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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...