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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Game of Chessby Siegbert Tarrasch

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Dr. Tarrasch begins with the endgame ? because it's easier for a novice to deal with a few men than the entire 32. An important and extensive discussion of the middle game follows. Finally, the author deals with openings and offers enlightening comments on many historically important variations. Over 340 diagrams and 12 complete games. 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...

  • 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...