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Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  ChessCaissa on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:54 pm

I have promised to upload this collection for a while, and a large number of people have expressed interest, so here is the collection, finally.
Soltis is one of the most prolific and popular chess authors of our time. In my opinion, the quality of his theoretical works, with a few notable exceptions (for instance, PAWN STRUCTURE CHESS, a legendary minor classic) is uneven, ranging from good to mediocre, but his historical and biographical books (e.g. on Soviet chess, Lasker, Botvinnik and Pillsbury) are often excellent. Also, unlike many other chess writers, Soltis (a journalist by profession) also writes well, and his books are more comprehensible and enjoyable that those of the average author of chess books. He has wit, a sense of humor and an understanding of the needs of the general chess reading public.

I have not had time to tidy up this collection, let alone make a list of the books, so there are some problems here, such as duplication of the same book, in several formats or editions.

Link (1.11 gb unpacked):
https://dropmefiles.com/lNOBy


Password: CAISSA

Thanks to the original uploaders, mostly (but not exclusively) at ChessIndia and Immortalchess! sunny


This huge file is not likely to survive for long, perhaps not longer than a day or two. If you are at all interested, please download quickly, because it will be very difficult to upload the file again. IN MY VIEW, THIS IS A REAL TREASURE FOR CHESS FANS IN GENERAL, AND FOR COLLECTORS OF CHESS BOOKS IN PARTICULAR! DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADD THIS BUNDLE TO YOUR CHESS LIBRARY! ENJOY! cheers

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  dulcinian on Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:55 am

Many, many thanks!!! Razz bounce
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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  Votary23 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks Caissa

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  trane99 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:54 pm

Thanks a lot

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Cant go to dropmefiles

Post  gbsalvio on Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:32 pm

Is it possible to upload this file to another site? I can not access dropmefiles

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  Olmanz on Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:54 am

Hello,

Files are deleted. Woul it be possible to upload them again?

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Here are few books

Post  Gmde on Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 am

I don't have the whole collection but few books.here are the links.
1.Pawn Structure Chess
Some 250 years ago, the great Philidor wrote, ''The pawns are the soul of chess.'' Although that statement is perhaps the most common cliche in the literature of the game, it is too often misunderstood.
Pawns are usually considered weak because of their limited range of movement. But the pawns' restricted mobility is precisely what makes them so important strategically: they form a semi-permanent structure -- often called a ''pawn skeleton'' -- that establishes the territorial lines of the coming battle and thus the nature of the battle itself. Understanding how pawns affect strategy is the subject of this important book. In it you will learn: -- how to handle the characteristic pawn structure of each opening ''family'' and each major variation -- how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of pawn chains -- when to exchange pawns in the center -- and when not to -- how to cramp your opponent's position and what to do if your opponent cramps yours -- how to create and exploit pawn ''holes''...and much, much more, all copiously illustrated by complete games from actual play.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2ANE

2.Rethinking the Chess Pieces
Professionals know that during the course of a game, the value of chess pieces change. And they use this knowledge to decide which pieces to exchange--and when. International grandmaster Andrew Soltis, the author of Bobby Fischer Rediscovered , helps pass this important information on to novices so they can benefit, too. He investigates why the traditional ''chart of relative values'' or computer analysis so often fails to explain why certain trades and sacrifices work and others just don't. All the typical decisions a player has to make, such as whether to swap two minor pieces for rook and pawn, receive detailed scrutiny. Players will appreciate the insightful analysis.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2ATJ

3.How to Choose a Chess Move (Batsford Chess Books)
There are more than 30 moves to choose from in a typical chess position. Yet masters regularly manage to select the best one--and they do it faster, more confidently, and with less calculation than other players. The reason: masters know shortcuts that enable them to think more efficiently. International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis explains these techniques, including how to use specific cues to find good moves, how to streamline the analysis of a move's consequences, and how to use both objective and highly subjective criteria to find the right move--from any position. An enlightening window into a Grandmaster's thinking process.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2AXy

4.The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win
Every player has heard the saying, "Chess is 99 percent tactics." It isn't.It's 99 percent calculation. But until now there has never been a book devoted entirely to this most mysterious and essential chess technique.This book examines both the technical and practical aspects of how to think ahead -- the selection of candidate moves, the evaluation of end positions, finding the proper move order, and the like.Special attention is paid to the broad range of calculating mistakes, such as overlooked zwischenzugs and "quiet moves," visualization blunders, and "believing" your opponent.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2Ab7

5.Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess
Emmanuel Lasker, one of the greatest chess players in history, once said, "The hardest game to win is a won game." How to Turn an Advantage into Victory is for the player who wins in the middlegame but doesn't know the right moves to pull off a victory. Learn how to overcome the most common -- and most challenging -- situation in every chess game.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2AnB
6.Studying Chess Made Easy
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.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2Ard
7.El Arte de La Defensa En Ajedrez (Spanish Edition)

Link http://stratoplot.com/2AwU

8.Grandmaster Secrets: Endings. Everything you need to know about the endgame
Using a Socratic teacher-student approach in the characters of GM Noah Tall and Pat Sayre, Soltis centers his comments around the subjects of: the various pieces, techniques, plans, mismatches, rules, and how to get started—all dealt with from a chess grandmaster's perspective. Profuse illustrations and games allow everyone to grasp the concepts quicker, so you will improve in a shorter amount of time. Charts, graphics, and annotated examples in algebraic notation will add to your reading pleasure.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2AzW

9.The Baltic Defense to the Queen's Gambit

Link http://stratoplot.com/2B1E

10.Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation

Link http://stratoplot.com/2B3n
11.Winning with the Ruy Lopez Exchange Variation (Subtitle: Fischer's Weapon)

Link http://stratoplot.com/2BAQ
12.Why Lasker Matters
Emanuel Lasker was the longest-reigning world champion (1894-1921) and remained one of the world's top 10 players for nearly four decades. He competed against top players such as Capablanca, Rubinstein and Alekhine at the height of their game, and was consistently successful, yet almost no one studies his games today. Lasker is often overlooked by the modern chess player, and the secrets of his success remain a mystery. Chess journalist Andy Soltis reveals for the first time the winning formula behind Lasker's phenonemal acheivements. Over 100 annotated games, Soltis analyses the tricks, traps and techniques behind the winning moves, and makes Lasker's methods accessible to today's players.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BDp

13.Bobby Fischer Rediscovered
A lively, personal, and wonderfully informative look at Bobby Fischer, his personality and his playing. Although three decades have passed since Fischer won the world chess title from the former Soviet Union, he still remains a source of fascination and admiration for all players. Andy Soltis, a grandmaster and author of numerous chess books, looks back at his first encounters with Fischer in New York when they were both teenagers; assesses Fischer's exceptional ability to obtain and realize an advantage in play; and analyzes his career right up to his final matches with Boris Spassky. Most important, Soltis comments on and annotates many of Fischer's major matches in detail, explaining the logic behind the moves in illuminating detail. A must for any fan of chess and this remarkably enigmatic champion.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BL7

14.Transpo tricks in chess: finesse your chess moves and win
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.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BP9

15.The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess (Batsford Chess Books)
As a professional journalist and popular chess author, International Master Andrew Soltis is perhaps the best qualified to collect and edit this treasury of chess wisdom through the ages. With quotations running the gamut from timeless irony (“The winner of the game is the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”—Anonymous) to pithy advice (“To get squares, ya gotta give squares.”—Bobby Fischer), each nugget of wisdom is accompanied by a chess position illustrating the idea behind it. Divided into chapters on Calculation, Intuition, Strategy, Position Evaluation, Openings, Sacrifices, Attitude, Endgames, Mistakes, Studying, Time Management, and Tournament Tactics, this is a book that chess fans will appreciate as much for its memorable wit as for its practical lessons.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BTy

16.Winning with the Giuoco Piano and the Max Lange Attack
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BX6

17.The Stonewall Attack
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BZF

18.Beating the French Defense with the Advance
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BbT

19.Catalog of Chess Mistakes
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BlD

20.What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
The title of What It Takes to Become a Chess Master is about as straightforward and descriptive of the contents as any chess book you will find. As Soltis explains, "only two percent of the people who take chess seriously make master." He claims "the answers aren't mysterious"; however, his conclusions as to why this is may still surprise you. For instance, he states that being good in core areas such as tactics and endgames, and having a good general awareness of principles, may have been enough to get you where you are, but getting better at them will not necessarily take you further. The same goes for opening knowledge, memory, overall experience, and calculation, with Soltis writing that there is "a powerful law of diminishing returns in chess calculation," because it is very rare to even have to see, say, six or seven moves ahead.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BoI
21.Frank Marshall United States Chess Champion: A Biography with 220 Games
Link http://stratoplot.com/2Brd

22.365 Chess Master Lessons.
In-depth analysis of 365 chess games, one for every day of the year.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2BuK
23.100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
.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.
Covers important ideas from endgame to sacrifices.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2Byr
24.Soviet chess, 1917-1991
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 days of the revolution to the devastation 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 scoretables. 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.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2CEQ

25.Understanding the Queen's Indian Defence
Link http://stratoplot.com/2CJd

26.The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1996
Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
Link http://stratoplot.com/2CML

27.Black Defensive System For The Rest Of Your Chess Career
Link http://stratoplot.com/2COs

28.William Steinitz, chess champion : a biography of the Bohemian Caesar
Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the "Bohemian Caesar" quite apart from his chess dominance. Lengthy annotations for the 15 selected games are provided by modern grandmaster Andy Soltis, often augmented by Steinitz's own observations.Three additional games are also included. Each game is illustrated
Link http://stratoplot.com/2CRn

Of course some someone will share the missing parts like "Mikhail botvinnik 2013"!!
Gmde
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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  Zuggzee on Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:23 pm

Can we have repost or refresh of links ChessCaissa? I promise to make a mirror and repost here immediately. Humble request! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  Chess expert on Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:22 pm

All Links are working perfectly. Thank you Gmde. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  vartika007 on Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:08 pm

May I have this link live again please?

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Re: Chess Books by Andrew Soltis

Post  ASR on Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:07 pm

vartika007 wrote:May I have this link live again please?

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link is deleted. Please enable. thankyou.

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