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Chess

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  • Learn Chess Quickby Brian Field; Alan Orpin; Gray Jolliffe

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 5.76

    This fun and chatty book provides the ideal way to learn the world's greatest board game - the easy way. more...

  • Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognitionby International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 17.99

    Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. This is well known. But what does pattern recognition actually mean? And how can you improve at it? more...

  • Why You Lose at Chessby Tim Harding

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Updated chess classic shows how to learn from losses by recognizing the warning signals and by analyzing what went wrong in losing games. Revised chapters focus on shift from correspondence chess to play based on e-mail and internet; benefits of computer chess, plus analysis of face-off between Kasparov and Deep Blue. more...

  • Counter Gambitsby T. D. Harding

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    The author reveals how to win games with Black by proposing the method of calculated aggression, covering such topics as dynamic counterplay, counter-gambits in open games, Black sacrifices in the half-open games, counters to the Queen's Gambit, and Indian Counter-Gambits. Includes 67 fully annotated games, and another 25 complete games in theoretical... more...

  • Technique in Chessby Gerald Abrahams

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    A superb guide to the general concepts of chess technique and the methods for using technique to plan ahead. Early initiative and control of the center, translating an advantage into the middle game, techniques of endgame play are all systematically analyzed. 200 examples and problems from actual play increase "technique consciousness." more...

  • 200 Brilliant Endgamesby Irving Chernev

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Chernev blends anecdotes with observations on inspiring moves and combinations by well- and lesser-known players, including Troitzky, Réti, Kasparyan, Botvinnik, Kubbel, Rinck, and Grigoriev. Examples are introduced with a cue and include the composer's name, the date of its original publication, a diagram with an algebraic grid, and the winning variation... more...

  • How Good Is Your Chess?by Daniel King

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Chess enthusiasts can determine their mastery by facing off against 20 of the world's top players. This instructive and amusing test-yourself guide by a grandmaster asks readers to predict their opponent's moves and helps to improve their game by studying the plans and ideas of renowned players. more...

  • How to Play the Chess Openingsby Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Clear, profound examinations of just what each opening is intended to do and how opponent can counter. Many sample games. more...

  • The Art of Chess Combinationby Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Among the most satisfying and successful chess maneuvers, the combination usually involves surprise and sacrifice to achieve a sudden advantage. This essential work explains principles, varieties, and techniques, plus the ideas behind them. Examples from the games of master players provide helpful illustrations. Suitable for players at all levels.... more...

  • Combinationsby Irving Chernev

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres, and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams. more...