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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....


Chess Mazes 1

by Bruce Alberston

Stop Hanging Pieces! A completely new kind of chess puzzle helps you develop the necessary visualization skills to take your game to the next level The planning and visualization skills that come from working...


Capablanca: A Primer of Checkmate

by Frisco Del Rosario

Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But The Chess Machine was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king.In this...


Chess Made Easy

by , C. Purdy

This book will teach you to play chess in two hours. Studied more carefully it can make you an average player. Both the authors have world-wide reputations as a chess player, writers and teachers. Many of the...


Quick Kills: Practice Crushing Your Opponent Out Of The Opening - Alapin Sicilian

by Bill Harvey

If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play. More practical than taking in tactical themes by general category - knight forks, clearance,...


Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White

by Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

The late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was one of the most feared players in the U.S. tournament circuit. Using his dynamic, Catalan-based opening repertoire, the "Polish Magician" won hundreds of tournaments before...


The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

by Irving Chernev

One of the game's most admired and respected writers guides you through 62 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and...


French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein Variation

by Hannes Langrock

A Complete Black Repertoire against 1.e4 Built around the Super-solid Rubinstein! The solid Rubinstein Variation of the French Defense despite its having been played by world champions and elite grandmasters,...


Brilliant Chess: Flash

by William Hartson

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Brilliant Chess is a short, simple and...


Simple Attacking Plans

by Fred Wilson

“I had a fantastic position, but I couldn’t figure out what to do next!” Sound familiar? If so, then Fred Wilson’s Simple Attacking Plans was written for you. The author distills the complexities of...


Amateur to IM: Proven Ideas and Training Methods

by Jonathan Hawkins

How did Jonathan Hawkins manage to go from being an average tournament competitor to a player on the brink of clinching the Grandmaster title?

The secret was knowing what to study and how to learn as efficiently...


Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White

by Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

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...


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...


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...


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...