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Chess

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  • 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...

  • An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explainedby Leonard Barden

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations. 58 figures. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...