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  • Chess For Dummiesby James Eade

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.99

    For all levels of chess players, Chess For Dummies, 3rd Edition , brings readers an updated guide to the wide world of chess. Offering easily-understood explanations of the game and its components, this book is a must have for those developing an interest or looking for an extra edge in chess. Chess For Dummies, 3rd Edition : Offers easily-understood... 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...

  • 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...

  • Power Chess for Kidsby Charles Hertan

    New in Chess 2013; US$ 9.99

    A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so. You will learn how to weed out silly moves and just consider a few important... more...

  • Curried Chessby Markus Stormson

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    10 spiced up versions of the game, all played with your chess set on the 8 x 8 Chequered board ? don?t be bored again, Curried Chess is here to spice up your chess life! more...

  • Game of Kingsby Michael Weinreb

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    A year with the boy geniuses of the nation?s top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York?s public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter... more...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men?the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer?met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with... more...

  • Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chessby Bruce Pandolfini

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 17.00

    From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan. One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops.... more...