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  • 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

    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...