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Chess

  • Mortal Gamesby Fred Waitzkin

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    An illuminating profile of the world champion chess player and political activist by the acclaimed author of Searching for Bobby Fischer. Over the course of his unprecedented career, Garry Kasparov dominated the chess world with astonishing creativity and explosive passion. In this unforgettable work of reportage, author Fred Waitzkin ?captures... more...

  • Searching for Bobby Fischerby Fred Waitzkin

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    The inspiration for the iconic film, this memoir by the father of a prodigy reflects on chess, competition, and childhood. Fred Waitzkin fell in love with chess during the Cold War?era showdown between Russian champion Boris Spassky and young American superstar Bobby Fischer. Twelve years later, Waitzkin?s own son, Joshua, discovered chess in... more...

  • Active Piecesby Jay Bonin; Greg Keener

    Mongoose Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    You're booked up on your openings and know the Philidor and Lucena positions hands down, but how to convert all that theoretical knowledge into points against flesh-and-blood opponents? Jay Bonin, the ?Iron Man of Chess,? shares the keys to victory as he's learned them over four decades of competitive play. Is it better to complicate the game,... more...

  • The Fighting Dragonby Paul Powell

    Mongoose Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    What?s the best way to start learning a new opening? You can either fill your head with masses of variations and then try to keep it all straight at the chessboard, or you can absorb key patterns and themes that crop up over and over again in your chosen variation. In The Fighting Dragon, NM Paul Powell takes the second approach. Using a carefully... more...

  • Tactics Training - Bobby Fischerby Frank Erwich

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 1.99

    Bobby Fischer Robert James 'Bobby' Fischer (1943-2008) was the eleventh World Chess Champion. In 1972 the American defeated the reigning World Champion at that time, Boris Spassky, in a very tense match. People still talk about this 'Cold War confrontation', which was known for its dramatic events. Fischer's road to the World title did... more...

  • Tactics Training - Viswanathan Anandby Frank Erwich

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 1.99

    Viswanathan Anand Viswanathan Anand (1969) was the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2007-2013. In 2007 Anand won a strong eight-player, double round robin tournament in Mexico City. It is highly unusual to become World Champion by winning a tournament instead of a match, but this had to do with the fact that FIDE was looking for a way to... more...

  • Training with Moskaby Viktor Moskalenko

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 24.99

    Training with Moska is based on the best instructive material Moskalenko collected while working with amateurs for three decades. The book covers a wide variety of aspects of the game and the more than 500 instructive positions are accessible for players of different strengths. If you have an Elo rating between 1400 and 2100, this book will... more...

  • Winning with the Slow (but Venomous!) Italianby Georgios Souleidis

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 24.99

    An easy-to-learn chess opening that may look innocent, but is actually full of venom One of the best and most popular ways to meet White?s first move 1.e4 remains the tried and tested 1?e5. After this move many games steer for the Ruy Lopez. The Ruy is a perfectly fine choice for White, but one that requires you to study the countless... more...

  • The Complete Manual of Positional Chessby Konstantin Sakaev; Konstantin Landa

    New in Chess 2016; US$ 24.99

    Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents... more...

  • The Zaitsev Systemby Alexey Kuzmin

    New in Chess 2016; US$ 24.99

    The Zaitsev System is one of the most dynamic setups for Black in the ever popular Ruy Lopez. Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov demonstrated the power and the flexibility of the system by scoring some great victories with it in the 1970s. When Alexey Kuzmin joined the coaching staff of Karpov in the 1980s he started analysing the Zaitsev System,... more...