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  • A Cutting-edge Gambit against the Queen's Indianby Imre Hera

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 16.99

    Against the widely played Queen?s Indian Defense White?s most ambitious and most popular choice is the Fianchetto Variation. Since the 1980?s the main response here for Black has been the Nimzowitsch Variation 4?La6, first played in 1925 by the famous theoretician Aron Nimzowitsch, in which Black tries to hinder White?s development by attacking... more...

  • Chess World Title Contenders and Their Stylesby Danny Kopec; Craig Pritchett

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    A thoroughly annotated selection of the finest games played by the best young grandmasters of the 1980s. Presented by two international masters and former champions, players at every level will find inspiration and practical techniques. Player profiles include Gary Kasparov, Jan Timman, Walter Browne, Robert Hubner, Zoltan Ribli, Ljubomir Ljubojevic,... more...

  • Morphy's Games of Chessby Philip Sergeant

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    300 games by the greatest player of all time: 54 against such masters as Anderssen, Harrwitz, Mongredien, Bird, Paulsen, and others; 52 of the best blindfold games; 52 games at odds; and 142 in consultation, informally. Detailed annotations of games by such expert analysts as Sergeant, Steinitz, Anderssen, and Morphy himself. more...

  • How to Play Chess Endingsby Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Famous chess teacher clearly explains the principles of chess endings, with special attention to positional play, the conception and execution of a plan, and the recognition of tactical opportunities. more...

  • The Middle Game in Chessby Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Superior introduction to most demanding part of chess. Basic concepts of middle game play are systematically and logically presented. Every significant idea is illustrated by well-chosen excerpts from master play, including games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Reshevsky, Botvinnik, Marshall, Pillsbury, and other prominent players. 80 illustrations.... more...

  • The Art of Chessby James Mason

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Early 20th-century master presents both ideas and actual moves in most easily assimilated form. Lucid text explains over 90 different openings?Ruy Lopez to work of Alekhine, Réti, Nimzovich, others. Combinations analyzed and clearly presented. "...first-class chess book."?The Illustrated London News. 448 diagrams. more...

  • Danger in Chessby Amatzia Avni

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    How to develop an early warning system, based on three main sources: outside (the opponent); inside (the player's own thought process); and the stimulus itself (the board position). Author shows how to identify hazards, plus how detecting these signals can be used both defensively and offensively. 24 black-and-white figures. more...

  • The Art of Sacrifice in Chessby Rudolf Spielmann

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    A Grandmaster shares secrets from 40 years of tournament play, outlining hard-won lessons that enable players to win games by giving up pieces. The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level. more...

  • Capablanca's Best Chess Endingsby Irving Chernev

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize the Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Réti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, with endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art. more...

  • 500 Master Games of Chessby Dr. S. Tartakower; J. du Mont

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 29.95

    Vast collection of great chess games from 1798 through 1938, with much hard-to-find material. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play! more...