The Stress of Chess

    ...and its Infinite Finesse

    The Stress of Chess
    img
    Our Price: $34.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0113NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: January 1, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 432 Pages

    Book Description

    Walter Browne is a living legend of chess. A hurricane of a player with a daredevil approach of the game, he was and is famous for ending up in hair-raising time-trouble.

    During the peak of his career, in the 1970's and 80's, Browne won the US championship six times as well as of countless national and international tournaments.His career in poker is almost as impressive: he is a regular competitor in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and has pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker wins.

    In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.

    Related Products

    • Grandmaster Versus Amateur
      A multinational array of top grandmasters explain the difference in thinking between professional and amateur chess players, and how the amateur can bridge the gap. It usually takes at least a decade of sustained effort for even the most talented player to reach the grandmaster level - this book cannot guarantee to make the reader a chess grandmaster, but it is certainly a healthy nudge in the right direction.
      img

      Grandmaster Versus Amateur

      Catalog Code: B0054QT

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Special Price: $14.98


    • Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
      img

      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0046GB

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $9.98


    • Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess
      Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage
      In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples.
      img

      Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

      Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage
      Catalog Code: B0133NIC
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1
      All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The DVDs feature the players own remarks and has an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene.
      img

      Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1

      Catalog Code: DVD0003OT
      Our Price: $24.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 32
      Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 32

      Catalog Code: B0032INF
      Our Price: $17.95

    • How To Think In Chess
      How to Think in Chess is the rare book that explains in clear terms the techniques chess masters use to find their moves. The authors, an international chess champion and a trained professional thinker, are uniquely qualified on the subject. They offer you both academic research and personal experience. How to Think in Chess teaches you practical ways of thinking to win.
      img

      How To Think In Chess

      Catalog Code: B0014RE

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price: $12.48


    • EBOOK - Pirc in Black and White
      Detailed Coverage of an Enterprising Chess Opening
      In this book James Vigus provides an up-to-date appraisal of the Pirc and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he examines the traditional main lines, the fashionable alternatives and the tricky sidelines, while outlining the typical tactical and positional ideas for both White and Black. A study of this book will allow the reader to begin playing the Pirc with confidence in his or her own games.
      img

      EBOOK - Pirc in Black and White

      Detailed Coverage of an Enterprising Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: E-B0055EM
      Our Price: $24.95

    • SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation
      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard.
      img

      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

      Capitalizing on Tactical Chances
      Catalog Code: SWB0119EM

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Special Price: $12.48


    • The Art of Defence in Chess
      Most players prefer to attack, resulting in defensive technique being the weakest part of their game. There are a number of methods of playing against an attacker, which include passive defense, simplification, blockade, stalemate, or a trap. Alternatively a player can defend actively or launch a counterattack.
      img

      The Art of Defence in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0164IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • How to Play the Belgrade Gambit
      After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nd5 the author examines both the accepted and declined. This gambit has been reinvigorated by some new ideas and is fully playable. An excellent edition to your fighting arsenal.
      img

      How to Play the Belgrade Gambit

      Catalog Code: CB0072CD

      Regular Price: $4.95

      Special Price: $2.48


    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb