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Chess

  • Mikhail Botvinnikby Andy Soltis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with... more...

  • Mastering Complex Endgamesby Daniel Naroditsky

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    Young Daniel Naroditsky (1995) has picked the most instructive examples of endgames in which you have to use ideas and plans in order to outplay your opponent. This is not an encyclopaedia nor a manual on endings, which are usually helpful but boring, but a compendium of lively lessons and exercises. The positions that International Master... more...

  • Chess Strategy for Club Playersby Herman Grooten

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    A top chess coach explains the fundamentals of chess strategy to amateur players. Herman Grooten, an International Master with over 25 years of experience, has written a systematic primer about the basics of positional understanding, with a massive amount of examples and exercises. more...

  • Tune Your Chess Tactics Antennaby Emmanuel Neiman

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 17.95

    If only real life were like a book on chess tactics! But during a game you are on your own, and nobody will whisper in your ear that you have reached a position that is, in fact, a tactical puzzle and all you have to do is solve it. What you need, discovered Emmanuel Neiman in his long career as a chess trainer, is a way to read the signals which... more...

  • Vassily Ivanchukby Nikolay Kalinichenko

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    ?Chuky, you?re a genius.? Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of Vassily Ivanchuk. The Ukrainian wizard, immensely popular with pros and amateurs alike, has been a member of the world elite for more than twenty years and is one of the most active players on the international circuit.... more...

  • Improve Your Chess Tacticsby Jakov Neishstadt

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 14.95

    The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Simply because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills. Experienced Russian Grandmaster Jakov Neishtadt has selected those examples from the games of masters... more...

  • The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Talby Karsten Muller; Raymund Stulze

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship. His sacrificial style made Tal immensely popular with chess players all over the world. In this... more...

  • On The Attackby Jan Timman

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 14.95

    A world famous grandmaster explains the modern style of attacking chess to amateur chess players. Jan Timman teaches how to build up an advantage in the game and how to convert that advantage into an aggressive strategy and into great attacking moves. He has selected the most instructive attacking games of great players like Kasparov, Topalov, Karpov,... more...

  • Techniques of Positional Playby Valeri Bronznik

    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...

  • Checkmate for Childrenby Kevin Stark

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 9.95

    Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn?t another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have... more...