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Soltis, Andy 1947-

Overview
Works: 165 works in 453 publications in 2 languages and 5,872 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Biography  Humor  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, wpr, win
Classifications: GV1455, 794.12
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Most widely held works about Andy Soltis
 
Most widely held works by Andy Soltis
The art of defense in chess by Andy Soltis( )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimise losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how t
Pawn structure chess by Andy Soltis( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the playing fields of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This wide-ranging guide to pawn structure teaches you where pieces are best placed, which pawns should be advanced further or exchanged, and why certain structures are good and others disastrous.--Publisher's description
La esencia del juego del ajedrez : "cómo calcular para vencer" by Andy Soltis( )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best chess games of Boris Spassky by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphy chess masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess to enjoy by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet chess, 1917-1991 by Andy Soltis( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This large and magnificent work of art is both an interpretive history of Soviet chess from the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the U.S.S.R. in 1991 and a record of the most interesting games played. The text traces the phenomenal growth of chess from the Revolutionary days to the devastations of World War II, and then from the Golden Age of Soviet-dominated chess in the 1950s to the challenge of Bobby Fischer and the quest to find his Soviet match. Included are 249 games, each with a diagram; most are annotated and many have never before been published outside the Soviet Union. The text is augmented by photographs and includes 63 tournament and match score tables. Also included are a bibliography, an appendix of records achieved in Soviet national championships, two indexes of openings, and an index of players and opponents
The inner game of chess : how to calculate and win by Andy Soltis( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do masters methodically cut their way through the branches of a tree of analysis? Is it true that attacking players calculate a dozen moves ahead, while positional specialists rely on abstract principles? What exactly does it mean to calculate, anyway? In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play. This 21st-century edition of Soltis s celebrated work features new material and revised analysis, while retaining all the insights that made The Inner Game of Chess an instant classic
The U.S. chess championship, 1845-1985 by Gene H McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What it takes to become a chess master by Andy Soltis( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how to become a better chess player through exercises, tips, and test games that address such skills as identifying advantages and developing winning habits
The great chess tournaments and their stories by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American chess masters from Morphy to Fischer by Arthur B Bisguier( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

365 chess master lessons : take one a day to be a better chess player by Andy Soltis( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth analysis of 365 chess games, one for every day of the year
Studying chess made easy by Andy Soltis( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential guide to studying chess, packed with tips and tricks to help you learn. It's a fact of chess life that if you want to win, you have to put a bit of study in. Every chess player, from near-beginner to experienced tournament player, needs to learn the openings and keep on top of current theory. But studying doesn't have to be dull. This indispensable book contains foolproof ways to help the information go in ... and stay in. Acclaimed chess author Andrew Soltis reveals the key techniques in his trademark witty, accessible style: why you can't study chess the same way you study school subjects; how to acquire the most important knowledge, intuition; the role of memorizing (not a bad thing, despite what people say); how to get the most out of playing over a master's game; adopting a chess hero as a means of learning; how great players study; computers as a study tool; how to train someone else."--Back cover
100 chess master trade secrets by Andy Soltis( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any would-be chess master has to know certain essential tips and techniques in order to achieve greatness--and this one volume has them all! From openings to endgames, renowned grandmaster Andrew Soltis provides the top 20 skills and strategies in every category: sacrifices, crucial middlegame decisions, exact endgames, and more. Written in Soltis's eternally engaging and accessible style, this book is invaluable for any serious player."--Publisher description
Catalog of chess mistakes by Andy Soltis( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 100 best chess games of the 20th century, ranked by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States chess championship, 1845-1996 by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to choose a chess move by Andy Soltis( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What it takes to become a Grandmaster by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Written by the every-popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, this book teaches you how to identify the kinds of moves and techniques that go the extra mile. Among the fifty principal topics covered in this book are: Risk Management, Preserving Tension, Mystery Moves, Hierarchy of Advantages, Tacking, Piece Nullification, Timing, Freezing the Center, Trending, Doubting the Computer -- and even Impossible Moves!"--Back cover
 
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Soviet chess, 1917-1991
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Pawn structure chessLa esencia del juego del ajedrez : "cómo calcular para vencer"Soviet chess, 1917-1991The inner game of chess : how to calculate and winStudying chess made easyThe 100 best chess games of the 20th century, rankedThe United States chess championship, 1845-1996How to choose a chess move
Alternative Names
Andrew Soltis Amerikaans schaker

Andrew Soltis amerikai sakkozó

Andrew Soltis amerykański szachista i dziennikarz

Andrew Soltis scacchista statunitense

Andrew Soltis US-amerikanischer Schachspieler und -autor

Soltis, Andrew.

Soltis, Andrew 1947-

Soltis, Andy

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Андрю Солтис

Солтис, Эндрю

Солтис, Эндрю американский шахматист

אנדרו סוליטס

Languages
English (115)

Spanish (7)