Popular Chess Terms
From First Attack to Checkmate
This is not your typical beginner's chess book! Written by longtime children's book author Paul Mantell, and International Master of Chess Dean Ippolito, Chess in Action effectively captures the excitement of the battle: the thrill of staying one step ahead of your opponent, of launching a surprise attack, of drawing your adversary into a trap.
Chess In Action
Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
What It Takes to Become a Chess Master
Mikhail Tal is one of the all-time chess greats. In 1960 he became the youngest champion in world history at the age of 23, sweeping to victory at his first attempt. His extraordinary tactical ability has never been bettered, and his reputation goes from strength to strength. This absorbing book, first published in the early 1980s, is based on diaries kept by Tal’s coach from their training sessions, and this unique perspective makes it a fascinating and effective chess instructor, written in engaging language and suitable for teenagers as well as older readers. It shows how Tal achieved greatness through hard work, application and the influence of a world-class coach, and through this book modern readers can catch a glimpse of the development of a true chess genius. The book is fully updated and converted to algebraic format.
Study Chess with Tal
From Sacrifices to Endgames
If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know. The Masters know them and now you can learn them too. This invaluable book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and progress on your path towards chess mastery.
100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term threats, and how to minimize losses. It also helps you create a strong underlying psychological framework for defensive technique – it teaches you how to stay cool under fire, how to stonewall and how to exploit your opponent's weaknesses.
New Art of Defense in Chess
Packed with tips, tricks, and practical exercises, this book identifies the kinds of moves and techniques that account for that difference. It covers such topics as: Mysterious rook pawn moves, Tacking, Piece Nullification, “King Feeling,” and much more.
What it takes to Become a Grandmaster
Build up your child’s knowledge of, and interest in, chess through an imaginative, fun series of games and activities. This follow-up to The Batsford Book of Chess for Children features the same two cheeky chess-playing kids, Jess and Jamie, discussing the games in child-friendly language. The exercises include puzzles, crosswords, easy chess ''variants,'' and a guess-the-next-move section.
Chess for children activity book
Chess is great for developing a child's analytical skills, fostering the competitive instinct—and having fun. Nothing beats this cute, character-based guide for teaching youngsters how to play. Jess and Jamie—two rough-and-tumble, chess-obsessed kids—explain it all: what the pieces are and how they move; the opening, middlegame, and endgame; checkmate; and sneaky tricks that win. The book's friendly, entertaining, and essential to any child's bookshelf.
The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
My 60 Memorable Games
The bestselling author of Logical Chess Move by Move guides players through 62 masterly strategies for chess success. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described with chess diagrams and Chernev's lively notes. The matches—all by chess greats such as Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker, and Petrosian—turn theory into practice and illuminate the game for every player. This revised edition features an updated algebraic format.
The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
Chess is 99% tactics, and this lively self-instructor, tailor-made for improving players, will teach you how to anticipate the possibility of a chess combination, identify the appropriate tactical device, calculate up to 3-4 moves ahead and visualize the final decisive blow. Reading this classic work by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld, who each spent a lifetime writing about chess, will increase your tactical skills and lead you along the path to winning chess.
Every chess player needs to know how to handle pawns. Pawns form the 'playing fields' of chess games, a semi-permanent structure that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This fully updated version of a timeless chess classic will give you the comprehensive knowledge to mastering pawn structures.
Pawn Structure Chess
When to Exchange in Chess
This book, written by the hugely popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, is the only one that will help you up your game. He explains if you should exchange your bishop for a knight, which pair of bishops to exchange, when it's important to keep rooks on the board, and when to refuse any trade.
Your Kingdom For My Horse