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Giddins, Steve

Overview
Works: 55 works in 139 publications in 5 languages and 892 library holdings
Genres: Trivia and miscellanea  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Steve Giddins
50 essential chess lessons by Steve Giddins( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the moves of fifty chess matches and examines what can be learned from each game, discussing attacking the king, defense, piece power, pawn structure, and endgame themes
101 chess opening traps by Steve Giddins( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of chess opening traps that entail minimal risk if one's opponent manages to evade the trap
Improve your chess tactics : 700 practical lessons & exercises by I︠A︡. I Neĭshtadt( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills. Improve Your Chess Tactics presents more than 700 decisive combinations from tournament practice and is a self-tutor and a sparring-partner in one. Experienced Russian chess master Yakov Neishtadt has selected those examples that have the biggest instructional value for club players. In the first part of the book Neishtadt teaches a systematic course o
The complete manual of positional chess : the Russian chess school 2.0 : opening and middlegame by Konstantin Sakaev( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Kanstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. You will learn not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning. You are handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: quick development and fighting for the centre in the opening, clean calculation and decision-making in the middlegame, tackling your fear of disturbing the material balance, and, last but not least, how to restrict the role the chess computer plays in your life." - description written on back of book
101 chess questions answered by Steve Giddins( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to build your chess opening repertoire by Steve Giddins( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une introduction à un aspect délicat mais incontournable de la stratégie échiquéenne
The new in chess book of chess improvement : lessons from the best players in the world's leading chess magazine by Steve Giddins( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The back catalogue of New In Chess magazine is a fabulous source of chess instruction. For more than three decades every issue has been full of detailed and highly enlightening annotations by the world's best players of their own best games. Acclaimed chess author Steve Giddins is firmly convinced that for the average player, the study of well-annotated master games is the best way to learn the skills that really matter. Therefore he has revisited the New In Chess vault and assembled the clearest and most didactic examples. 'The New in Chess Book of Improvement' is a treasure trove of study material and has chapters on attack and defense, sacrifices, material imbalances, pawn structures, endgames and various positional themes. Giddins' selection includes masterclasses by no fewer than eight World Champions: Tal, Smyslov, Karpov, Kramnik, Anand, Topalov Carlsen and Kasparov. But also chess legends such as Larsen, Kortchnoi, Timman, Ivanchuk, Short, Aronian and Shirov. Together they represent an exciting picture of modern top level chess. They also provide the high standard of instructional material that today's club player, much stronger than his equivalent 25 or more years ago, needs."--Publisher's description
101 chess endgame tips by Steve Giddins( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vassily Ivanchuk : 100 selected games by Nikolaĭ Kalinichenko( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Chuky, you're a genius.' Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of the Ukrainian wizard. Vassily Ivanchuk is one of the greatest players of modern time. He has finished first in all major tournaments in the world, at times with astonishing supremacy and always with deeply creative chess. He is adored by chess lovers, admired (and feared!) by fellow grandmasters. For this book, correspondence grandmaster Nikolay Kalinichenko has selected 100 of Ivanchuk's best and most instructive games, explaining them for club players. Ivanchuk is kn
50 ways to win at chess by Steve Giddins( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful Catalan : a complete repertoire for white by Viorel Bologan( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catalan is a solid yet flexible chess opening system that is popular on all levels. Both amateurs and top-level strategists such as Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand employ this opening to put a lot of unpleasant pressure on Black. In The Powerful Catalan grandmaster Victor Bologan presents a complete repertoire for White that covers all of Black's responses. Also included are those variations where Black tries to steer the game into other openings like the Queen's Indian or the Tarrasch Defence. The book is classically structured (starting with the rarest variations before moving on to the m
The Shereshevsky method to improve in chess : from club player to master by M. I Shereshevsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were taken was commissioning legendary Byelorussian chess coach Mikhail Shereshevsky to recapitulate and condense his famous training methods. In doing so Shereshevsky has created a totally reworked compendium of his acclaimed classics Endgames Strategy and The Soviet Chess Conveyor, with many new examples and exercises. Furthermore, he has added a new and highly effective approach on how to calculate variations.Club players all over the world who wish to improve their game have now access to Shereshevsky's famous training programme in one volume and can learn how to build an opening repertoire, how to work with the chess classics to maximum benefit, how to master the most important endgame principles and how to effectively and efficiently calculate variations.The Shereshevsky Method offers a unique opportunity to improve your game with one of the supreme examples of Russian chess training excellence. Studying this manual will enrich your understanding of chess enormously and help your progress on the way to chess mastery
Chess training for candidate masters : accelerate your progress by thinking for yourself by Alexander Kalinin( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this practical guide, Kalinin shows players seeking the Master title how concrete knowledge leads to improved decisions at the board. He provides a wealth of training material, the bulk of which has never been published before. Kalinin reveals the mistakes he himself made as a Candidate Master and mostly uses games of players on the road to chess mastery."--Back cover
Mastering chess middlegames : lectures from the all-Russian school of grandmasters by A. N Panchenko( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandmaster Alexander Panchenko (1953-2009) was one of the most successful chess trainers in the Soviet Union, and later in Russia. Panchenko ran a legendary chess school that specialised in turning promising players into masters. The secret of his success were his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher combined with his outstanding training materials. Pancha provided his pupils with systematic knowledge, deep understanding and the ability to take practical decisions. Now, Panchenko's classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to this unique training method. The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics: attack, defence, counterplay, realising the advantage, obstructing the plans of your opponent, the battle of the heavy pieces, and much more. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the various aspects of the topic, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number of well-chosen examples and ends with a wealth of practical tests. The brilliance of Alexander Panchenko's didactic method shines through in this book. It is hard to give better advice for ambitious chess players than to follow this tried-and-tested and highly instructive road towards mastering the chess middlegame
The extreme Caro-Kann : attacking black with 3.f3 by Alekseĭ Bezgodov( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CaroKann Defence has become one of the most important and popular replies to 1.e4. Its 'solid' and 'drawish' reputation no longer applies in modern chess. In fact, White could do with some new ideas to fight for an advantage in this chess opening. Grandmaster Alexey Bezgodov advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and littleexplored 3.f3!?. This strangelooking move was already played by former greats Geza Maroczy and World Champion Vassily Smyslov, but the idea has come to fruition in the hands of modern worldclass players like Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Morozevich and Judit Polgar
Perfect your chess : [world-class training from a super-grandmaster and his coach] by Andrei Volokitin( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest ever chess endgames by Steve Giddins( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endgame expert Steve Giddins examines 50 of the finest examples of endgame play in the history of chess and covers the essential principles of winning endgame play
Sicilian attacks : powerful charges & typical tactics by Yuri Yakovich( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how to attack in the sharpest lines of the most widely played chess opening!Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book. In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations. He teaches how their pawn structures dictate typi
The complete manual of positional chess. the Russian chess school 2.0 : middlegame structures and dynamics by Konstantin Sakaev( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia. Kanstantin Sakaev and Konstantin Landa present a complete set of instructions and tips for trainers and self-improvers. You will learn not only how to enhance your fundamental knowledge and technical skills, but also how to work on your physical and psychological conditioning. You are handed basic and advanced tools to improve in a wide array of areas: handling different pawn structures, exploiting weaknesses in your opponent's position, attacking the enemy king, detecting dynamics and tactical motifs, finding resources for defence and counterattack in precarious positions and, last but not least, restricting the role the chess computer plays in your life." - description written on back of book
Fabiano Caruana : his amazing story and his most instructive chess games by Alexander Kalinin( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this practical guide, Kalinin shows players seeking the Master title how concrete knowledge leads to improved decisions at the board. He provides a wealth of training material, the bulk of which has never been published before. Kalinin reveals the mistakes he himself made as a Candidate Master and mostly uses games of players on the road to chess mastery."--Back cover
 
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50 essential chess lessons
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101 chess opening trapsImprove your chess tactics : 700 practical lessons & exercises101 chess questions answeredHow to build your chess opening repertoire101 chess endgame tips50 ways to win at chessPerfect your chess : [world-class training from a super-grandmaster and his coach]Sicilian attacks : powerful charges & typical tactics
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Stephen Giddins

Stephen Giddins ajedrecista británico

Steve Giddins British chess player

Steve Giddins schaker

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