- The New Old Indian
Starting Out - Rook EndgamesIn this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
Starting Out - Rook EndgamesCatalog Code: B0009EM
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New Algebraic EditionWritten by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas.
Simple ChessNew Algebraic EditionCatalog Code: B0003DV
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Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess TournamentsPublisher Dale Brandreth has a fine track record of bringing out high quality tournament books and best games collections. Here he rescues two lesser known US tournaments with the help of the energetic Robert Sherwood who provides detailed analyses to all the games. The Chicago International of 1926 saw Frank Marshall top the field ahead of Maroczy and Torre, with other famous names such as Edward Lasker and Isaac Kashdan in the chasing pack. Lake Hopatcong 1926 was a stronger double-round event with Capablanca winning ahead of Kupchik, Maroczy, Marshall and Ed.Lasker.
Chicago 1926/Lake Hopatcong 1926 Chess TournamentsCatalog Code: B0017CA
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E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 120 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. d4FIDE Senior Trainer and IM Andrew Martin follows up the Vol. 119 - Anti-Gambit Guide 1.E4, with this latest and all-new DVD for Foxy Openings, providing more antidotes to all of the most commonly-played gambits after 1 d4 and suggests that there is nothing to fear after all, as long as you treat these openings with respect.
E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 120 - Anti-Gambit Guide for 1. d4Catalog Code: E-DVD0120FX
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New Sicilian GambitsGM Soltis: "If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white". Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black!
New Sicilian GambitsCatalog Code: CB0025CD
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How to Calculate Chess Tactics
A Revealing Look at the Nuts and Bolts of Chess ThoughtThinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability. Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions. Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers advice on when it is best to calculate 'like a machine', and when it is better to rely on intuitive assessment.
How to Calculate Chess TacticsA Revealing Look at the Nuts and Bolts of Chess ThoughtCatalog Code: B0080GB
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Greatest Ever Chess Opening IdeasWhat are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
Greatest Ever Chess Opening IdeasCatalog Code: B0081EM
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The War Of the ChessmenThis is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history.
The War Of the ChessmenCatalog Code: B0003CA
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Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks and Conundrums with AnswersThis book, Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles Tricks and Conundrums with Answers, was compiled by his son and published in 1914 after his death. Although many books have been written about some of Loyd's puzzles, this remains the most complete volume of all of his puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.
Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks and Conundrums with AnswersCatalog Code: B0035IS
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How to Beat Your Dad at Chess
Including the 50 Deadly CheckmatesThis is not just a book for kids - for 'Dad' read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates - basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly in games between players of all standards. Each mating motif is carefully and simply explained, and several illustrative examples are given. A final test enables the reader to grade his pattern recognition abilities, and the last chapter explains what to do if your Dad is Garry Kasparov. Fun, instructive - and guaranteed to improve your game.
How to Beat Your Dad at ChessIncluding the 50 Deadly CheckmatesCatalog Code: B0056GB
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