This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
Anatoly Karpov is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. He was the undisputed World Champion from 1975 to 1985, and also FIDE World Champion from 1993 to 1999. He was ranked the World’s number one player for 90 months – second only to his greatest rival Garry Kasparov – and he won well over a hundred elite tournaments. Karpov possessed a deep positional understanding of the game and a fabulous intuitive feel for positions. His boa-constrictor style left many opponents wondering where exactly they went wrong. In this book, International Master Sam Collins selects and examines his favorite Karpov games, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Karpov’s play.
Chess Assistant 15 is here and it is better than ever!
With Houdini 4 it becomes a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games or playing chess against the computer. The starter package, of course, includes Houdini 4 which some call the best playing program, but it also included Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.2 million games in total, since October 15, 2014, that can be automatically updated with 3000 new games, access to 7-piece Lmonosov Tablebases until December 31, 2015 and more!
When it comes to searching, you will not find a more powerful system.
Mini version of the giant chess set is 1 foot tall. 12″ all-weather plastic chess set is perfect for outdoor chess, fun for school, home, parties, and other occasions! Kids love the large pieces. Easy to transport, fun, and affordable. A real thrill with this super-cute chess set.
Lay sewn, nylon mat on any flat surface even lawns with short grass. Just stake down the corner grommets. The pieces are strong and sturdy, yet not very heavy. In windy areas they might blow over.
In 2012, a tree in Florida tragically burned and fell to the ground. This wasn’t just any old tree. It happened to be 3500 years old, declared by President Calvin Coolidge as a ‘National Historic Monument’, and a centerpiece of Big Tree Park in Longwood, Florida.
If you do the math, this bald cypress was just a sapling during Moses’ time. As he led the Israelites across the Red Sea, this tree was just gaining its roots.
Fortunately there was a silver lining. Artist Jeffrey Matter, known for his exquisite work, has helped breathe new life into this tree’s legacy.