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Chess, the royal game, with its 32 pieces, 64 squares and a few simple rules, provides novices and masters alike a constant source of new challenges. Chess is a game that never gets boring. With our ebooks improve your tactics and strategies for the middlegame, your knowledge of openings and your preparation for the endgame.

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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    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    A History of Chess: The Original 1913 Edition by H. J. R. Murray    Liquidation on the Chess Board: Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending by Joel Benjamin    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    Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual by Mark Dvoretsky    Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess with the Great Dane by Bent Larsen    Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson by Jürgen Kaufeld & Guido Kern    Coffeehouse Chess Tactics by John Healy    Aron Nimzowitsch 1928-1935: Annotated Games and Essays by Aron Nimzowitsch    French Defense: The Solid Rubinstein Variation by Hannes Langrock    Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition: Key Moves and Motifs in the Middlegame by Arthur van de Oudeweetering    For Friends and Colleagues: Volume 1: Profession - Chess Coach by Mark Dvoretsky    Anish Giri: My Junior Years in 20 Games by Anish Giri    Russian Silhouettes by Genna Sosonko    Chess Training for Post-beginners: A Basic Course in Positional Understanding by Yaroslav Srokovski    No Passion For Chess Fashion: Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire by Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverik    A Short History of Chess by Henry A. Davidson    How to Win in the Chess Openings: A Noted Champion Reveals the Secrets of Seizing and Holding the Initiative by I. A. Horowitz    United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Edition by U. S. Chess Federation    Calculate Till Mate: Middlegame Chess Technique by Igor Smirnov    The Grandmaster's Positional Understanding by Igor Smirnov    Self-Taught Grandmaster: Chess Training Course by Igor Smirnov    An Endgame Expert: Endgame Chess Course by Igor Smirnov    Your Winning Plan: Middlegame Chess Course by Igor Smirnov    How To Beat Titled Players: Middlegame Chess Course by Igor Smirnov    The Grandmaster's Secrets: Beginner Chess Course by Igor Smirnov    Carlsen-Anand 2013: Match for the World Chess Championship by Karsten Müller & Susan Polgar

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Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures

Ivan Sokolov

Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan SokolovIvan 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 extremely important topic: pawn structures. With very accessible verbal explanations this ebook helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames: space, tension and initiative. Study of this important ebook, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be...
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Max Euwe: The Biography

Alexandr Munninghoff

Max Euwe: The Biography by Alexandr MunninghoffAlexander Munninghoff tells the unforgettable tale of the fifth World Chess Champion. Filling a gap in the literature of chess, he shows that Euwes world title was the result of his iron will, his methodical drive and his energetic handling of all aspects of the game. By bringing his world title under the aegis of the world chess federation FIDE, Euwe profoundly changed the history of chess, and it was Euwes diplomatic determination as President of FIDE that saved the Match of the Century in 1972 between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky. This gripping story is illuminated by numerous photos and...
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Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage

Ivan Sokolov

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage by Ivan SokolovThe 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 to take. Often, you have to burn your bridges without being able to fully calculate the consequences. Risks and rewards are racing through your mind, fighting for precedence while the clock keeps ticking. Now is the moment, because after the next move the window for this opportunity may be closed. In this ebook Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the...
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Bobby Fischer for Beginners: The Most Famous Chess Player Explained

Renzo Verwer

Bobby Fischer for Beginners: The Most Famous Chess Player Explained by Renzo VerwerEverything you always wanted to know about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, complete with easily accessible examples of his chess playing style, in one compact and very readable volume. His youth in Brooklyn, his astonishing career, his many conflicts, his girlfriends and his tragic death in exile in Iceland in 2008: it is all there. You don't need to be an accomplished chess player to be thrilled by the triumph and the tragedy of this lone genius.
2014 / 8 / 16
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The Zukertort System: A Guide for White and Black

Grigory Bogdanovich

The Zukertort System: A Guide for White and Black by Grigory BogdanovichBack 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, Teimour Radjabov, and Lázaro Bruzón have come to appreciate the Zukertort's rich potential and play it with confidence against strong opposition. The Zukertort System is a fully viable, dynamic 21st-century opening. Often considered a variation of the better-known Colle System, the Zukertort stands proudly on its own, offering White chances to launch a sharp kingside attack or to work...
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Mastering Mates: Book 2: 1,111 Two-move, Three-move and Four-move Mates

Jon Edwards

Mastering Mates: Book 2: 1,111 Two-move, Three-move and Four-move Mates by Jon EdwardsImprove Your Checkmate Power! This second volume in the Mastering Mate series provides readers with a serious challenge - 1,111 checkmates in two, three, four and more moves. By solving these problems, you will develop proficiency in all of the major checkmating patterns. There is much more here than the simple presentation of positions to solve. Mastering Mates 2 includes a full range of checkmates from real-life middlegames and endgames. By solving these here, you will be much more likely to solve them when you meet them over the board, and you will more likely to reach such positions with...
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Mastering Mates: Book 1: 1,111 One-move Mates

Jon Edwards

Mastering Mates: Book 1: 1,111 One-move Mates by Jon EdwardsTrain Your Brain to Recognize Checkmates! This first ebook in the Mastering Mate series presents a challenge for players relatively new to chess and for readers seeking a novel and interesting set of puzzles. Books on chess tactics can overwhelm beginners and young learners. These relatively simple, carefully chosen exercises serve to illustrate the wide variety of examples of checkmate, as well as showing off the harmonious cooperation of chess pieces delivering the final blow. You will certainly learn what checkmate is and how to deliver it. And you will learn how chess pieces can coordinate...
2014 / 8 / 13
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Morphy's Games of Chess

Philip Sergeant

Morphy's Games of Chess by Philip Sergeant300 games by the greatest player of all time: 54 against such masters as Anderssen, Harrwitz, Mongredien, Bird, Paulsen, and others; 52 of the best blindfold games; 52 games at odds; and 142 in consultation, informally.
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1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate

Fred Reinfeld

1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate by Fred ReinfeldA 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 tactics collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is available in modern algebraic notation. This may be the all-time great checkmate collection, with forced checkmate positions culled mainly from actual play. And Reinfeld's selection is simply marvelous, touching on all the important tactical themes. In short, this is an outstanding ebook...
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World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book

Dan Heisman

World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book by Dan HeismanWho 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 practical competitive play for all chess enthusiasts.

The catalog of errors runs the gamut from taking too much (or too little!) time to think, to shoddy calculation, cutting off analysis too soon, and ignoring the principles of sound strategy. Using gentle humor, Coach Heisman gives a blow-by-blow account and patiently dissects the players' thinking process, offering tips for improving...

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1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations

Fred Reinfeld

1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations by Fred ReinfeldEnhance Your Tactical Weapons! 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each ebook can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Reinfeld has arranged his quiz positions so that they fall into orderly chapters, each with a common theme. Still, the degree of difficulty varies widely. Easiest are one move shots, suitable for players starting out. Most difficult are the examples that...
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Hacking Up the King

David Eggleston

Hacking Up the King by David EgglestonThe 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 monarch out of his fortress.
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Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess

Dan Heisman

Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess by Dan HeismanIdentify and Deal with Threats! This ebook is written to address and underemphasized area of chess training and study, the identification of and reaction to threats. For beginning and intermediate-level players, the study of tactics is paramount. Almost all tactics books take the approach of providing a position where there is a forced win, checkmate, or draw. However Looking for Trouble - now in a revised and enlarged second edition - takes a different tack. It helps you to recognize threats by providing over 300 problems in which you focus on identifying and meeting threats in the opening,...
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A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black: Tackling 1.e4 with ..1.e5

Or Cohen

A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black: Tackling 1.e4 with ..1.e5 by Or CohenIn amateur chess games, the most popular opening move for White is 1.e4, and the most reliable reply for Black is 1..e5, says FIDE Master Or Cohen. In this ebook, Cohen has created a vibrant and robust opening repertoire for Black after 1…e5, based on the Petroff Defence. Cohen presents inventive ways for Black to fight for the initiative in this dependable opening. He covers the entire spectrum, the main variations as well as the most unexpected and bizarre sidelines.

In case White does not allow the Petroff, Cohen offers a set of recommendations for Black that is no less important and...

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Chess for the Gifted and Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert (Comprehensive Chess Course Series)

Lev Alburt & Al Lawrence

Chess for the Gifted and Busy: A Short But Comprehensive Course From Beginner to Expert (Comprehensive Chess Course Series) by Lev Alburt & Al LawrenceThis right-to-the-point ebook by one of the game's foremost teacher-writing teams uses a breakthrough approach to teach chess fast!

Studies tout the many benefits of chess for all ages. Want to learn chess or teach it to your child but are busy with lots of other activities as well? This innovative ebook is designed for you.

You choose the level you want to achieve. Want to go from absolute beginner to neighborhood champ? Complete Level I in an afternoon, play some practice games - and you'll quickly be saying "checkmate"! When you're ready to become a tough tournament competitor, Level...

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Openings for Amateurs

Pete Tamburro

Openings for Amateurs by Pete TamburroLearning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players. Award-winning chess teacher and championship scholastic coach Pete Tamburro offers practical guidance for avoiding common pitfalls at the chessboard, as well as effective strategies for meeting troublesome openings and a choice of openings reflecting his focus on ideas over memorization.
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Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Match

Max Euwe & Jan Timman

Fischer World Champion: The Acclaimed Classic About the 1972 Fischer-Spassky Match by Max Euwe & Jan TimmanIn 1972 Bobby Fischer famously beat Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik to win the world title. This ebook tells the classic story of that match, including the perplexing prelude and the dramatic games. This is a NEW EDITION following the death of Bobby Fischer, with a new introductory tribute to Fischer by former world champion Garry Kasparov, and a new preface by Jan Timman, in which he relates of his stunning meeting with Bobby in 1990 in a night club in Brussels.
2014 / 8 / 3
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Chess Tactics: Weapons for the Chess Warrior

Jeremy Freeman

Chess Tactics: Weapons for the Chess Warrior by Jeremy FreemanPrepare for battle, Chess Warriors! Learn how to use the most dangerous weapons in chess. Chess Tactics is loaded with hundreds of 3D puzzles covering all of the major tactics of chess. This ebook's lively layout and easy-to-follow explanation make learning fun and effortless. Beginners will quickly catch up, keep up, and conquer the competition. Best of all, they'll have a blast doing it! What's inside?
  • 500 fun puzzles
  • Each puzzle presented in 2D and 3D
  • Simple instruction
  • Coverage of all major tactics.
Who's it for?
  • Kids!
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Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons, Critical Ideas & Plans

Daniel Naroditsky

Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons, Critical Ideas & Plans by Daniel NaroditskyDaniel Naroditsky has done it again! Following Mastering Positional Chess the American chess prodigy has written an instructional ebook that is at least as ambitious as his acclaimed debut. Daniel has compiled a rich collection of practical endgame examples whose assessments require more than just standard theory. In his fresh, yet surprisingly mature style, Naroditsky presents:
  • lively and entertaining lessons
  • crystal clear explanations of ideas and plans
  • useful insights into the minds of chess masters
  • great practical advice throughout the book
  • instructive exercises at the end of each...
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Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games

Nikolay Kalinichenko

Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games by Nikolay Kalinichenko'Chuky, you're a genius.' Leading grandmasters have been heard to whisper these words, impressed with yet another brilliancy of the Ukrainian wizard. Vassily Ivanchuk is one of the greatest players of modern time. He has finished first in all major tournaments in the world, at times with astonishing supremacy and always with deeply creative chess. He is adored by chess lovers, admired (and feared!) by fellow grandmasters. For this ebook, correspondence grandmaster Nikolay Kalinichenko has selected 100 of Ivanchuk's best and most instructive games, explaining them for club players. Ivanchuk is...
2014 / 3 / 10
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