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How to Play Chess Endings

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


The Chess Artist

by J. C. Hallman

In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is a former chess prodigy...


Birth of the Chess Queen

by Marilyn Yalom

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...