X

Chess Biographies

Current Filters:
  1. Remove This Item Year of Publication: 2010 - 1990
Clearance Items
  1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (2)
Price
$0 $90 $0 to $90
Year of Publication
1989 2015 1990 to 2010
Manufacturer
  1. Ishi Press (30)
  2. Everyman Chess (12)
  3. New in Chess (11)
  4. Quality Chess (6)
  5. Russell Enterprises (5)
  6. ChessLecture.com (3)
  7. Edition Olms (2)
  8. McFarland Publishing (2)
  9. Dover Chess (2)
  10. Random House (1)
  11. Gambit Publishing (1)
  12. ChessBase (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. ChessLecture.com DVDs (3)
Topics
  1. Biographical (20)
  2. General Chess Instruction (1)
  3. Game Collections (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. My Great Predecessors (3)
Foreign Language?
  1. Written in Russian (5)
  2. Written in German (1)
Host
  1. GM Garry Kasparov (1)
  2. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
  3. IM Bryan Smith (1)
  4. IM David Vigorito (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (32)
  2. DN - Descriptive (21)
  3. AN - Algebraic (12)
  4. NL - Notationless (7)
  5. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
Show Less Show More
BOOK - Binding Type
  1. Hardcover (10)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Standard DVD Player (3)
  2. Windows (2)
Author(s)
  1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
  2. Alexander Kotov (4)
  3. Andrew Soltis (1)
  4. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
  5. Carolyn Withgitt (4)
  6. Colin Crouch (2)
  7. Dan McDaniel (1)
  8. Daniel A Yanofsky (1)
  9. David Lawson (1)
  10. Dr. J. Hannak (1)
  11. Elwin C. Meyers (2)
  12. Eric Schiller (1)
  13. F.M. Malkin (1)
  14. Frank Brady (1)
  15. Fred Reinfeld (2)
  16. Garry Kasparov (9)
  17. Gedeon Barcza (1)
  18. George Koltanowski (1)
  19. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
  20. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
  21. Helgi Olafsson (2)
  22. Isaak Linder (1)
  23. James Eade (1)
  24. Jimmy Adams (2)
  25. John H. Larkins (2)
  26. John Nunn (1)
  27. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
  28. Judit Polgar (3)
  29. Karsten Muller & Raymund Stolze (1)
  30. Kerry Lawless (2)
  31. Kerry Lawless (10)
  32. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (1)
  33. Ludek Pachman (1)
  34. M.L. Rantala & Eric Schiller & Alan Watson (1)
  35. Mark Dvoretsky (3)
  36. Martin E. Morrison (2)
  37. Max Euwe (1)
  38. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
  39. Mikhail Yudovich (2)
  40. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  41. Per Skjoldager (1)
  42. Peter Yu (4)
  43. Renzo Verwer (1)
  44. Richard E. Fauber (2)
  45. Romona W Gordon (1)
  46. Rudolpf Reinhardt (2)
  47. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  48. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  49. Simon Agdestein (1)
  50. Tibor Karolyi (3)
  51. Tigran Petrosian (1)
  52. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
  53. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
  54. Walter Browne (1)
  55. Yasser Seirawan (1)
  56. Yuri Averbakh (3)
Show Less Show More

Items 1 to 36 of 78 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: SWB0132EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
    New Product!
    img

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Our Price: $22.48

    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: B0132EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
    img

    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $44.95
    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I
    Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine
    Catalog Code: E-B0132EM

    The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.
    img

    EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $29.95
    Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0040RE

    The name of Jose Raul Capablanca (1888-1942), the third world champion, is indelibly inscribed in the annals of chess history. Capablanca's technique, intuition, remarkably quick calculation, and sense for elegant combinations made him the paragon of grandmasters during his lifetime. At the peak of his career Capablanca was almost invincible; each of his losses was regarded as a sensation. His books, articles, and lucid annotations became instant classics.
    img

    Jose Raul Capablanca - Third World Chess Champion

    Our Price: $24.95
    Chess Duels
    My Games with the World Champions
    Catalog Code: B0302EM

    Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides a fascinating and highly entertaining account of his games and encounters with the world champions of chess including: Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe. Having been involved in frequent battles against world champions over a 25-year period, Seirawan is in an ideal position to reveal how it really feels to be facing the legends of the game. He describes and analyses, in depth, his most memorable encounters - both famous victories and painful defeats, against the best chessplayers of the last 50 years.
    img

    Chess Duels

    Our Price: $34.95
    Bobby Fischer for Beginners
    The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
    Catalog Code: B0090NIC

    Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    Our Price: $16.95
    Paul Morphy - The Pride and Sorrow of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0031OB

    Paul Morphy: The Pride and Sorrow of Chess is the only full-length biography of Paul Morphy, the antebellum chess prodigy who launched United States participation in international chess and is still generally acknowledged as the greatest American chess player of all time.
    img

    Paul Morphy - The Pride and Sorrow of Chess

    Our Price: $19.95
    Adventures of a Chess Master
    Catalog Code: B0081IS

    This is the autobiography of George Koltanowski, the greatest showman and promoter that chess has ever known. Koltanowski will be best remembered as an exhibitor, writer, promoter and showman. Possessed with an incredibly powerful memory, Koltanowski would often give exhibitions, playing several games blindfold simultaneously.
    img

    Adventures of a Chess Master

    Our Price: $25.95
    SHOPWORN - Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
    The Prime Years
    Catalog Code: SWB0047QT

    Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
    New Product!
    img

    SHOPWORN - Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Our Price: $15.00

    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2
    The Prime Years
    Catalog Code: B0047QT

    Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy. In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
    img

    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1986-2010 - VOLUME 2

    Our Price: $29.95
    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1
    The Making of a Champion
    Catalog Code: B0059QT

    Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Award-winning author Tibor Karolyi explains Karpov’'s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’'s unrivaled grasp of strategy. Karolyi has selected Karpov’'s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer.
    img

    Karpov's Strategic Wins - 1961-1985 - VOLUME 1

    Our Price: $29.95
    SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: SWB0119NIC

    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Our Price: $16.48

    Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: B0119NIC

    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

    Our Price: $32.95
    The Soviet Chess School
    Catalog Code: B0132IS

    The Soviet Chess School has biographies and lots of games and pictures of players such as Kasparov, Karpov and Spassky whereas these players are not mentioned in the 32-years earlier work The Soviet School of Chess.
    img

    The Soviet Chess School

    Our Price: $25.95
    The Soviet School of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0090IS

    This book discusses the first Russian grandmasters and prominent masters, such luminaries as Mikhail Chigorin, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov, Boris Spassky, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Tolush and many others. Also included is a section dedicated to the women players.
    img

    The Soviet School of Chess

    Our Price: $15.95
    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
    1973-1985
    Catalog Code: SWB0335EM

    The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Our Price: $22.48

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1
    1973-1985
    Catalog Code: B0335EM

    The series in itself is a continuation of Kasparov's mammoth history of chess, comprising My Great Predecessors and Modern Chess. Kasparov's historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
    img

    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 1

    Our Price: $44.95
    The President's Crown of Thorns
    Catalog Code: B0101IS

    Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation ("FIDE") from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire.
    img

    The President's Crown of Thorns

    Our Price: $25.95
    Meet the Masters
    The Modern Chess Champions and Their Most Characteristic Games
    Catalog Code: B0112IS

    Meet the Masters contains the biographies of the eight strongest players in the world at that time. It includes their histories, photographs, games and an analysis and critique of their playing styles. Each of these eight players had been invited to the historic tournament at AVRO 1938, regarded as the strongest chess tournament ever held prior to modern times. The eight players generally regarded as the strongest in the world were: World Champion Alexander Alekhine, former champions José Raúl Capablanca and Max Euwe, future champion Mikhail Botvinnik and challengers Paul Keres, Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr.
    img

    Meet the Masters

    Our Price: $25.95
    The Stress of Chess
    ...and its Infinite Finesse
    Catalog Code: B0113NIC

    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.
    Out of Stock
    img

    The Stress of Chess

    Our Price: $34.95
    Endgame - PAPERBACK
    Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
    Catalog Code: B0022RH

    ENDGAME is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady's decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent--and confounding descent--of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effect.of fame
    img

    Endgame - PAPERBACK

    Our Price: $15.95
    Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
    Catalog Code: B0018OE

    This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
    img

    Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

    Our Price: $29.95
    Profession - Chessplayer
    Grandmaster at Work
    Catalog Code: B0057RE

    You are now invited to join the author in a very personal autobiographical journey, as he traces his development from one of many gifted chessplaying children to a powerful international grandmaster, a member of the world's chess elite.
    img

    Profession - Chessplayer

    Our Price: $24.95
    Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion
    Life and Games
    Catalog Code: B0179GB

    This new expanded edition of the award-winning Vishy Anand: My Best Games of Chess (New Edition) features 30 extra games from the period of Anand's greatest successes.
    img

    Vishy Anand - World Chess Champion

    Our Price: $29.95
    Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: B0109NIC

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
    img

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home

    Our Price: $19.95
    SHOPWORN - Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: SWB0109NIC

    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Bobby Fischer Comes Home

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Our Price: $9.98

    Checkmate in Prague
    The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0138IS

    Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
    img

    Checkmate in Prague

    Our Price: $29.95
    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery
    1886-1924
    Catalog Code: B0013MF


    Publisher: McFarland
    Author: Per Skjoldager and Jorn Erik Nielsen
    Year of Publication: 2012 Pages: 458
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book Description One of the greatest chess legends of all time, Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935), is best known for founding the Hypermodernism school of chess, which emerged after World War I to challenge the chess ideologies of traditional central European masters. This first full-scale biography of Nimzowitsch chronicles his early life in Denmark, his family and education, and his fascination with the game that would become the focus of his life. Also included are explorations of his tournament games and records, his dispute with influential chess teacher Siegbert Tarrasch, and his role in the development of Hypermodern Chess. With detailed accounts of nearly 450 games and the only narrative of Nimzowitsch from 1914 to 1924, a period formerly cloaked in mystery, this volume offers the most thorough profile available of one of chess's greatest innovators.
    img

    Aron Nimzowitsch - On the Road to Chess Mastery

    Our Price: $49.95
    Petrosian's Legacy
    Catalog Code: B0150IS

    This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
    img

    Petrosian's Legacy

    Our Price: $19.95
    Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master
    Catalog Code: B0046DV

    The legendary master comes vividly to life as Dr. Hannak details his childhood, education, decision to become a professional player, great exploits in matches against Marshall, Capablanca, Tarrasch, Schlechter and other players, his happy marriage, flight from Nazi Germany and much more.
    img

    Emanuel Lasker - The Life of a Chess Master

    Our Price: $14.95
    The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    Catalog Code: B0050DV

    Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
    img

    The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    Our Price: $12.95
    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0154IS

    Alekhine has long earned a reputation not only a brilliant experience, but also the best chess writer and theoretician of the first half of 20th century. Alekhine's Games, which are shining examples of chess creativity, are provided with detailed notes.
    img

    Chess Heritage of A.A. Alekhine - VOLUME 1 - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Our Price: $25.95
    Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0155IS

    The book offers a sketch of the life and work of a talented writer and Soviet grandmaster Alexander Kotov. Chess games with commentary selected and grouped by topics (debut, a combination tactical strikes, defense, etc.) so that the book was not only an outstanding monograph on the players, but also a kind of textbook on the management of chess.
    img

    Alexander Kotov - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Our Price: $25.95
    Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION
    Catalog Code: B0157IS

    A brief autobiographical sketch of one of the strongest chess players of the last century, who introduced theoretical innovative ideas in chess.
    img

    Nimzowitsch How I Became a Grandmaster at Chess - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Our Price: $9.95
    Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record
    Judit Polgar Teaches Chess - Volume 1
    Catalog Code: B0069QT

    In this very personal book Judit Polgar describes her early moments of success and the chess ideas she needed to master in order to achieve them.
    img

    Judit Polgar - How I Beat Fischer's Record

    Our Price: $29.95
    Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1
    1973-1985
    Catalog Code: WIN0368CB

    On this DVD Garry Kasparov deals with the first phase. He recounts how he made it to the top in the years 1973 to 1985 and shows the key games which helped him become the world’s best player.
    img

    Mr. Kasparov - How I Became World Champion - Volume 1

    Regular Price: $52.95

    Our Price: $47.95

Items 1 to 36 of 78 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
lb
lb