50 Essential Chess Lessons: A Modern Look at 50 Highly Instructive Chess Battles

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Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learnt from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type. Topics include: Attacking the King, Defence, Piece Power, and Endgame Themes. Each game is followed by a recap of the main lessons to be ...

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Overview

Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learnt from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type. Topics include: Attacking the King, Defence, Piece Power, and Endgame Themes. Each game is followed by a recap of the main lessons to be learned.

Giddins writes in a highly accessible down-to-earth style that appeals to club players seeking to improve their understanding of practical chess. His knowledge of Russian-language chess literature has enabled him to find many excellent examples that have not appeared in previous western literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904600411
  • Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 1,523,407
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Giddins is a FIDE Master from England who plays regularly in international events and has frequently contributed to the British Chess Magazine. He has gained a reputation as a writer who provides useful, no-nonsense advice on topics of genuine practical importance. This is his third book for Gambit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2006

    Using well annotated games as lessons

    This is one of the better books around taking games and making them into lessons. Each game has one or more important concepts that the author is trying to cover. Good solid analysis with well choosen games.

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