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Chess

  • Dismantling the Sicilian - New and Updated Editionby Jesus de la Villa; Max Illingworth

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 22.99

    This a completely new edition, updated and extended from the original 2009 publication. It includes important changes in the basic framework of the repertoire and presents lots of new ideas and hundreds of novelties.The Sicilian Defence is the most widely played chess opening, both at club level as well as among top grandmasters. Since Black gets dynamic... more...

  • The Art of the Tarrasch Defenceby Alexey Bezgodov

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 22.99

    The Tarrasch Defence is one of the most ambitious ways to play against 1.d4. Black immediately fights for the centre, gets a lot of space and develops his pieces without many problems. Great fighters like Boris Spassky, Paul Keres and Garry Kasparov have played the Tarrasch Defence.Former Russian Champion Alexey Bezgodov has more than 30 years of experience... more...

  • The Fabulous Budapest Gambit - New and Updated Editionby Viktor Moskalenko

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 22.99

    The Budapest Gambit is popular with club and internet chess players all over the world, and it is easy to see why. It has surprise value, it’s not hard to learn, and it leads to sharp and dynamic play from the very start of the game. But what about its strategic value?When Grandmaster Viktor Moskalenko started playing the Budapest many years ago, its... more...

  • Winning Chess Middlegamesby Ivan Sokolov

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 22.99

    Finally this modern classic is back in print!Ever wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what's really going on in a chess position? It's all about structures, as Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book.Winning Chess Middlegames addresses the often ignored but extremely important topic of pawn structures, divided into 4 main types:... more...

  • A cultural history of chess-playersby John Sharples

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 115.00

    This inquiry concerns the cultural history of the chess-player. It takes as its premise the idea that the chess-player has become a fragmented collection of images, underpinned by challenges to, and confirmations of, chess's status as an intellectually-superior and socially-useful game, particularly since the medieval period more...

  • Play 1…d6 Against Everythingby Erik Zude; Jörg Hickl

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 17.99

    All the average club player needs is a small and manageable chess opening repertoire. They don't have time and energy to study hundreds of pages of chess opening theory. And why would they? Amateur games are rarely decided in the opening. Understanding structures and finding tactics are much more important. Erik Zude and Jörg Hickl have created an... more...

  • Great Movesby Sunil Weeramantry; Alan Abrams; Robert McLellan

    Mongoose Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares. Tracing the development of chess from its origins in ancient India, the authors take the student on a far-ranging journey through the palaces... more...

  • The Complete Manual of Positional Chessby Konstantin Sakaev; Konstantin Landa

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 24.99

    Russia boasts a long and rich tradition in chess education, and Russian chess teachers and trainers are simply the best in the world. The Complete Manual of Positional Chess, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Moscow.... more...

  • My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Blackby Vincent Moret

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 11.99

    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he or she is going to play. But where do you start? The risk of drowning in the turbulent sea of chess opening theory is only too real for beginning amateurs. After the success of his volume for White, experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret now provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening... more...

  • Power Schach für Kidsby Charles Hertan

    New in Chess 2017; US$ 9.99

    Du willst deine Freunde mit deinem Schachkönnen überraschen? Dann ist dieses Buch genau das Richtige für dich. Wenn du zu den besten Spielern deiner Schule gehören willst, brauchst du Power-Züge – entscheidende taktische Waffen, die Vorausberechnung verlangen. Aber wie findest du diese Power-Züge? Der erfahrene Trainer Charles Hertan zeigt es dir.... more...