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Hacking Up the King

by David Eggleston

The ability to determine when conditions are suitable for attacking the opposing king is critical to successful chess play. Readers will hone this skill while learning valuable techniques to force the enemy...


The Improving Chess Thinker: Revised and Expanded

by Dan Heisman

Expanding on the classic work Thought and Choice in Chess, the author tests players from novice to master and describes how they approach complicated chess positions, then offers advice on how to avoid typical...


1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

by Fred Reinfeld

A 21st-Century Edition of a Great Checkmate Collection! Ask most chessplayers from the “baby boomer” generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred Reinfeld...


1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

by Fred Reinfeld

Enhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together...


Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures

by Ivan Sokolov

Ivan Sokolov, a famous grandmaster who has beaten world champions like Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand, has written a lucid guide on how to win chess middlegames, by addressing an almost universally ignored but...


United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Edition

by U.S. Chess Federation

This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess...


The Reliable Past

by Genna Sosonko

The Reliable Past is the eagerly awaited sequel to Russian Silhouettes, Genna Sosonko's marvellous collection of portraits from the golden age of Soviet chess. In this new book, the author again shows himself...


Smart Chip From St Petersburg: and other tales from a bygone chess area

by Genna Sosonko

Genna Sosonko paints portraits of players, both famous and forgotten, from the golden age of Soviet chess, as well as highly personal views on the psychology of the game and its players. This volume radiates...


Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage

by Ivan Sokolov

lThe sacrifice is one of the most beautiful, rewarding and complex aspects of chess. During a game the decision to give up material in order to get an advantage is probably the most difficult one a player has...


Chess Training for Post-beginners: A Basic Course in Positional Understanding

by Yaroslav Srokovski

After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more...


No Passion For Chess Fashion: Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire

by Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverik

Professional grandmasters study the latest wrinkles of their favorite openings. They have time to think about innovations in the Sicilian Najdorf, the Marshall Attack, or the Semi-Slav. It’s part of their...


World S Most Instructive Amateur Game Book

by Dan Heisman

Who says that you can’t learn from the games of amateurs? Renowned chess instructor and writer Dan Heisman presents thirty games by intermediate-level players, each one offering a rich variety of lessons in...


The Zukertort System: A Guide for White and Black

by Grigory Bogdanovich

Back to the future! Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury, and Bogolyubov, the Zukertort System now enjoys new life. Modern world-class players such as Artur Yusupov,...


Chess: Skills - Tactics - Techniques

by Jonathan Arnott

Chess - Crowood Sports Guides is the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. Standard...


On The Attack: The Art of Attacking Chess According to the Modern Masters

by Jan Timman

A world famous grandmaster explains the modern style of attacking chess to amateur chess players. Jan Timman teaches how to build up an advantage in the game and how to convert that advantage into an aggressive...


Techniques of Positional Play: 45 Practical Methods to Gain the Upper Hand in Chess

by Valeri Bronznik & Anatoli Terekhin

Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear...


Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion

by Isaak Linder

The ChessCafe World Chess Champions Series Emanuel Lasker was a great chess fighter, thinker and researcher. He was possessed of gigantic playing strength, retaining the title of World s Number One Chessplayer...


A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

by Nikolay Minev & Yasser Seirawan

Rook endgames represent approximately half of all endings reached in master games, so, it's vital that chess players thoroughly familiarize themselves with this critical part of endgame study. Improve understanding...


Jose Raul Capablanca: Third World Chess Champion (Chesscafe World Chess Champions Series) (the World Chess Champions Seri

by Isaak Linder

The name of Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942), the third world champion, is indelibly inscribed in the annals of chess history. Capablanca s technique, intuition, remarkably quick calculation, and sense for elegant...


Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective

by Valeri Beim

In 1857, a soft-spoken genius from New Orleans burst upon the chess scene. Paul Morphy dazzled the chess world with breathtaking combinations that seemed to arise from thin air. In his brief chess career, he...