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Chess

  • Samuel Lipschutzby Stephen Davies

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    Samuel Lipschutz was born in Hungary in 1863 and emigrated to New York in 1880. He joined the Manhattan and New York chess clubs, and soon became champion of the latter, representing it at the British Chess Association Congress in London in 1886. Naturalized in 1888, he was the highest-placed American in the Sixth American Chess Congress the following... more...

  • A History of Chessby H.J.R. Murray

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99

    An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess , originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century later, Murray?s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess originated in India, are still widely accepted by most chess historians.... more...

  • Liquidation on the Chess Boardby Joel Benjamin

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 16.99

    Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you... more...

  • The Powerful Catalanby Victor Bologan

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Catalan is a solid chess opening system which is popular with both masters and amateurs all over the world. It is a flexible opening and can be reached by different move orders. White fianchettos his king?s bishop to g2 with the strategic aim of exerting pressure on the long light-squared diagonal. In this book top Grandmaster Victor Bologan... more...

  • The Inner Game of Chessby Andrew Soltis

    Mongoose Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Do masters methodically cut their way through the branches of a tree of analysis? Is it true that attacking players calculate a dozen moves ahead, while positional specialists rely on abstract principles? What exactly does it mean to "calculate," anyway? In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation... more...

  • The Czech Benoni in Actionby Asa Hoffmann; Greg Keener

    Mongoose Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Had enough of the same old queen?s pawn openings? Afraid of losing just because you forgot White?s latest move 23 novelty in the main lines? Tired of giving up draws to weaker players who?ve learned how to drain the life out of Black?s major defenses to 1.d4? If so, then the Czech Benoni (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5!?) may be exactly what you need.... more...

  • Thinking with Chessby Alexey W. Root

    Mongoose Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Thinking with Chess : Teaching Children Ages 5-14 is a handbook for teachers, librarians, after-school instructors, chess coaches, counselors, and parents that requires no prior knowledge of the game. Both novices and veteran chess players can use its innovative lesson plans for teaching groups of children. Thinking with Chess, Dr. Alexey... more...

  • The Perfect Pirc-Modernby Viktor Moskalenko

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 20.99

    Bestselling author Viktor Moskalenko takes on another important chess opening! The Pirc and Modern are flexible openings, rich in strategic and tactical ideas. They feature in the repertoire of great players like Kramnik, Grischuk and Ivanchuk, but are also quite popular at club level. Moskalenko, a renowned champion of dynamic play,... more...

  • Sveshnikov vs the Anti-Siciliansby Evgeny Sveshnikov

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 20.99

    The Sicilian Defence is Black?s most popular reply to 1.e4. Most black players hope to get an Open Sicilian because of its unbalanced play and interesting opportunities to play for a win. But what if White avoids the Open Sicilian and does not play 2.Nf3? This happens more often than you would think, as in roughly one third of the cases White... more...

  • The Liberated Bishop Defenceby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 20.99

    In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way... more...