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- Hyperion 2007; US$ 18.95
As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness. In King?s Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level ? without losing... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
It's your move... The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Chess Openings provides all readers need to know to solidify their opening game and get on the road to victory. In it, the authors provide a step-by-step walk-through of 100 of the most effective opening moves. Each opening strategy is clearly and succinctly explained, with numerous illustrations... more...
- Crowood 2014;
Chess - Crowood Sports Guides is the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. Standard chess rules and basic notation is covered as well as how to use each piece effectively; tactics and strategy; how to plan for success;... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00
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...
- DK Publishing 2004; US$ 9.95
Texas Hold'Em, the game featured on the popular television programs and dealth at well-known tournaments, has quickly become the one to play - and the one to win. In the context of teaching readers the basics on Texas Hold'Em, this revised edition covers 'No Limit' strategies and tournaments, and the basics for winning bigger cash pots. Although the... more...
- Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99
Back to the future! Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury, and Bogolyubov, the Zukertort System now enjoys new life. Modern world-class players such as Artur Yusupov, Teimour Radjabov, and Lázaro Bruzón have come to appreciate the Zukertort's rich potential and play it with confidence against strong opposition.... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady?s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent?and confounding descent ?of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11
When Bobby Fischer died in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life: he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him. What motivated him from such a young age, and what was... more...
- New in Chess 2014; US$ 21.95
Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner. Quite a few of the ideas presented here will surprise the reader, because they offer solutions for problems the club... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65
Comprehensive, up to date, and clear, this invaluable guide will help even less experienced players to progress to good club level and better. It offers a complete guide to the main opening gambits along with hundreds of test positions for players at every level. Graham Burgess, FIDE Master, shows you all you need to know, from entering the world... more...