Welcome

Popular Chess Terms

Currently Shopping by:
  1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Gambit Publishing
  2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: McFarland Publishing
Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal! (8)
Price
$0 $75 $0 to $75
Year of Publication
1984 2016 1984 to 2016
Manufacturer
  1. Ishi Press (194)
  2. Everyman Chess (174)
  3. ChessBase (126)
  4. ChessDVDs (71)
  5. ChessLecture.com (69)
  6. New in Chess (67)
  7. Convekta (66)
  8. Russell Enterprises (62)
  9. Empire Chess (62)
  10. S1 Editrice (43)
  11. Gambit Publishing (36)
  12. Quality Chess (33)
  13. Sahovski Chess (33)
  14. Dover Chess (27)
  15. Batsford Chess (25)
  16. Self Published (20)
  17. Chess Digest (20)
  18. Caissa Editions (18)
  19. Mongoose Press (18)
  20. Chess Evolution (16)
  21. Cardoza Chess (13)
  22. McFarland Publishing (13)
  23. Chess Information (11)
  24. KNSB Dutch (11)
  25. Simon and Schuster (11)
  26. Hays Publishing (9)
  27. Silman James Press (8)
  28. American Chess (8)
  29. Chess King (7)
  30. Lulu Press (6)
  31. Killer Chess (6)
  32. Kopec Chess (6)
  33. The House of Staunton (5)
  34. Thinkers Publishing (4)
  35. Chess Informant (4)
  36. Winning Chess for Kids (4)
  37. Alexandra Kosteniuk (3)
  38. US Chess Federation (3)
  39. Random House (3)
  40. Chess Detective (3)
  41. RHM Press (2)
  42. Edition Olms (2)
  43. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (2)
  44. H3 Publishing (1)
  45. Ariva Publishing (1)
  46. Cadogan Chess (1)
  47. Everything Basics (1)
  48. For Dummies (1)
  49. Harrie Grondijs (1)
Show Less Show More
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (37)
  2. AN - Algebraic (12)
BOOK - Binding Type
  1. Hardcover (14)
Author(s)
  1. Alex Dunne (1)
  2. Alper Efe Ataman (1)
  3. Andrew Soltis (3)
  4. Antonio Gude (2)
  5. Dale Brandreth (1)
  6. Dejan Bojkov (1)
  7. Eliot Hearst (1)
  8. Frank Lamprecht (1)
  9. Frank X. Mur (1)
  10. Graham Burgess (2)
  11. Hans Berliner (1)
  12. James Gelo (1)
  13. John Emms (1)
  14. John Graham (1)
  15. John Nunn (10)
  16. John Watson (2)
  17. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
  18. Karsten Muller (3)
  19. Kurt Landsberger (1)
  20. Matthew Sadler (1)
  21. Maurice Ashley (1)
  22. Miguel A. Sanchez (1)
  23. Murray Chandler (4)
  24. Natasha Regan (1)
  25. Pablo Moran (1)
  26. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  27. Per Skjoldager (1)
  28. Robert Clyde Moore (1)
  29. Robin Smith (1)
  30. Simon Williams (2)
  31. Steve Giddins (1)
  32. Thomas Engqvist (1)
  33. Tim Harding (1)
  34. Valeri Beim (1)
  35. Vladimir Georgiev (1)
  36. Yakov Konoval (1)
  37. Zenon Franco (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 1 to 36 of 49 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List 

    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy
    Advances Since Nimzowitsch
    Catalog Code: B0104GB

    It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts.
    img

    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    $29.95
    CLEARANCE - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents
    An Inspiring Guide for the Modern Attacker
    Catalog Code: B0025GB

    Simon Williams, one of Britain's most dynamic and aggressive chess-players, has selected his favourite attacking games from the modern era, and annotated them with an infectious zeal that will inspire and instruct. He takes us inside the decision-making process, explaining how each stage in an attacking concept is formed, and shows how top players spot the signs that indicate it is time to stake everything on an all-out assault. We also get insights into the role of intuition and calculation in both attack and defence
    Clearance!
    Unbeatable Deal!
    img

    CLEARANCE - How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $10.00

    CLEARANCE - Improve Your Attacking Chess
    250 Puzzle Positions to Train Your King-Hunting Skills
    Catalog Code: B0030GB

    Checkmating the enemy king is the ultimate goal in chess. In this book Simon Williams helps readers to practice and improve their skills in this vital area of practical chess. A mating attack typically involves a build-up of forces, followed by an opening of lines, often involving a sacrifice
    Clearance!
    Unbeatable Deal!
    img

    CLEARANCE - Improve Your Attacking Chess

    Regular Price: $14.95

    Special Price $5.00

    Learn Chess Tactics
    Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games
    Catalog Code: B0134GB

    This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.
    img

    Learn Chess Tactics

    $19.95
    A Course in Chess Tactics
    A Step-by-Step Approach to Mastering Tactics and Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0141GB

    Few books present a structured approach to tactics, so this book fills a valuable niche in the ambitious player's library. The authors present each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it works and providing inspiring examples. They then explain how you can spot the idea in your own games and use it to your advantage.
    img

    A Course in Chess Tactics

    $22.95
    CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems
    Being 257 Orthodox Twoers by 108 United States Problemists
    Catalog Code: B0007MF

    Arguably the finest book on the craft of composing two-move chess problems! It is comprised of multiple sections - Glossary of 120+ terms circumscribing the conditions and parameters of the discipline, the introductory ''General Remarks'', Twelve Problemists, and The Problem Scene.
    Clearance!
    Unbeatable Deal!
    img

    CLEARANCE - 2 Move Chess Problems

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $10.00

    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book
    1001 Original Chess Puzzles to Challenge All Standards of Player, From Beginner to Grandmaster
    Catalog Code: B0072GB

    This book provides a wealth of puzzle positions to test just about every facet of your tactical skills. The puzzles in this book have been selected by analysing games new and old in search of original puzzle positions. It is very unlikely that even seasoned solvers will recognise many of these positions. Emms, by allying his skills with those of powerful computers, has also made every effort to ensure that the solutions are sound, and that there are no unmentioned alternative solutions.
    img

    The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

    $24.95
    John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book
    Test and Improve your Over-the-Board Decision Making
    Catalog Code: B0111GB

    Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you are told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be.
    img

    John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book

    $24.95
    1001 Deadly Checkmates
    Solve the Puzzles and Measure Your Skill!
    Catalog Code: B0139GB

    For all chess-players, from beginners to world champions, from kids to seniors, delivering checkmate is the greatest thrill the game has to offer. The ability to spot checkmates is a vital skill - and this easy-to-use book shows you how it is done. With the help of Grandmaster John Nunn, you will be ready to shock your next opponent with a deadly checkmate, whether in a school match, a club tournament - or even a championship game!
    img

    1001 Deadly Checkmates

    $24.95
    The Giant Chess Puzzle Book
    1001 Brand New Chess Puzzles to Challenge and Entertain Players from Novices to Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: B0144GB

    Tactical skills are paramount in chess. More than anything else, a player's ability to find tactical solutions determines how successful he is over-the-board. No endgame scheme, opening idea or strategic plan, however brilliant a concept it may be, is of any value unless it is accurately calculated and implemented.The best way to develop tactical skills is to practice them by tackling new and challenging positions. This book provides a wealth of chess puzzles to test just about every facet of your tactical ability. It is very unlikely that even those who have read many other chess puzzle books will recognize more than a handful of these positions. Franco has searched recent events and used powerful computers to seek out previously unpublished puzzles, and has also drawn extensively upon Latin American sources that he has been scouring for brilliant examples over the last three decades.Following the pattern of Gambit's hugely successful Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book (by John Emms), the book begins with 100 relatively easy positions suitable for novices, and ends with 100 extremely tough puzzles, which provide a mind-bending challenge even for grandmasters. There are 1001 puzzles in all, including themed sections and graded tests, all with detailed computer-verified solutions and verbal explanations of the main instructive points.
    Out of Stock
    img

    The Giant Chess Puzzle Book

    $26.95
    The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles
    Improve Your Chess with These 300 Carefully Selected Puzzles
    Catalog Code: B0177GB

    There is something here for everyone. The puzzles in the first two chapters are based on a clear-cut tactic or checkmate, such as those explained in Gambit's best-sellers How to Beat Your Dad at Chess and Chess Tactics for Kids. The endgame challenges highlight tactics and principles in action. In practice it is vital to defend resiliently and seek counterattacking chances – there is an innovative chapter on these rarely-covered themes as well as puzzles where the reader must decide how to punch home an attack.
    img

    The Gambit Book of Instructive Chess Puzzles

    $16.95
    Joseph Henry Blackburne
    A Chess Biography
    Catalog Code: B0017MF

    This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play.
    img

    Joseph Henry Blackburne

    $74.95
    Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion
    A Biography with 220 Games
    Catalog Code: B0002MF

    Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.
    img

    Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

    $34.95
    Instructive Chess Miniatures
    Lessons from 53 of the Greatest Short Victories in Chess History
    Catalog Code: B0194GB

    A miniature is a decisive game, won in 25 moves or fewer. In this book, the author has selected 53 of the most instructive miniatures games of all times, featuring brilliant tactics, attacks on the king, and even a few outrageous king-hunts. In many, the winner had to overcome cunning defensive ploys and inventive counterattacks.
    img

    Instructive Chess Miniatures

    $16.95
    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: 458Notation 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

    $49.95
    The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation
    1976-2010
    Catalog Code: B0014MF

    This is a collection of 311 games, most of them annotated, from the United States Chess Federation's Premiere invitational tournament-the Absolute Correspondence Championship. Features include statistical results of participants from 1976 through 2010,statistical results of many opening variations as played through the Absolutes, yearly crosstables, biographical details of all winners and information on all participants, and indexes of players, opening variations and ECO codes.
    img

    The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation

    $44.95
    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION
    1845-2011
    Catalog Code: B0009MF

    This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
    img

    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

    $44.95
    Understanding Rook Endgames
    New Insight - Deep Understanding - Helpful Guidelines
    Catalog Code: B0190GB

    Endgames with rooks and pawns are the most frequently occurring in chess, arising in about 1 game in 10. If you learn an important technique in this endgame, chances are you will end up using it sooner or later. And there are a great many methods and concepts that can be mastered with a little effort. This book highlights the key themes in rook endings, and at each turn invites the reader to test his knowledge and skills with abundant exercises.
    img

    Understanding Rook Endgames

    $26.95
    Fundamental Checkmates
    A Complete Study of Mating Patterns, Mechanisms and Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0192GB

    This book lays out, in systematic and thorough fashion, a wide range of mating patterns and techniques, in particular showing how each piece-pair can combine to deliver mate. A working knowledge of these ideas enables players to move on to mating combinations, where pieces lay down their lives so that the remaining forces can deliver mate. 
    img

    Fundamental Checkmates

    $29.95
    Fundamental Chess Endings
    A New Endgame Encyclopedia for the 21st Century
    Catalog Code: B0109GB

    In a major event in chess publishing, two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia that covers all major endgames. This is the first truly modern one-volume endgame encyclopaedia. It makes full use of endgame tablebases and analytical engines that access these tablebases; where previous authors could only make educated guesses, Muller and Lamprecht have often been able to state the definitive truth, or get much closer to it.
    img

    Fundamental Chess Endings

    $29.95
    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
    The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0145GB

    In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames.Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
    img

    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

    $29.96
    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
    The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0163GB

    In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
    img

    Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    Understanding Chess Endgames
    Featuring the 100 Most Important Endgame Ideas
    Catalog Code: B0171GB

    One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames!Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond.
    img

    Understanding Chess Endgames

    $24.95
    Blindfold Chess
    History, Psychology, Techniques, Champions, World Records, and Important Games
    Catalog Code: B0005MF

    During the 18th century, when Philidor played two blindfold games of chess simultaneously, eyewitnesses were asked to swear affidavits attesting to this remarkable feat. Since then, blindfold chess - the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces - has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record is 45 simultaneous blindfold games.
    img

    Blindfold Chess

    $39.95
    CLEARANCE - The Literature of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0008MF

    Through the fortunate chance of having developed a notation to record actual games, chess has become very much a literary game. This has resulted in a veritable flood of books, with more being written about chess than any other sport. Hence, for the average chess player who would like to improve, the choice among such a vast number of books can be bewildering. The author has undertaken to review those books written by the great writers of the game and to select recommendations.
    Clearance!
    Unbeatable Deal!
    img

    CLEARANCE - The Literature of Chess

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Special Price $5.00

    Understanding Chess Middlegames
    Featuring the 100 Most Important Middlegame Ideas
    Catalog Code: B0178GB

    Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
    img

    Understanding Chess Middlegames

    $24.95
    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion
    Catalog Code: B0015MF

    The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with Soviet leaders, including Josef Stalin, his bitter rivalries, and his doomed effort to create the perfect chess-playing computer program. The book has more than 85 games, 127 diagrams, twelve photographs, a chronology of his life and career, a bibliography, an index of openings, an index of opponents, and a general index.
    img

    Mikhail Botvinnik - The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion

    $49.95
    Jose Raul Capablanca
    A Chess Biography
    Catalog Code: B0016MF

    This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life.
    img

    Jose Raul Capablanca

    $54.95
    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0001MF

    The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946); 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946 and 100 other exhibition games from this period and from previous Iberian visits. Most of these 145 games have never been published in an English-language source.
    img

    Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

    $44.95
    William Steinitz - Chess Champion
    A Biography of a Bohemian Caesar
    Catalog Code: B0004MF

    Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the 'Bohemian Caesar' quite apart from his chess dominance.
    img

    William Steinitz - Chess Champion

    $44.95
    Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set
    All the Games - All With Diagrams - 1834-2004
    Catalog Code: B0006MF

    If you're looking for the ULTIMATE COLLECTION of World Championship Games, Look no further than this two-book collection from McFarland Publishing.
    img

    Chess World Championships - 2 Volume Set

    $49.95
    Chess Puzzles for Kids
    100 Puzzles to Torment Your Brain Cells
    Catalog Code: B0183GB

    This chess puzzle super-challenge contains 100 fun positions to solve, ranging from encouragingly easy to mind-numbingly hard.
    img

    Chess Puzzles for Kids

    $16.95
    Chess Strategy for Kids
    Featuring 50 Smart Strategies
    Catalog Code: B0195GB

    So you have learned how to play chess, studied tactics and know some basic endgames and openings. What’s next? The glue that binds it all together is strategy. By forming a good plan, chess-players seize strong points on the board and target the opponent’s weaknesses. The author explains how to identify the right strategy in a wide range of typical situations. With his guidance, you will soon be finding good plans on your own – and then it will be time to demonstrate your tactical mastery!
    img

    Chess Strategy for Kids

    $16.95
    Your First Chess Lessons
    A Simple Guide to Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0196GB

    Assuming no previous knowledge of the game, Grandmaster Paul van der Sterren teaches you how to play and draws you into the fascinating world of modern chess. This carefully crafted chess course is divided into true lessons, each building on what has been learned in the previous ones. Before moving on from a topic, you have the chance to test that you have fully understood it with the help of thoughtfully graded exercises.
    img

    Your First Chess Lessons

    $9.95
    Chess Openings for Kids
    Featuring 50 Mighty Opening Systems
    Catalog Code: B0164GB

    For chess-players of all ages and abilities, it is vital to get off to a good start. This simple guide provides all the tips and ideas needed to play purposefully from move one. That's because these 50 Mighty Openings are the very ones used by chess masters and grandmasters to outwit opponents time and again. This book teaches the names and starting moves of all the main chess openings, and explains the basic ideas.
    img

    Chess Openings for Kids

    $16.95
    Chess Tactics for Kids
    50 Tricky Tactics to Outwit Your Opponent
    Catalog Code: B0170GB

    Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess masters use to win their games. Recognizing frequently-occurring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic manoeuvres. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilise a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks - some classified here for the first time - which can catch out even grandmasters.
    img

    Chess Tactics for Kids

    $16.95

Items 1 to 36 of 49 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List