Masterclasses by Kasparov, Carlsen, Tal, Anand, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Smyslov, Larsen, Karpov and many others.
For more than three decades, every issue of New In Chess magazine has been full of detailed and highly enlightening annotations by the world’s best players of their own best games. Because studying well-annotated master games is the best way to learn the skills that really matter, acclaimed chess author Steve Giddins has revisited the New In Chess vault and assembled the clearest and most didactic examples.
Giddins’ selection includes masterclasses by no fewer than eight World Champions: Kasparov, Tal, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik, Topalov, Anand and Carlsen. But also chess legends such as Larsen, Kortchnoi, Timman, Ivanchuk, Short, Aronian and Shirov have contributed.
The New In Chess Book of Chess Improvement is a treasure trove of study material and has chapters on attack and defence, sacrifices, material imbalances, pawn structures, endgames and various positional themes. It provides the high standard of instructional material that today’s club player, much stronger than his equivalent 25 or more years ago, needs.
Steve Giddins is a Fide Master from England, and a highly experienced chess writer and journalist.
Sean Marsh, CHESS Magazine (UK):
“There is no doubt about it: the games and annotations are really top notch and any player studying the material would definitely improve various aspects of their own play (..) Apart from the instructive element, the book also provides a very pleasant trip down memory lane.”
GM Raymond Keene, The Spectator:
“A high quality product with expert commentary arranged in thematic chapters (..) Experienced players will find it a treasure trove of useful information.”
Florian Jacobs, Max Euwe Centre Amsterdam:
“Instructive? Certainly! A fine collection? Without any doubt!”
Miguel Ararat, Florida Chess Magazine:
„Instructive high-level games that illustrate a series of key topics to significantly help the improving amateur (..) This book is really good.”
International Master John Donaldson:
„There is no question that 350 pages of well-annotated games by a variety of Grandmasters, with an emphasis on the instructive, offers excellent value at $24.95”
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