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Category Archives: Chess Books

Understanding Chess Move by Move

John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world, but even by his standards this is an extraordinary book. Thirty modern games have been carefully selected to

Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces – New Enlarged Edition

Igor Stohl has selected 62 outstanding games from recent years and analyzed them in painstaking depth. Here he presents his findings to chess enthusiasts, who will find the games entertaining and the

Chess Training for Budding Champions

Many chess players find it difficult to improve their game beyond a certain level. They can see basic tactics, know a little about openings and can calculate a few moves ahead. However,

How to be Lucky in Chess

Some players seem to have an inexhaustible supply of chessboard luck. No matter what trouble they find themselves in, they somehow manage to escape. Among world champions, Lasker, Tal and Kasparov are

101 Winning Chess Strategies

Without strategy, a chess game is just a series of tactical tricks. A good strategy binds together the tactics, and enables a player to make methodical progress towards victory.This chess book makes

The Road to Chess Improvement

How can I improve my game? is a perennial question facing chess-players. While there are no easy answers, Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky is better qualified than most to offer advice. Having found the

Learn Chess

Starting with the very basics, this book tells you everything you need to know to become a successful chess-player. No prior knowledge is assumed. The reader learns step-by-step, with each new point

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess

Chess owes its extraordinary depth to pawns. These humble pieces can take on many roles in the chess struggle. They can be blockers, battering-rams, self-sacrificing heroes, and can even be promoted to

The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book

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 analyzing games new and old

The Art of Attacking Chess

All chess-players love to play a smooth attacking game, flowing from start to finish, and sprinkled with spectacular ideas and sacrifices. However, few can do so regularly, and for most players, their

How to Crush Your Chess Opponents

Traditionally, chess games have been divided into three stages – opening, middlegame and endgame – and general principles presented for how to handle each stage. All chess-players will be well aware that

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

This is not just a book for kids – for Dad read any opponent who beats you regularly! This book teaches the 50 Deadly Checkmates – basic attacking patterns that occur repeatedly

Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

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

World Champion at the Third Attempt

It is rare that a Correspondence World Champion annotates a collection of the finest games from his career with detailed notes that penetrate deeply into the analytical and decision-making process. Yet this

101 Chess Opening Traps

The only thing more humiliating than losing a game quickly is to lose a game quickly to a known opening trap. On the other hand, the easy point scored by the trapper

101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures

This chess book is an entertaining collection of sensational chess games of 25 moves or fewer, annotated by John Nunn. The accent is on instruction, discussing both how the loser might have

Chess Highlights of the 20th Century

The best chess, 1900-1999, in historical context: like the rest of the world, the game of chess has changed enormously during the 20th century. This book surveys these developments by focusing on

Jon Speelman’s Chess Puzzle Book

Jon Speelman is one of the most successful British chess-players of all time, and is renowned for the creativity of his play and his remarkable calculating ability. He is also an extremely

Russian Chess

In “Principles of New Chess”, Bruce Pandolfini showed you how to master basic concepts in chess strategy. Now, in “Russian Chess”, Pandolfini applies a complete course in intermediate chess logic, based on

Kasparov’s Winning Chess Tactics

Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book