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Chess

  • 100 Endgames You Must Knowby Jesus de la Villa

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    'New (4th) and improved edition of an all-time classic The good news about endgames is: ? there are relatively few endings you should know by heart ? once you know these endings, that's it. Your knowledge never goes out of date! The bad news is that, all the same, the endgame technique of most players is deficient. Modern time-controls... more...

  • The Double Queen's Gambitby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete chess opening repertoire for Black against 1.d4. In The Double Queen?s Gambit, Black?s attitude is as active and ambitious as that of White in the Queen?s Gambit. After thoroughly investigating and analysing this opening, the former Russian Chess Champion concludes that there is no clear and compelling way for... more...

  • The Lazy Man's Sicilianby Valeri Bronznik; Steve Giddins

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 18.99

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. This easily accessible and up-to-date book offers everything you need... more...

  • Mastering Chess Middlegamesby Alexander Panchenko

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    Grandmaster Alexander Panchenko (1953-2009) was one of the most successful chess trainers in the Soviet Union, and later in Russia. He ran a legendary chess school that specialised in turning promising players into masters. Panchenko provided his pupils with systematic knowledge, deep understanding and the ability to take practical decisions. This... more...

  • Ignaz Kolischby Fabrizio Zavatarelli

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 115.00

    An enthusiastic verve--"brio" some could say--marked both Ignaz Kolisch's personality and his games. This book documents the life of the Hungarian chess champion (1837-1889) and successful financier, setting it in the cosmopolitan framework of mid-19th century Europe. The text is enriched by about 125 or so gleanings about the lives of... more...

  • Taming Wild Chess Openingsby John Watson

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 22.99

    Effective recipes for club players No matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy a chess opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it. When that happens, you can count on a well-prepared opponent who is more than happy to roll out his pet line. John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club players with... more...

  • Winning Chess Manoeuvresby Sarhan Guliev

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    When a chess master finds a winning strategic idea it is seldom by accident. An amateur, staring at a position on the chess board is often fumbling in the dark, his head spinning with a multitude of general rules and vague notions. The master?s approach is concrete. He knows how and where to look, because he has studied the games of other masters.... more...

  • Jose Raul Capablancaby Miguel A. Sánchez

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    This is the most complete and thorough biography of Jose Raul Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then... more...

  • Chess is Child's Playby Laura Sherman; Bill Kilpatrick

    Mongoose Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Chess is Child's Play is a book written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU! Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gain such valuable life skills as: Problem-solving ability Improved patience and focus Enhanced imagination Greater self-confidence.... more...

  • Joseph Henry Blackburneby Tim Harding

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    During a career spanning more than 50 years, J.H. Blackburne (1841-1924) won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world's top three chess masters. A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching... more...