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Knight13 . jahhaj I don’t know anything about Michael Stean’s “Simple Chess.” But Simple Chess by John Emms also uses games played by masters to teach all kinds of stuff like Outposts, The Bishop Pair, Strong Pawns and Weak Pawns, etc. and the “More Simple Chess” by John Emms is about more complicated stuff like Problem Pieces, Trading, Minor Importance, Rampant Rooks, etc.

They’re good ideal books for Club Players and Tournament Players. But sadly I’ve never seen these two books in book stores but in 1 library.

jahhaj . Knight13 Sounds exactly like Michael’s book. The games from Michael’s book can be found here Game Collection: “Simple Chess” by Michael Stean. Are they the same?

One criticism of Michael’s books was that though they contained a lot of good material they placed too much emphasis on static positional features. Sounds like “More Simple Chess” might remedy that somewhat.

Sure there’s no plagerism here, sounds like the publishers asked John to update Michael’s book.

Attacking with the Isolated Queen’s Pawn

The Isolated Queen’s Pawn arises in countless chess positions, because this pawn structure can be reached via a host of popular openings: the Sicilian, the Caro-Kann, the French, the Queen’s Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian to name a few. Love them or hate them, these positions are very difficult to avoid, so you really need to know what to do when you get them.

In this book, John Emms examines the key tactical and positional ideas in IQP positions, with an emphasis on how to attack and how to defend. In addition, he also explores openings which lead to IQPs, and suggests repertoire options which make sure you reach the positions you desire.

A Grandmaster’s guide to IQPs
Includes practical tips on opening choices

Ideal for improvers, club players and tournament players.

Published May 2010 EU, April 2010 US |
ISBN 9781857446289
Format Paperback, 192 pages

wordfunph . may you have more chess books to write.

happy birthday GM John Emms!

k.khalil . I got checkmated by him today.

It’s 1.14 am and I can’t sleep.

wordfunph . k.khalil my sympathy, normal for chessplayers after losing a game.

Nightsurfer . Congrats to that you have nominated John M Emms to be Player Of The Day December 13th, 2012 .

I have learned a lot by the nominee’s very instructive book “Easy Guide To The Nimzo-Indian” . Cadogan, London 1998 (that book has received a favourable review by John L Watson. please read the article as follows: ).

Before I read that book I had assumed that the basic Black strategy in the Nimzo-Indian was to try to conquer one (or two. ) of White doubled Pawns c3 & c4, but after I have read John M Emms ‘s manual “Easy Guide To The Nimzo-Indian” . I do know better now, since there are a lot of “tricks on the kingside” that Black can apply, just read the very inspiring pages 46 and 47 in: “Easy Guide To The Nimzo-Indian” by John M Emms !

I have been impressed by the “snap mate” – as it has been dubbed (and demonstrated) by John M Emms on page 46 of “Easy Guide To The Nimzo-Indian” -. a finish that can occur as a follow-up of the position as follows.

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namely after White quite logical kicking Black Queen with 11.g3. and Black nonchalantly ignoring that threat with 11. Ng5! . please see the diagram as follows.

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and please compare page 46 in John M Emms ‘s “Easy Guide To The Nimzo-Indian” .

I have memorized that trap – with the eventual consequence 12.gxh4. Nh3# . herewith the corresponding diagram.

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– over and over again, and one day before Christmas 2006 that memorizing paid off, by a funny replay of John M Emms ‘s snap mate as follows, please see the diagram as follows.

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as being the result of the moves 13.gxh4. Nh3# in M Boskan vs R Gralla, 2006.

Since that very day of December 23rd, 2006, today’s Player Of The Day December 13th, 2012 John M Emms is my personal God Of The Nimzo-Indian . -)

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