The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement: Lessons from the Best Players in the World's Leading Chess Magazine

The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement: Lessons from the Best Players in the World's Leading Chess Magazine

by Steve Giddins

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789056917173
Publisher: New in Chess
Publication date: 07/21/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 524,726
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steve Giddins is a Fide Master from England, and a highly experienced chess writer and journalist. His previous projects for New In Chess include co-editing ‘The Chess Instructor’, editing ‘New In Chess: The First 25 Years’ and co-authoring ‘The Lazy Man’s Sicilian’

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

Explanation of symbols 10

Chapter 1 Attacking the king 11

1.1 Attacking the king in the centre 12

1.2 Opposite castling 26

1.3 Castling on the same side 44

Chapter 2 Defence 53

Chapter 3 Sacrifices and material imbalance 71

3.1 Material is roughly level 73

3.2 The positional sacrifice 82

Chapter 4 Pawn structures 103

4.1 Carlsbad 104

4.2 IQP structures 119

4.3 Hanging pawns 141

4.4 Doubled pawns 152

Chapter 5 Specific pawn structures 157

5.1 Stonewall 159

5.2 …e7-e5 Sicilian 173

5.3 Hedgehog 178

5.4 King's Indian Defence 190

5.5 Spanish (Ruy Lopez) 202

5.6 Catalan 206

5.7 Queen's Gambit Declined 214

5.8 Benoni 221

5.9 Benko Gambit 227

Chapter 6 Sundry positional themes 232

6.1 Space advantage 234

6.2 Weak colour complex 244

6.3 Excluding enemy pieces from the action 247

6.4 Opposite-coloured bishops in the middlegame 251

Chapter 7 Endgame themes 257

7.1 Knight endings 258

7.2 Bishop endings 263

7.3 Bishop versus knight endings 271

7.4 Rook endings 303

7.5 Queen endings 332

7.6 Berlin Wall 340

Index of games 349

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