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  • 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 very popular Sicilian Defence. Its advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn.After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4?Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of... more...

  • Mastering Chess Middlegamesby Alexander Panchenko

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    The secrets of Panchenko?s success were his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher combined with his outstanding training materials. Now, his classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to his unique training method.The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons... more...

  • The Double Queen's Gambitby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.99

    An opening idea that will knock many White players off their feet!Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2?c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.Nf3. In this opening, the Double Queen?s Gambit, Black?s approach is as active and ambitious as White?s is in the Queen?s Gambit.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How To Beat Anyone At Chessby Ethan Moore

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Learn to take the king like a pro! Whether you've played a few matches or are completely new to the game, How to Beat Anyone at Chess helps you master leading strategies for one of the hardest games out there. Each page guides you through important moves with easy-to-understand explanations and tips for staying ahead of your opponent. From utilizing... more...