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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.


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...


Endgame Magic

by John Beasley & Timothy Whitworth Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Most strong players appreciate the depth of ideas that come from chess endgame studies, and this updated and revised introduction offers players a series of fascinating scenarios. The endgame study affords both...


The Chess Endgame Study

by A. J. Roycroft Dover Publications (October 10, 2016)

The endgame study, like the chess problem, eliminates over-the-board competition to concentrate on an invented endgame position carefully plotted to fox, bewilder, challenge, and otherwise stimulate the solver....