X

Popular Chess Openings

Currently Shopping by:
  1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Everyman Chess
  2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Ishi Press
Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal! (34)
Discounted Items
  1. Show Me The Sales Items! (11)
Price
$0 $40 $0 to $40
Year of Publication
1995 2016 1995 to 2016
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (307)
  2. ChessBase (244)
  3. ChessDVDs (162)
  4. New in Chess (114)
  5. ChessLecture.com (89)
  6. S1 Editrice (77)
  7. Chess Digest (65)
  8. Ishi Press (46)
  9. Quality Chess (40)
  10. Empire Chess (39)
  11. Chess Stars LTD. (19)
  12. Convekta (18)
  13. Gambit Publishing (17)
  14. Russell Enterprises (11)
  15. Batsford Chess (9)
  16. Killer Chess (8)
  17. Self Published (6)
  18. Chess King (6)
  19. Sahovski Chess (5)
  20. Cardoza Chess (4)
  21. Thinkers Publishing (3)
  22. Mongoose Press (3)
  23. Chess Information (3)
  24. Chess Evolution (2)
  25. Simon and Schuster (2)
  26. Russian Chess House (2)
  27. Kopec Chess (2)
  28. Pergamon Chess (2)
  29. Edition Olms (1)
  30. Dover Chess (1)
  31. American Chess (1)
  32. Cadogan Chess (1)
  33. iChess.net (1)
  34. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
  35. Hays Publishing (1)
  36. Paramount Ridge Press (1)
  37. Chess Enterprises (1)
  38. Random House (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. Chess Developments (10)
  2. My Best Games by Shirov (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Starting Out (68)
  2. Move by Move (54)
  3. Dangerous Weapons (26)
  4. Chess Developments (12)
  5. Winning Chess (2)
Show Less Show More
Foreign Language?
  1. Written in German (4)
  2. Written in Russian (1)
Host
  1. GM Damien Lemos (1)
  2. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (130)
  2. AN - Algebraic (79)
  3. DN - Descriptive (16)
  4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Windows (123)
Author(s)
  1. Alexander Cherniaev (3)
  2. Alexander Raetsky (5)
  3. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  4. Andew Greet (1)
  5. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
  6. Andrew Greet (11)
  7. Andrew Martin (2)
  8. Angus Dunnington (1)
  9. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
  10. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (1)
  11. Bryan Paulsen (1)
  12. Byron Jacobs (4)
  13. Charlie Storey (2)
  14. Chris Ward (7)
  15. Christian Bauer (1)
  16. Christof Sielecki (1)
  17. Christopher Scheerer (3)
  18. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
  19. Claude Bloodgood (1)
  20. Colin McNab (2)
  21. Craig Pritchett (4)
  22. Cyrus Lakdawala (34)
  23. Damian Lemos (2)
  24. Damian Lemos (2)
  25. Dave Taylor (1)
  26. David Levy (3)
  27. David Smerdon (1)
  28. David Vigorito (4)
  29. Eduard Prokuronov (3)
  30. Edward Dearing (3)
  31. Endre Vegh (1)
  32. Eric Schiller (20)
  33. Eric Schiller (21)
  34. Eric Schiller & Leonid Shamkovich (1)
  35. Gawain Jones (2)
  36. Gewain Jones (2)
  37. Glenn Flear (6)
  38. H. Golombek (1)
  39. Henry Grob (1)
  40. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  41. Imre Konig (1)
  42. Irving Chernev (1)
  43. Jacek Ilczuk (1)
  44. Jacob Aagaard (2)
  45. Jacob Aagaard (2)
  46. James Schuyler (1)
  47. James Vigus (10)
  48. Jan Pinski (3)
  49. Jeremy Silman (1)
  50. Jimmy Liew (2)
  51. Joe Gallagher (7)
  52. Johan Hellsten (6)
  53. John Clayton (1)
  54. John Cox (10)
  55. John Cox (10)
  56. John Donaldson (1)
  57. John Emms (33)
  58. John Shaw (3)
  59. John Watson (4)
  60. Jovanka Houska (6)
  61. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  62. Junior Tay (3)
  63. Keith Hayward (1)
  64. Ken Neat (1)
  65. Kevin O'Connell (2)
  66. Krzysztof Panczyk (1)
  67. Larry Evans (1)
  68. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
  69. Lorin D'Costa (5)
  70. Matthew Sadler (1)
  71. Max Euwe (2)
  72. Maxim Chetverik (4)
  73. Milos Pavlovic (3)
  74. Neil McDonald (18)
  75. Nick Conticello (3)
  76. Nicolai V. Pedersen (3)
  77. Nigel Davies (12)
  78. Paul Keres (2)
  79. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
  80. Peter Lalic (1)
  81. Peter Wells (1)
  82. R.C. Griffith (1)
  83. Raymond Keene (1)
  84. Reuben Fine (2)
  85. Richard Palliser (45)
  86. Sam Collins (2)
  87. Simon Williams (5)
  88. Steve Giddins (5)
  89. Tim Taylor (3)
  90. Timothy Taylor (7)
  91. Tony Kosten (3)
  92. Tony Rotella (2)
  93. Vladimir Bagirov (1)
  94. Weaver Adams (1)
  95. Yasser Seirawan (2)
  96. Yelena Dembo (5)
  97. Yury Lapshun (3)
Show Less Show More

Items 217 to 252 of 353 total

per page
Page:
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0018EM

    In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0015EM

    The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Closed Sicilian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
    Catalog Code: E-B0020EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
    Catalog Code: E-B0025EM

    This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
    Catalog Code: E-B0022EM

    In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
    Catalog Code: E-B0019EM

    The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: E-B0040EM

    In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
    img

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
    Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
    Catalog Code: E-B0079EM

    The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
    img

    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: E-B0385EM

    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
    img

    EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

    $19.95
    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level.
    img

    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

    $21.95
    E-BOOK 1... b6 - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0408EM

    1...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.
    img

    E-BOOK 1... b6 - Move by Move

    $21.95
    EBOOK - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0381EM

    This 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.
    img

    EBOOK - The Alekhine Defence - Move by Move

    $21.95
    EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0362EM

    This 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 practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
    img

    EBOOK - The French Winawer - Move by Move

    $21.95
    EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0394EM

    This 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.
    img

    EBOOK - King's Indian Attack - Move by Move

    $21.95
    EBOOK - The Four Knights - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0350EM

    The Four Knights is an opening with a long and distinguished history. Despite its deceptively quiet appearance, it can lead to extremely sharp play
    img

    EBOOK - The Four Knights - Move by Move

    $22.95
    EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0351EM

    This new 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.
    img

    EBOOK - The Torre Attack - Move by Move

    $22.95
    EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0346EM

    In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
    img

    EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

    $22.95
    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: E-B0339EM

    In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
    img

    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

    $22.95
    Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian
    Catalog Code: B0023EM

    The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations.
    img

    Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian

    $23.95
    Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted
    Catalog Code: B0028EM

    In Starting Out: Queen's Gambit Accepted Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik take a fresh look at this famous opening. The early moves and ideas are introduced and care is taken to explain the reasoning behind them, something that is often neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the QGA and of opening play in general.
    img

    Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted

    $23.95
    How to Win in the Chess Openings
    From a Three Time US Open Champion
    Catalog Code: B0044IS

    International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines.
    img

    How to Win in the Chess Openings

    $24.95
    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: E-B0344EM

    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
    img

    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

    $24.95
    Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: B0075EM

    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
    img

    Play 1. b4

    $24.95
    Birds Opening
    Coverage of an Underrated and Dynamic Choice for White
    Catalog Code: B0278EM

    Bird's Opening is an underrated and dynamic choice for White that immediately directs the game into relatively unexplored territory, setting Black players early problems and forcing them to think for themselves rather than having the luxury of relying on the theory of more mainstream openings. It's also a very flexible option that can lead to both sharp gambit play, such as the notorious From's Gambit, as well as quieter positional lines.
    img

    Birds Opening

    $24.95
    Starting Out - The Trompowsky
    Catalog Code: B0296EM

    The Trompowsky Attack is well known as an ambitious and aggressive opening. Initially an offbeat line favoured by club players, in recent history it has undergone somewhat of a transformation. Thanks to the efforts and innovations of Grandmasters such as Mickey Adams and Julian Hodgson, it has been fine-tuned into a powerful attacking weapon, and today it is seen as an important mainline opening in its own right.
    img

    Starting Out - The Trompowsky

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Benoni Systems
    Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0298EM

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
    img

    Starting Out - Benoni Systems

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Alekhine Defence
    Catalog Code: B0012EM

    Alekhine's Defence is a sharp and controversial opening in which Black attacks from the very first move, provoking White into lunging forward in the centre. White is often able to construct an impressively large central pawn formation, but Black's hope is that this becomes over-stretched and disintegrates in the face of a vicious counterattack. Unsurprisingly, Alekhine's Defence has always been a favourite amongst uncompromising players such as Fischer and Alekhine himself, while more recently it's been utilised by the likes of Ivanchuk and Short.
    img

    Starting Out - Alekhine Defence

    $24.95
    The Budapest Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0281EM

    The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
    img

    The Budapest Gambit

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Caro-Kann
    Catalog Code: B0043EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.
    img

    Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    $24.95
    EBOOK - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0341EM

    In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Caro-Kann, which enjoys a richly deserved reputation as one of Black's most reliable defences. It provides an ideal blend of soundness and dynamism, which allows Black to create counterplay from a solid platform.
    img

    EBOOK - The Caro-Kann - Move by Move

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Dutch Defence
    Catalog Code: B0006EM

    The Dutch Defence is an ambitious and underrated counter to the queen's pawn opening. With his very first move Black creates an asymmetrical pawn structure, thus unbalancing the position from a very early stage and allowing both White and Black players to fight for the initiative. Black also has many options within the Dutch Defence, from the ultra-solid Stonewall formation through to the fluid Classical System and the dynamic Leningrad Variation.
    img

    Starting Out - Dutch Defence

    $24.95
    Starting Out - The French
    Catalog Code: B0039EM

    The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.
    img

    Starting Out - The French

    $24.95
    EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION
    Catalog Code: E-B0354EM

    The wait is over. Finally it's here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson's Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years!
    img

    EBOOK - Play the French - 4th EDITION

    $24.95
    First Steps - The French
    Catalog Code: B0439EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.
    img

    First Steps - The French

    $24.95
    Starting Out - Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: B0274EM

    The Grunfeld is an energetic and popular defense to queen's pawn openings and is a favorite of the world number one Garry Kasparov. From the start of the game Black allows White to build an apparently strong centre but then attacks it with all his forces. Play can become extremely sharp and theoretical and this opening very much appeals to dynamic players.
    img

    Starting Out - Grunfeld

    $24.95
    Starting Out - King's Indian Attack
    Catalog Code: B0003EM

    The King's Indian Attack was a firm favourite of the legendary Bobby Fischer, and more recently it has been utilised with great success by world-class Grandmasters such as Alexander Morozevich. The renowned chess coach Mark Dvoretsky regards the King's Indian Attack as a perfect weapon on which to base an opening repertoire.
    img

    Starting Out - King's Indian Attack

    $24.95

Items 217 to 252 of 353 total

per page
Page:
  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. 7
  4. 8
  5. 9

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
lb
lb