Modern Chess Miniatures
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Modern Chess Miniatures

Cadogan Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1857441664 Every player enjoys defeating their opponents in double-quick time. In this book, International Master Neu McDonald presents a varied selection of 'miniature' games (games in which one player or the other wins in under 30 moves) from modern master games. Each game is chosen for its instructive qualities and annotated in detail, and the games are grouped by theme to...

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Chess Success: Planning After the Opening

It’s a fact that you can win some chess games just by playing one solid-looking move after another. But at the higher levels of competition, it’s not enough to play move by move: you need a plan. Chess Success is about making that plan. It shows, with fascinating examples taken from actual grandmaster games, why the solid-looking move—the “natural” move—can often be a subtle blunder. Learn to make a better move by first looking at th...

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Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy

The chess world has been blessed by a number of wonderful strategists, and in Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy, Neil McDonald decides upon his selection of the most prominent ones, highlighting the major contributions they have made. McDonald examines their differing approaches and styles, and from Nimzowitsch to Kramnik, how they followed in each other's footsteps. Throughout history there have been many famous players who have...

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Play the Dutch: An Opening Repertoire For Black Based On The Leningrad Variation by Neil McDonald

The Dutch Defence is one of Black's most enterprising answers to 1 d4. Black strives to unbalance the position by creating an asymmetrical pawn structure on the very first move, giving himself every opportunity to fight for the initiative from the outset. In this book, Neil McDonald tells you everything you need to know in order to play this opening successfully. He provides the reader with a comprehensive repertoire against 1 d4, wi...

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Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last

Grand master and prolific chess author Neil McDonald explains every single move made in 30 striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century. Each of these games has been carefully chosen for its consistent logical thread, so that the reader will get prime instruction in the art of conceiving appropriate plans and attacks and carrying them out to their natural conclusion: in short, players will learn to thin...

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Mastering Chess Tactics

A chessplayer must continually be alert to tactics, which effectively decide the outcome of all chess games. Part one of this book introduces you to the various tactical themes such as forks, double attacks, pins, skewers, line opening and clearing, deflections, and destroying the guard, explaining them with practical examples from modern chess play. Part two goes one step further, showing you how to discover combinations and also ho...

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Modern Defence (Everyman Chess)

The Modern Defence leads to sharp and dynamic positions from the very first moves. Black concedes space in the centre with a view to launching a counter-attack based on his powerful bishop fianchetto. When it works, the Modern Defence is truly a spectacular weapon, and this books will show you how you can put it to use in your own games

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The Benko Gambit Revealed by Neil McDonald

The Benko Gambit, named after the Hungarian player Pal Benko, who pioneered it, has long been a favorite opening of dynamic tournament chess players. This entertaining guide is part of a series that treats openings in a fresh new way. “First Moves” leads you through the basics as you start the gambit. “Tricks and Traps” reveals the secrets of catching out your opponent. And “What’s Hot” divulges the very latest ideas from the champio...