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Taylor: True Combat Chess

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'International Master and former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor draws upon his wealth of personal experience to offer an instructive and entertaining account of how to improve your understanding of chess and your results. This book is awash with invaluable advice and helpful tips on all stages of the game - opening, middlegame and endgame. Taylor emphasizes the practical aspects of chess: how to really make the most of your ability, how to win at all costs, and how to absorb the lessons of defeat to come back stronger.
\r\nGrab every advantage over your opponents and be in the best possible shape for battle. True Combat Chess will show you the way
\r\n- An essential guide to winning chess
\r\n- Full of useful advice on improving results
\r\n- Ideal for players of all levels
\r\nIntroduction 7
\r\n1 The Critical Move 9
\r\nI\''m a rook up, I must be lost! 13
\r\nIf I had known better, I wouldn\''t have developed a piece 19
\r\nTwo rooks on one square? That should work! 27
\r\nA blunderful opportunity 33
\r\nRooks belong behind passed pawns - sometimes! 38
\r\n2 Opening Preparation 48
\r\nDreev who?
\r\nI\''m special - someone prepared just for me! 55
\r\nInadequate preparation and positional misevaluation leads to victory 63
\r\nChess has come to this! 70
\r\n\''I won it last night, at two in the morning!\'' 74
\r\n3 The Endgame and the Clock 82
\r\nSeventeen moves in two seconds 85
\r\nBlitzin\'' don\''t pay 95
\r\nI think too much 103
\r\nThirty second buzzer chess 110
\r\nSaved by Anand! 120
\r\n4 Winning the Won Game 130
\r\nUnlucky thirteen 132
\r\n\''But darling, why didn\''t you play it?\'' 139
\r\n\''You mean all I get is one measly pawn?\'' 145
\r\n\''Material is even, how about a draw?\'' 150
\r\nThree pawns ain\''t enough 156
\r\n5 Beating a Grandmaster 163
\r\nBobby Fischer would have killed me 163
\r\nGrandmaster dodges phantom punch 175
\r\nThe Nimzowitsch implodes 180
\r\nI take the master class - but don\''t pass! 184
\r\nRoutine play don\''t pay 193
\r\n6 Underground Innovation 198
\r\nNever trust a kid eating muesli 199
\r\nPlay at your own risk! 203
\r\nIndex of Openings 206
\r\nIndex of Complete Games 207
\r\nFigurine Notation, 208 Seiten, 2008, kartoniert, englisch.'