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Positional Chess Sacrifices (Repost)  

Posted by leonardo78 at Dec. 21, 2015
Positional Chess Sacrifices (Repost)

Positional Chess Sacrifices By Mihai Suba
Publisher: Quality Chess; First Edition edition | 2012 | ISBN: 190655286X | 376 pages | PDF | 8,6 MB

In chess, sacrificing material is the most dramatic way to try to seize the advantage. Most sacrifices have a forcing aim in mind, but most profound of all are positional sacrifices where the end is impossible to foresee and thus fine judgment and …
360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games. by Aleksei Alekseevich Troitskii [Repost]

360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games. by Aleksei Alekseevich Troitskii
English | June 1968 | ISBN: 0486219593 | 194 Pages | PDF | 17 MB

In chess, as in advertising, there are brand names. Few names are honored in chess as that of Troizky, who for more than forty years maintained a magnificent record of unbroken creative activity.

BBC - Roll over Beethoven: The Chess Records Saga (2010)  

Posted by notbanned at March 6, 2014
BBC - Roll over Beethoven: The Chess Records Saga (2010)

BBC - Roll over Beethoven: The Chess Records Saga (2010)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3477 Kbps | 59mn 26s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.44 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Chicago's Chess Records was one of the greatest labels of the post-war era, ranking alongside other mighty independents like Atlantic, Stax and Sun. From 1950 till its demise at the end of the 60s, Chess released a myriad of electric blues, rock 'n' roll and soul classics that helped change the landscape of black and white popular music. Chess was the label that gave the world such sonic adventurers as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf and Etta James. In this documentary to mark the label's 60th anniversary, the likes of Jimmy Page, Mick Hucknall, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Paul Jones and Little Steven, as well as those attached to the label such as founder's son Marshall Chess, pay tribute to its extraordinary music and influence.

Chess: Foxy Openings Volume 66 and 67  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rslink at Nov. 11, 2010
Chess: Foxy Openings Volume 66 and 67

Chess: Foxy Openings Volume 66 and 67
XVID | English | 640 x 480 | AVI | 25.000 fps 591 kbps | MP3 128 kbps | 875 MB
Genre: eLearning

Does you mind go foggy when there is no clear method of attack? Do your games too often consist of a beginning, a muddle and an end? Then this is the video for you. A better understanding of positional chess will immediately improve your game, and bring you greater creative satisfaction.

BBC: How to Win at Chess (2009)  

Posted by FlameKylin303 at Dec. 30, 2009
BBC: How to Win at Chess (2009)

BBC: How to Win at Chess (2009)
DVDRip | English | 59 mins | XViD | 720x416 | 25 fps | MP3 - 113 Kbps | 611 Mb
Gener: Documentary

Many people know the basic rules of chess, but few can play really well. This programme offers some essential tips on how to raise our game. British grandmasters Dan King and Ray Keene go through a special demonstration game from opening gambit to checkmate, revealing the key moves that can lead to victory. They explain the opening, middle and end games, and how to outwit an opponent with techniques such as forks, pins and skewers.

Sonny Boy Williamson - The Chess Years (4 CDs Box Set)  

Posted by georgebukki at Dec. 8, 2008
Sonny Boy Williamson - The Chess Years (4 CDs Box Set)

Sonny Boy Williamson - The Chess Years
2001 | Blues | 4 CDs Box Set | MP3 320kbps | 619MB

Sonny Boy Williamson was, in many ways, the ultimate blues legend. By the time of his death in 1965, he had been around long enough to have played with Robert Johnson at the start of his career and Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Robbie Robertson at the end of it. In between, he drank a lot of whiskey, hoboed around the country, had a successful radio show for 15 years, toured Europe to great acclaim and simply wrote, played and sang some of the greatest blues ever etched into black phonograph records. His delivery was sly, evil and world-weary, while his harp-playing was full of short, rhythmic bursts one minute and powerful, impassioned blowing the next. His songs were chock-full of mordant wit, with largely autobiographical lyrics that hold up to the scrutiny of the printed page. Though he took his namesake from another well-known harmonica player, no one really sounded like him.

R. Smullyan, "The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes"  

Posted by bearfox at Nov. 19, 2007
R. Smullyan, "The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes"

R. Smullyan, "The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes"
Hutchinson | ISBN: 0091405319 | 1980 | 171 pages | OCR | PDF & DOC | 7.52 Mb

The dazzlingly clever and always entertaining Raymond Smullyan takes an unorthodox approach to chess puzzles by treating them as mysteries–with Sherlock Holmes as guide and mentor. The key concept is retrograde analysis. Rather than figuring out how to achieve some end from a given arrangement of chess pieces, the game is to examine the board and deduce what has happened in the past: On what square was the White queen captured? or, Is the White queen promoted or original?…To enjoy these problems you need only know how chess pieces move.

Judgment and Planning in Chess  

Posted by avaxmore at July 16, 2007
Judgment and Planning in Chess

Judgment and Planning in Chess
Random House Puzzles & Games (1980-01-12) | ISBN: 0679143254 | 200 Pages | 5.6 MB | PDF

Judgment And Planning In Chess focuses on that crucial point in the chess game – eight or so moves into the game – where the opening development breaks off and the middle game begins. This is precisely the part of the game that falls between opening books and middle-game books. Dr. Euwe studies a number of orthodox openings and positions from the point where the opening stage has come to an end. He describes the characteristics of the position reached, shows why one or the other side stands better, and gives a practical demonstration of the means by which the game can be brought to its logical conclusion.
Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame

Tactical Chess Endings: Improve Your Chess by Unlocking the Secrets of the Endgame
Batsford | ISBN 1901983021 | 2003-06-30 | PDF | 224 pages | 4.31 MB

This is my initial book review for amazon.Previous to reading Nunn's opus,I've always assumed endgames were of a strategical nature.Kotov in "Think like a grandmaster" tells a story about Capablanca's endgames.He claims to have met him at some chess event where a lecture was being given about endings.Capas basic claim was that planing the optimum location for the chess pieces in the ending was more important than the tatical variations.One gets the impression that the tatical variations just become automatically apparent once the strategical plan via piece place comes to fruition.Therefore the endgame can be fathomed intuatively with only a minimal effort of analysis.Nunn's book dispells that notion entirely by claiming endgames can be tatical.They can also be strategical like any other part of the game.Many strong grandmasters overlook many combinative possibilities in this part of the,because of such sterotypic thinking as mentioned above.This book can help one approach the ending with a fresh pair of eyes.From a personal perspective I have always over looked opportunities in combinative endgames assuming they do not exist.Now I know better.This book has freed me of such generalized thinking.A paradox I have seemed to stumble across is that apparently simple end games even appear to be more tatical than complex ones.Nunn by accident in his introductory statement seems to have also made a beautiful distinction between strategy and tactics. The former being the creation of plans and the latter being it's execution once it's apparent.The games are classics.Many include ideas such as mates, Stalemates, Promotion, Positional draws,fortresses ect.
An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy

An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy by Marc Levinson
2016 | ISBN: 0465061982 | English | 336 pages | EPUB/MOBI | 0.7 MB/1 MB