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Gambit Publications

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Gambit Publications is a major publisher of chess books. [1]

84 relations: Alekhine's Defence, Alex Yermolinsky, Andrei Volokitin, Basic Chess Endings, Bishop (chess), Bobby Fischer, Caro–Kann Defence, Checkmate, Chess, Chess annotation symbols, Chess endgame, Chess endgame literature, Chess opening, Chess piece relative value, Computer chess, Corresponding squares, Dorian Rogozenko, Doubled pawns, Dražen Marović, Efstratios Grivas, EG (magazine), Endgame study, Endgame tablebase, Fianchetto, Fortress (chess), French Defence, Gambit (disambiguation), Garry Kasparov, Graham Burgess, Grünfeld Defence, Nadanian Variation, Hans Berliner, Helen Milligan (chess player), Isolated pawn, Italian Game, Jan Timman, John Cochrane (chess player), John L. Watson, John Nunn, José Raúl Capablanca, Karsten Müller, Key square, King and pawn versus king endgame, King's Indian Defence, Lajos Portisch, List of chess books (A–F), List of chess books (G–L), List of chess books (M–S), List of chess books (T–Z), Lucena position, Luigi Centurini, ..., McDonnell versus De La Bourdonnais, Match 4 (16), London 1834, Mikhail Golubev, Murray Chandler, Opposition (chess), Pawnless chess endgame, Peter Wells (chess player), Philidor position, Pirc Defence, Ponziani Opening, Queen versus pawn endgame, Queen's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs Defense, Réti endgame study, Rook and bishop versus rook endgame, Rook and pawn versus rook endgame, Ruy Lopez, Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation, Saavedra position, Semi-Tarrasch Defense, Sicilian Defence, Sicilian Defence, Alapin Variation, Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation, Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation, Stalemate, Tarrasch Defense, Tarrasch rule, Tempo (chess), The exchange (chess), Triangulation (chess), Vladimir Grabinsky, Wrong bishop, Wrong rook pawn, Yuri Yakovich, Zenón Franco Ocampos, Zugzwang. Expand index (34 more) »

Alekhine's Defence

Alekhine's Defence is a chess opening which begins with the moves: Black tempts White's pawns forward to form a broad pawn centre, with plans to undermine and attack the white structure later in the spirit of hypermodern defence.

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Alex Yermolinsky

Alex Yermolinsky (Алексей Ермолинский, Aleksey Yermolinskiy; born April 11, 1958 in Leningrad) is an American chess grandmaster.

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Andrei Volokitin

Andrei Volokitin (Андрій Волокітін, Andriy Volokitin; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster.

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Basic Chess Endings

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.

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Bishop (chess)

A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.

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Bobby Fischer

Robert James Fischer (March 9, 1943January 17, 2008) was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.

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Caro–Kann Defence

The Caro–Kann Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Caro–Kann is a common defence against the King's Pawn Opening and is classified as a "Semi-Open Game" like the Sicilian Defence and French Defence, although it is thought to be more solid and less dynamic than either of those openings.

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Checkmate

Checkmate (often shortened to mate) is a game position in chess and other chess-like games in which a player's king is in check (threatened with) and there is no way to remove the threat.

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Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess annotation symbols

When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use widely recognized annotation symbols.

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Chess endgame

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.

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Chess endgame literature

Chess endgame literature refers to books and magazines about chess endgames.

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Chess opening

A chess opening or simply an opening refers to the initial moves of a chess game.

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Chess piece relative value

In chess, the chess piece relative value system conventionally assigns a point value to each piece when assessing its relative strength in potential exchanges.

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Computer chess

Computer chess is a game of computer architecture encompassing hardware and software capable of playing chess autonomously without human guidance.

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Corresponding squares

Corresponding squares (also called relative squares, sister squares and coordinate squares) in chess occur in some chess endgames, usually ones that are mostly blocked.

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Dorian Rogozenko

Dorian Rogozenko (also spelled Rogozenco; born 18 August 1973) is a Romanian chess grandmaster (2002) and champion of Moldova in 1994.

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Doubled pawns

In chess, doubled pawns are two pawns of the same color residing on the same file.

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Dražen Marović

Dražen Marović (born January 14, 1938 in Split) is a Croatian (former Yugoslav) chess player, trainer, journalist, writer and broadcaster.

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Efstratios Grivas

Efstratios Grivas (born March 30, 1966) is a Greek chess Grandmaster.

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EG (magazine)

EG is a magazine which publishes endgame studies and discusses various aspects of the endgame in chess.

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Endgame study

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.

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Endgame tablebase

An endgame tablebase is a computerized database that contains precalculated exhaustive analysis of chess endgame positions.

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Fianchetto

In chess, the fianchetto ("little flank") is a pattern of development wherein a bishop is developed to the second rank of the adjacent knight file, the knight pawn having been moved one or two squares forward.

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Fortress (chess)

In chess, the fortress is an endgame drawing technique in which the side behind in sets up a zone of protection that the opponent cannot penetrate.

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French Defence

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.

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Gambit (disambiguation)

A gambit is a type of chess opening move in which material (one of the pieces on the board, in play) is sacrificed in order to achieve a better position.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров,; Armenian: Գարրի Կիմովիչ Կասպարով; born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, 13 April 1963) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former world chess champion, writer, and political activist, who many consider to be the greatest chess player of all time.

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Graham Burgess

Graham K. Burgess (born 24 Feb 1968 in Liverpool, England) is an English FIDE Master of chess and a noted writer and trainer.

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Grünfeld Defence, Nadanian Variation

The Nadanian Variation (sometimes called the Nadanian Attack) of the Grünfeld Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Nadanian Variation is classified in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings with the code D85.

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Hans Berliner

Hans Jack Berliner (January 27, 1929 – January 13, 2017) was a Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and was the World Correspondence Chess Champion, from 1965–1968.

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Helen Milligan (chess player)

Helen Milligan (born Helen Scott; 25 August 1962) is a Scottish-New Zealand chess player holding the FIDE titles of Candidate Master (CM) and Woman FIDE Master (WFM), and three-time Asian senior women's champion.

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Isolated pawn

In chess, an isolated pawn is a pawn that has no friendly pawn on an adjacent.

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Italian Game

The Italian Game is a family of chess openings beginning with the moves: The Italian Game is part of the large family of Open Games or Double King's Pawn Games.

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Jan Timman

Jan Timman (born 14 December 1951) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

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John Cochrane (chess player)

John Cochrane (1798 – 2 March 1878) was a Scottish chess master and lawyer.

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John L. Watson

John Leonard Watson (born 1951) is a chess International Master and author.

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John Nunn

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.

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José Raúl Capablanca

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.

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Karsten Müller

Karsten Müller (born November 23, 1970 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a German chess Grandmaster and author.

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Key square

In chess, particularly in endgames, a key square (also known as a critical square) is a square such that if a player's king can occupy it, he can force some gain such as the promotion of a pawn or the capture of an opponent's pawn.

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King and pawn versus king endgame

The chess endgame with a king and a pawn versus a king is one of the most important and fundamental endgames, other than the basic checkmates.

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King's Indian Defence

The King's Indian Defence is a common chess opening.

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Lajos Portisch

Lajos Portisch (born 4 April 1937) is a Hungarian chess Grandmaster, whose positional style earned him the nickname, the "Hungarian Botvinnik".

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List of chess books (A–F)

This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.

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List of chess books (G–L)

This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.

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List of chess books (M–S)

This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.

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List of chess books (T–Z)

This is a list of chess books that are used as references in articles related to chess.

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Lucena position

The Lucena position is one of the most famous and important positions in chess endgame theory, where one side has a rook and a pawn and the defender has a rook.

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Luigi Centurini

Luigi Centurini (Genoa, April 24, 1820 – Genoa, November 10, 1900) was an Italian jurist, chess player, and chess composer.

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McDonnell versus De La Bourdonnais, Match 4 (16), London 1834

The sixteenth chess game in the fourth match between Alexander McDonnell and Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais played in London in 1834 is famous for demonstrating the power of a mobile central block of pawns.

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Mikhail Golubev

Mikhail Golubev (born 30 May 1970, Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster (1996), journalist and author.

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Murray Chandler

Murray Graham Chandler (born 4 April 1960, Wellington, New Zealand) is a chess grandmaster who has played internationally for New Zealand and for England, after he gained English citizenship in the early 1980s.

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Opposition (chess)

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.

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Pawnless chess endgame

A pawnless chess endgame is a chess endgame in which only a few pieces remain and none of them is a pawn.

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Peter Wells (chess player)

Peter Kenneth Wells (born 1965, in Portsmouth) is an English chess Grandmaster and author.

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Philidor position

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.

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Pirc Defence

The Pirc Defence (correctly pronounced "peerts", but often mispronounced "perk"), sometimes known as the Ufimtsev Defence or Yugoslav Defence, is a chess opening characterised by Black responding to 1.e4 with 1...d6 and 2...Nf6, followed by...g6 and...Bg7, while allowing White to establish an impressive-looking centre with pawns on d4 and e4.

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Ponziani Opening

The Ponziani Opening is a chess opening that begins with the moves: It is one of the oldest chess openings, having been discussed in the literature by 1497.

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Queen versus pawn endgame

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.

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Queen's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs Defense

In chess, the Cambridge Springs Defense (or less commonly, the Pillsbury Variation) is a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined that begins with the moves: Black breaks the pin on the h4–d8 diagonal and forms a pin of his own on the c3-knight (exploiting the absence of the White's queen bishop from the). If Black later plays dxc4, there may be threats against the g5-bishop.

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Réti endgame study

The Réti endgame study is a chess endgame study by Richard Réti.

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Rook and bishop versus rook endgame

The rook and bishop versus rook endgame is a chess endgame where one player has just a rook, bishop and king, and the other player has only a rook and king.

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Rook and pawn versus rook endgame

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.

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Ruy Lopez

The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura.

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Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

The Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Black may recapture on c6 with either pawn; although 4...bxc6 is playable, 4...dxc6 is almost always chosen at master level.

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Saavedra position

The Saavedra position is one of the best known chess endgame studies.

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Semi-Tarrasch Defense

The Semi-Tarrasch Defense is a chess opening characterized by the following moves: The Semi-Tarrasch is a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined (ECO codes D40 through D42).

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Sicilian Defence

The Sicilian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the following moves: The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4.

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Sicilian Defence, Alapin Variation

In chess, the Sicilian Defence, Alapin Variation is a response to the Sicilian Defence characterised by the moves: It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856–1923).

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Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

In chess, the Dragon Variation is one of the main lines of the Sicilian Defence and begins with the moves: In the Dragon, Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal, building a home for the king on g8 while aiming the bishop at the center and.

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Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation

The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most respected and deeply studied of all chess openings.

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Stalemate

Stalemate is a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move.

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Tarrasch Defense

The Tarrasch Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: The Tarrasch is a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined.

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Tarrasch rule

The Tarrasch rule is a general principle that applies in the majority of chess middlegames and endgames.

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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The exchange (chess)

The exchange in chess refers to a situation in which one player loses a minor piece (i.e. a bishop or knight) but captures the opponent's rook.

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Triangulation (chess)

Triangulation is a tactic used in chess to put one's opponent in zugzwang (a position when it is a disadvantage to move).

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Vladimir Grabinsky

Vladimir Grabinsky (born 15 January 1974, in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess International Master and coach of the Ukrainian youth team.

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Wrong bishop

The wrong bishop is a situation in chess endgame when a bishop on the other color of square of the chessboard would either win a game instead of draw or salvage a draw from an inferior position; in other words, a bishop is unable to guard squares of the other color.

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Wrong rook pawn

In chess endgames with a bishop, a pawn that is a may be the wrong rook pawn.

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Yuri Yakovich

Yuri Yakovich (Юрий Якович; born November 30, 1962) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1990).

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Zenón Franco Ocampos

Zenón Franco Ocampos (born 12 May 1956, Paraguay) is a chess grandmaster (GM) from Paraguay.

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Zugzwang

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.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambit_Publications

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