POPULAR CHESS OPENINGS

    Currently Shopping by:
    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Batsford Chess
    2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Dover Chess
    3. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Sahovski Chess
    Year of Publication
    1971 2008 1971 to 2008
    Author(s)
    1. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    2. Anatoly Karpov (1)
    3. Andrew Soltis (1)
    4. Angus Dunnington (1)
    5. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    6. Chess Informants (5)
    7. Colin McNab (1)
    8. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    9. Gary Lane (2)
    10. Graham Burgess (1)
    11. John Nunn (2)
    12. John Sugden (1)
    13. John Watson (1)
    14. Mark Taimanov (2)
    15. Neil McDonald (2)
    16. Raymond Keene (1)
    17. Shaun Taulbut (1)
    18. Svetozar Gligoric (1)
    19. Valery Neverov (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (18)
    2. AN - Algebraic (2)
    3. DN - Descriptive (1)

      New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian
      The Sicilian Defence features many dramatic variations, but for sheer violence, few can equal the Sveshnikov. Black aims for maximum piece activity at the cost of a shattered pawn structure. Black's aim is to seize the initiative, regardless of the cost. If he is successful, then the pawns will look after themselves. On the other hand, white is looking to use black's weaknesses as spring-boards for a ferocious attack of his own.
      img

      New Ideas in the Sveshnikov Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0045BT

      Regular Price: $9.95

      Special Price: $4.98


      King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation
      Yugoslav Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric is firmly established as one of the great pioneers of the King's Indian strategy and tactics. The variation he introduced in a tournament at Mar del Plata, Argentina, fifty years ago, is characterised by fierce attacks by the opposing sides - White on the queenside and Black on the castled king - making for exciting games and many dashing Black wins.
      img

      King's Indian Defence - Mar Del Plata Variation

      Catalog Code: B0076BT

      Regular Price: $10.95

      Special Price: $5.48


      Winning with the Hypermodern
      Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
      img

      Winning with the Hypermodern

      Catalog Code: B0095BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $6.48


      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
      img

      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

      Catalog Code: B0113BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $6.48


      How to Play the Chess Opening
      With keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Eugene Znosko Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the center, the relation of the opening to the general plan of the player, and significance of control of the center.
      img

      How to Play the Chess Opening

      Catalog Code: B0039DV
      Our Price: $7.95

      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player
      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko.
      img

      The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

      A Modern Guide to An Aggressive Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0049BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni
      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      It seems unfair that Black gets all the attacking chances in the normal lines of the King's Indian. Readers can now take a tip from the World's leading expert of sharp systems and shock their opponent with the Four Pawn Attack! Black has countless ways to go wrong, while White is risking little if well-prepared. Vaisser's hitherto unpublished analysis will give readers the edge they need to send Black's King to the guillotine.
      img

      Beating the King's Indian and Benoni

      Shock Your Opponents with the Four Pawns Attack!
      Catalog Code: B0051BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      The Fianchetto King's Indian
      This is White's fianchetto against the King's Indian Defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3. An ideal choice for those who want to deny King's Indian players their usual attacking plans. White's harmonious scheme of development, envisaging strong pressure against Black's queenside, has appealed to many of the all-time greats - Alekhine, Botvinnik, Karpov, and Kasparov.
      img

      The Fianchetto King's Indian

      Catalog Code: B0063BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit
      A new generation of Russian players has renovated this opening to make it a fully respectable member of the modern openings. This book provides complete coverage of this lively counter-attacking system, and shows how difficult it is for White to handle without careful preparation.
      img

      The Chigorin's Queen's Gambit

      Catalog Code: B0066BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      The New Classical King's Indian
      This book focuses on the King's Indian variations that have undergone the most dramatic change in the 1990's: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0. The system with ..Na6 receives full coverage, together with the traditional main lines of 7..Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 followed by Ne1 or Nd2.
      img

      The New Classical King's Indian

      Catalog Code: B0067BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Understanding the Spanish
      Understanding an opening is more important the knowing a mass of variations. For no opening is this more true than for the Spanish. The most famous of chess openings leads to a deep strategic maneuvering battle. Experienced GM's seem almost clairvoyant when handling the positions. It is not a sixth sense, but a knowledge of the typical maneuvers and themes that enable them to have their pieces where they need them, when they need them. This book provides a complete course in helping the reader to understand those themes.
      img

      Understanding the Spanish

      Catalog Code: B0070BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Symmetrical English 1... c5
      The English Opening is currently enjoying an increase in popularity and was featured regularly in the last World Championship match. 1..c5 is Black's most solid reply and theory has developed rapidly over the modern times. This is the first comprehensive coverage of the symmetrical variation in Algebraic notation and contains all significant developments since the author's earlier work "English .. P-QB4".
      img

      Symmetrical English 1... c5

      Catalog Code: B0087BT
      Our Price: $9.95

      Sicilian - Taimanov
      This modern variation goes 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 a6. It deals with all of the plans that both White and Black can choose. The author gives many suggestions for new lines of exploration, and gives exceptionally clear explanations of the basic strategies of the system. There are a number of illustratives games which show how the Taimanov strategies carry through to the middlegame and which will give you a genuine understanding of the system.
      img

      Sicilian - Taimanov

      Catalog Code: B0081BT

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $9.98


      Beating the Grunfeld
      Since his surprise choice of the Grunfeld Defence in the 1986 World Championship match, Garry Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grunfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other.
      img

      Beating the Grunfeld

      Catalog Code: B0086BT

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $9.98


      Transpo Tricks in Chess
      In chess, a transposition is a known position reached by a different move order than usual - a less obvious way of getting to somewhere you want to go, leading to confusion for your opponent. Every chess player has a number of them in his arsenal, and they are used most often in openings.
      img

      Transpo Tricks in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0007BT

      Regular Price: $21.95

      Special Price: $10.98


      Sicilian - Paulsen
      The Paulsen System of the Sicilian challenges one of the common perceptions of the Sicilian Defense: That there is no safe way to play the Sicilian. The Paulsen System is generally regarded as one of the most solid, safe ways to play the Sicilian against 1.e4, while also giving plenty of opportunities for counter-attack. This flexible system can allow Black to arrange his pieces in several different ways. Taimanov shows us how to handle each variation that White can throw at you, and gives many fragments of important games.
      img

      Sicilian - Paulsen

      Catalog Code: B0082BT
      Our Price: $19.95

      Scotch Game Explained
      Used to brilliant effect by Garry Kasparov and numerous imitators, the Scotch Game is one of the most popular openings among today's club players. The Scotch Game Explained, unlike most openings books, offers a back-to-basics approach tailored to novices and intermediate player
      img

      Scotch Game Explained

      Catalog Code: B0030BT
      Our Price: $21.95

      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed
      The Sicilian Bb5 is the most popular and successful Anti-Sicilian variation. Vassily Ivanchuk used it to score a stunning win against Gary Kasparov at Linares in 1991. This book provides full coverage of both 2...d6 3. Bb5+ and 2...Nc6 3.Bb5. It shows you how to implement in your own games the ideas that have worked so successfully at the highest level.
      img

      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed

      Catalog Code: B0031BT
      Our Price: $21.95

      The Sveshnikov Sicilian
      The Sveshnikov Sicilian is arguably the most dynamic line in the whole of the Sicilian Defence. Black takes on certain structural weaknesses but gains active piece play as compensation, which is very much in keeping with the modern style of play. Black is not content to equalize but from the very startsets out to wrest the advantage from his opponent's hands.
      img

      The Sveshnikov Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0042BT
      Our Price: $21.95

      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
      img

      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0012BT
      Our Price: $26.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume A, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK A

      Catalog Code: B0001ECO
      Our Price: $39.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

      Catalog Code: B0002ECO
      Our Price: $39.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

      Catalog Code: B0003ECO
      Our Price: $39.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume D, brings an additional 56 pages of brand new material on 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3...d5: Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, Queen's Pawn, etc.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK D

      Catalog Code: B0004ECO
      Our Price: $39.95

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings A
      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings chain is made up of innumerable chains - games. Each game has the precisely defined place in this chain, which depends on estimation of a new move in opening, while the complete value of the book depends on the correctness of these estimations.
      img

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings A

      Catalog Code: WIN-A-ECO
      Our Price: $41.95

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings B
      Probably the most wanted Chess Informant's publication, the fourth expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings additional 128 pages of the brand new material.
      img

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings B

      Catalog Code: WIN-B-ECO
      Our Price: $41.95

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings C
      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C discusses Ruy Lopez, French, Petroff, King's Gambit, Two Knights', Philidor, Italian, and Scotch, etc.
      img

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings C

      Catalog Code: WIN-C-ECO
      Our Price: $41.95

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings D
      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings D includes 1. d4 d5 & 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 followed by 3... d5, Queen's Gambit (Slav, QG Accepted, Orthodox, Tarrasch, Tartakower, etc.), Gruenfeld, and Queen's Pawn, etc.
      img

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings D

      Catalog Code: WIN-D-ECO
      Our Price: $41.95

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings E
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the ECO, Volume E, brings additional 144 pages of the brand new material.
      img

      CD - Encyclopedia of Chess Openings E

      Catalog Code: WIN-E-ECO
      Our Price: $41.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

      Catalog Code: B0005ECO
      Our Price: $49.95

      Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (2nd Edition)
      The Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length.
      img

      Small Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (2nd Edition)

      Catalog Code: WIN-SMALLECO
      Our Price: $69.95

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (2nd Edition)
      The five volume Encyclopedia of Chess Openings A, B, C, D, E consists of 500 sections based on opening codes. It contains ECO A 4th edition, ECO B 4th edition, ECO C 5th edition, ECO D 4th edition and ECO E 4th edition.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings ABCDE on CD (2nd Edition)

      Catalog Code: WIN-ABCDE-ECO
      Our Price: $179.95

    lb