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Chess

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  • 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...

  • 200 Brilliant Endgamesby Irving Chernev

    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...

  • How Good Is Your Chess?by Daniel King

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lasker's Manual of Chessby Emanuel Lasker

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Great chess master shares his secrets, including basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, openings, combinations, position play, aesthetics, and other important maneuvers. More than 300 diagrams. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953by David Bronstein

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Perceptive coverage of all 210 games from the legendary tournament, which featured Smyslov, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, and 11 others, including the author. Suitable for players at all levels. Algebraic notation. 352 diagrams. more...