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    The Lazy Man's Sicilian: Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation by Valeri Bronznik & Steve Giddins    Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures from the All-Russian School of Grandmasters by Alexander Panchenko    The Double Queen's Gambit: A Surprise Weapon for Black by Alexey Bezgodov    The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion by Frederick Milnes Edge    Taming Wild Chess Openings: How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board by John Watson    Winning Chess Manoeuvres: Strategic Ideas that Masters Never Fail to Find by Sarhan Guliev    Reaching the Top?! A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess by Peter Kurzdorfer & Cyrus Lakdawala    Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats by Daniel Lowinger & Lars Bo Hansen    Chess Opening Essentials, Volume 1: The Complete 1.e4 by Dimitri Komarov & Stefan Djuric    Finding Bobby Fischer: Chess Interviews by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam    The Modern Bogo 1.d4 e6: A Complete Guide for Black by Dejan Antic & Branimir Maksimovic    Endgame Tactics - New, Improved and Expanded Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames by Ger van Perlo    Basic Chess Openings for Kids: Play like a Winner from Move One by Charles Hertan    Chess is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work by Laura Sherman & Bill Kilpatrick    Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking by Mark Dvoretsky    For Friends and Colleagues: Volume 2 - Reflections on My Profession by Mark Dvoretsky    My First Book of Chess Tactics by David MacEnulty    Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending by Joel Benjamin    Petrosian vs the Elite: 71 victories by the master of manoeuvres 1946-1983 by Ray Keene    Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions (Third Revised Edition) by Lev Alburt    Chess Training Pocket Book II: 320 Key Positions for players of all levels by Lev Alburt & Al Lawrence    The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, and the World's Oldest Game by J. C. Hallman    The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win by Andrew Soltis    Thinking with Chess: Teaching Children Ages 5-14 by Alexey Root    The Czech Benoni in Action by Asa Hoffmann & Gregory Keener    Draw! The Art of the Half-Point in Chess by Leonid Verkhovsky & Mikhail Tal    My Best Games of Chess 1905-1954 by Savielly Tartakower & Andy Soltis    The Art of Checkmate: new translation with algebraic chess notation by Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn    Chess Tactics by Paul Littlewood    Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky    New Art of Defence in Chess: chess defence tactics classic by Andrew Soltis    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 masterly games of chess strategy by Irving Chernev    Jon Speelman's Best Games by Jon Speelman    Tony Miles: It's Only Me: England's First Chess Grandmaster by Geoff Lawton    Exploiting Small Advantages by Eduard Gufeld    Study Chess with Tal: chess tactics from the grandmaster by Mikhail Tal & Alexander Koblencs    Chess: The Complete Self-Tutor by Edward Lasker    Devious Chess: How to Bend the Rules and Win by Amatzia Avni    Play 1 d4 by Richard Palliser    Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Attack by Anatoly Karpov    Play Like a Grandmaster by A. A. Kotov    Winning Chess: Reissue of the bestselling Irving Chernev instructional classic by Irving Chernev & Fred Reinfeld    Chess for Tigers by Simon Webb    100 Chess Master Trade Secrets: From Sacrifices to Endgames by Andrew Soltis    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevannes    Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis    Improve Your Chess in 7 Days by Gary Lane    How to Play the English Opening by Anatoly Karpov    Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis

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The Lazy Man's Sicilian: Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation

Valeri Bronznik & Steve Giddins

The Lazy Man's Sicilian: Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation by Valeri Bronznik & Steve GiddinsThe Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the very popular Sicilian Defence. Its advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4...Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning opening system. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don't run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man's Sicilian is ideal for club players who don't...
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Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures from the All-Russian School of Grandmasters

Alexander Panchenko

Mastering Chess Middlegames: Lectures from the All-Russian School of Grandmasters by Alexander PanchenkoThe secrets of Panchenko's success were his dedication and enthusiasm as a teacher combined with his outstanding training materials. Now, his classic Mastering Chess Middlegames is for the first time available in translation, giving club-players around the world access to his unique training method. The ebook contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics. In each chapter, Panchenko clearly identifies the fundamentals, formulates easy-to-grasp rules, presents a large number (more than 250) of well-chosen examples and ends with more than 150 practical tests....
2015 / 11 / 26
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The Double Queen's Gambit: A Surprise Weapon for Black

Alexey Bezgodov

The Double Queen's Gambit: A Surprise Weapon for Black by Alexey BezgodovAn opening idea that will knock many White players off their feet! Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov provides a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4, starting with the cheeky move 2...c5! against both 2.c4 and 2.

Nf3. In this opening, the Double Queen's Gambit, Black's approach is as active and ambitious as White's is in the Queen's Gambit. After thoroughly analysing and investigating, Bezgodov has put the opening to the test in practical grandmaster play. It not only turned out to be playable - it also brought him success, and not just because of its surprise value. Bezgodov's...

2015 / 11 / 25
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The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion

Frederick Milnes Edge

The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion by Frederick Milnes EdgeOriginally published in 1898. Contents Include:
  • I. How the Brigadier came to the Castle of Gloom
  • II. How the Brigadier slew the Brothers of Ajaccio
  • III. How the Brigadier held the King
  • IV. How the King held the Brigadier
  • V. How the Brigadier took the field against the Marshal Millefleurs
  • VI. How the Brigadier played for a Kingdom
  • VII. How Brigadier Gerard won his medal
  • VIII. How the Brigadier was Tempted by the Devil...
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these...
2015 / 11 / 19
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Taming Wild Chess Openings: How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board

John Watson

Taming Wild Chess Openings: How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board by John WatsonNo matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy a chess opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it.

When that happens, you can count on a well-prepared opponent who is more than happy to roll out his pet line.

John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club players with solutions to a huge selection of these rarely-played or tricky chess openings. They concentrate upon ideas and strategy, with enough analysis to satisfy the needs of practical play. Only when a sharp reply is required, Watson and Schiller will recommend a more complex variation filled with tactics....

2015 / 11 / 15
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Winning Chess Manoeuvres: Strategic Ideas that Masters Never Fail to Find

Sarhan Guliev

Winning Chess Manoeuvres: Strategic Ideas that Masters Never Fail to Find by Sarhan GulievWhen a chess master finds a winning strategic idea it is seldom by accident.

An amateur, staring at a position on the chess board is often fumbling in the dark, his head spinning with a multitude of general rules and vague notions. The master's approach is concrete. He knows how and where to look, because he has studied the games of other masters.

In this ebook, grandmaster Sarhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters:

  • positional sacrifices ...
2015 / 11 / 15
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Reaching the Top?! A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess

Peter Kurzdorfer & Cyrus Lakdawala

Reaching the Top?! A Practical Guide to Playing Master-Level Chess by Peter Kurzdorfer & Cyrus LakdawalaWhat Does It Take to Play Master-Level Chess? Becoming a master is a goal many chessplayers seek. And for most, it is an unfulfilled dream. Now, for the first time, the topic is squarely addressed. Not by a super grandmaster or high-powered international master, but by a "regular" national master, a master who earned his stripes in the trenches, battling his way to the title. In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your...
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Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats

Daniel Lowinger & Lars Bo Hansen

Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats by Daniel Lowinger & Lars Bo HansenOriginal Opening Ideas Sound - and Dangerous! Opening Originals focuses on both sound and dangerous opening ideas that have escaped wide notice. In some cases, they are artifacts of the past, too soon discarded and without good reason; in others, they are home-cooking, and may anticipate the future of theoretical developments. In all cases, the author's explanations are concept-based, and little memorization is required. "Daniel Lowinger offers his readers a select menu of opening ideas from which you can pick and choose. Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your repertoire in 1.e4,...
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Chess Opening Essentials, Volume 1: The Complete 1.e4

Dimitri Komarov & Stefan Djuric

Chess Opening Essentials, Volume 1: The Complete 1.e4 by Dimitri Komarov & Stefan DjuricMost chess opening books are either too detailed or too shallow. Chess Opening Essentials has exactly the right balance and is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time. It gives a flavour of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings, as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening has ended. Beginning and improving chess players should get this powerful ebook before they buy ANY other chess opening book!
  • Helps beginners to develop a solid understanding of fundamental opening...
2015 / 11 / 7
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Finding Bobby Fischer: Chess Interviews

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

Finding Bobby Fischer: Chess Interviews by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam'Fischer gets up, tall, overweight, and slightly clumsy. He tries to fulfil the duties of the host and shakes hands, but his nervously darting eyes betray his unease with the situation. This is not a man accustomed to receiving visitors.' Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam's encounter with the reclusive American world champion in war-torn Yugoslavia, is the apotheosis of a unique collection of interviews with chess legends and stars that was first published in 1993. Why did Garry Kasparov think Bobby Fischer was an alien? How many stamps does Anatoly Karpov have? Was it really Caruso who appeared in Vassily...
2015 / 11 / 7
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The Modern Bogo 1.d4 e6: A Complete Guide for Black

Dejan Antic & Branimir Maksimovic

The Modern Bogo 1.d4 e6: A Complete Guide for Black by Dejan Antic & Branimir MaksimovicThey did it! Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic have created a complete chess opening repertoire for Black players in only two books. First they wrote the acclaimed The Modern French (against 1.e4). Now The Modern Bogo provides Black players with a comprehensive answer to 1.d4. The two books complement each other perfectly. The point is that the authors recommend to answer 1.d4 with the direct 1...e6, for the follow-up 2.c4 Bb4+. In this way they avoid complex theoretical Nimzo-Indian lines and enable both amateur and professional players to find their own way in little-explored variations....
2015 / 11 / 7
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Endgame Tactics - New, Improved and Expanded Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames

Ger van Perlo

Endgame Tactics - New, Improved and Expanded Edition: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames by Ger van PerloNew and substantially expanded edition of a modern chess classic. By chance, in 2013 publisher New In Chess discovered a previously unnoticed and unpublished extra batch of endgame tactics collected by the legendary Dutch correspondence grandmaster Ger van Perlo (1932-2010). More than 250 fresh examples have been added, making this fourth edition 25% BIGGER than its predecessors. For casual players and club players. Why is it that most amateur chess players love opening and middlegame tactics but hate endgames? Why do you usually look at only a couple of pages in any endgame theory book you...
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Basic Chess Openings for Kids: Play like a Winner from Move One

Charles Hertan

Basic Chess Openings for Kids: Play like a Winner from Move One by Charles HertanAward-winning author Charles Hertan knows what kids really need to know (and want to know) about getting their pawns and pieces ready for action. Traditional chess opening books concentrate on the variations in different openings. Charles Hertan believes that for beginners and advanced beginners memorizing lines is not only boring but also a waste of time. Hertan's approach is different. He helps kids to develop a solid understanding of the fundamental opening principles. What are the properties of each chess piece, and how can they be mobilized effectively to work together and get a strong...
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Chess is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work

Laura Sherman & Bill Kilpatrick

Chess is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work by Laura Sherman & Bill KilpatrickChess is Child's Play is an ebook written by parents, for parents. It is written for YOU!

Chess is one of the oldest strategy games known to man. Studies show that children who learn chess at an early age gain such valuable life skills as:

  • Problem-solving ability
  • Improved patience and focus
  • Enhanced imagination
  • Greater self-confidence.
Chess educators Laura Sherman and Bill Kilpatrick have created an easy, step-by-step method for teaching chess that parents of all skill levels can use to teach children of any age.

You don't have to know how to play chess in order to use the system....

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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

Mark Dvoretsky

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark DvoretskyThe first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The second edition is revised and enlarged - now over 400 pages - covering all the most important concepts required for endgame mastery.

"I am sure that those who study this work carefully will not only play the endgame better, but overall, their play will improve. One of the secrets of the Russian chess school is now before you, dear reader!" - From the Foreword to the First Edition by Grandmaster Artur Yusupov

"Going through this...

2015 / 10 / 23
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Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking

Mark Dvoretsky

Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking by Mark DvoretskyKnow Thy Enemy Sun Tsu, The Art of War

Understanding what your opponent is planning to do or trying to accomplish is one of the core skills required to take your game to the next level. Viktor Kortchnoi once wrote, Well, if you do not check what your opponent is doing, you will end up complaining about bad luck after every game. This ebook consists of four chapters, all associated with the ability to think not only for yourself, but also for your opponent, to put yourself in his place. In this ebook, renowned author and chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky supplies the reader with high-quality material...

2015 / 10 / 13
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For Friends and Colleagues: Volume 2 - Reflections on My Profession

Mark Dvoretsky

For Friends and Colleagues: Volume 2 - Reflections on My Profession by Mark DvoretskyThe Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions. His literary achievements are also quite distinguished. For example, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, now in its fourth edition, established itself as the sine qua non of endgame theory from the moment it appeared over a decade ago. In this second volume of his highly-acclaimed autobiographical work, the author focuses on his early development as a player, issues which challenge chess coaches, as well...
2015 / 10 / 5
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My First Book of Chess Tactics

David MacEnulty

My First Book of Chess Tactics by David MacEnultyMy First Book of Chess Tactics is a thorough introduction to this vital aspect of playing winning chess. Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you'll play the game and the more games you will win. In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will:
  • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them
  • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns
  • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles
  • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do
2015 / 9 / 22
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Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending

Joel Benjamin

Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending by Joel BenjaminPawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces.

Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws.

In this ebook, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.

He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to...

2015 / 7 / 29
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Petrosian vs the Elite: 71 victories by the master of manoeuvres 1946-1983

Ray Keene

Petrosian vs the Elite: 71 victories by the master of manoeuvres 1946-1983 by Ray KeeneThis ebook contains 71 deeply annotated chess victories of Tigran Petrosian (World Champion from 1963 to 1969) against the leading players of his day, some of which are in print for the first time. The authors' authoritative but accessible language makes it a good read for the amateur as well as a cast-iron network of interlocking variations to satisfy the professionals.
2015 / 7 / 22
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