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  • 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...

  • 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 2006; 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...

  • Chess Periodicalsby Gino Di Felice

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 49.95

    This comprehensive reference work presents detailed bibliographical information about worldwide chess periodicals past to present. It contains over 3,100 entries. Information for each entry includes year and country of publication, frequency, sponsors, publisher, editors, language, subject, and holdings in chess libraries. Includes an alphabetical... more...

  • The Everything Chess Basics Bookby Peter Kurzdorfer; Us Chess Federation

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 15.95

    If you're looking to learn about the game of chess-and win- The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction. Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill. From understanding the chess pieces to learning... more...

  • A Short History of Chessby Henry A. Davidson

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 5.95

    This compact story chronicles how chess diffused throughout the world, of when and why the changes in structure were made, and of what is known about its origins; and an account, of necessity largely guesswork, of how chess was born. The book also includes a polyglot?a lexicon of chess terms in the forty major languages of this one world. And for the... more...

  • Chess Variationsby John Gollon

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 14.95

    Chess Variations is a must for all chess enthusiasts and an outstanding book which promises many hours of pleasurable entertainment for all others. With more than 40 variations of the popular board game, this book contains, among others, the oldest known form of chess (Chaturanga), the game created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and introduced in his Martian... more...

  • Emil Kemenyby John S. Hilbert

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

    Emil Kemeny appeared on the American chess scene in 1890, a Hungarian chess player on the Lower East Side who had difficulty with English. Within a decade he was considered one of the country's finest chess players and writers. He dominated chess in both Philadelphia and Chicago, where he lived between 1893 and early 1906. Congenial and modest,... more...

  • King's Gambitby Paul Hoffman

    Hyperion 2007; US$ 11.99

    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... more...