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Chess

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  • Chess for Successby Maurice Ashley

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2007; US$ 15.99

    Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life. But he found his inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess book and becoming hypnotized by the game?s philosophies; his dedication would eventually lead him to break the chess world?s color lines by... more...

  • Chess Variationsby John Gollon

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 14.95

    Chess Variations is a must for all chess enthusiasts and an outstanding book which promises many hours of pleasurable entertainment for all others. With more than 40 variations of the popular board game, this book contains, among others, the oldest known form of chess (Chaturanga), the game created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and introduced in his Martian... more...

  • Chess For Dummiesby James Eade

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.99

    Proven tactical tips to strengthen your game Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess Kings, queens, knights - does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? This friendly guide helps you make the right moves. From using the correct terms to engaging in the art of attack, you'll get step-by-step explanations that demystify... more...

  • Game of Kingsby Michael Weinreb

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.99

    A year with the boy geniuses of the nation?s top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York?s public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter... more...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 10.39

    In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men?the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer?met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with reports... more...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • Chess Camp: Simple Checkmatesby Igor Sukhin

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking... more...

  • Chess Camp: Checkmates With Many Piecesby Igor Sukhin

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking... more...

  • Campamento De Ajedrez: Jaque Mates Conby Igor Sukhin

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Campamento de ajedrez representa un sistema novedoso de entrenamiento para el ajedrecista principiante, así como para los padres y los monitores que lo enseñan. Partiendo de problemas sencillos que aclaran los conceptos clave, para luego ir progresando a posiciones más complejas, el estudiante puede aprender con la práctica, incorporando sistemáticamente... more...