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Understanding Chess Move by Move

240 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2001.

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John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected more than thiry modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of the chess struggle. Virtually very move is explained using words that everyone can understand - jrgon is avaoided as far sas possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990x and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on understanding principles, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary to illustrate key strategic and tactical themes. The book is divided into three main sections:

  • Opening themes

  • Middlegame themes

  • Endgame themes

This book is suitable both as a 'second' book for those who have read Learn Chess , and also for those who have readSecrets of Modern Chess Strategy , and are interested to see the modern principles in action.

John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected more than thiry modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of the chess struggle. Virtually very move is explained using words that everyone can understand - jrgon is avaoided as far sas possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990x and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on understanding principles, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary to illustrate key strategic and tactical themes. The book is divided into three main sections:

  • Opening themes

  • Middlegame themes

  • Endgame themes

This book is suitable both as a 'second' book for those who have read Learn Chess , and also for those who have readSecrets of Modern Chess Strategy , and are interested to see the modern principles in action.

Details
Language English
Author Nunn, John
Publisher Gambit
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 450 g
Width 17.2 cm
Height 25 cm
Pages 240
ISBN-10 1901983412
ISBN-13 9781901983418
Year of Publication 2001
Binding paperback
Diagrams 400
Contents

5 Symbols

6 Introduction

8 1 Opening Themes

9 1 Get the Pieces Out (Chernin-Van der Wiel)

14 2 King in the Centre (Khalifman-Sveshnikov)

19 3 Successful Control of the Centre (Aseev-Rashkovsky)

26 4 An Over-Extended Pawn-Centre (Van der Wiel-Vaganian)

31 5 Modern Gambit Play (Markowski-Onishchuk)

38 2 Middlegame Themes

38 2.1 Attacking Play

39 6 Basic Attacking Ideas (Kasparov-Short)

45 7 Bring Up the Reserves (Kasparov-Karpov)

56 8 Standard Sacrifices (Shirov-Reinderman)

64 9 The All-Out Sacrificial Onslaught (Nunn-Nataf)

70 10 Opposite-Side Castling (Nunn-Ward)

77 11 The Deadly Long Diagonal (Timman-J. Polgar)

87 2.2 Defensive Play

88 12 Don't Panic (Rotsagov-Lanka)

96 13 The Defensive Sacrifice (Lalic-Khalifman)

103 14 Defence and Counter-Attack (Bu Xiangzhi-Ye Jiangchuan)

111 15 Grim Defence (Kramnik-Anand)

119 2.3 Positional Play

120 16 Bad Pawn-Structure (Kasparov-I.Sokolov)

127 17 Space Advantage (Karpov-Ribli)

136 18 Outpost (Piket-Smirin)

143 19 Open File (Short-Timman)

149 20 Weak Colour Complex (Kasparov-Shirov)

158 21 The Queenside Attack (Yermolinsky-Christiansen)

165 22 The Two Bishops (M.Gurevich-Miezis)

176 23 Bad Bishops (Stean-Sax)

182 24 Pawn-Chain Play (San Segundo-Topalov)

191 25 Exploiting the Isolated d-Pawn (Kamsky-Karpov)

201 26 The Isolated d-Pawn Triumphs (Kamsky-Short)

208 27 Positional Sacrifices (Lautier-Shirov)

215 3 Endgame Themes

215 28 The Active King (Smyslov-Sax)

223 29 The Power of Passed Pawns (Kramnik-Svidler)

240 30 Rook on the Seventh (Handoko-Xu Jun)

240 Index of Players

"Understanding chess move by move“ by John Nunn is an instructive made concept chess book explaining us clearly and instructively every move from the game so that we can easily follow the ideas, methods and thoughts behind it. All 30 games of this book are related to thirty modern thematical key themes as for example keys such as the exotic “The all out sacrificial onslaught” or the “lonely outpost”. Better known are the positional and standard sacrifices which are all instructively explained in a clearly English that everybody can understand. I believe if the good old Max Euwe could have seen this all he would scratch himself on his bright head, but on the other hand he would be very pleasantly surprised to see so many modern ideas in this book. The modern master of today cannot work anymore with an old and outdated work as "Judgement and planning in chess“ even if it was from the great Max Euwe. Nowadays an ambitious master must have more in house, he or she must be very flexible in planning as ever before. A classic work like "Logical chess - move by move“ from Irving Chernev is fun to go through and even better just only to collect and move it as quickly as possible into your book shelf, but a modern chess student wants to develop a much more deeper understanding and I believe this work from Nunn is a first impulse to develop a better understanding of modern chess play. For the first time in his life Nunn is offering more text than explanations in a chess book; it seems to be no easy task for a computer expert and chess playing Grandmaster, but Nunn did extremely well, there are even some complicated variations and a late seventies game as Stean - Sax from Las Palmas 1978 which I personally would have left away for a more modern approach of the thematically bad bishop.

Conclusion: Very instructive!

Rezension: John Elburg, NL

"Understanding chess move by move“ by John Nunn is an instructive made concept chess book explaining us clearly and instructively every move from the game so that we can easily follow the ideas, methods and thoughts behind it. All 30 games of this book are related to thirty modern thematical key themes as for example keys such as the exotic “The all out sacrificial onslaught” or the “lonely outpost”. Better known are the positional and standard sacrifices which are all instructively explained in a clearly English that everybody can understand. I believe if the good old Max Euwe could have seen this all he would scratch himself on his bright head, but on the other hand he would be very pleasantly surprised to see so many modern ideas in this book. The modern master of today cannot work anymore with an old and outdated work as "Judgement and planning in chess“ even if it was from the great Max Euwe. Nowadays an ambitious master must have more in house, he or she must be very flexible in planning as ever before. A classic work like "Logical chess - move by move“ from Irving Chernev is fun to go through and even better just only to collect and move it as quickly as possible into your book shelf, but a modern chess student wants to develop a much more deeper understanding and I believe this work from Nunn is a first impulse to develop a better understanding of modern chess play. For the first time in his life Nunn is offering more text than explanations in a chess book; it seems to be no easy task for a computer expert and chess playing Grandmaster, but Nunn did extremely well, there are even some complicated variations and a late seventies game as Stean - Sax from Las Palmas 1978 which I personally would have left away for a more modern approach of the thematically bad bishop.

Conclusion: Very instructive!

Rezension: John Elburg, NL

Understanding Chess Move by Move

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