals. The first Soviet grandmaster with a regular column in an American chess magazine, his articles for Chess Life between 1968 and 1975 set new standards in chess analysis.

    Power Chess contains twenty-two of his best articles. Here are incredible rook sacrifices by Bronstein, ferocious attacks by Tal and Spassky, heroic defenses by Korchnoi, subtle endgames by Petrosian and Karpov, uncompromising struggles by Keres himself — all profoundly analyzed by the greatest annotator who ever lived.

    About the Author(s)

    Paul Keres was born on January 7, 1916, in Narva, Estonia. He was an Estonian chess grandmaster and one of the strongest chess players of all time, apart from the World chess champions. Many claim him to be the strongest modern player (since the line of official World Champions started with Steinitz in 1886) never to play in a world championship match. He was dubbed "The Crown Prince of Chess".

    He won the strong USSR Chess Championship three times (1947, 1950 and 1951), and finished a runner-up in the Candidates Tournament four times, never qualifying for a world championship match. He was one of very few players who had a plus record against Capablanca. Through his long career, he played against no less than ten world champions, beating nine (his games with Karpov were drawn). He was ranked among the top 10 players in the world for close to 30 years, between approximately 1936 and 1965, and overall he had one of the highest winning percentages of all grandmasters in history.

    Related Products

    • Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
      img

      Excelling at Chess Calculation

      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: B0119EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • Platonov's Chess Academy
      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings

      Publisher: CIRC
      Author: Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik
      Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 176
      Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


      Book Description Two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov. Platonov was one of the most profound thinkers and theoreticians in the old Soviet Union, which held a grip on the world chess championship for decades, as the title passed from one of its stars to another. For intermediate players to grandmasters, Platonov's visionary insights, examined and explained here for the first time, provide you with the keys to understanding the foundational concepts of the game, strengthening your chess understanding and giving you effective methods to help you find the most powerful moves in the game. About the Author(s) International Grandmaster Lev Alburt, three-time U.S. champion and former European champion, is one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. He lives in New York.Grandmaster Sam Palatnik's students reached the list of 100 best players in the world. He lives and teaches in Bethesda, Maryland.
      img

      Platonov's Chess Academy

      Using Soviet-Era Methods to Improve 21st-Century Openings
      Catalog Code: B0020LV

      Regular Price: $16.95

      Special Price: $8.48


    • 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

      Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

      Catalog Code: B0022EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4
      Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
      img

      EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4

      Catalog Code: E-B0314EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
      Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
      img

      Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      Catalog Code: B0001EM
      Our Price: $26.95

    • Understanding Chess Middlegames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
      img

      Understanding Chess Middlegames

      Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0178GB
      Our Price: $24.95

    • How Fischer Plays Chess
      A study and analysis of the games of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known.
      img

      How Fischer Plays Chess

      Catalog Code: B0040IS
      Our Price: $26.95

    • EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern
      The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

      Catalog Code: E-B0014EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
      This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
      img

      Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire

      Catalog Code: B0137IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • How to Play the Chess Opening
      With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.
      img

      How to Play the Chess Opening

      Catalog Code: B0039DV
      Our Price: $7.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb