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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95
The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 30.00
The rules of "The Greatest Tournament in Chess History," the $20 million Sheldrake Memorial Tournament, a.k.a. Los Voraces 2019, are: no seconds, no agents, no computers, no entourages, no pagers, no power palms, no phone calls--no outside contact of any kind--as the fourteen greatest chess players in the world gather to compete for money... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 37.50
The best, the worst, the shortest, the oddest, the longest, the most deceitful, the most memorable, the most brilliant, the dumbest--of players, games, matches, tournaments, books, ideas, etc. The lists are replete with background detail and exact facts--this second edition of Soltis's classic 1984 book is altogether an essential part of any chess... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2009; US$ 9.99
A 21st Century Edition of One of the True Classics in Chess Literature! Modern Ideas in Chess is a series of 45 essays dealing with the evolution of the game, its leading players, their ideas and contributions to their respective periods. The chronology starts in the Romantic era of Anderssen and Morphy, continues through the Classical School... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2015; US$ 13.99
The Unique Genius of Tartakower! One of the most creative grandmasters ever to play the Royal Game was Savielly Tartakower. His combination of bold play and fascinating writing has long endeared him to chess aficionados worldwide. His classic work of best games has never been available in English algebraic notation. Until now. ?Tartakower?s annotations... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2008; US$ 11.99
New York 1924 A Truly Extraordinary Tournament One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions ? undisputed world champions, mind you ? fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2011; US$ 9.99
Alekhine?s Controversial Masterpiece Finally in English! For decades, Alexander Alekhine?s account of New York 1927 was at the top of the list of works that should have been rendered into English but unaccountably were not. This is unlike any other tournament book ever written. Not only do you have one of the greatest annotators of all time rendering... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2016; US$ 8.99
A Look into Bobby?s Mind From December 1966 until January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys? Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, for the first time, all of these columns have been collected in one volume. It is an eclectic mix, a fascinating look at Fischer?s writing and thinking as he reached his prime,... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2009; US$ 13.99
The Ultimate Fischer Collection! The years after the Second World War saw international chess dominated by the Soviets ? Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian and then Spassky held the world crown, treating it as if it were almost an integral part of their country?s heritage. There were occasional flashes of brilliance in the West ? Reshevsky, Najdorf,... more...
- Russell Enterprises 2012; US$ 10.99
The Stuff of Legend A great tournament deserves a great book. That?s what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zürich Candidates Tournament, in which 15 of the world?s top players battled for the right to challenge the world champion, Mikhail Botvinnik. After... more...