111 relations: Adrian Mikhalchishin, Aleksandar Matanović, Alessandro Salvio, Alexander Beliavsky, Alexander Panchenko, Alexey Troitsky, Anatoly Karpov, André Chéron, Andrew Soltis, Arabic, Basic Chess Endings, Bernhard Horwitz, Bishop (chess), Bishop and knight checkmate, Bobby Fischer, Bruce Pandolfini, Carlo Cozio, Cecil Purdy, Chess endgame, Chess Informant, Chess Life, Chess middlegame, Chess opening book, Chess piece, Chess theory, Chris Ward (chess player), Christopher Lutz, Connected pawns, David Vincent Hooper, Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Draw (chess), Edmar Mednis, Edward Freeborough, Efstratios Grivas, EG (magazine), Elo rating system, Endgame study, Endgame tablebase, Ercole del Rio, Eugene Nalimov, Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Everyman Chess, François-André Danican Philidor, Frank Lamprecht, Gambit Publications, George Walker (chess player), Giambattista Lolli, Gioachino Greco, Glenn Flear, Grigory Levenfish, ..., Henri Rinck, Howard Staunton, Ilya Rabinovich, Irving Chernev, Isolated pawn, Israel Albert Horowitz, James Howell (chess player), József Pintér, Jean-Louis Preti, Jeremy Silman, Johann Berger, John Emms (chess player), John Nunn, Jon Speelman, Jonathan Tisdall, José Raúl Capablanca, Josef Kling, Karsten Müller, Ken Thompson, Knight (chess), Lajos Portisch, Lars Hansen, Lev Alburt, List of chess books, Mark Dvoretsky, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Max Euwe, Neil McDonald (chess player), New In Chess, Nikolai Krogius, Opposition (chess), Pal Benko, Paul Keres, Pavilion Books, Pawn (chess), Pawnless chess endgame, Pergamon Press, Philidor position, Philipp Stamma, Philippe Ambroise Durand, Pietro Carrera, Promotion (chess), Queen (chess), Queen and pawn versus queen endgame, Queen versus pawn endgame, Reuben Fine, Robert Wade (chess player), Rook (chess), Rook and pawn versus rook endgame, Ruy López de Segura, Steve Giddins, Two knights endgame, Ulf Andersson, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, Vitaly Chekhover, World Chess Championship, World Chess Championship 1972, Yasser Seirawan, Yuri Averbakh, Zugzwang. Expand index (61 more) » « Shrink index
Adrian Bohdanovych Mikhalchishin (also Mihalcisin, Mihalčišin or Mykhalchyshyn, Адріян Богданович Михальчишин, born November 18, 1954) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster now playing for Slovenia.
Aleksandar Matanović (born May 23, 1930) is a Serbian chess Grandmaster.
Alessandro Salvio (c. 1570 – c. 1640) was an Italian chess player who is considered to be the unofficial world champion around the year 1600.
Alexander Genrikhovich Beliavsky (also Romanized Belyavsky; born December 17, 1953) is a Soviet, Ukrainian and Slovenian chess grandmaster.
Alexander Nikolayevich Panchenko (Александр Николаевич Панченко; 5 October 1953 in Chelyabinsk – 19 May 2009 in Kazan) was a Russian chess Grandmaster and honoured coach who headed the All-Russian chess school.
Alexey Alexeyevich Troitsky, or Alexei, Troitzky, or Troitzki (Алексе́й Алексе́евич Тро́ицкий) (March 14, 1866–August 1942) is considered to have been one of the greatest composers of chess endgame studies.
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Анато́лий Евге́ньевич Ка́рпов; born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion.
André Chéron (September 25, 1895 – September 12, 1980) was a French chess player, endgame theorist, and a composer of endgame studies.
Andrew Eden Soltis (born May 28, 1947 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania) is an American chess grandmaster, author and columnist.
Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة) or (عَرَبِيّ) or) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. As the modern written language, Modern Standard Arabic is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic (fuṣḥā), which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam. Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Classical Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-classical era, especially in modern times. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and to a lesser extent Portuguese, Valencian and Catalan, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Sicilian has about 500 Arabic words as result of Sicily being progressively conquered by Arabs from North Africa, from the mid 9th to mid 10th centuries. Many of these words relate to agriculture and related activities (Hull and Ruffino). Balkan languages, including Greek and Bulgarian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish. Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian, Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi, and Hausa, and some languages in parts of Africa. Conversely, Arabic has borrowed words from other languages, including Greek and Persian in medieval times, and contemporary European languages such as English and French in modern times. Classical Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims and Modern Standard Arabic is one of six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right to left, although the spoken varieties are sometimes written in ASCII Latin from left to right with no standardized orthography.
Basic Chess Endings (abbreviated BCE) is a book on chess endgames which was written by Grandmaster Reuben Fine and originally published on October 27, 1941.
Bernhard Horwitz (1807 in Neustrelitz – 1885) was a German chess master and chess writer.
A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.
The bishop and knight checkmate in chess is the checkmate of a lone king which can be forced by a bishop, knight, and king.
Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.
Bruce Pandolfini (born September 17, 1947) is an American chess author, teacher, and coach.
Carlo Cozio, Count of Montiglio and Salabue (c. 1715 – c. 1780) was an Italian chess player and theorist.
Cecil John Seddon Purdy (27 March 1906, Port Said, Egypt – 6 November 1979, Sydney, Australia) was an Australian chess International Master (IM), writer, and inaugural World Correspondence Chess champion.
In chess and chess-like games, the endgame (or end game or ending) is the stage of the game when few pieces are left on the board.
Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
The monthly Chess Life and bi-monthly Chess Life Kids (formerly School Mates and Chess Life for Kids) are the official magazines published by the United States Chess Federation (US Chess).
The middlegame in chess refers to the portion of the game in between the opening and the endgame.
A chess opening book is a book on chess openings.
A chess piece, or chessman, is any of the six different movable objects used on a chessboard to play the game of chess.
The game of chess is commonly divided into three phases: the opening, middlegame, and endgame.
Christopher Geoffrey Ward (26 March 1968) is a British chess Grandmaster (GM), chess coach, and author.
Christopher Lutz (born February 24, 1971) is a German chess grandmaster and a two-time German Chess Champion.
In chess, connected pawns are two or more pawns of the same color on adjacent files, as distinct from isolated pawns.
David Vincent Hooper (31 August 1915 – May 1998), born in Reigate, was a British chess player and writer.
Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani (9 November 1719 – 15 July 1796) was an 18th-century Italian law professor, priest, chess player, composer and theoretician.
In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie.
Edmar John Mednis (Edmārs Mednis) (March 22, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American International Grandmaster of chess (awarded in 1980) born in Riga, Latvia.
Edward Freeborough (18 August 1830 – 14 September 1896) was the co-author, with Charles Ranken, of Chess Openings Ancient and Modern (1889), one of the first important opening treatises in the English language and a precursor of Modern Chess Openings.
Efstratios Grivas (born March 30, 1966) is a Greek chess Grandmaster.
EG is a magazine which publishes endgame studies and discusses various aspects of the endgame in chess.
The Elo rating system is a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players in zero-sum games such as chess.
In the game of chess, an endgame study, or just study, is a composed position—that is, one that has been made up rather than one from an actual game—presented as a sort of puzzle, in which the aim of the solver is to find the essentially unique way for one side (usually White) to win or draw, as stipulated, against any moves the other side plays.
An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of chess endgame positions.
Domenico Ercole del Rio (c. 1718 – c. 1802) was an Italian lawyer and author.
Eugene Nalimov (born Евгений Викторович Нали́мов (Yevgeny Viktorovich Nalimov) in 1965 in Novosibirsk, U.S.S.R.) is a chess programmer and former Microsoft employee, currently working for Context Relevant.
Eugene Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky (Russian: Евгений Александрович Зноско-Боровский; Yevgeny Alexandrovich Znosko-Borovsky) (16 August 1884 – 31 December 1954) was a Russian chess master, music and drama critic, teacher and author.
Everyman Chess, formerly known as Cadogan Chess, is a major publisher of books and CDs about chess.
François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player.
Frank Lamprecht (born 21 June 1968) is a German chess International Master and chess trainer.
Gambit Publications is a major publisher of chess books.
George Walker (13 March 1803 – 23 April 1879) was an English chess player and author of The Celebrated Analysis of A D Philidor (London, 1832), The Art of Chess-Play: A New Treatise on the Game of Chess (London, 1832), A Selection of Games at Chess played by Philidor (London, 1835), Chess Made Easy (London, 1836), and Chess Studies (London, 1844).
Giambattista Lolli (1698 in Nonantola, Italy – 4 June 1769) was an Italian chess player.
Gioacchino Greco (c. 1600 – c. 1634) was an Italian chess player and writer.
Glenn Curtis Flear (born 12 February 1959 in Leicester, England) is a British chess grandmaster now living in Montpellier, France.
Grigory Yakovlevich Levenfish (Григо́рий Я́ковлевич Левенфи́ш; in Piotrków – 9 February 1961 in Moscow) was a Russian chess grandmaster who scored his peak competitive results in the 1920s and 1930s.
Henri Rinck (January 10, 1870 – February 17, 1952) was a French chess study composer, considered one of the most important early figures in the field.
Howard Staunton (1810 – 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851, largely as a result of his 1843 victory over Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant.
Ilya (Elias) Leontievich Rabinovich (Rabinowitsch, Rabinovitch, Rabinovitz, Rabinowicz, Rabinovici) (Илья Рабинович; 11 May 1891, Saint Petersburg – 23 April 1942, Perm) was a Russian / Soviet chess master, among the best Russian and Soviet players for three decades, from 1910 to 1940.
Irving Chernev (January 29, 1900 – September 29, 1981) was a chess player and prolific Russian-American chess author.
In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn that has no friendly pawn on an adjacent.
Israel Albert Horowitz (often known as I. A. Horowitz or Al Horowitz) (November 15, 1907 in Brooklyn, New York – January 18, 1973) was a Jewish-American International Master of chess.
James Clifford Howell (born May 17, 1967) is an English chess grandmaster and author.
József Pintér (born 9 November 1953 in Budapest) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster and chess writer.
Jean-Louis Preti (1798 – 27 January 1881) was a musician and chess writer, specializing in the chess endgame.
Jeremy Silman (born August 28, 1954) is an American International Master of chess and writer.
Johann Nepomuk Berger (11 April 1845, Graz – 17 October 1933) was an Austrian chess master, theorist, endgame study composer, author and editor.
John Michael Emms (born 14 March 1967) is a chess player who has earned the rank of International Grandmaster.
John Denis Martin Nunn (born 25 April 1955 in London) is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.
Jonathan Simon Speelman (born 2 October 1956) is an English Grandmaster chess player, mathematician and chess writer.
Jonathan D. Tisdall (born August 26, 1958 in Buffalo, New York) is a grandmaster of chess (title awarded 1993) and works as a freelance journalist.
José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (19 November 1888 – 8 March 1942) was a Cuban chess player who was world chess champion from 1921 to 1927.
Josef Kling (19 March 1811 – 1 December 1876), also found in English-language sources as Joseph Kling, was a German chess master and chess composer.
Karsten Müller (born November 23, 1970 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a German chess Grandmaster and author.
Kenneth Lane "Ken" Thompson (born February 4, 1943), commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles, is an American pioneer of computer science.
The knight (♘ ♞) is a piece in the game of chess, representing a knight (armored cavalry).
Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".
Lars Hansen may refer to.
Lev Osipovich Alburt (born August 21, 1945) is a chess grandmaster, chess writer and chess coach.
This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.
Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky (Марк Израилевич Дворецкий; December 9, 1947 – September 26, 2016) was a Russian chess trainer, writer, and International Master.
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is an independent nonprofit mathematical research institution in Berkeley, California.
Machgielis "Max" Euwe, PhD (May 20, 1901 – November 26, 1981) was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, mathematician, author, and chess administrator.
Neil R McDonald (born 21 January 1967) is an English chess grandmaster and a player on the international chess circuit.
New In Chess (NIC) is a chess magazine that appears eight times a year with chief editors International Grandmaster Jan Timman and Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam.
Nikolai Vladimirovich Krogius (first name sometimes written Nikolay) (born July 22, 1930 in Saratov) is a Russian Chess Grandmaster, International Arbiter (1985), psychologist, chess coach, chess administrator, and author.
In chess, opposition (or direct opposition) is the situation occurring when two kings face each other on a rank or file, with only one square in-between them.
Pal Benko (Benkő Pál; born July 14, 1928) is a Hungarian–American chess grandmaster, author, and composer of endgame studies and chess problems.
Paul Keres (January 7, 1916June 5, 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer.
Pavilion Books Holdings Ltd is an English publishing company based in London.
The pawn (♙,♟) is the most numerous piece in the game of chess, and in most circumstances, also the weakest.
A pawnless chess endgame is a chess endgame in which only a few pieces remain and none of them is a pawn.
Pergamon Press was an Oxford-based publishing house, founded by Paul Rosbaud and Robert Maxwell, which published scientific and medical books and journals.
The Philidor position (or Philidor's position) usually refers to an important chess endgame which illustrates a drawing technique when the defender has a king and rook versus a king, rook, and a pawn.
Philipp Stamma (c. 1705 – c. 1755), a native of Aleppo, Ottoman Syria, later resident of England and France, was a chess master and a pioneer of modern chess.
Philippe Ambroise Durand (1799 – 11 February 1880) was a French abbé and chess writer.
Pietro Carrera, (July 12, 1573 – September 18, 1647) was a chess player, historian, priest and Italian author, born in Sicily, in Militello in Val di Catania (Province of Catania), located in the Valley of Noto; here he grew up in the old colony of San Vito.
Promotion is a chess rule that requires a pawn that reaches its eighth to be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same.
The queen (♕,♛) is the most powerful piece in the game of chess, able to move any number of squares vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
The queen and pawn versus queen endgame is a chess endgame in which both sides have a queen and one side has a pawn, which he is trying to promote.
The chess endgame of a queen versus pawn (with both sides having no other pieces except the kings) is usually an easy win for the side with the queen.
Reuben Fine (October 11, 1914 – March 26, 1993) was an American chess grandmaster, psychologist, university professor, and author of many books on both chess and psychology.
Robert Graham Wade OBE (10 April 1921 Dunedin, New Zealand – 29 November 2008, London), was a New Zealand and British chess player, writer, arbiter, coach, and promoter.
A rook (♖,♜) is a piece in the strategy board game of chess.
The rook and pawn versus rook endgame is of fundamental importance to chess endgames,,,, and has been widely studied,. Precise play is usually required in these positions.
Rodrigo (Ruy) López de Segura (c. 1530 – c. 1580) was a Spanish priest and later bishop in Segura whose 1561 book Libro de la invención liberal y arte del juego del Axedrez was one of the first definitive books about modern chess in Europe, preceded only by Pedro Damiano's 1512 book, Luis Ramírez de Lucena's 1497 book (the oldest surviving printed book on chess), and the Göttingen manuscript (authorship and exact date of the manuscript are unknown).
Stephen Giddins (born 1961) is an English chess player and writer.
The two knights endgame is a chess endgame with a king and two knights versus a king.
Ulf Andersson (born 27 June 1951) is a leading Swedish chess player.
Vasily Vasilyevich Smyslov (Василий Васильевич Смыслов; 24 March 1921 – 27 March 2010) was a Soviet and Russian chess grandmaster, who was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi (p; 23 March 1931 – 6 June 2016) was a Soviet (until 1976) and Swiss (since 1994) chess grandmaster and writer.
Vitaly Alexandrovich Chekhover (also spelled Tschechower or Czechower, pronounced "chekh a VYAIR") (Вита́лий Алекса́ндрович Чехове́р) (December 22, 1908 – February 11, 1965) was a Soviet chess player and chess composer.
The World Chess Championship (sometimes abbreviated as WCC) is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
The World Chess Championship 1972 was a match for the World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union.
Yasser Seirawan (ياسر سيروان; born March 24, 1960) is an American chess grandmaster and four-time United States champion.
Yuri Lvovich Averbakh (Ю́рий Льво́вич Аверба́х; born February 8, 1922) is a Soviet and Russian chess player and author.
Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move") is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move.