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  • Bobby Fischer for Beginnersby Renzo Verwer

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 4.99

    Everything you always wanted to know about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, complete with easily accessible examples of his chess playing style, in one compact and very readable volume. His youth in Brooklyn, his astonishing career, his many conflicts, his girlfriends and his tragic death in exile in Iceland in 2008: it is all there. You don?t need... more...

  • The Improving Chess Thinkerby Dan Heisman

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Expanding on the classic work Thought and Choice in Chess , the author tests players from novice to master and describes how they approach complicated chess positions, then offers advice on how to avoid typical flaws in the thinking process at each level. more...

  • Openings for Amateursby Pete Tamburro

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Learning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players. Award-winning chess teacher and championship scholastic coach Pete Tamburro offers practical guidance for avoiding common pitfalls at the chessboard, as well as effective strategies for meeting troublesome openings and a choice... more...

  • Fading Hearts on the Riverby Brooks Haxton

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 23.99

    Centered around multi-million dollar stakes and a series of nationally televised poker tournaments, Fading Hearts on the River offers a story of oddsthe odds of a newborn surviving severe jaundice, the odds of Congress passing a law that renders one?s online gambling income inaccessible, the odds of drawing the right card on the turn or the river.... more...

  • Move First, Think Laterby Willy Hendriks

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 16.99

    The chess playing mind does not work like a machine. Selecting a move results from rather chaotic thought processes and is not the logical outcome of applying a rational method. The only problem with that, says International Master Willy Hendriks, is that most books and courses on improving at chess claim exactly the opposite. The dogma of the... more...

  • The Extreme Caro-Kannby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.99

    Alexey Bezgodov presents an unusual idea for White against the ever popular Caro-Kann Defence. The Russian Grandmaster and chess opening expert advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and little explored 3.f3!? This move may look unimpressive at first sight, but it considerably complicates life for Caro-Kann players, as it makes Black?s... more...

  • Amateur to IMby Jonathan Hawkins

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title? The secret was knowing what to study and how to learn as efficiently as possible. Focusing his attention firmly on the endgame, Jonathan devised a number of building blocks and identified a number... more...

  • Simple Attacking Plansby Fred Wilson

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?I had a fantastic position, but I couldn?t figure out what to do next!? Sound familiar? If so, then Fred Wilson?s Simple Attacking Plans was written for you. The author distills the complexities of mounting an offensive against your opponent?s king down to four principles that lie at the root of most successful chess attacks. Novice players... more...

  • Wojo's Weaponsby Jonathan Hilton; Dean Ippolito

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Grünfeld is one of the most topical openings in modern chess practice. Many club players fear it, and top GMs often struggle to get an advantage when facing it as White. But is it really a theoretically sound defense? In this third and final volume of the acclaimed Wojo?s Weapons series, IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton claim to have found... more...

  • Knack Bridge for Everyoneby D. Crisfield; Eli Burakian; Stephen Gorman

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    Knack Bridge for Everyone , takes a step-by-step, visual approach to explaining the game clearly to beginners and intermediates. With 400 full-color photos, as well as numerous charts and diagrams, it begins with the rules and the fundamentals of bidding, play, defense, and scoring. It then takes the bidding up a notch by introducing more bidding... more...