New Ideas in Chess (Paperback)

By Larry Evans

Cardoza Publishing, 9781580422741, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2011

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

One of the most famous chess strategy classics, updated and revised with modern algebraic notation.

In one of the most influential chess books written, readers will learn the most important strategy, tactics and themes that comprise a successful chess game: space, time, force and pawn structure. In a book that has been called the "bible for novice to intermediate players," Evans uses actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes. Each is a mini-lesson that illustrates the fundamental concepts of modern chess theory, ones that can be learned in easy, quick sittings. Evans discusses space (mobility, the center, controlling unoccupied squares, stability.), time (development, gambits, pins, tactics), force (relative values, sacrifices), and pawn structure (passed, connected, isolated and backward pawns), showing players how to weave these concepts together for a stronger and winning chess game. Features 200 diagrams and, for the first time, chess notation in modern algebraic notation making the book accessible to a new generation of chess players who couldn't read the antiquated notation of the original.


About the Author

Grandmaster Larry Evans is a 5-time USA champion, author of 25 books, and the "dean" of American chess. His national syndicated column, Evans on Chess, has appeared continuously since 1971. He coached Bobby Fischer during his world championship run and is generally considered to be the most authoritative, astute and witty observer of the international chess scene.