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  • Chessby Jonathan Arnott

    Crowood 2014;

    Chess - Crowood Sports Guides is the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. Standard chess rules and basic notation is covered as well as how to use each piece effectively; tactics and strategy; how to plan for success;... 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 lines... more...

  • The 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 to think,... 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...

  • Chess For Dummiesby James Eade

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify... more...

  • The Immortal Gameby David Shenk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays... more...

  • King's Gambitby

    Hyperion 2007; US$ 18.95

    As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness. In King?s Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level ? without losing... more...

  • Chess Guideby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 9.99

    Chess from MobileReference is an ideal Chess quick-study guide. The Chess covers the basic pieces of chess, before going on to some more advanced topics. Audience. Intended for everyone interested in Chess, particularly for beginners and intermediate students. Fully illustrated. Search for the words or phrases. Navigate from Table of Contents or read... more...

  • Chess for Successby Maurice Ashley

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life. But he found his inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess book and becoming hypnotized by the game?s philosophies; his dedication would eventually lead him to break the chess world?s color lines by... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Texas Hold'em, 2nd Editionby Carl Baldassarre; Randy Burgess

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 9.95

    Texas Hold'Em, the game featured on the popular television programs and dealth at well-known tournaments, has quickly become the one to play - and the one to win. In the context of teaching readers the basics on Texas Hold'Em, this revised edition covers 'No Limit' strategies and tournaments, and the basics for winning bigger cash pots. Although the... more...