Tactical Play

Tactical Play

The initial part of this book deals with combinations and tactical techniques, and suggests methods for developing a player's calculating ability.

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: Olms

ISBN: 328300417X

Category: Games

Page: 264

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The initial part of this book deals with combinations and tactical techniques, and suggests methods for developing a player's calculating ability. In the second part the author analyses a number of fascinating examples, in which he examines a wide variety of attacking and defensive means. Once again, the reader is encouraged to developing his chess understanding by tackling numerous tests. Join in and become one of Mark Dvoretsky's pupils!
Categories: Games

School of Chess Excellence

School of Chess Excellence

"Compared with the other books in this series, substantially more space is given to the analysis of the opening problems that confront a player in a particular game.

Author: Mark Dvoreckij

Publisher: Editions Olms

ISBN: 3283004196

Category: Games

Page: 205

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"Compared with the other books in this series, substantially more space is given to the analysis of the opening problems that confront a player in a particular game. The first half of the book is altogether devoted to opening preparation (although, as you will see, not only to this), and also in the second half nearly every game is accompanied by detailed opening information. The main attraction of chess is its thematic content. I hope that this book, like the preceding ones, will provide a guide for you through the rich and diverse world of chess ideas, will help you to perceive the depth and beauty of schemes generated at the board, in tournament or match play, to disclose the causes of mistakes and to be aware of the hidden forces that determine the plans of chess encounters. As a result you will significantly improve your understanding of chess, and your practical playing strength will rise." -- Mark Dvoretsky
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Chess Lessons

Chess Lessons

Bd4, White retains better chances with two pawns for the exchange, ... and in my other works: School of Chess Excellence 2 – Tactical Play and For Friends ...

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781941270714

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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“Success is a collection of problems solved.” – I.M. Pei, Architect In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard. “While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations. “The last two parts of the book are devoted to the specific forms of training that I routinely use during my lessons: analysis of games in the form of solving a string of consecutive tasks and playing out of certain specially selected positions. “I hope that this book will be of help not only to high-ranking players at whom it is primarily aimed, but also to every reader who is serious about self-improvement and wishes to understand problems that grandmasters and masters face over the board and the ways they solve them; what are the reasons for errors they sometimes commit and how to avoid those mistakes.” – Mark Dvoretsky, from his Foreword
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Chess Tests

Chess Tests

There are chapters dedicated to searching for strongest candidate moves in several books of mine, among them School of Chess Excellence Volume 2: Tactical ...

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781949859058

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

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Chess Tests Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) is considered one of the greatest chess instructors in the modern era. He left behind a great legacy of many books and publications. At the time of his passing, there were two unpublished manuscripts he had finished (and one other co-authored with study composer Oleg Pervakov). “Chess Tests offers chessplayers material of very high quality for working on various themes, from training combinative vision to techniques of realizing advantages. I recommend using those materials for in-depth work in the directions mentioned in the book. If you follow this advice, then this volume will become a valuable addition to your chess studies and will help you reinforce skills and knowledge you have already obtained. “And here is probably the most important point. Dvoretsky wanted to write a book that would not only teach some intricacies of chess, but would also be simply a pleasure to read for aficionados of the game, so he tried to amass the ‘tastiest’ of examples here. I hope that this last book by him is going to achieve this, presenting its readers with many chess discoveries and joy of communication with the great coach and author.” – From the Foreword by Artur Yusupov
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Chess Life

Chess Life

29.95 / $ 28.95 1401 School of Chess Excellence 2 : Tactical Play by Mark Dvoretsky , 264pp . $ 29.95 / $ 28.95 1443 School of Chess Excellence 3 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030293533

Category: Chess

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For Friends and Colleagues

For Friends and Colleagues

Volume 2 – Reflections on My Profession Mark Dvoretsky ... School of Chess Excellence: Endgame Analysis School of Chess Excellence: Tactical Play School of ...

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781941270134

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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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 sine qua non of endgame theory from the moment it appeared over a decade ago. In this second volume of his highly-acclaimed autobiographical work, the author focuses on his early development as a player, issues which challenge chess coaches, as well as varied topics related to improving one’s play. Whether you are a player, coach, fan or passionate aficionado, you will find this second volume as enjoyable and enlightening as the first. Here’s what the critics had to say about Volume 1: “[Volume 1 is]an insightful glimpse into the mind of one of the strongest coaches in any sport ever to walk the face of the earth. I can’t recommend this book highly enough, especially for students of chess history.” – Chris Wainscott, ChessIQ.com “If you are interested in a first-hand account of some very important events and persons in chess history, it’s hard to find a better book than this one. Few have influenced modern chess like Dvoretsky has, and Profession: Chess Coach reads like his valedictory address.” – John Hartmann in the January 2015 issue of Chess Life.
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For Friends Colleagues

For Friends   Colleagues

Volume 1: Profession - Chess Coach Mark Dvoretsky ... School of Chess Excellence: Endgame Analysis School of Chess Excellence: Tactical Play School of Chess ...

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781941270103

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 386

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The Mark of a Master Instructor 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, soon to be released in a fourth edition, established itself as the sine qua non of endgame theory from the moment it appeared over a decade ago. This accomplished chess instructor and author now shares his story in a ground-breaking two-volume set. You are invited to share his journey from his childhood and maturing into a strong master, to his participation in the powerful Soviet championships and then, his transition to full-time chess coach. Along the way, Dvoretsky pulls no punches with his commentary and insights about the all-encompassing Soviet chess machine, top-flight grandmasters, and his trials and tribulations as he helped develop “average” masters into world-class players.
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Planning Move by Move

Planning  Move by Move

School of Chess Excellence 3, Mark Dvoretsky, Edition Olms 2002. Smyslov's Best Games Vol 1 & 2, Vassily Smyslov, Chess Agency, CAISSA-90, 2003 My Great ...

Author: Zenón Franco

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 9781781945384

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 416

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“First the idea and then the move!” Miguel Najdorf used to say in his habitually enthusiastic fashion; that statement is the perfect summary of planning in chess. Planning is of crucial importance in chess and yet this is an area that has not been well discussed or explained to ambitious players who wish to improve. A very well known saying in chess is “Better a bad plan than no plan at all”. Playing without a plan – effectively staggering from one move to the next – is a recipe for disaster. It is essential to have some kind of idea of what you are trying to achieve and how to go about it. However, planning is not a straightforward matter. A good plan might be very short, lasting just two or three moves. Another plan might require almost an entire game to implement. A plan can be highly ambitious and complex or somewhat modest and simple. In chess, as in life, circumstances can change quickly and when they do, new plans are needed. How is a player expected to juggle all these different concepts while dealing with the immediate problems posed by the opponent’s most recent move? In this book, grandmaster and experienced author Zenón Franco explains planning in detail. He organises material in terms of: typical structures, advantage in space, manoeuvring play, simplification and, finally attack and defence. Using games played by elite players he explains how plans are formed and carried out in these different scenarios. If you want to take your game to the next level, then Planning Move by Move will enable you to do this.
Categories: Games & Activities

Dvoretsky s Endgame Manual

Dvoretsky s Endgame Manual

Rc3 is weaker because after 2 Ke3 the sacrifice 2 . ... this captivating endgame in brilliant fashion from my book School of Chess Excellence 1 - Endgame ...

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781888690880

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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The first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The second edition is revised and enlarged - now over 400 pages - covering all the most important concepts required for endgame mastery. "I am sure that those who study this work carefully will not only play the endgame better, but overall, their play will improve. One of the secrets of the Russian chess school is now before you, dear reader!" - From the Foreword to the First Edition by Grandmaster Artur Yusupov "Going through this book will certainly improve your endgame knowledge, but just as important, it will also greatly improve your ability to calculate variations... What really impresses me is the deep level of analysis in the book... All I can say is: This is a great book. I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as it has me." - From the Preface to the First Edition by International Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard Here's what they had to say about the First Edition: "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual ... may well be the chess book of the year... [It] comes close to an ultimate one-volume manual on the endgame." - Lubomir Kavalek in his chess column of December 1, 2003 in the Washington Post. "Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual is quite simply a masterpiece of research and insight. It is a tremendous contribution to endgame literature, certainly the most important one in many years, and destined to be a classic of the literature (if it isn't already one). The famous trainer Mark Dvoretsky has put together a vast number of examples that he has not only collected, but analysed and tested with some of the world's strongest players. This is a particularly important book from the standpoint of clarifying, correcting, and extending the theory of endings. Most of all, Dvoretsky's analysis is staggering in its depth and accuracy." - John Watson, reviewing DEM at The Week In Chess 2003 Book of the Year - JeremySilman.com 2003 Book of the Year - Seagaard Chess Reviews: "This is an extraordinary good chess book. To call this the best book on endgames ever written seems to be an opinion shared by almost all reviewers and commentators. And I must say that I am not to disagree." - Erik Sobjerg
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Youth Cultures in America 2 volumes

Youth Cultures in America  2 volumes

The Soviet Union, which focused on developing children's chess after the 1917 Russian Revolution, was the real center of chess excellence.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440833922

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

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What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs
Categories: Social Science

Chess Review

Chess Review

P - N6 The Italian school of chess was at that as they move , or , if 3 . ... background for chess as part of tation par excellence of the two axioms ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015011573592

Category: Chess

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The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

... M. /Yusupov, A. : Attack and Defence, School of Chess Excellence 5, ... 2, London 2004, Everyman Chess Kasparov, G. : On Modern Chess, Part One, ...

Author: Karsten Muller

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056914561

Category: Games

Page: 336

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Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship. His sacrificial style made Tal immensely popular with chess players all over the world. In this book Grandmaster Karsten Muller and chess journalist Raymund Stolze have created an instructional chess tactics guide by investigating and explaining the secrets of his breathtaking combinations. Moreover, the authors have selected from the games Tal played one hundred exercises which will teach amateurs how they can finish a game with a stunning sacrifice.
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Studies for Practical Players

Studies for Practical Players

What preserves the concept is playing for mate: 2 Bh7!! e1Q+ 3 Q×e1 B×e1 4 g6 ... (You'll find the story in my book, School of Chess Excellence 1 – Endgame ...

Author: Mark Dvoreetsky

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781936490202

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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Nowadays, chessplayers spend almost all their free time preparing openings, and rarely spend the time necessary to perfect the vitally important technique of calculating. Regular training in solving and playing out endgames studies is a good recipe for eliminating that shortcoming. This training is directed at developing resourcefulness, fantasy (in chess, these qualities are called "combinative acuity”), and the readiness to sacrifice material, in pursuit of the goal - winning! How do we develop good habits of winning endgame play? There are lots of manuals; but this may be the first in which a famous practical player, a trainer with a world-renowned name, and a study composer who has earned the title of International Grandmaster of Composition, share their views in one and the same book.
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Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes

Creating Excellence in Primary School Playtimes

How to Make 20% of the School Day 100% Better Michael Follett ... new experience 19–20 free choice 18 gender bias 91–2 giant chess games 48 grounds planning ...

Author: Michael Follett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503611

Category: Education

Page: 224

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School playtimes account for 20% of a child's school life, but how can schools ensure that this time is as beneficial as possible for primary school pupils? Emphasising the importance of play in child development, this book identifies the key challenges facing schools during break times and sets out a complete strategy for effectively managing playtimes that are fun-filled and offer children greater long-term benefits. With before and after case studies showing how school playtimes have been transformed through the author's OPAL Primary Programme, this book demonstrates how to improve common issues such as behaviour, staffing, space and facilities in a sustainable way that capitalises on investments in equipment and training. Promoting wellbeing and healthy child development, this book provides inspiring reading for primary school staff and play workers, and creative ideas and ready-to-use solutions that will help schools to meet Ofsted criteria for excellent play.
Categories: Education

Chess

Chess

Soviet School of Chess KOTOV & YUDOVICH Historical introduction ... ( $ 2 . 35 ) The instruction book par excellence for every grade of player from beginner ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000957780

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My Double Life 2

My Double Life 2

He told me he had fool's-mated a boy in the school chess club, ... that Oaklands should become a Centre of Excellence, and this was now being confirmed.

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785351426

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1090

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In My Double Life 1 Nicholas Hagger told of his four years’ service and double life as an undercover British intelligence agent during the Cold War (there revealed for the first time). Lost in a dark wood like Dante following his encounters with Gaddafi’s Libya and the African liberation movements, he found Reality on a ‘Mystic Way’ of loss, purgation and illumination, perceived the universe as a unity and had 16 experiences of the metaphysical Light. In My Double Life 2 he continues the story. He received new powers, coped with fresh ordeals, acquired three schools, renovated a historic house, and had 76 further experiences of the metaphysical Light. He founded a new philosophy of Universalism and new approaches to contemporary history, international statecraft and world literature. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 120 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows II

Proceedings of the British Academy  Volume 120  Biographical Memoirs of Fellows  II

two teachers in particular for their excellence , the classics master and the history master ... And he could play chess in the back pew during chapel .

Author: British Academy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019726302X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 554

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Volume 120 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 25 obituaries of recently deceased Fellows of the British Academy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Awards Honors and Prizes

Awards  Honors and Prizes

1 : 20069 Chemical Institute of Canada Awards for High School Chemistry Teachers Vol . ... 2 : 8199 Chess Journalism Merit Awards Competition Vol .

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787634042

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