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Chess

  • Deep Thinkingby Garry Kasparov; Mig Greengard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in the history of technology: machine intelligence had arrived at the point where it could best human intellect. It wasn't a coincidence that Kasparov became the symbol... more...

  • Chess for Hawksby Cyrus Lakdawala

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 19.99

    Are you a dove or a hawk? Is your natural instinct at the chessboard for caution and strategy or do you crave adventure and confrontation? As a 10-year-old boy, Cyrus Lakdawala realized to his horror that he was a dove. Since then, he has devoted an important part of his efforts as a player to trying to resist his natural tendency to over-solidify... more...

  • The New In Chess Book of Chess Improvementby Steve Giddins

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 19.99

    The back catalogue of New In Chess magazine is a fabulous source of chess instruction. For more than three decades every issue has been full of detailed and highly enlightening annotations by the world's best players. Acclaimed chess author Steve Giddins is firmly convinced that the study of well-annotated master games is the best way to... more...

  • Bologan's King's Indianby Victor Bologan

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 26.99

    The King's Indian Defence is arguably the most ambitious and exciting way to play against 1.d4. The KID has been a favourite of legendary attacking players such as Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, and remains highly popular at club level. Victor Bologan presents a complete King's Indian repertoire for Black and in many lines he presents... more...

  • Chess Training for Candidate Mastersby Alexander Kalinin

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 16.99

    Today's young players have benefited greatly from working with chess computers. There is little doubt that advanced software programs have significantly contributed to the rise of the overall standard of play. But there is a downside as well. Many young chess players see the computer as the ultimate answer to nearly everything and have gradually... more...

  • Chess Strategy for Club Playersby Herman Grooten

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 22.99

    Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what? With this new edition of his award winning book, International Master Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on how to recognize key characteristics in all types of positions and how to make use of those characteristics to choose the right... more...

  • 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...