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How to Play Najdorf vol.1 共9讲，由卡斯帕罗夫讲授。原是由chasebase公司发布的dvd教学视频，但网上的文件只是单纯的卡斯帕罗夫的讲授，并没有棋局演示部分，所以我发布的是转成wma格式的音频资料，全英文。Najdorf 是西西里防御中着名的变例，为纪念特级大师纳道尔夫而命名。这个变例，拥护者包括了菲舍尔和卡斯帕罗夫及其他人，是这样的：1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 。
The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces. Many great players have contributed to the development of this complex opening. There were two world champions who formed much of their careers using the Najdorf system as their weapon of choice against 1.e4: Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov celebrated spectacular successes with it. Both players used the Najdorf (pronounced “ny-dorff”, rhyming with “high-dwarf”) during their child prodigy years and retained it as an important part of their repertoire during their entire careers.
1 Introduction 12:37
2 Possible deviations 9:43
3 6.Bg5 Nbd7 18:35
4 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 19:21
5 Gothenburg variation 19:59
6 Poisoned pawn variation 9.Rb1 19:36
7 Poisoned pawn variation 13.e5 22:46
8 Poisoned pawn variation 13.Be2 and 9.Nb3 27:49
9 Poisoned pawn variation 8.Nb3 17:24
This is another fine book from Max Euwe, although written at a slightly higher level than Chess Master vs. Chess Amature. I especially recommend the first several chaptures on forming a queenside attack. Euwe writes in a style similar to Silman's popular Reassess Your Chess but covers more about the technique of carrying out an attack rather than the basic elements of the position. This makes it a book more suited for intermediate level players then beginners. Euwe often analysis subvariations for many moves which requires setting up several boards to follow him, but this effort is well worth it as he demonstrates the ideas behind the plan and the technique for exploiting common features in a position.
About the author
ChessCafe.com columnist and author Mark Dvoretsky is regarded as the leading chess coarch in the world, and in this series of books he reveals the training methods that have transformed so many of his pupils into champions. This first title is devoted to the endgame, and examines a wide range of positions, taken mainly from games of the author's pupils. The comments are packed with practical advice and special test positions and frequent questions that assure that the reader's participation in the book is an active one.
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 the opening preparation, and in the second half, nearly every game is accompanied by detailed opening information.
This third volume in Mark Dvoretsky’s School of Chess Excellence series is devoted to questions of strategy aimed at improving the reader’s positional understanding. The author also examines a number of positions that lie on the boundary between the middlegame and the endgame. As in the other books in the series, Dvoretsky uses examples from his own games and those of his pupils as well as episodes from other players’ games.
In this second book in his School of Chess Excellence series, Mark Dvoretsky looks at combinations and tactical techniques and suggests methods for developing a player’s ability to calculate. Using a number of fascinating examples, he also analyzes methods of attack and defense. The book also includes special test positions and questions to engage and instruct the reader.
This book is simply amazing. It covers many endgames in an in-depth and unique way. It shows players how to look for moves that they would otherwise ignore. It has enabled me to win or save many endgames that I would have otherwise been unable to fight. This book has many side variations however, making it extremely arduous to get through. However, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to take their endgame skills to the next level.
School of Chess Excellence 共4册，更新完毕
About the author
Kotov, GrandMaster, had a number of good results as a player. One of his best early results was his second place finish in the 1939 USSR Championship, just missing out to Mikhail Botvinnik in the final round. This result won him the Grandmaster title, the third Soviet player to hold the title after Botvinnik and Grigory Levenfish. He won the title jointly with David Bronstein in 1948, and won at Venice in 1950, ahead of Vasily Smyslov.
Kotov's trilogy of books Think Like a Grandmaster, Play Like a Grandmaster and Plan Like a Grandmaster are his best known, with Think Like... (which was translated into English by Bernard Cafferty and published by Batsford in 1971) being particularly famous. The book is not concerned with advising where pieces should be placed on the board, or tactical motifs, but rather with the method of thinking that should be employed during a game. Kotov's advice to identify "candidate moves" and methodically examine them to build up an "analysis tree" remains well known today.
压缩包内提供了Kotov的Think Like a Grandmaster和Play Like a Grandmaster两本，没能找到Plan的那一本。
The Art of Attack in Chess
One of the finest chess books ever written, the Art of Attack has been transcribed into algebraic notation for the first time. In this revised edition of the great classic, the author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. A study of this masterpiece will add power and brilliance to any chess enthusiast's play.
Kasparov Teaches Chess
Sport in the USSR magazine published a series of 24 lessons introducing chess fans, in simple language, to openings, the common middle and end games, and other typical situations at all stages of the game.
this series of articles forms a "chess school",taught by Gary Kasparov. B.T. Batsford Ltd. are proud to reproduce these lessons in book form.
A Guide to Chess Endings
About the author
Dr. Max Euwe, a former world champion, is one of the most knowledgeable writers on chess and endgame theory; David Hooper is a master player and analyst who has himself written books on the endgame. Chess players who are familiar with other books on the endgame will find this to be one of the most useful books ever written on this area of chess.
This clear and thorough coverage of the most important, most frequently encountered endgame situations is one of the finest modern works on chess endings. With analysis of 331 examples, each with its own diagram, this book makes use of over 40 composed endgames by such famous figures as Cheron and Grigoriev, and of endings from 149 master games by such players as Smyslov, Marshall, Reshevsky, Tartakower, Keres, Euwe, Bronstein, Flohr, Botvinnik, Kotov, Capablanca, Alekhine, and many others.
In addition to approximately thirty examples of Queen endings, the book contains about a hundred examples each of Pawn endings, minor piece endings, and Rook endings. Each of these sections is precisely categorized. By working through all the examples in the book and the straight-forward rules for winning or losing in a given situation, the average chess player will gain an understanding of the ending that will be of immeasurable aid in any game situation.
How not to play Chess and How to play Chess Openings
About the author
Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky
As a player, Znosko-Borovsky fell short of the very highest accolades. He did however have some notable results in international competition, including Paris 1930, where he finished first without loss, ahead of Savielly Tartakower, Andrei Lilienthal and Jacques Mieses. Success often came in individual encounters with his more distinguished peers; he also won impressive games against Jose Raul Capablanca, Akiba Rubinstein, Max Euwe and Efim Bogoljubov as well as a short match with Edgard Colle in 1922. At simultaneous exhibition play, his record was the equal of any great master of the period.
In conversation and as a lecturer, teacher or writer of chess, his abilities were widely acknowledged, particularly in Russia and France where he also contributed regular articles and columns to magazines and newspapers. Indeed, it was in the field of writing that he excelled, penning many popular books including The Evolution of Chess (1910), Capablanca and The Muzio Gambit (both 1911). Capablanca and Alekhine followed World War I, How not to play Chess, How to play Chess Openings and The Art of Chess Combination.
How to play Chess Openings
The author recommends understanding of the openings rather than to try to memorize endless variations. After giving the first principles of the openings, he then shows how the openings should be played using these principles. He also devotes a section on exploiting the weak squares of your opponent. He classifies the openings under four catagories, which is very helpful in organizing the ideas behind these openings.
How not to play Chess
What this book gives is a broad picture of what you are trying to achieve when you play chess. It takes you above the region of move by move analysis and sets you the task of viewing the game as a strategic whole. If you can grasp this high level view of the game of chess, you have a better chance of improving your game. This is a book about the thinking behind chess and the strategy element, as opposed to tactics.
Very short, very readable and entertaining, and a useful companion to quite a high level.
The Middle Game in Chess
Superior introduction to most demanding part of chess. Basic concepts of middle game play are systematically and logically presented. Every significant idea is illustrated by well-chosen excerpts from master play, including games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Reshevsky, Botvinnik, Marshall, Pillsbury, and other prominent players. 80 illustrations.
A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundermentals
About the Author
José Raoul Capablanca (1888-1942) was the World Chess Champion from 1921-1927. He is considered by many to be the finest natural players of all time--he lost only one game between 1914 and 1924. A member of the Chess Hall of Fame, he is honored by an annual tournament held in his name in Havana, Cuba, his home country.
A Primer of Chess
A basic manual of chess by the master José Raul Capablanca, regarded as one of the half dozen greatest players ever. Capablanca was noted especially for his technical mastery, and in this book he explains the fundamentals as no one else could.
J.R. Capablanca was a World Chess Champion and one of the greatest players in chess history, yet he wrote very little about the game. Chess Fundamentals, though normally for the beginning player, contains valuable insights that will benefit players at all levels of understanding, including masters. Capablanca explains:
·How to obtain and nurture a passed pawn
·How to get and keep the initiative
·Cardinal rules for rook and pawn endings
·How to attack using knight as the main force
·How to cut off enemy pieces
Chess Fundamentals is one of the jewels of chess literature.
压缩包内包括了卡帕布兰卡所着的两本国际象棋的教程：A Primer of Chess and Chess Fundermentals。都是pdf格式。
作为1935～1937年国际象棋锦标赛冠军，虽然揽此桂冠仅仅2年时间，却在国际象棋历史上写下了他重重的一笔。他的伟大之处不仅在于他击败了着名的国际象棋大师Alekhine，更因为他创立了国际象棋的“中级比赛理论”。对于小型的比赛和大的锦标赛，Max Euwe更倾向于前者，因为他看重的是小型比赛中心理上的对峙。他非常擅长于以独特的心理手段占据上风，从而赢得比赛。除了国际象棋，Max Euwe还有很多业余爱好。他同时还是一位数学家。在荣膺国际象棋锦标赛冠军称号之后，Max Euwe又成为控制学理论的一位教授。然而，Max Euwe从未放弃过他对国际象棋的钟爱，从1970-1978年他一直担任国际棋联主席。