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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gambit Publications Ltd (23 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901983412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901983418
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gambit Publications specialises in chess and has an unrivalled reputation for originality and editorial excellence. The company is owned and staffed entirely by leading chess masters and grandmasters.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "sirjohn13" on 12 Oct 2005
Format: Paperback
John Nunn has produced a magnificent work. This book contains 30 games, that deal with 30 aspects and elements of the game (for example The strong centre, the two bishops, defence and counter-attack, pawn-chain play, the power of passed pawns in the endgame...). There are more, but those 30 games are enough for the reader to get some very important lessons in basic chess strategy. Thanks to the detailed annotation and comments per move, the reader can understand the ideas behind each and every move, why a move or a plan might be good or bad....There is also a short introduction before every game, where Nunn mentions a few things about the element that the following game is going to deal with, as well as a short overview of the game in the end, summarising the important lessons that the reader should take from it. To sum up, I think this is the best book ever writen for the average club player and I strongly recommend that every player rated 1300-2000 should read it, for he has much to gain and nothing to lose from doing that. i was 1300 when I studied that book and I quickly noticed an amazing improvement in my play. Thanks for this great book John!
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By expert chess player on 1 July 2006
Format: Paperback
There are three ways of learning to play chess?

One: Reading and learning from instruction books. This is a good method. And for some topics like openings and middlegame the only method.

Two: Training with a coach who can instruct you and can analyse the games and point out the errors you made and the weaknesses you have to work on.

Three: Studying grandmaster games. This can't be done without the help of an instructive commentary from someone at grandmaster level. UCMM fits the bill. Contrary to other game-collections the games are ordered thematic. At the same time John Nunn has taken care to select games from a wide variety of openings. The games are also selected that the wins are against significant oposition. In many game collections and chess manuals, themes are clarified by games where a strong player defeats a weak player. This helps to clarify the theme, but also obscures the difficulties to convert an advantage against strong oposition.

Finally John Nunn has been able to strike a good balance between verbal explanations and detailed variations, depending on the sort of position he examines.

In short I can't think of a better and more instructive collection of games.
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45 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Mar 2001
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Here is another very impressive book by Dr. John Nunn. It contains 30 games annotated move-by-move. This book is appropriate for all levels of chess players. Dr. Nunn explains modern chess strategy deeply and also gives a good deal of analysis of variations. My only complaint is that there could be more games (perhaps a total of 50) in this book, especially with a bit more endgame coverage (there are only three games particularly focusing on the aspects of the endgame.)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Dec 2008
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John Nunn is one of the better chess writers. This book is very methodically laid out with each theme (eg sacrificial attack) covered with the help of grandmaster games. Nunn explains each move in simple and lucid language and there are plenty of diagrams to give a visual picture of the positions being discussed. More importantly all the modern fashionable openings are covered. This book is highly recommended.
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