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Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White

by Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito Mongoose Press (September 15, 2014)

The Grünfeld is one of the most topical openings in modern chess practice. Many club players fear it, and top GMs often struggle to get an advantage when facing it as White. But is it really a theoretically...

How to Play Chess Endings

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Famous chess teacher clearly explains the principles of chess endings, with special attention to positional play, the conception and execution of a plan, and the recognition of tactical opportunities.

500 Master Games of Chess

by Dr. S. Tartakower & J. du Mont Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Vast collection of great chess games from 1798 through 1938, with much hard-to-find material. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play!

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

by Irving Chernev Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

60 complete games, annotated throughout but emphasizing endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.

The Art of Chess Combination

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

This essential work provides modern explanations of principles, varieties, and techniques of combination maneuvers, plus the ideas behind them. Examples from the games of many great players provide illustrations....

Why You Lose at Chess

by Tim Harding Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

How to learn from losses by recognizing warning signals, analyzing what went wrong. Focus on play based on e-mail and internet; computer chess, plus analysis of face-off between Kasparov and Deep Blue.

Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur

by Max Euwe & Walter Meiden Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

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.

Pawn Power in Chess

by Hans Kmoch Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

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.

Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953

by David Bronstein Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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....

Simple Chess: New Algebraic Edition

by Michael Stean Dover Publications (February 15, 2013)

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.

Lasker's Manual of Chess

by Emanuel Lasker Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

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...

How to Play the Chess Openings

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Clear, profound examinations of just what each opening is intended to do and how opponent can counter. Many sample games.

How Not to Play Chess

by Eugene A. Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Developing plans of action based on positional analysis: weak and strong squares, control of open lines, pawn structure, more. 20 problems.

An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

by Leonard Barden Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Informal, intermediate introduction: reasons for moves, tactics, openings, traps, positional play, endgame. Isolates patterns. 58 figures.

The Art of Checkmate

by Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

All mating situations in basic classification, how tactics adjust to each. 127 games analyzed. 80 quiz examples, answers.

The Game of Chess

by Siegbert Tarrasch Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Classic introduction offers superb coverage of all aspects, especially Middle Game, combination play. Hundreds of games analyzed. Over 340 diagrams.

The Art of the Middle Game

by Paul Keres & Alexander Kotov Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Two grandmasters offer masterly analysis of neglected area: attacking the king, defense, pawn structure, much more. Introduction by Harry Golombek.

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

by Irving Chernev Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

62 masterly demonstrations of basic strategies of winning, featuring games by the greatest chess masters. Compiled, diagramed, annotated by one of chess literature's most brilliant authors. 146 illustrations....

Modern Chess Strategy

by Ludek Pachman Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

The use of the queen, the active king, exchanges, pawn play, the center, weak squares, more. Often considered the most important book on strategy. 298 diagrams.

Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

by Bruce Pandolfini Touchstone (June 30, 2008)

From America's foremost chess teacher and author comes a new standard: a comprehensive course covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.

One of America's...

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games

by Simen Agdestein New in Chess (October 01, 2013)

At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him...

Power Chess for Kids: Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School

by Charles Hertan New in Chess (October 01, 2013)

A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just...

Birth of the Chess Queen

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins e-books (May 19, 2009)

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...

Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies

by Bruce Pandolfini Touchstone (February 26, 2013)

With Weapons of Chess, National Master and highly acclaimed teacher Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.

Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons...

Chess Openings: Traps And Zaps

by Bruce Pandolfini Touchstone (February 26, 2013)

Fireside Chess Library

In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase.

Of the...

Practical Chess Endings

by Paul Keres Batsford (October 26, 2018)

An essential practical book, for all chess players, from one of the world's greatest grandmasters. Rather than attempting to cover every theoretical possible endgame position, Paul Keres deals with the basic...

Fabiano Caruana

by Alexander Kalinin New in Chess (September 20, 2018)

THE FIRST AMERICAN SINCE BOBBY FISCHER TO PLAY FOR THE WORLD TITLE! ‘I started working with Fabiano when he was only five’, remembers legendary New York City chess trainer Bruce Pandolfini. ‘It was obvious...

Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen

by Tibor Karolyi New in Chess (July 20, 2018)

The secrets of Magnus Carlsen’s endgame technique Magnus Carlsen’s brilliant endgame play has been one of the key reasons for his success. At the age of 13 the Norwegian became the youngest grandmaster in...

Tactics Training Alexander Alekhine

by Frank Erwich & Casper Schoppen New in Chess (June 20, 2018)

Magnus Carlsen (1990) became World Champion in 2013 by winning the World Championship Match against Viswanathan Anand with 6,5 - 3,5. In 2014 Carlsen defended his title by defeating the Indian again (6,5 - 4,5)...

Endgame Tactics Training Magnus Carlsen

by Frank Erwich New in Chess (April 30, 2018)

Magnus Carlsen (1990) became World Champion in 2013 by winning the World Championship Match against Viswanathan Anand with 6,5 - 3,5. In 2014 Carlsen defended his title by defeating the Indian again (6,5 - 4,5)...

Winning in the Chess Opening

by Nikolai Kalinichenko New in Chess (April 09, 2018)

Every chess player loves to win early in the opening. However you should never lose sight of the most important objective of your opening play: the proper development of your pawns and pieces. That is why this...

Tactics Training Paul Morphy

by Frank Erwich New in Chess (April 09, 2018)

Paul Morphy (1837-1884) is considered to have been the greatest chess player of his era. The American was a chess prodigy who, according to his uncle Ernest Morphy, learned the rules of the royal game from watching...

Strategic Chess Exercises

by Emmanuel Bricard New in Chess (April 09, 2018)

Books on chess exercises are usually about tactics. But in most of the positions that you think about during a game, there is no tactical solution. What you are doing most of the time is trying to find a way...

How Ulf Beats Black

by Cyrus Lakdawala New in Chess (April 09, 2018)

In his prime, in the 1970-s and 80-s, legendary Swedish chess grandmaster Ulf Andersson was a Top 10 player with a distinct, immediately recognizable style. He almost never lost a game and kept scoring wins...

The Najdorf in Black and White

by Bryan Smith Mongoose Press (March 12, 2018)

In many ways, the Najdorf Sicilian is the ideal defense against 1.e4 – aggressive and leading to creative and exciting play, allowing Black to play for a win and yet unquestionably sound. Despite the Najdorf’s...

Everyone's Second Chess Book

by Dan Heisman Mongoose Press (March 12, 2018)

Chessplayers wishing to improve their performance typically seek to deepen their middlegame understanding or to increase their endgame knowledge. Often, however, the real key to improvement lies not in learning...

A to Z Chess Tactics

by George Huczek Batsford (February 15, 2018)

An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player.

This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you...

The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess

by Mikhail Shereshevsky New in Chess (January 25, 2018)

Two instructional classics condensed into one practical volume! In 2014 the Russian Chess Federation started a wide-ranging programme aimed at the revival of chess in Russia. One of the first actions that were...

Super Chess Kids

by Franco Zaninotto New in Chess (January 25, 2018)

If you want to improve in chess you often find instructional material based on games played long ago by old masters with who you have no affinity at all. Franco Zaninotto has a different approach. He knows from...

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi

by Trevor Leggett & Alan Baker Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Learn and master the fascinating game Japanese Chess or "Shogi" with this expert guide and Chess set.

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi is the ultimate strategy guidebook for players of any skill level to improve...

Winning Chess Middlegames

by Ivan Sokolov New in Chess (November 13, 2017)

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...

The Fabulous Budapest Gambit - New and Updated Edition

by Viktor Moskalenko New in Chess (November 13, 2017)

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 Art of the Tarrasch Defence

by Alexey Bezgodov New in Chess (November 13, 2017)

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...

Dismantling the Sicilian - New and Updated Edition

by Jesus de la Villa & Max Illingworth New in Chess (November 13, 2017)

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....

Learn Chess from the Greats

by Peter J. Tamburro Dover Publications (October 21, 2016)

Beginning students of the game as well as veterans of the board will find this chess guide offers a wealth of inspiration, enjoyment, and practical chess advice. In providing valuable instruction for players...

My First Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

by Vincent Moret New in Chess (September 28, 2017)

Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? The risk of drowning in the turbulent sea of opening theory is only too real for beginning amateurs. Often your...

Play 1...d6 Against Everything

by Erik Zude & Jörg Hickl New in Chess (October 01, 2017)

The average club player doesn’t need to study hundreds of pages of chess opening theory. Understanding structures and finding tactics are much more important than memorizing variations. Renowned German chess...

The Complete Manual of Positional Chess- Volume 2

by Konstantin Sakaev & Konstantin Landa New in Chess (September 28, 2017)

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...

Gyula Breyer

by Jimmy Adams New in Chess (September 13, 2017)

Gyula Breyer (1893-1921) was a highly successful and imaginative chess player. He won the championship of his native country Hungary as a teenager and achieved remarkable results against the leading players...

The Complete French Advance

by Evgeny Sveshnikov & Vladimir Sveshnikov New in Chess (September 13, 2017)

The Advance Variation is the most ambitious way to meet the solid French Defence. Its popularity among club players is not difficult to understand: by advancing the e-pawn to e5 on the third move, White not...