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Chess

  • 100 Endgames You Must Knowby de la Jesus Villa

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 19.95

    There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few chess endgames one must know. Jesus de la Villa, an international grandmaster and former champion of Spain, presents the endgames that show up most frequently in practice, are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts that are useful in more difficult positions. He brings you simple... more...

  • The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation, 1976-2010by Alex Dunne

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    This collection of the games, most of them annotated, features the United States Chess Federation's premiere invitational tournament--the Absolute Championship. Features include statistical results of participants from 1976 through 2010, results of many opening variations as played in the Absolutes, yearly crosstables, biographical details of all... more...

  • Across the Boardby John J. Watkins

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Across the Board is the definitive work on chessboard problems. It is not simply about chess but the chessboard itself--that simple grid of squares so common to games around the world. And, more importantly, the fascinating mathematics behind it. From the Knight's Tour Problem and Queens Domination to their many variations, John Watkins surveys... more...

  • 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...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • Birth of the Chess Queenby Marilyn Yalom

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of... more...

  • Blindfold Chessby Eliot Hearst; John Knott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 65.00

    During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess--the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces--has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Comes Homeby Helgi Olafsson

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 14.95

    On March 24, 2005, a small plane with Bobby Fischer on board landed at Reykjavik Airport. The arrival in Iceland of the former World Chess Champion was front-page news all over the world. In a ploy to free him from prison in Japan the Icelandic Parliament had granted the American Icelandic citizenship. Fischer had been arrested in Tokyo when... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, two men?the Soviet world chess champion Boris Spassky and his American challenger Bobby Fischer?met in the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, held the world spellbound for two months with reports... more...

  • Bobby Fischer Goes to Warby David Edmonds; John Eidinow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    For decades, the USSR had dominated world chess. Evidence, according to Moscow, of the superiority of the Soviet system. But in 1972 along came the American, Bobby Fischer - insolent, arrogant, abusive, vain, greedy, vulgar, bigoted, paranoid and obsessive. And apparently unstoppable . . . 'It was thanks to Fischer's greed and weirdness that the... more...