The Chess GPS - Improvement
208 Seiten, kartoniert, Wildside, 1. Auflage 2017
A radical new approach of instructing positional chess!
The first chess world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, became the forefather of positional play more then 100 years ago. He dissolved the romantic notion that one can only taste sweet victory, by engaging in an attack, and searching for a combination with sacrifices. Steinitz stated that in order to win, the player must concentrate on accumulating small advantages enough of a large and significant one. Steinitz theory has been accepted widely since its popularization and is still applicable in the modern world.
This first book in the “Chess GPS” series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz’s theory. In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. You can unblock any obstacles towards realizing your chess personality by taking full personal responsibility for every move. This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. The books in the “Chess GPS” series are designed for more effective focusing the player’s energy and creative skills in the right direction.
"Chess GPS: “Improvement" is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game.
011 GPS: Improvement
014 Chapter 1: Improvement vs. Freestyle
014 Palatnik - Booth [E70], Atlanta Open, 1996
021 Palatnik - Berelouse [E81], Huntsville, 2001
026 Chapter 2: Lev Psakhis' "Thread" Strategy Throughout All Phases of the Game
026 Psakhis - Lerner [E12], Lvov, 1984
031 Lerner - Makarichev [E12], USSR, 1984
037 Psakhis - Pinter [B85], Szirak, 1986
041 Palatnik - Maximenko [D30], Ukraine, 1989
045 Palatnik - Rashkovsky [EIl], Palma de Mallorca, 1989
048 Topalov - Kramnik [B57], Novgorod, 1996
052 Palatnik - Giemza [D34], Berlin, 1992
057 Khodarkovsky - West [B07], Parsippany, 2002
062 Chapter 3: Attacking is a Risky Business!
062 Geller - Euwe [E26], Zurich (2), 1953
067 Ivanchuk - Radulsky [C90], Olympiad Bled, 2002
071 Chapter 4: A Pauper is Not Scared of a Fire, or Who is Who
071 Mukhin M. - Palatnik [B03], Cheliabinsk, 1974
077 Murey - Palatnik [B03], Palma de Mallorca, 1989
081 Chapter 5: Loud song about "a Pair of Elephants"
081 Ivanov, Alexander - Palatnik [B67], Leningrad, 1976
086 Kryvoruchko - Ivanchuk [B67], Tromso, 2013
090 Chapter 6: A Sailor's Knot, Courtesy of Capablanca
090 Capablanca - Molina and Ruiz [C30], Buenos Aires, 1914
096 Capablanca-A. Schroeder [D63], NewYork, 1916
099 Chapter 7: Do Not Retreat, or Poor Manners
099 Korchnoi - Kasparov [A64], Lucerne Olympiad, 1982
106 Ivanchuk - Dreev [D31], Leningrad, 1985
109 Eshee - Palatnik, Nashville, 1995
112 Chapter 8: Lessons taught by "the Real World Champion" to the FIDE World Champion
113 Kasparov - Ponomariov [CI0], Linares, 2002
118 Kasparov - Ponomariov [E18], Linares, 2003
124 Chapter 9: Flying Chips Over a Bunch of Garbage, or a Happy Camel
126 Larsen - Spassky [A01], Belgrade, 1970
130 Spassky - Petrosian [D41], Moscow, 1969
134 Palatnik - L. Grigorian [D41], Uzhgorod, 1972
137 Palatnik - Krnich [D76], Yugoslavia, 1976
139 Palatnik - Okhotnik [D85], Odessa, 1977
141 Szumczak - Palatnik [D41], Rimavska Sobota, 1977
144 Kochiev - Palatnik [D41], Lvov, 1975
148 Karpov - Kasparov [E86], Linares, 1993
153 Chapter 10: The clinch of"c4-d5" vs. "c5-d6"
154 Polugaevsky - Uhlmann [E75], Amsterdam 1970
159 Palatnik - Pinchuk [E7?], Pushkinskiye Gory, 1977
162 Chapter 11: The Open File, To Use or Not To Use?
162 Botvinnik - Portisch [A29], Monaco, 1968
167 Keller - Palatnik [A58], Orlando, 1998
171 Ivanchuk - Aronian [D38], Morelia/Linares, 2007
175 Anand - Carlsen [C96], Morelia/Linares, 2007
181 Chapter 12: A cold press after Ne5
181 Rubinstein - Spielmann [D30], Semmering, 1926
186 Palatnik-David [D85], Gradets-Kralove, 1988
190 Kramnik - Areshchenko [D85], Tromso, 2013
195 About the Author - GM Sam Palatnik
197 About the Author - Michael Khodarkovsky