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  • The Right Way to Play Chessby David Pritchard

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to generations of beginners, taking them to the standard expected of good club players. It gives full details of exactly how to play the game, explains basic theory and includes many examples of play.There are separate chapters on the openings, middle and end games,... more...

  • The Right Way to Teach Chess to Kidsby Richard James

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids , and his website chessKIDS academy. James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chess is interesting... more...

  • Jon Speelman's Best Gamesby Jon Speelman

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 14.57

    Mind-bending analysis and instructive comment from a man who has participated in world chess at the very highest levels. World championship candidate and three-times British Champion Jon Speelman annotates the best of his games. He is renowned as a great fighter and analyst, and a highly original player. This book provides entertainment and instruction... more...

  • Game of Kingsby Michael Weinreb

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    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$ 12.99

    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$ 11.99

    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...

  • Gary's Adventures In Chess Countryby Igor Sukhin

    Mongoose Press 2010; US$ 0.99

    For centuries, chess has been the world's most popular board game. But did you know that it can also improve your child's ability to learn? Studies have shown that by focusing on basic chess concepts, children as young as four can improve their reasoning and develop their problem-solving abilities. Gary's Adventures in Chess Country is designed to... 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...

  • Alexander Alekhine's Best Gamesby Alexander Alekhine; Garry Kasparov

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2011; US$ 10.92

    Alekhine's games and writings inspired me from an early age...I fell inlove with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard... I hope readers of this book will feel similarly inspired by Alekhine's masterpieces. From the foreword by Garry Kasparov Alexahnder Alekhine captivated the chess world with his dazzling combatitive play. His genius... more...

  • Chess Tacticsby Paul Littlewood

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2013; US$ 10.92

    This comprehensive book describes and analyses the intriguing array of tactics available to every chess player. With the help of progressively more difficult exercises and problems, Paul Littlewood shows the reader how to deploy a variety of tactics for attack and how to defend against each type of tactic successfully. Armed with this guide, players... more...