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Chess books by game stages

Chess textbooks "My system", "Course of chess lectures" and other remarkable works a long ago became "subpillows" books at many generations of chess-players. However much the market of chess literature continues to be filled up in a number of editions with the proud names as though the "Complete course of chess", etc.

Heading of our library under the name "Chess books on stages of game" intended to become your guide on the ocean of educational chess literature. We'll try to publish the labours becomings cornerstone on a way to the chess tops of not alone generation of chess-players, and also other interesting and useful works, here tested time on middlegame, debut and end-game.

Unfortunately, it is not always succeeded to set the authors of electronic versions of the books presented here, therefore will say simply: low for all you bow and thank you for excellent work!


Flesch "Planning in Chess" (ENG, 1983)

Flesch Planning in Chess BookForming a correct plan in the middle game is one of the most important aspects of chess and a feature that distinguishes the master from the amateur. The author uses complete games to illustrate which factors influence the selection of a correct plan and how this plan is carried out.

In addition he examines the established chess "rules" and how and when they can be broken.

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:: Added 18.10.2008


Pandolfini "Pandolfini's Endgame Course" (ENG, 1988)

Pandolfini's Chess Endgame Course Book Existing books on chess endings were of two unsatisfactory types. Either they were too analytic and technical or too vague and general. There was a compelling need to combine the best features of both types into a single instructional chess endgame book format.

So on my own I started to collect insightful endgame positions, explaining in both words and chess variations the concepts I judged to be most helpful to my students. My goal was to create an inventory of positions that would benefit any chessplayer who studied them.

Bruce Pandolfini

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:: Added 07.05.2008


Korn "The Brilliant Touch in Chess" (ENG, 1966)

Korn The Brilliant Touch in Chess The popularity of books on combinations among chess players has a deeper reason than mere love of the brilliant, the sensational, the unexpected. No doubt this love is an integral part of their attraction, but deeper down there is the realization that the combination is an essential part of the game.

When both sides have played tenaciously and well, there comes a time when the players are, as it were, on the verge of deadlock, with a draw as the inevitable result.

Than the supreme effort, the combination, comes to the rescue, not necessarily to win a piece or to bring about mate, but, possibly, merely to effort a breach or to gain the essential tempo which will enable the player to turn the scales in his favour.

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:: Added 10.03.2008


Troitzky "360 Brilliant and Instructive Endgames" (ENG, 1968)

Troitzky 360 Brilliant and Instructive Endgames 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.

During that time he composed hundreds of these delightful chess endgame studies which are unsurpassable for elegance and subtlety. Troizky is the great artist of the endgame domain, immitable in his skillful manipulation of the chess pieces.

The present collection contains the chess studies that Troizky considered his best. It would be difficult to think of a more enjoyable experience than savoring and enjoying these gems.

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Keres, Kotov "The Art of the Middle Game" (ENG, 1964)

Keres, Kotov The Art of the Middle Game Many chess-players know a large variety of openings and understand well the pattern of the endgames - but what happens in the middle? The difficulty of understanding the principles of middlegame play is perhaps best illustrated by the dearth of good chess books on the middle game. They can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Yet the middle game is a real challenge to the player. Here in the full orchestration of the chess game the player has the chance to use all his pieces to carry out his ideas. All players will be grateful to the grandmasters, Keres and Kotov, for their masterly analysis of attack and defense in the middlegame, and to Mr Golombek for his translation and fully authoritative introduction.

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M. Euwe "Judgment And Planning In Chess" (ENG, 1953)

Euwe Judgment And Planning In Chess During the Plymouth Congress in August 1948 I met Mr. J du Mont, then editor of the British Chess Magazine, who suggested that I should write a book on the lines of the present volume.

His idea was to give practical player some guidance as to how to proceed in a game from the point where the books on opening theory leave off. The result is the present volume...

Max Euwe

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R. Fine "The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings" (ENG, 1943)

Fine The Ideas Behind The Chess Openings It has been said that ideas are weapons. That is certainly as true in chess as in any fields. A mastery of a little theory which conveys real understanding of the game is infinitely more valuable than a carefully memorized compilation of endless moves.

Reuben Fine

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R. Reti "Modern Ideas In Chess" (ENG, 1920)

Reti Modern Ideas In Chess Dear reader, we are pleased to share with you an old ebook by an outstanding Czech grandmaster Richard Reti (1889 - 1929) titled "Modern Ideas In Chess". Enjoy the chess classic!

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P. Romanovsky "The Middlegame. Combination" (RUS, 1963)

Middlegame. Combination Continuation of work of author "The Middlegame. Plan". The book "The Middlegame. Combination", not denying importance of aesthetic essence of tactic in a chess art, above all things called to show the position hidden motive of combination shots, necessity of strategic ground of tactical actions.

The permanent estimation of position, even on a "burning" chess-board, serves as reference point for us at the choice between motions-candidates, helps to chop off from a position point sights that have no prospects, though and tempting, continuations. This book is directed to develop these skills.

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I. Lipnitsky "Questions of modern chess theory" (RUS, 1956)

Questions of modern chess theory "In this work we aimed to reflect the modern understanding of row of key questions of general theory of debut and its connection with middlegame.

Correct understanding of general principles of debuts, laws, ideas, I.e. a major value has mastering so to say of general "spirit" of debut. A chess-player as though gets durable foundation for creative development of the most various projects, not feeling tied down to the numberless reference books of debuts".

I. Lipnitsky

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V. Alatorcev "Problems of modern chess theory" (RUS, 1960)

Problems of modern chess theory "The problems of modern chess theory, being based on the basic law of development of chess game - law of co-operation of forces are analysed in this book (figures and pawns). The offered solutions of these problems are a result of long-term researches and personal practice of author as chess master. A book is intended for the chess-players of most significant digits, methodists, teachers and trainers and can be useful for self-education".

V. Alatorcev

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P. Romanovsky "Middlegame. Plan" (RUS, 1960)

Middlegame. Plan "The book of the honoured master of sport and deserved trainer of USSR P.A. Romanovsky "Middlegame. Plan" comprehensively lights the questions of theory of middlegame - the major stage of chess game. The book will help chess-player to capture skill of drafting and realization of plan in chess game".

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:: Added 12.01.2006


A. Nimtsovich "My system" (RUS, 1930)

My system "Nimtsovich is bold pione, confidently laying new original ways in maze of chess possibilities. His book "My system" offers great logical and psychological interest".

Emmanuel Lasker

"My system" conquered itself excellent reputation, and many prominent modern grand masters without vibrations name it one of the most deep and bright textbooks of position game.

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B. Musin "Theoretical completions: practical guidance of chess-player" (RUS, 2001)

"Long-term trainer's experience shows that the littleexperienced chess-players do not have exactly the knowledges of exact (theoretical) positions, above all things, which for this book is intended. The attentive study of these positions must bring them a large benefit. It seems, a book will be useful to the skilled chess-players, and also chess trainers and teachers as a manual".

ig A. Panchenko, deserved trainer of Russian FEDERATION

From kind permission of author Bulat Magsumovich Musin we publish his excellent manual, devoted major theoretical completions knowledge of which needs a chess-player-practical worker. Presently an author finds possibilities of edition of book in a "paper" variant, therefore if someone from our visitors can help him in this question we ask to report about them to Bulat Magsumovich.

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:: Added 05.10.2005


M. Euwe "Course of chess lectures", "Strategy and tactic" (RUS, 1936)

Course of chess lectures, Strategy and tactic Book of the fifth world champion "Course of chess lectures", long-term president of FIDE, professor Max Euwe was written soon after the conquest of title of world champion and is the attempt of new champion to reflect the looks on the pas, nastoyaschee and future of chess. In it the evolution of understanding chess is consistently analysed beginning from Dzhoakino Greko and to William Steynits (lection 1-6). Five last lectures are devoted strategy and end-game technique.

Second book of M. Euwe "Strategy and tactic" is one of the best manuals from this class, according to A. Karpov.
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S. Belavenets "Basic principles of game are in middlegame" (RUS, 1963)

Master S. Belavenets On Your court, respected chess enthusiasts, the article of one of the most gifted chess masters of pre-war chess school of USSR Sergey Belavenets darts out . This article was first published in 1963 in a book "Master Sergey Belavenets".

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