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The Chess GPS - Improvement

208 pages, paperback, Wildside, 1. edition 2017.

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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.

Details

Language English
Author Khodarkovsky, Michael
Palatnik, Sam
Publisher Wildside
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 300 g
Width 15.1 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 208
ISBN-13 978-1479426027
Year of Publication 2017
Binding paperback

Contents

008 Foreword

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

194 Afterword

195 About the Author - GM Sam Palatnik

197 About the Author - Michael Khodarkovsky

The Chess GPS - Improvement