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Soltis, Andy 1947-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 398 publications in 2 languages and 5,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Humor  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, wpr, win
Classifications: GV1455, 794.12
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Most widely held works about Andy Soltis
 
Most widely held works by Andy Soltis
The best chess games of Boris Spassky by Andy Soltis( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of defense in chess by Andy Soltis( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 220 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 t
Pawn structure chess by Andy Soltis( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 220 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
Chess to enjoy by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphy chess masterpieces by Fred Reinfeld( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. chess championship, 1845-1985 by Gene H McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 179 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 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great chess tournaments and their stories by Andy Soltis( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 157 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 Spanish and held by 156 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 clearly what s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play. This 21st-century edition of Soltis s celebrated work features new material and revised analysis, while retaining all the insights that made The Inner Game of Chess an instant classic
Soviet chess, 1917-1991 by Andy Soltis( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 142 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
What it takes to become a chess master by Andy Soltis( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 130 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
Catalog of chess mistakes by Andy Soltis( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studying chess made easy by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 113 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
The United States chess championship, 1845-1996 by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

How to choose a chess move by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 chess master trade secrets by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any would-be chess master has to know certain essential tips and techniques in order to achieve greatness{u2014}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
The book of chess lists by Andy Soltis( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transpo tricks in chess : finesse your chess moves and win by Andy Soltis( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A transposition in chess is a little like a bait-and-switch marketing ploy. The customer thinks he’s getting a bargain on one piece of merchandise, but he ends up buying another at a much higher price. In the first book devoted to chess transpositions, New York Post columnist and acclaimed chess author Andy Soltis shows how this strategy works over the board. By transposing a series of well-known moves (i.e., making them in an unfamiliar order), a player leads his opponent into an unfavorable position that he would normally have shunned. Using entertaining examples from the games of the masters, Soltis covers a variety of transpositions in virtually every kind of opening: double e-pawn, Sicilian, the Reti, English, Indian, and others."--Publisher description
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 52 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
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

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Pawn structure chessThe inner game of chess : how to calculate and winSoviet chess, 1917-1991Studying chess made easyThe United States chess championship, 1845-1996The 100 best chess games of the 20th century, rankedHow to choose a chess moveTranspo tricks in chess : finesse your chess moves and winBobby Fischer : the career and complete games of the American world chess champion