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Chess

  • Anish Giriby Anish Giri

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 12.99

    'Chess Grandmaster Anish Giri sketches his rise to the chess elite and presents 20 fondly remembered games in his trademark style: instructive, witty and delightfully unimpressed by reputations. Included is his win against Magnus Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee, the 'Wimbledon' of Chess, in 2011. The Dutch grandmaster is not only an exceptional player, but... more...

  • Bobby Fischer for Beginnersby Renzo Verwer

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 4.99

    Everything you always wanted to know about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, complete with easily accessible examples of his chess playing style, in one compact and very readable volume. His youth in Brooklyn, his astonishing career, his many conflicts, his girlfriends and his tragic death in exile in Iceland in 2008: it is all there. You don?t need... more...

  • The Improving Chess Thinkerby Dan Heisman

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Expanding on the classic work Thought and Choice in Chess , the author tests players from novice to master and describes how they approach complicated chess positions, then offers advice on how to avoid typical flaws in the thinking process at each level. more...

  • Openings for Amateursby Pete Tamburro

    Mongoose Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Learning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players. Award-winning chess teacher and championship scholastic coach Pete Tamburro offers practical guidance for avoiding common pitfalls at the chessboard, as well as effective strategies for meeting troublesome openings and a choice... more...

  • United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Editionby U.S. Chess Federation

    Diversified Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers. THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES THE LATEST RULES GOVERNING CHESS, INCLUDING:... more...

  • Winning Chess Middlegamesby Ivan Sokolov

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 23.95

    Ivan Sokolov, a famous grandmaster who has beaten world champions like Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand, has written a lucid guide on how to win chess middlegames, by addressing an almost universally ignored but extremely important topic: pawn structures. With very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames:... more...

  • Fischer World Championby Max Euwe; Jan Timman

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1972 Bobby Fischer famously beat Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik to win the world title. This book tells the classic story of that match, including the perplexing prelude and the dramatic games. This is a NEW EDITION following the death of Bobby Fischer, with a new introductory tribute to Fischer by former world champion Garry Kasparov,... more...

  • Russian Silhouettesby Genna Sosonko

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.95

    As a respected trainer who became a world-class chess grandmaster after leaving Leningrad and moving to Holland in 1972, Genna Sosonko observes the golden age Soviet chess from a privileged dual perspective. Combining an insider's nostalgia with the detachment of a critical observer, he has produced unforgettable portraits of the heroes of this bygone... more...

  • Smart Chip From St Petersburgby Genna Sosonko

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.95

    Genna Sosonko paints portraits of players, both famous and forgotten, from the golden age of Soviet chess, as well as highly personal views on the psychology of the game and its players. This volume radiates the author's love and devotion to chess, yet is tempered by objectivity and detachment. It will enchant not only chess players, but all who recognize... more...

  • The Reliable Pastby Genna Sosonko

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Reliable Past is the eagerly awaited sequel to Russian Silhouettes, Genna Sosonko's marvellous collection of portraits from the golden age of Soviet chess. In this new book, the author again shows himself a perceptive chronicler of a time when chess occupied a unique position in his native country, but he also wanders across its borders with his... more...