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  • Taming Wild Chess Openingsby John Watson

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 22.99

    Effective recipes for club players No matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy a chess opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it. When that happens, you can count on a well-prepared opponent who is more than happy to roll out his pet line. John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club players with... more...

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chessby Jon Edwards

    Wiley 2007; US$ 24.99

    Chess is a mental game, but you don't have to strain your brain to learn the basics—not with this guide that shows you how to play. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Chess covers how to set up the board, how each piece moves, opening strategies and variations, attacking themes and common sacrifices, and more. Photos of the board let you see strategies... 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...

  • United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Editionby U.S. Chess Federation

    Diversified Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers. THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES THE LATEST RULES GOVERNING CHESS, INCLUDING:... more...

  • Van Perlo's Endgame Tacticsby Ger van Perlo

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 25.99

    This is the new and substantially expanded edition of a modern chess classic. Upon its publication in 2006, Van Perlo?s Endgame Tactics won the two most prestigious book awards in the chess world, as it was elected both the English Chess Federation Book of the Year and the ChessCafe Book of the Year. By chance, in 2013 publisher New In Chess... more...

  • A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Blackby Or Cohen

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.99

    In amateur chess games, the most popular opening move for White is 1.e4, and the most reliable reply for Black is 1..e5, says FIDE Master Or Cohen. In this book, Cohen has created a vibrant and robust opening repertoire for Black after 1?e5, based on the Petroff Defence. Cohen presents inventive ways for Black to fight for the initiative... more...

  • Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategiesby Bruce Pandolfini

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 18.99

    With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever. Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic... 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...

  • Winning Chess Manoeuvresby Sarhan Guliev

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    When a chess master finds a winning strategic idea it is seldom by accident. An amateur, staring at a position on the chess board is often fumbling in the dark, his head spinning with a multitude of general rules and vague notions. The master?s approach is concrete. He knows how and where to look, because he has studied the games of other masters.... more...

  • Winning Chess Middlegamesby Ivan Sokolov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 22.99

    Ivan Sokolov, a famous grandmaster who has beaten world champions like Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand, has written a lucid guide on how to win chess middlegames, by addressing an almost universally ignored but extremely important topic: pawn structures. With very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames:... more...