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Rossolimo and Friends
A Complete Repertoire Vs. the Sicilian Catalog Code: B0113EUEvery chess player, who begins his games with the move 1.e2-e4, should be perfectly prepared to encounter the move 1...c7-c5. Why is this opening so dangerous for White? The point is that in all the basic variations of the Sicilian Defence the fight is double-edged and often White risks at least as much as Black does. White is practically deprived of the possibility to simplify the position by numerous exchanges.
Rossolimo and FriendsOur Price: $31.95
SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Repertoire 13 - The Open Spanish
Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines! Catalog Code: SWB0073QTGrandmaster Repertoire 13 – The Open Spanish provides a complete repertoire for Black after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6, based on the Open Variation which occurs after 5.0–0 Nxe4. Black’s system is built on the principles of fast and active development, and fighting for the initiative whenever the opportunity arises.
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SHOPWORN - Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery Catalog Code: SWB0074QTThis volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
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SHOPWORN - Hacking Up The King Catalog Code: SWB0102EUIs it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you.
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SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 104 - PAPERBACK EDITION
Gelfand Pushes Anand Around in the Chebanenko Slav Catalog Code: SWB0104PYBIn this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "The Berlin Defence" by Igor Lysyj & Roman Ovetchkin, "Slay the Sicilian" by Tim Taylor, and "The Modern French" by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic.
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 104 - PAPERBACK EDITIONOur Price: $33.95
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Vladimir Kramnik is More Equal Than Others in the Scotch Catalog Code: SWB0105HYBIn this issue’s Reviews Glenn Flear checks three opening books that have in common that, instead of detailed computer analysis where things can easily go wrong, they offer solid solutions: "Mayhem in the Morra" by Marc Esserman, "The Powerful Catalan" by Victor Bologan, "The Complete Slav" by Konstantin Sakaev and "1. d4 - The Indian Defenses" by Lars Schandorff.
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 105 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Magnus plays kick and rush in the Trompowsky Catalog Code: SWB0109HYBForum The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 109 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITION
Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4? Catalog Code: SWB0111PYBThe Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - PAPERBACK EDITIONOur Price: $33.95
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION
Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4? Catalog Code: SWB0111HYBThe Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
SHOPWORN - NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITIONOur Price: $39.95
SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
Learn from the Legend Catalog Code: SWB0120NICMikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.
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SHOPWORN - The Perfect Pirc-Modern
Strategic ideas and Powerful Weapons Catalog Code: SWB0125NICIn The Perfect Pirc-Modern, Viktor Moskalenko, a renowned propagator of dynamic play who has championed the Pirc-Modern for many years, presents and explains:
SHOPWORN - The Perfect Pirc-ModernOur Price: $29.95
SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3
1993-2005 Catalog Code: SWB0392EMGarry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part III is the final volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.
SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 3Our Price: $44.95
SHOPWORN - Finding Chess Jewels
Improve your Imagination and Calculation Catalog Code: SWB0380EMGrandmaster and renowned chess trainer Michal Krasenkow presents a treasure chest of puzzles designed to stretch the minds of all players. Imagination and calculation are two of the most important qualities of a chess player, and they are qualities which, with purposeful practice, can be developed significantly. As you analyse and solve more and more positions, your brain functions more efficiently, you are able to recognize and master additional tactical methods and patterns, and it becomes increasingly easier to solve similar types of positions.
SHOPWORN - Finding Chess JewelsOur Price: $27.95
SHOPWORN - 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
21st Century Edition Catalog Code: SWB0073REAsk most chessplayers from the "baby boomer" generation how they acquired and sharpened their tactical skills, and chances are a Fred reinfeld tactical collection will be part of their answer. And now, for the first time, 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate is presented in modern Algebraic Notation.
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SHOPWORN - Moscow Marathon Catalog Code: SWCB0019XXMoscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.
Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.
No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
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Bronstein - Move by Move Catalog Code: B0404EMDavid Bronstein is one of the greatest and most loved chess players of all time. He won numerous major tournaments and for many years he was one of the world’s strongest grandmasters. In 1951 he came agonisingly close to winning the World Championship title, drawing 12-12 against the reigning champion Mikhail Botvinnik. Bronstein was one of the most creative geniuses the chess world has ever seen, and he left a legacy of wonderful games. In this book, FIDE Master Steve Giddins selects and examines his favourite Bronstein games, brings light to some games which were previously unpublished, and shows us how we can all learn and improve our chess by studying Bronstein’s play.
Bronstein - Move by MoveOur Price: $27.95
SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move Catalog Code: SWB0348EMThis series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
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The Westminster Series Artisan Chess Pieces - 4.4" King Catalog Code: MENWWST44The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with House of Staunton English Leather basepads on the King and luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the other Chess pieces, with a beautiful finish. As with all of our Chess sets, the Westminster Series exemplifies a perfect combination of distinct beauty and functionality. It has been designed to withstand the rigors of practical play while maintaining an elegance which has become the hallmark of a House of Staunton chess set. The design, quality and craftsmanship of this set is UNMATCHED by any set of Chessmen in its price range. Nothing even comes close!
The Westminster Series Artisan Chess Pieces - 4.4" KingOur Price: $447.50
The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King Catalog Code: MENWMAR40"A classical design that embodies the form, style, and design of the turn-of-the century Staunton pattern Chess sets that were produced by the legendary firm Jaques of London."
The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" KingOur Price: $344.50
IMPERFECT The Blackburn Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Genuine Ebony & Natural Boxwood Catalog Code: IMPPCS-137The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Blackburn Series Luxury Chess set. This heirloom- quality Chess set features a 4.0" King with a 1.8" diameter base and is heavily weighted. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods with luxurious billiard cloth base pads on the Chess pieces and a beautiful finish. The design of the Blackburn Series Luxury Chess set is simply exquisite.
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1... b6 - Move by Move Catalog Code: B0408EM1...b6 is a dynamic defense which allows Black to steer the game into relatively unchartered territory, where White players are unable to relax and rely on their ‘opening book’ knowledge. A major attraction of 1...b6 is that it can be employed against all of White’s mainline openings, including 1 e4, 1 d4, 1 Nf3 and 1 c4. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines all the important variations after 1...b6. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing 1...b6.
1... b6 - Move by MoveOur Price: $29.95
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 3
Kasparov Deep Blue 1997 Rematch Vol. 1 & 2 Catalog Code: DVD0003PCGM Yasser Seirawan presents analysis and commentary from the 1997 match between PCA World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM’s chess supercomputer Deep Blue. Seirawan, with the able assistance of his fellow grandmaster Ron Henley, provides the viewer with riveting and penetrating insights into this historic chess event.
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 3Our Price: $19.95
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2 Catalog Code: DVD0002PCDesigned for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 2Our Price: $19.95
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1 Catalog Code: DVD0001PCDesigned for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor
Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1Our Price: $19.95
The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" King Catalog Code: MENWMAR44"A classical design that embodies the form, style, and design of the turn-of-the century Staunton pattern Chess sets that were produced by the legendary firm Jaques of London."
The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.4" KingOur Price: $394.50
Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess Catalog Code: B0290ISSicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”.
Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in ChessOur Price: $24.95
E-BOOK Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative (Masters (Everyman Chess)) Paperback Catalog Code: E-B0223EMIn Boris Spassky Master of Initiative, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik look back over Spassky’s long and distinguished career to examine how he defeated his long-time adversaries, carefully highlighting his most colourful and celebrated encounters over the chessboard. A deep study of his style and games will entertain and inspire any true chess fan.
*Includes Boris Spassky’s most brilliant sacrificial games
*Ideal for the attack-minded chess player
*Perfect for sharpening your tactical ability
E-BOOK Masters: Boris Spassky Master of Initiative (Masters (Everyman Chess)) PaperbackOur Price: $21.95
E-BOOK Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics
The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter Catalog Code: E-B0148EMThe Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter!
Welcome to a new type of endgame book. A book that includes...
The most common endgames you will ever encounter.
Examinations of material balances you will reach in almost half of your games.
Over 500 pages of grandmaster advice and analysis, assisted by the latest computer software.
E-BOOK Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the BasicsOur Price: $24.95
IMPERFECT The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Black & Natural Lacquered Catalog Code: IMPPCS-111The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Marshall Series Chess set. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 4.0" King with a 1.85" diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads on theChess pieces and a beautiful finish.
IMPERFECT The Marshall Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 4.0" King - Black & Natural LacqueredOur Price: $499.00
IMPERFECT The Imperial Collector Series Luxury Chess Pieces - 6.0" King - Blood Rosewood & Natural Boxwood Catalog Code: IMPPCS-149The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Collector Series Luxury Chess set. This full-tournament sized Chess set features. A full club-sized Chess set, it features a 6.0" King with a 2.625" diameter base.
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KOMODO CHESS 9 - Multiprocessor Version
Brings Creativity Back To Chess! Catalog Code: WIN0428CBKomodo is a chess program that is different from the rest. Its search makes greater use of extensions than any other top engine, which allows Komodo to often see deeper than any other engine, even if it is displaying a slightly lower search depth. The evaluation differs from its main rivals because it represents a blend of both automated tuning and the judgment of a grandmaster and computer expert (Larry Kaufman). Fully automated evaluations are subject to rather large sample error, and applying some chess judgment appears to be beneficial, both in results and in the reasonableness of reported evaluations.
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Opening Repertoire - The Caro-Kann Catalog Code: B0407EMThe Caro-Kann Defence remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but if anything its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black. In this book, the author presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level.
Opening Repertoire - The Caro-KannOur Price: $29.95
A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon Williams Catalog Code: WIN0456CBThis DVD concentrates on the increasingly popular 5.Bf4 variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined and gives White a dynamic and aggressive weapon against Black’s set-up. White puts his bishop on f4 to avoid the exchanges that often occur after 5.Bg5 and as early as possible wants to put pressure on Black. At the highest level the variation with 5.Bf4 has become much more popular than the more traditional 5.Bg5 line. Top players such as Alexei Shirov, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Wesley So and Anish Giri play it, and Vishy Anand used it in his only victory over Carlsen in the 2014 World Chess Championship. This DVD recommends dynamic lines for White against all set-ups by Black and gives you a good, aggressive, and reliable weapon against the Queen’s Gambit Declined.
A Dynamic Weapon Against the Queen's Gambit Decline - 5. bf4 - Simon WilliamsOur Price: $39.95
Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam Collins Catalog Code: WIN0457CBThe Schliemann (or Jaenisch) Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5, languished in semi-obscurity before top GM Teimour Radjabov revolutionised the opening with new ideas, defending his analysis with excellent results in Linares and elsewhere against the world’s best players. Black plays actively and aggressively from move 3, frequently sacrificing a pawn for open lines, kingside activity and the bishop pair. In this DVD Sam Collins provides a complete and detailed repertoire for Black. Numerous novelties and improvements are suggested, with the conclusion that White has no clear route to an opening advantage. Refresh your repertoire and avoid the Spanish Torture with 3…f5!
Ruy Lopez - Attack with the Schliemann - Sam CollinsOur Price: $39.95
E-BOOK Nimzowitsch - Move by Move Catalog Code: E-B0402EMAron Nimzowitsch is one of the most important figures in chess history. He was one of the World's strongest players and contributed enormously to the development of chess both through his games and his writings, which influenced many grandmasters who followed him. In this book, Steve Giddins selects and studies his favourite games by Nimzowitsch and examines Nimzowitsch's skills in the vital areas of attack, defence, strategy and endgame play. He demonstrates how we can all improve by learning from Nimzowitsch's masterpieces.
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E-BOOK Magnus Force
How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record Catalog Code: E-B0372EMWhat is Magnus Carlsen's secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world's strongest grandmasters? In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. Crouch studies Carlsen's progress in recent years and demonstrates how he learned lessons from previous setbacks, turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins. By doing so Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.
E-BOOK Magnus ForceOur Price: $19.95