Grandmaster Versus Amateur

    Grandmaster Versus Amateur
    img

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price: $14.98

    Catalog Product Code: B0054QT

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: October 15, 2011
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 100 Pages

    Book Description

    A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.

    About the Author(s)

    The editors, ex-British Champion GM Jacob Aagaard and three-time Scottish Champion GM John Shaw, have recruited a line-up of strong grandmasters to share their wisdom.

    • GM Pavel Eljanov
    • GM Boris Avrukh
    • GM Mihail Marin
    • GM Peter Heine Nielsen
    • GM Tiger Hillarp
    • GM Jacob Aagaard
    • GM John Shaw

    Related Products

    • Chess Under the Microscope
      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      In this major work, Paul Motwani, the author of the critically acclaimed H.O.T. Chess and C.O.O.L. Chess, looks in-deph at key aspects of chess. His witty style will not only amuse but will instruct the reader by providing memorable insights into chess secrets.
      img

      Chess Under the Microscope

      Magnify Your Chess Strength
      Catalog Code: B0039BT
      Our Price: $9.95

    • The Middlegame - BOOK 1
      Static Features
      Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book I of the series covers pawn formations and static features of the game of chess. Thousands of satisfied customers have made this one of the most popular books on chess middlegames. Completely re-edited and translated to algebraic notation in this 1994 edition.
      img

      The Middlegame - BOOK 1

      Static Features
      Catalog Code: B0004HY
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning
      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
      For more than a quarter of a century until his death in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was recognised as one of the world's leading players. The leading Grandmaster of the Hypermodern school, his games were full of new ideas and plans, which were accompanied by landmarks in chess literature such as My System and Chess Praxis. Challenging old theories, his books are regarded as being the best teaching manuals and have strongly withstood the test of time.
      img

      Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning

      Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
      Catalog Code: B0052IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • SHOPWORN - 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

      SHOPWORN - Play the Slav

      Catalog Code: SWB0072EM

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price: $12.50


    • Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      img

      Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess

      A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
      Catalog Code: B0012GB
      Our Price: $14.95

    • Chess Praxis
      A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France.
      img

      Chess Praxis

      Catalog Code: B0007QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Beating the Grunfeld
      Since his surprise choice of the Grunfeld Defence in the 1986 World Championship match, Garry Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grunfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other.
      img

      Beating the Grunfeld

      Catalog Code: B0086BT

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $9.98


    • EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Dangerous Weapons is a series of opening books which supply the reader with an abundance of hard-hitting ideas to revitalize his or her opening repertoire. In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0363EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Modern Chess Analysis
      Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
      Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents.
      img

      Modern Chess Analysis

      Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
      Catalog Code: B0093GB

      Regular Price: $14.95

      Special Price: $7.48


    • The Art of Attacking Chess
      33 Inspiration and Instructive Masterpieces
      All chess-players love to play a smooth attacking game, flowing from start to finish, and sprinkled with spectacular ideas and sacrifices. However, few can do so regularly, and for most players, their collection of brilliancies missed far outweighs their creative successes. Innate talent plays an important role, but many of the skills needed for attacking chess can be learned by study and practice. Here, one of the world's most experienced annotators has selected 33 superb examples, and explained them in a way that strips away the mystery.
      img

      The Art of Attacking Chess

      33 Inspiration and Instructive Masterpieces
      Catalog Code: B0024GB
      Our Price: $14.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb