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Chess

  • 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...

  • How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the Worldby Simen Agdestein

    New in Chess 2013; US$ 12.99

    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ?the Mozart of chess?. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles.... 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...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess Openingsby William Aramil

    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...

  • Chessby Jonathan Arnott

    Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Chess for Successby Maurice Ashley

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 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...

  • Danger in Chessby Amatzia Avni

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    How to develop an early warning system, based on three main sources: outside (the opponent); inside (the player's own thought process); and the stimulus itself (the board position). Author shows how to identify hazards, plus how detecting these signals can be used both defensively and offensively. 24 black-and-white figures. more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Texas Hold'em, 2nd Editionby Carl Baldassarre; Randy Burgess

    DK Publishing 2006; 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...

  • An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explainedby Leonard Barden

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Informal intermediate introduction, quite strong in explaining reasons for moves. Covers basic material, tactics, important openings, traps, positional play in middle game, end game. Attempts to isolate patterns and recurrent configurations. 58 figures. more...

  • The Extreme Caro-Kannby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 19.95

    Alexey Bezgodov presents an unusual idea for White against the ever popular Caro-Kann Defence. The Russian Grandmaster and chess opening expert advocates a very early deviation, the annoying and little explored 3.f3!? This move may look unimpressive at first sight, but it considerably complicates life for Caro-Kann players, as it makes Black?s... more...