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

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 16.95

    Don't make a move without it. Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a guide to the art of chess collectibles; and more. Foreword... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, 3rd Editionby Patrick Wolff

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    Written by a U.S. Chess Champion, International Chess Grandmaster, and longtime instructor, this book includes information for both novice and expert, including over 400 illustrated chessboards and photos; over 20 pages of detailed answer key notes; a completely new chapter on new evidence about chess and its impact on brain power; a guide to the... more...

  • 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

    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...