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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...