Great Upcoming Chess Books

My friend Leonid from chess publishing house Mongoose Press sent me information about their three upcoming chess books. They will be released in April/May and we have a chance to look at Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses, Chess is Child’s Play and Chess Camp, Volumes 6 and 7 books a bit closer now.

Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses

Winning Pawn Play in the Indian DefensesThe King’s Indian and Benoni defenses may look similar, but they lead to vastly different strategies for each player. Why does White usually attack on the queenside in the King’s Indian but on the kingside in the Benoni, while Black does the opposite? Do you know when and where to launch your pawns forward, and when to rely on piece play? Can you stop your opponent from blocking up the position? Are you mystified by the subtle differences that totally change the game?

In Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defenses, Henrique Marinho provides the guideposts that you need to make your way through the forest of strategies and variations in these popular modern openings. Aron Nimzowitsch’s neglected idea of the “qualitative pawn majority” serves as the basic compass in the author’s systematic exploration of the plans available to both White and Black, showing how typical Indian pawn formations suggest each player’s strategic opportunities… and the consequences of ignoring what the pawn structure tells you.

Fundamental positional lessons can get lost in the trees of variations. Marinho avoids exhausting tactical analysis and keeps a laserlike focus on ideas, structures, and plans in the nearly two hundred illustrative tournament games presented here, supplemented by the novel use of 20 chess engine games to investigate alternative plans in critical positions. You will learn not only to play either side of the king’s fianchetto Indian defenses, but also to apply the tool of the qualitative majority to any opening you play or face.

Includes a glossary of terms and an appendix applying these ideas to the most important open game, the Ruy López.

Henrique Marinho is a physician and federal treasury auditor based in Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brazil. Southern Brazil vice-champion in 1971 and a finalist in the Brazilian Championship that same year, the author was champion of the city of Campinas, state of São Paulo, in 1958 and 1964. Retired from active competition in 1983 to investigate the theoretical aspects of chess, in 2003 Dr. Marinho helped to found the Brazilian Academy of Chess and Culture in Curitiba.

This book first appeared in the original Portuguese under the title, Maiorias Qualitativas nas Defesas Índias (São Paulo: IBRASA, 2004, 2006). With this edition, Mongoose Press now makes it available to the English-speaking chess world.

Chess is Child’s Play

Chess Is Child's PlayChess is Child’s Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!

Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gain such valuable life skills as:
– Problem-solving ability
– Improved patience and focus
– Enhanced imagination
– Greater self-confidence.

Chess educators Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have created an easy, step-by-step method for teaching chess that parents of all skill levels can use to teach children of any age.

You don’t have to know how to play in order to use the system. This book will teach you the game, while showing you how to teach your child to play. You will learn together.

Chess makes children smarter. Give your child an advantage in life and teach him or her to play today!

Chess Camp, Volumes 6 and 7

Chess Camp Vol.6Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.

Volume 6, Tactics in Attack and Defense, presents 618 problems and exercises introducing the advancing student to more complex tactical themes such as skewers, deflection, the trapped piece, and removing the guard; and illustrating key defensive techniques including perpetual check, interposition, and the counterattack.

The seventh volume in this series, Opening Tactics, sets problems in more lifelike conditions, as they arise from standard openings and the winning tactical idea is not given away. Thus, the student will:
1) enhance his or her ability to think independently in real positions
2) start to absorb typical themes from the chess openings
3) learn the need to take the opponent’s threats into account.

Chess Camp Vol.7Igor Sukhin has been using the game of chess for more than two decades to teach children. His books have been selected repeatedly as recommended reading by the Russian Department of Education.

The author of the acclaimed children’s chess book Gary’s Adventures in Chess Country (also published by Mongoose Press), Sukhin has written more than 100 titles, with over a million copies currently in print.

Chess Camp is “The official beginner’s puzzle book series of the US Chess Federation”. See more details here – http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11437/319/



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