Browsing posts tagged: Chess
Risk & Bluff in Chess

Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.No matter how deep you calculate, you will always reach a point where you must come to an assessment, deal with uncertainties and take a decision. When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a […]

My System & Chess Praxis

In My System, he expounded his theories of prophylaxis, blockade and much more, while providing ground-breaking insights in pawn structures. In the sequel Chess Praxis, Nimzowitsch demonstrated how he had successfully tested his theories in his games.Without reading Nimzowitsch your chess education cannot be complete. Perhaps not all of his convictions have stood the test […]

The Life & Games of Carlos Torre

Mexico’s First Grandmaster – The Genius of Carlos Torre!This book is offered to chessplayers and enthusiasts of all Spanish-speaking countries as an homage to one of the greatest Latin American chess players of all time: Grandmaster Carlos Torre Repetto, originally from Yucatán, Mexico. In recognition of Torre’s formidable accomplishments and triumphs during the years 1924-1926, […]

For Friends & Colleagues

The Journey Continues!Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. His literary achievements are also quite distinguished. For example, Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, now in its fourth edition, established itself as the […]

For Friends & Colleagues

The Mark of a Master InstructorMark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. His literary achievements are also quite distinguished. For example, Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, soon to be released in a […]

Chess Variants & Games

Chess is a game of wits that calls for strategy, tactics and intuition. The game has a long history spanning several centuries and has been played the world over for it develops strategic thinking and tactical planning skills. Chess is intellectually stimulating and challenging – and offers limitless possibilities at every stage of play. The […]

Bobby Fischer Goes to War

‚The most famous chess match of all time reconstructed in a style as compelling as that of a thriller.’Irish TimesFor decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer: insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid […]

One Jump Ahead

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy at Checkers was published. I’m delighted to have the oppor- nity to update and expand the book. The ?rst edition ended on a sad note and that was re?ected in the writing. It is now eleven years later […]

Deep Blue

s a competitor of the Deep Blue team, I had mixed emotions as I A watched their chess-playing machine defeat World Chess Cham­ pion Garry Kasparov during their 1997 Rematch. On the one hand, it meant that our MIT program, Socrates, would not be the first program to defeat a human World Chess Champion. On […]

The Theory and Practice of GO

Of important historical notoriety, this Go guide is a must-have for enthusiasts of this ancient Asian strategy gameOscar Korschelt’s treatise on the game of Go was the first published at the end of the nineteenth century, but fell into obscurity until the editors Samuel King and George Leckie rescued it, translated it from the German […]