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  • White King and Red Queenby Daniel Johnson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Daniel Johnson -- journalist, editor, scholar, and chess enthusiast who once played Garry Kasparov to a draw in a simultaneous exhibition -- is the perfect guide to one of history?s most remarkable periods, when chess matches were front-page news and captured the world?s imagination. The Cold War played out in many areas: geopolitical alliances,... more...

  • The Chess Artistby J. C. Hallman

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is a former chess prodigy and the most recent president of FIDE, the world's controlling chess body. Despite credible allegations of his involvement in drug running,... more...

  • United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Editionby U.S. Chess Federation

    Diversified Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers. THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES THE LATEST RULES GOVERNING CHESS, INCLUDING:... more...

  • Brilliant Chess: Flashby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourselfby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 8.99

    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$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...