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  • Chess Results, 1968-1970by Gino Di Felice

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a continuation of a series of comprehensive chronological reference works listing the results of men's chess competitions all over the world--individual and team matches. The present volume covers 1968 through 1970. Entries record location and, when available, the group that sponsored the event. First and last names of players are included... more...

  • 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

    J. C. Hallman is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in GQ, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner , and a number of other journals and anthologies. 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; 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...

  • Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourselfby William Hartson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    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; 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...

  • No Passion For Chess Fashionby Alexander Raetsky; Maxim Chetverik

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Professional grandmasters study the latest wrinkles of their favorite openings. They have time to think about innovations in the Sicilian Najdorf, the Marshall Attack, or the Semi-Slav. It?s part of their job. But club players can rarely afford such luxury, and an excellent way for them to beat their busy schedules is to play good, solid opening... more...

  • World?s Most Instructive Amateur Game Bookby Dan Heisman

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Who says that you can?t learn from the games of amateurs? Renowned chess instructor and writer Dan Heisman presents thirty games by intermediate-level players, each one offering a rich variety of lessons in practical competitive play for all chess enthusiasts. The catalog of errors runs the gamut from taking too much (or too little!) time... more...

  • The Zukertort Systemby Grigory Bogdanovich

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Back to the future! Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury, and Bogolyubov, the Zukertort System now enjoys new life. Modern world-class players such as Artur Yusupov, Teimour Radjabov, and Lázaro Bruzón have come to appreciate the Zukertort's rich potential and play it with confidence against strong opposition.... more...