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Every chessplayer hopes to make brilliant moves which will overcome the opponent in a blaze of glory. But such combinations come into being only as a result of proper planning, as demonstrated in Chess Middlegame Planning. The lucid and penetrating analysis of the games in this volume demonstrate the imagination and creativity necessary for proper handling of the central stage of the game.
Chess Middlegame Planning
Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
Chess Middlegame Combinations
An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures
Study of this important book, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be 'the souls of chess'.
Winning 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.
Understanding Chess Middlegames
This monumental DVD covers a subject that is certainly not for beginners How pawns should be used in the middlegame to develop an attack on the opposing King. It includes 27 examples comprised of 7 complete games and 20 game fragments divided into three distinct Parts: King(s) Caught in the Center, Kings Castled on Opposite Wings, and Kings Castled on the Same Side. Material is illustrated from the praxis of many of the worlds great players including Alekhine, Anand, Topalov, Fischer, and a few postal gems from IM Kopec himself.
KOPEC DVD - Middlegame Pawn Play for Mate
This 178 minute dvd is devoted to the middlegame, twice US Chess Champion GM Patrick Wolff (1992 & 1995) demonstrates how to best formulate plans and how to evaluate chess positions. Wolff deals with a variety of topics that have an influence on the objective evaluation of a position.
Improve Your Chess DVD Series - Middlegame Planning
These are unique chess software courses, in which five chess courses on the middlegame are put together.
Chess Middlegame Collection
This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
Principles of Pawn Play and the Center
Publisher: ISHI Press
Author: Ludek Pachman
Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185
Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)
Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as "the soul of chess." Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2
Play on the Wings
In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
A Step-By-Step Guide to Chess Excellence
Author: Efstratios Grivas
Year of Publication: 2006 Pages: 112
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionChess College is a new series of books to take intermediate players to new levels of chess understanding. New ideas are introduced and immediately illustrated by a number of entertaining and instructive examples, many drawn from the author's own practice. Volume 1: Strategy introduces a variety of topics, including: ""Why do we lose?"", Attack on the King, Two Bishops, Passed Pawn, Exchange Sacrifice, Positional Sacrifice, and Outpost. By drawing extensively upon his own games, Grivas is able to explain exactly what was going on over the board, and avoids the pitfall of providing overly familiar, clich
Chess College - VOLUME 1 - Strategy
This comprehensive study of middle-game theory is a classic unlikely to be superseded. It is a valuable addition to the library of every serious student of chess.
The Middle Game in Chess - Book I
With this DVD you can learn chess from scratch and join the world wide chess community. Daniel King, an experienced Grandmaster, teaches you in easy-to-follow videos all you need to get started: how to set up the board, how the pieces move and how to checkmate.
ChessBase Tutorials - Starting Chess with Grandmaster Daniel King
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These are unique chess software courses, in which five chess courses on the middlegame are put together.
DOWNLOAD - Chess Middlegame Collection
¨Play the Middlegame like a Grandmaster – Part 1¨ features hours of action-packed chess instruction, presented by Grandmaster Damian Lemos who explains the art of the middlegame and focuses on how you can start winning more games now! The middlegame is one of the hardest phases in the game for beginner players because there are no strict rules to guide your play (unlike the opening) and there are still most pieces on the board to consider. If you are a beginner chess player looking to improve your tournament results IMMEDIATELY, this chess DVD is GUARANTEED TO HELP YOU PLAY BETTER!
Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
The most difficult phase of the game for beginner chess players is the middlegame because it is a constant time of transition, maximum tension, and a time of combining immediate tactical needs with long-term positional ideas. Most middlegames contain nearly all of the pieces still on the board, and the friction between opponents inevitably creates conflict, requiring complete attention to avoid forcing combinations. This chess video/DVD features hours of extremely high-quality instruction by experienced chess trainer Grandmaster Damian Lemos, reviewing the basic concepts of the middlegame and how to apply them successfully in your own games.
Play the Middlegame Like a Grandmaster - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine completes the trilogy between Practical Chess Openings and Basic Chess Endings, both by Fine, so that the three major aspects of chess are discussed. The Middle Game, it has been said, is the heart of chess. Here is the field of battle on which victory or defeat is decided. In this book the world's leading authority turns his talents to the Middle Game.
The Middle Game in Chess
Even less-experienced chess players have learnt how to develop their pieces in the opening or even know certain opening variations by heart. But when the middlegame starts, they don’t know how to judge positions and develop their play – and their chess stagnates.
FRITZ TRAINER - Improve your Chess with Tania Sachdev
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How many games have you won or lost due to tactics? Think about how many decisive victories have come by attentively picking off an opponent’s loose piece via a combination.
Explosive Middlegame Tactics - EMPIRE CHESS
Club Player's Manifesto - Volume #8 of 10
Grandmaster Damian Lemos’ excellent presentation skill guides you through this DVD which is 8/10 of The Club Player’s Manifesto produced by the World Leader in DVD instruction OnlineChessLessons.net.
Master the Middle Game - EMPIRE CHESS
by GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn
Large material gains can end a game while it is still in the Middlegame. Here GM Kraai and GM Perelshteyn explore middle game decision making and planning to shape the end game with their own games as example.
Studies on The Middlegame - Chess Lecture - Volume 109
with International Master David Vigorito
Review middlegame decision making with David Vigorito. Middlegame play sets the scene for the endgame. What material you have, where it is on the board and your options are considerations. Here David takes us through numerous middlegame problems, shows us the thought process for analyzing what to do, and solutions.
Middlegame Positions and Problem Solving - Chess Lecture - Volume 107
Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame
In this book IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!
Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition
This book tells you about the heart of Chess - the middlegame - in a format designed for young players. It uses a large clear type and is illustrated throughout with many chess diagrams and cartoons.
Ten Ways to Succeed in the Middlegame
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.
The Middlegame - BOOK 1
Dynamic and Subjective 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 II of the series covers the dynamic features of the game of chess.
The Middlegame - BOOK 2
Translated by Harry Golombek. Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more.
The Art of the Middle Game
Grandmaster Edmar Mednis, a world expert on the endgame, shows how to proceed in the minimum number of moves from the opening to a favorable endgame, essentially bypassing the middlegame. He discusses 11 different openings, including both open and closed systems, in each case explaining the best routes to particular endgame positions. These positions are then analyzed, using master games to illustrate various winning plans. Because of the clear exposition of endgame principles, the student will learn not only about these specific positions, but also about endgame play in general.
From the Middlegame into Endgame
"The Art of Attack by Vukovic" ends with the Alekhine era --- the last example being in 1947. In the 1950's a new generation emerged starting with the daring play of Mikhail Tal. He and his contemporaries are where we begin with this book, taking the reader through the 1980's. The chapters are 1)Attacking the King Which Can't Castle, 2)Attacking the Uncastled King, 3)Attacking the Kingside Castled Positions, 4)St.George Attack, 5)Greek Gift Attack, 6)Defensive Measures, 7)Attacking the Opposite Side, 8)Couterattacking, 9)Great Attacking Players including Tal's Daring Sacrifical Attacks, Fischer's Scientific Style, Karpov's Fiery Attacking Style. A great book for players of all strengths.
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Modern Art of Attack
As I also remarked in my review, the Soviet concept of a beginner is clearly wider than ours, and to make the book even wider in its scope and appeal I have added some supplementary material. I must confess that I have had some misgivings about the correct rendering of certain technical terms, but in the absence of an internationally accepted terminology each translator must take his own line on such matters. Also in translating certain extracts quoted from authors whose books are available in English I have followed the Russian text in those rare cases where it differs slightly from the English version. I trust that this book will give real pleasure to its readers and help those players who wish to learn to play combinations.
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Combinations in the Middlegame
b>Hosted by: Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili
Running Time: Over 240 Minutes
Transition to the Middlegame. Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili discusses key features of early middlegame positions - pawn structures, how to build attacking positions. This DVD provides an invaluable guide to successfully transitioning from the opening to the middlegame.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 3 - Transition to the Middle Game
This DVD features the lessons 16-20 of GM Roman Dzhindzhikhasvili's Mastering Chess Series - The Art of the Middle Game. This DVD provides an invaluable guide to understanding and mastering the middlegame. It is hosted by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili, former US and Russian Champion and Coach of World Champion Garry Kasparov.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 4 - Art of the Middle Game
IM Andrew Martin will teach you how to play for a win in the middlegame. He explores the importance of king safety, pawn structures and piece activity. You will be well on your way to a better understanding and mastery of the middlegame.
FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 73 - Learn the Middlegame 1-2-3
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka provides a very instructive handbook for players of all levels that will keep you correctly focused on middlegame ideas and concepts. These ideas are based on opening strategy as well as basic principles , including a powerful presentation on the importance of pawn structures.
ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 85 - Understanding the Concepts of the Middlegame based upon Opening Strategy
It is aimed at teaching a student much of the middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes over 560 games/lectures, each of them illustrating typical plans and methods.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME IV
The program designed by GM Alexander Kalinin is to help a student understand the ideas and strategies behind typical middlegame positions according to the openings they originate from. Intended for stronger players.
Encyclopedia of Middlegame - VOLUME I