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Soltis, Andy 1947-

Overview
Works: 158 works in 433 publications in 2 languages and 6,082 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor  Parodies, imitations, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, wpr, win
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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( )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 563 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 to exploit your opponent's weaknesses
Pawn structure chess by Andy Soltis( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 528 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 283 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphy chess masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 207 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
Chess to enjoy by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inner game of chess : how to calculate and win by Andy Soltis( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 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 clea
The U.S. chess championship, 1845-1985 by Gene H McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 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 153 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying chess made easy by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Study is a necessity for competitive chess players, and acclaimed chess author and International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis explains how it should be done. In his trademark witty, accessible style, Soltis provides tips on everything from the need for memorization to the use of computers--and even how to develop that indefinable thing called intuition."--Publisher description
100 chess master trade secrets by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 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 113 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 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth analysis of 365 chess games, one for every day of the year
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 102 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

Bobby Fischer : the career and complete games of the American world chess champion by Karsten Müller( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The years after the Second World War saw international chess dominated by the Soviets [Mikhail Moiseyevich] Botvinnik, [Vasily Vasilyevich] Smyslov, [Mikhail] Tal, [Tigran] Petrosian and then [Boris] Spassky held the world crown, treating it as if it were almost an integral part of their country s heritage. There were occasional flashes of brilliance in the West - [Samuel] Reshevsky, [Miguel] Najdorf, and later [Bent] Larsen but no one really mounted a serious challenge to the Russian hegemony. Then, in the mid-1950s, a lone genius from Brooklyn emerged. Obsessed with chess, all his waking hours became devoted to finding truth on the 64 squares. It was an unrelenting, sometimes frustrating quest, but he persevered, eventually emerging as perhaps the greatest natural chess talent ever. Now, for the first time, every single one of his tournament and match games is presented with insightful explanations and analysis. Almost 1,000 annotated games are supplemented by crosstables of every major tournament and match in which Fischer participated, dozens of archival photographs, along with brief comments and observations putting the play of the great champion into historical perspective."--Publisher description
 
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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 moveBobby Fischer : the career and complete games of the American world chess champion
Alternative Names
Andrew Soltis Amerikaans schaker

Andrew Soltis amerykański szachista i dziennikarz

Andrew Soltis scacchista statunitense

Andrew Soltis US-amerikanischer Schachspieler und -autor

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Soltis, Andrew 1947-

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Андрю Солтис

Солтис, Эндрю

אנדרו סוליטס

Languages
English (109)

Spanish (7)