The Chess GPS 1,2,3 - Palatnik & Khodarkovsky

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The Chess GPS

Paperback, 192 pages, Wildside Press 2017

This first book in the "Chess GPS"series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz's theory. In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. You can unblock any obstacles towards realizing your chess personality by taking full personal responsibility for every move. This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. The books in the "Chess GPS" series are designed for more effective focusing the player's energy and creative skills in the right direction.

"The Chess GPS - Improvement" is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game.

The Chess GPS 2

Paperback, 210 pages, Wildside Press 

The Chess GPS 2 invites you to delve into the set of requirements declared when choosing a chess move. A fairly common coaching mistake, according to the authors, is recommending that students concentrate on finding the "best," "strongest" move during the game.

Instead, the book attempts to encourage readers to choose the more important move in their opinion among other useful moves. In the end, the player can make an attempt to improve the situation on the board, as he sees it at the moment, based on his experience, knowledge, intuition, and inspiration; this will be the important move that he has the right to make and will be able to justify in the future, while shouldering the responsibility of choosing "his own" move.

In particular, present methods od effectively searching for a move with the goal of improving the position in the way that the player prefers. These same methods can be used to analyze the play of grandmasters and gain a deeper perception of their ideas and practical solutions. Here we see typical examples of such grandmaster decisions. The book attempts to link together the task of improving the position and the choice of a move that corresponds to the solution of such a problem. To master this technique, which makes it possible to feel responsible for your move, is the opportunity for the reader to unleash his talent, reveal his chess indivduality, and, as a result, improve his play.


The Chess GPS 3

Paperback, 216 pages, Kasparov Chess Foundation 2021

"The ideas outlined in this book are quite convincing and should be widely used in chess practice.  One of the main tasks of this book is to help the readers increase the effectiveness with which they can utilize their chess knowledge, experience and ingenuity.  The associated set of well-chosen examples allows the reader to more clearly understand the numerous strategic problems and become more fully aware of his / her chess identity.

The reader is invited to understand the need for personal responsibility that is imposed on the chess player in choosing a move.  The concepts revealed in this book are the result of extensive practical experience, successful work of the authors as coaches, and their rich life experience.  The enveloping atmosphere of Odessa humor hospitably accompanies the readers throughout this book"

- Garry Kasparov, 13th World Chess Champion

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