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  • Combinationsby Irving Chernev

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Step-by-step explanation of intricacies of combinative play. 356 combinations by Botvinnik, Keres, Capablanca, and others, all annotated. 356 diagrams. more...

  • Chess Master vs. Chess Amateurby Max Euwe; Walter Meiden

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Twenty-five chess games chosen, arranged, annotated to help amateurs avoid a variety of weak strategic and tactical moves. With commentary by 1935–36 World Chess Champion Max Euwe. 1963 edition. more...

  • Lasker's Manual of Chessby Emanuel Lasker

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Great chess master shares his secrets, including basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, openings, combinations, position play, aesthetics, and other important maneuvers. More than 300 diagrams. more...

  • Simple Chessby Michael Stean

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    Written by a Grand Master, this guide isolates basic elements and illustrates them through Master and Grand Master games, breaking down the mystique of strategy into easy-to-understand ideas. more...

  • Positional Chess Handbookby Israel Gelfer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Learn to develop a more powerful strategic game. Key squares, bad bishops, pawn structures, other examples appear in ascending difficulty, with cross-references. For players at every level. 495 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Pawn Power in Chessby Hans Kmoch

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Profoundly original book demonstrates how basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples illustrate theory. 182 diagrams. Index of games. more...

  • Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953by David Bronstein

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Perceptive coverage of all 210 games from the legendary tournament, which featured Smyslov, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, and 11 others, including the author. Suitable for players at all levels. Algebraic notation. 352 diagrams. 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 is... 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...

  • Tactics in the Chess Opening 1by A. C. van der Tak; Friso Nijboer

    New in Chess 2015; US$ 2.99

    TACTICS, TRICKS AND TRAPS! For casual players and club players. Every chess player loves to win early in the game with a deadly combination or a cunning trap. On the other hand, nobody wants to be tricked by his opponent before the game has really started. The chess opening is a minefield. The popular series Tactics in the Chess Opening... more...