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  • Pawn Power in Chessby Hans Kmoch

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Profoundly original book demonstrates how basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples illustrate theory. 182 diagrams. Index of games. more...

  • Positional Chess Handbookby Israel Gelfer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Learn to develop a more powerful strategic game. Key squares, bad bishops, pawn structures, other examples appear in ascending difficulty, with cross-references. For players at every level. 495 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kidsby Richard James

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 8.74

    This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids, and his website chessKIDS academy.James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chessis interesting and fun. It... more...

  • Sacrifice and Initiative in Chessby Ivan Sokolov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 22.99

    l The sacrifice is one of the most beautiful, rewarding and complex aspects of chess. During a game the decision to give up material in order to get an advantage is probably the most difficult one a player has to take. Often, you have to burn your bridges without being able to fully calculate the consequences. Risks and rewards are racing through... more...

  • Simple Chessby Michael Stean

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    Written by a Grand Master, this guide isolates basic elements and illustrates them through Master and Grand Master games, breaking down the mystique of strategy into easy-to-understand ideas. more...

  • Steamrolling the Sicilianby Sergey Kasparov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 19.99

    Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a surprising way to combat The Sicilian Defence, Black?s most popular choice against 1.e4. White unbalances the position of his opponent right from the start, gains space and prepares to steamroll his way to victory. This repertoire is complete and contains many new ideas and improvements on existing... more...

  • Tactics In the chess Opening 4by Geert van der Stricht; Friso Nijboer

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 2.99

    Part 4 of the successful series introducing opening tactics for casual chess players and club players. It teaches how to recognize opportunities to attack early in the game, and how to avoid standard pitfalls in the opening. This book explains in more than 230 carefully selected and annotated games, all the tactical themes and typical traps of all... more...

  • Tactics in the Chess Opening 1by A. C. van der Tak; Friso Nijboer

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 2.99

    TACTICS, TRICKS AND TRAPS! For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The chess opening is a minefield. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening... more...

  • Tactics in the Chess Opening 2by A. C. van der Tak; Friso Nijboer

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 2.99

    Tactics, tricks and traps! Every chess player loves to win, but nothing compares to winning with a flourish. How happy we are when the tactics work and we decide a game with a cunning trick, a devilish trap or a delightful coup de grāce. The Open Games, more than any other segment of the entire opening spectrum, has always given rise to spectacular... more...

  • Tactics in the Chess Opening 3by Friso Nijboer; Geert van der Stricht

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 2.99

    TACTICS, TRICKS AND TRAPS! For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The chess opening is a minefield. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening... more...