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Soltis, Andrew

Andrew (andy) Solits is an American grandmaster. 

In 1979, Soltis began writing a monthly column called “Chess to Enjoy” for Chess Life magazine.  It is the longest running column in that magazine. 

In 1980, Soltis was awarded the Grandmaster (GM) title.  Soltis was the first to become a GM based solely on US tournaments.

Soltis has written:

Boris Spassky, 1969

1.P-QN4, 1972

Larsen’s Opening 1.P-QN3, 1972

American Chess Masters from Morphy to Fischer, 1974 (with Bisguier)

Morphy’s Chess Masterpieces, 1974

The Great Chess Tournaments and Their Stories, 1975

Pawn Structure Chess, 1976, 2013

The Younger School of Soviet Chess, 1976

Chess to Enjoy, 1978

Catalog of Chess Mistakes, 1979

Chess Mistakes – How to Detect and Avoid Them, 1980

Understanding the Caro-Kann Defense, 1980  (with Keene, Mednis, Peters, Kaplan)

Grandmaster secrets: endings, 1981

Understanding the Chess Openings: Queen’s Indian Defense, 1981

Winning With the Bird Opening, 1982

Winning with the English Opening, 1982

Sicilian Dragon for Black, 1983

The Art of Defense in Chess, 1983

The Book of Chess Lists, 1984

The (Not So) Old Indian, 1984

The Art of Defense in Chess, 1986

Openings of the Eighties, vol 1-3, 1986

A Black Defensive System for the Rest of Your Chess Career, 1987, 1997

The Stonewall Attack, 1987

Winning With the English Opening, Revised, 1987

Black to Play and Win with 1…g6, 1988

Winning with 1.d4, 1988

Winning with 1.e4, 1988

Bird-Larsen Attack, 1989

Confessions of a Chess Grandmaster, 1990

Petrosian the Powerful, 1990

Pillsbury the Extraordinary, 1990

Tal the Magnificent, 1990

Winning with 1.c4, 1990

Karl Marx Plays Chess, 1991

Opening Ideas and Analysis for Advanced Players, 1991

Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation, 1992, 1995

White Opening System, 1992

Winning with 1.f4, 1992

Winning with the Giuoco Piano and Max Lange Attack, 1992

Winning with the King’s Gambit Accepted, 1992

Beating the French Defense with the Advance Variation, 1993

Beating the Pirc/Modern With the Fianchetto Variation, 1993

Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack, 1993

Lasker’s Defense to the Queen’s Gambit, 1993

London System, 1993

The Baltic Defense to the Queen’s Gambit, 1993

The Fighting French, 1993

The Stonewall Attack, 2nd edition, 1993

Alekhine Exchange, 1994

Beating the Ruy Lopez with the Fianchetto Variation, 1994

Franco Benoni Defense, 1994

Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion, 1994

New Ideas in Chess, vol 1, 1994

The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win, 1994, 2014

The Stonewall Attack, 1994

New Ideas in Chess, vol 2, 1995

Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation, 2nd edition, 1995

The Noteboom Variation, 1995

The Tchigorin Defense, 1995

A Black Defensive System for the Rest of Your Chess Career, 2nd edition, 1997

Grandmaster Secrets: Endings, 1997, 2003

The United States Chess Championship, 1845-1996, 2nd ed., 1997

Winning with the English Opening, Third Revised Edition, 1997

Colle System: Koltanowski Variation 5.c3, 1998

Colle System: Zukertort Variation, 5.b3, 1998

Soviet Chess 1917-1991, 1999 (Soltis’ favorite book)

Grandmaster Secrets: Openings, 2000

Pawn Structure Chess, 2000

The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, 2000, 2006

Los Voraces 2019: A Chess Novel, 2001

Chess Lists, Second Edition, 2002

Grandmaster Secrets: Openings, 2002

Bobby Fischer Rediscovered, 2003

Grandmaster Secrets: Endings, 2nd edition, 2003

Rethinking the Chess Pieces, 2004

Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess, 2004

How to Choose a Chess Move, 2005

Why Lasker Matters, 2005

The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, 2000, 2006

Transpo Tricks in Chess: Finesse your Chess Moves and Win, 2007

The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess, 2008, 2013

Studying Chess Made Easy, 2010

The United States Chess Championship, 1845-2011, 3nd edition, 2011

What it Takes to Become a Chess Master, 2012

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames, 2013

Pawn Structure Chess, 1976, 2013

Mikhail Botvinnik: The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion, 2014

New Art of Defense in Chess, 2014

The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win, revised, 2014

Your Kingdom for My Horse: When to Exchange in Chess, 2015


 

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