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  • Anish Giriby Anish Giri

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 12.99

    'Chess Grandmaster Anish Giri sketches his rise to the chess elite and presents 20 fondly remembered games in his trademark style: instructive, witty and delightfully unimpressed by reputations. Included is his win against Magnus Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee, the 'Wimbledon' of Chess, in 2011. The Dutch grandmaster is not only an exceptional player, but... more...

  • Bobby Fischer for Beginnersby Renzo Verwer

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 4.99

    Everything you always wanted to know about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, complete with easily accessible examples of his chess playing style, in one compact and very readable volume. His youth in Brooklyn, his astonishing career, his many conflicts, his girlfriends and his tragic death in exile in Iceland in 2008: it is all there. You don?t need... more...

  • Wojo's Weapons, Volume 3by Jonathan Hilton; Dean Ippolito

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Grünfeld is one of the most topical openings in modern chess practice. Many club players fear it, and top GMs often struggle to get an advantage when facing it as White. But is it really a theoretically sound defense? In this third and final volume of the acclaimed Wojo?s Weapons series, IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton claim to have found... more...

  • Amateur to IMby Jonathan Hawkins

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title? The secret was knowing what to study and how to learn as efficiently as possible. Focusing his attention firmly on the endgame, Jonathan devised a number of building blocks and identified a number... more...

  • Simple Attacking Plansby Fred Wilson

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?I had a fantastic position, but I couldn?t figure out what to do next!? Sound familiar? If so, then Fred Wilson?s Simple Attacking Plans was written for you. The author distills the complexities of mounting an offensive against your opponent?s king down to four principles that lie at the root of most successful chess attacks. Novice... more...

  • Chess For Dummiesby James Eade

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.59

    Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify... 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...

  • 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 reports... 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...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...