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  • The Art of the Middle Gameby Paul Keres; Alexander Kotov

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more. Authoritative introduction by Harry Golombek. Belongs in the library of every serious chess enthusiast. Indexes of players and middle-game themes. more...

  • Modern Chess Strategyby Ludek Pachman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Modern classic offers thorough, systematic analysis of the use of the queen, active king, exchanges, seven different uses of pawns, minority attack, dynamic elements, much more. Analyses of 129 great games featuring Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky, other masters. Indexes of games and openings. 298 diagrams.... more...

  • How Not to Play Chessby Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Developing plans of action based on positional analysis: weak and strong squares, control of open lines, pawn structure, more. 20 problems. more...

  • Chess Strategyby Edward Lasker

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    One of a half-dozen great theoretical works in chess, shows principles of action above and beyond moves. Acclaimed by Capablanca, Keres, and other greats. more...

  • How to Play the Chess Openingsby Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Clear, profound examinations of just what each opening is intended to do and how opponent can counter. Many sample games. more...

  • Combinationsby Irving Chernev

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Explanations for the famous and less well-known combinations of Tarrasch, Botvinnik, Nimzovich, Steinitz, Rubinstein; the dazzling brilliancies of Morphy, Keres, and Alekhine; the deadly attacks of Marshall; the unfathomable plays of Lasker; and the matchless creations of Capablanca and many others. 356 diagrams. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...