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  • 10 Great Ways to Get Better at Chess

    By Nigel Davies

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781857446333
    • Publisher: Everyman Chess
    • Published: June 2010
    A respected chess teacher and Grandmaster draws on his experiences in tournaments and with his students to suggest methods for improving all aspects of chess play.
  • 100 Chess Master Trade Secrets

    By Andrew Soltis

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849941082
    • Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
    • Published: January 2014
  • 100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player

    By Jesus de la Villa

    Our Price: $22.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789056916176
    • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
    • Published: January 2016
    This is a new and improved edition of an all-time classic! The good news about endgames is that there are relatively few endings you should know by heart and that once you know these endings, that's it. Your knowledge never goes out of date!The bad news is that, all the same, the endgame technique of most players is deficient. Modern time-controls make matters worse: there is simply not enough time to delve deep into the position.Grandmaster Jesus de la Villa debunks the myth that endgame theory is complex and he teaches you to steer the game into a position you are familiar with. This book contains only those endgames that show up most frequently, are easy to learn and contain ideas that are useful in more difficult positions.Your performance will improve dramatically because this book brings you simple rules, detailed and lively explanations, many diagrams, clear summaries of the most important themes and dozens of tests.
  • 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners: The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

    By Franco Masetti

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789056913977
    • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
    • Published: June 2012
    Combines over one thousand chess problems with descriptions of different chess positions and tactics including the double attack, mate in one, mixed motif, and skewer.
  • 101 Questions on How to Play Chess

    By Fred Wilson

    Our Price: $4.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486282732
    • Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    • Published: January 1995
    Easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format explains the most basic rules and essentials of play, but also offers advice on opening, combinations, middle- and end-game strategies, notation, castling, and other topics. Over 100 diagrams.
  • 200 Brilliant Endgames

    By Irving Chernev

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486432113
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: December 2003
    First published in 1989. Both an instruction book and an engaging meditation on the joys of chess, this is the final work by one of the most successful chess writers of all time. Illus., 200 diagrams. 224p. Pap.
  • 200 Capture Mates: One and Two Move Checkmates

    By Fred Wilson

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580422154
    • Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
    • Published: July 2007
    This great learning tool and fun book challenges you to solve the puzzles and find the checkmate in 200 unique situations. You’ll be using capture mates – a chess term for taking an opponent’s piece and winning at the same time – to accomplish each of these victories. The first 100 of these puzzles are ne-move mates. Find the right move, checkmate the king and you win! The second 100 puzzles are more challenging. These are two-move mates. You make a move that captures a piece or a pawn, your opponent makes a forced reply, and then you swoop in for the coup de grace. Learn to use every piece to find the mates; and to keep the puzzles interesting, the authors have tossed in a few tricky mates as well! With 200 easy-to-use large diagrams. 160p.
  • 303 More Tricky Chess Puzzles

    By Fred Wilson

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580421829
    • Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
    • Published: January 2006
    This great follow-up to the original '303 Tricky Chess Puzzles' gets you right into the game and challenges you with three levels of tactical puzzles: easy, medium, and hard. Positions are presented from both Black's and White's perspective. Illustrated with diagrams throughout. 192p.
  • 365 Ways to Checkmate

    By Joe Gallagher

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781901983951
    • Publisher: GAMBIT
    • Published: July 2003
    Tactics based on checkmate ideas against the enemy king decide a large proportion of chess games, so it is vital to be alert to these possibilities when they occur. Joe Gallagher provides 365 checkmate puzzles to help readers sharpen their skills. In each position, the task is to find a way to force a clear-cut win. The theme is always checkmate: either the enemy king perishes, or can only be saved at a decisive cost in material. Joe Gallagher is ideally qualified to write on this subject. Throughout his career, he has been especially feared for his attacking ability and tactical skills. The puzzles, most of which have never before been published, are grouped into categories, starting with easier positions and working up to more difficult ones. Full solutions are given, and all the positions have been carefully checked for alternative solutions and for soundness of the actual solution.
  • 50 Essential Chess Lessons

    By Steve Giddins

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781904600411
    • Publisher: Gambit Publications
    • Published: February 2006
    Steve Giddins has chosen 50 supremely instructive games - some old, some new, and including many that few readers will have seen before. He has annotated these games in detail from a modern perspective, explaining the useful lessons that can be learnt from them, while avoiding the harmful dogma that characterized many older works of this type. Topics include: Attacking the King, Defence, Piece Power, and Endgame Themes. Each game is followed by a recap of the main lessons to be learned.Giddins writes in a highly accessible down-to-earth style that appeals to club players seeking to improve their understanding of practical chess. His knowledge of Russian-language chess literature has enabled him to find many excellent examples that have not appeared in previous western literature.
  • 500 Master Games of Chess

    By S. Tartakower

    Our Price: $10.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486232089
    • Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
    • Published: June 1975
    Ranging over 150 years of master play, these games include masterpiewces of every kind. All games accompanied by annotation & incisive introductory comments. Illus., 267 diagrams. 665p. Pap.
  • The Agile London System: A Solid but Dynamic Chess Opening Choice for White

    By Alfonso Romero

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789056916893
    • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
    • Published: November 2016
  • Ajedrez elemental / Elementary Chess

    By Igor Molina Montes

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9788499171418
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: December 2012
    Playing chess can be an art, a technique, and even a science, and this guide provides beginners with tips from international chess players renowned for their teaching merits, including Bondarevsky, Casablanca, Panov, and Persits, among others. The book compiles principles and strategies to help new players progress quickly, and it promotes study and the use of a specific methodology to perfect one’s game plan. Important information about the center squares, general strategies for openings, and black-and-white illustrations are included. Jugar al ajedrez puede ser un arte, una técnica y hasta una ciencia, y esta guía les proporciona a los principiantes consejos de ajedrecistas internacionales reconocidos por sus habilidades para enseñar el ajedrez, incluyendo a Bondarevsky, Casablanca, Panov y Persits, entre otros. El libro recopila principios y estrategias para ayudar a nuevos ajedrecistas a avanzar rápidamente y promueve el estudio y el uso de una metodología específica para perfeccionar la estrategia de juego. Se incluye información importante sobre los cuadrados centrales, estrategias generales para las aperturas e ilustraciones en blanco y negro.
  • Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, 1902-1946: 2543 Games of the Former World Champion, Many Annotated by Alekhine, with 1868 Diagrams, Fully Indexed

    By Leonard M. Skinner

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780786401178
    • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
    • Published: April 1998
  • Alexander Alekhine: Master of Attack

    By Alexander Raetsky

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781857443721
    • Publisher: Everyman Chess
    • Published: December 2004
    In this book Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik take a look back at how Alekhine defeated his opponents in dazzling style. Included are some of Alekhine's most famous attacks and glorious combinations. A deep study of his games cannot fail to inspire any true chess fan.

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