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  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chessby Jon Edwards

    Wiley 2007; US$ 24.99 US$ 14.99

    Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics—not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies... more...

  • Chess Openings For Dummiesby James Eade

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Improve your chess game the fast and easy way You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make! This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow... more...

  • Capablancaby Del Frisco Rosario

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But The Chess Machine was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king.In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca's... more...

  • Chess Camp: Move Attack And Captureby Igor Sukhin

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking... more...

  • Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourselfby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game. This lively new edition is written by William Hartston, an experienced chess player and daily columnist for the Independent. It is structured in 75 easy-to-follow lessons, clearly demarcated by level, so that you are challenged throughout. You will get to grips with... more...

  • Win At Chess: Teach Yourselfby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    Win at Chess is the ultimate beginner's guide to this complex tactical game. You will quickly get to grips with the pieces, basic moves and elementary tactics - to help you develop your strategy and win. You will build your skill and learn how to exploit your opponent's strengths and weaknesses to ultimately force checkmate. The book is packed with... more...

  • Brilliant Chess: Flashby William Hartston

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 7.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Brilliant Chess is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles in a few short steps. Even if they have no idea about the rules or the moves, in just 96 pages... more...

  • Complete Hedgehogby Sergey Shipov

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deeply annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog's development - from its origins as a way to avoid well-trodden paths to its current status as a respected weapon in Black's armory. The Hedgehog... more...

  • How to Win in the Chess Openingsby I.A. Horowitz

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 5.95

    In this classic chess work, I. A. Horowitz presents the study of chess openings in a logical, easy-to-understand manner, not beyond the grasp of the player who has learned little more than the rules of chess. To begin with, an outline and discussion of the principles and concepts of opening play, common to all openings. Then, in turn, an account of... more...

  • Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategiesby Bruce Pandolfini

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 18.99

    With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever. Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic... more...