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  • Brilliant Chess: Flashby William Hartston

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Win At Chess: Teach Yourselfby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Gamesby Graham Burgess; John Emms; John Nunn

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 14.57

    The 125 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British experts and illustrated with over 1,000 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the cream of two centuries of international chess, and develop your own chess-playing skills - whatever your current standard. Instructive points... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, 2Eby Patrick Wolff

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 16.95

    Confused by esoteric chess terms like castling, forking, and making Luft? Can't tell whether you've got your opponent in check or checkmate? This book will tell you everything you need to know to become a budding Kasparov, from the names of pieces and their movements to tactics and strategies, from advanced maneuvers to setting up chess tournaments... more...

  • The Complete Hedgehog, Volume 1by 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 Publishing Group 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; Not Available

    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...

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

    Touchstone 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kidsby Richard James

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 8.74

    This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids, and his website chessKIDS academy.James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chessis interesting and fun. It... more...