Manufacturer of the World's Finest Chess Products 

  • The Outlet: Imperfect Chess Items from The House of Staunton!
  • New Products at The House of Staunton! Chess Pieces, Chessboards, Books, DVDs, & More!
  • The House of Staunton Clearance Items
X

Beginner Chess Books

Clearance Items
  1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (3)
Discounted Items
  1. Show Me The Sales Items! (1)
Price
$0 $27 $0 to $27
Year of Publication
1982 2015 1982 to 2015
Manufacturer
  1. Ishi Press (10)
  2. Mongoose Press (8)
  3. Everyman Chess (7)
  4. Simon and Schuster (4)
  5. Gambit Publishing (4)
  6. Cardoza Chess (3)
  7. Russell Enterprises (3)
  8. Self Published (2)
  9. Batsford Chess (2)
  10. Chess Information (2)
  11. US Chess Federation (1)
  12. Random House (1)
  13. New in Chess (1)
  14. Everything Basics (1)
  15. Chess Evolution (1)
  16. Chess Detective (1)
  17. Dover Chess (1)
  18. Quality Chess (1)
Show Less Show More
Topics
  1. Beginner Chess (3)
  2. Strategy (1)
  3. General Chess Instruction (1)
  4. Endgames (1)
  5. Biographical (1)
Show Less Show More
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (8)
Popular Book Series
  1. Winning Chess (1)
Foreign Language?
  1. Written in Russian (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. AN - Algebraic (22)
  2. FAN - Figurine (17)
  3. DN - Descriptive (9)
  4. NL - Notationless (3)
  5. LAN - Long Algebraic (1)
Show Less Show More
Hardcover?
  1. Yes (12)
Author(s)
  1. Al Lawrence (1)
  2. Bobby Fischer (3)
  3. Branislav Francuski (1)
  4. Bruce Pandolfini (3)
  5. Chester Nuhmentz Jr. (1)
  6. Craig Pritchett (2)
  7. Dave Schloss (2)
  8. David MacEnulty (1)
  9. Donn Mosenfelder (1)
  10. Fred Reinfeld (3)
  11. Fred Wilson (1)
  12. Garry Kasparov (4)
  13. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  14. Igor Sukhin (8)
  15. Ilya Maizelis (1)
  16. Irving Chernev (1)
  17. Jacob Cantrell (1)
  18. Josh Waitzkin (1)
  19. Judee Shipman (1)
  20. Karsten Muller (1)
  21. Kenneth Harkness (1)
  22. Lev Alburt (2)
  23. Maurice Ashley (1)
  24. Milton Hanauer (1)
  25. Murray Chandler (2)
  26. Paata Gaprindashvili (1)
  27. Peter Kurzdorfer (1)
  28. Reuben Fine (2)
  29. Roz Katz (1)
  30. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  31. Samuel Reshevsky (1)
  32. Stuart Marquilies (1)
  33. Todd Bardwick (1)
  34. Yaroslav Srokovski (1)
  35. Yasser Seirawan (1)
  36. Yuri Averbach (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 37 to 54 of 54 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
    A Fresh Look at Chess
    40 Instructive Games, Played and Annotated by Players Like You!
    Catalog Code: B0019LV

    For this book, Lev has selected 40 of his best columns, arranged them by themes, cut some material — and added much more, all to make A Fresh Look at Chess both truly instructional and fun to read.
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    A Fresh Look at Chess

    Our Price: $17.95
    First Book of Chess
    Catalog Code: B0109IS

    This book holds the distinction and is famous for being the first chess book Bobby Fischer ever read. As Bobby himself tells the story, when he was 6 years old, one day his sister Joan brought home a plastic chess set she had bought in the market and they learned how to play by reading the instructions on the box. Later, when Bobby had developed an interest in the game, Joan brought home a book appropriately entitled "First Book of Chess". It was then a new book, just out.
    img

    First Book of Chess

    Our Price: $14.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4
    Elementary Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0076EU

    In this fourth volume, Elementary Endgames, the student will: 1) learn how to deliver fundamental checkmates such as a king and a rook against a lone king; 2) discover how to avoid stalemating the opposing king, and how to induce stalemate when threatened with checkmate; and 3) develop not only an understanding of concepts such as passed pawns and king opposition, but also a sense of confidence in the final phase of the game.
    img

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 4

    Our Price: $11.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5
    Two-Move Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0077EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
    img

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 5

    Our Price: $11.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I
    Catalog Code: B0121IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
    img

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME I

    Our Price: $25.95
    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II
    Catalog Code: B0122IS

    This is a combined work, taking five separate books and combining them into one volume, but then re-dividing them into two volumes.
    img

    A Complete Chess Course - How to Win at Chess - VOLUME II

    Our Price: $25.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6
    Tactics in Attack and Defense
    Catalog Code: B0085EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
    img

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Our Price: $11.95
    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
    Opening Tactics
    Catalog Code: B0086EU

    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
    img

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Our Price: $11.95
    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess
    An Adult Beginner's Guide to Chess - 2nd Edition
    Catalog Code: B0063RE

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess is a book that truly starts at the beginning, with the most basic idea of all: the straight line. This book offers clear explanations, opportunities to practice each concept before moving on, and a systematic progression of ideas.
    img

    How to Beat Your Kids at Chess

    Our Price: $19.95
    How to be a Winner at Chess
    21st Century Edition
    Catalog Code: B0065RE

    The Essence of Good Chess The incomparable Fred Reinfeld is back in print! This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with more diagrams and a refresher course for beginners. How to be a Winner at Chess is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none. In it Reinfeld manages to capture the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format. How to be a Winner at Chess is designed for the average player who knows the moves and rules but not much more. Warning! - you have to be able to read! Let Fred Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor take you to the next level - in short turn you into a winner.
    img

    How to be a Winner at Chess

    Our Price: $12.95
    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children
    Catalog Code: B0120BT

    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.
    img

    The Batsford Book of Chess for Children

    Our Price: $14.95
    Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: B0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
    img

    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    Our Price: $21.95
    Journey to the Chess Kingdom
    Gold Classics of Russian Chess - Over a Million Copies Sold
    Catalog Code: B0007EV

    GM Arkadij Naiditsch presented a copy of “Journey to the Chess Kingdom” to me during the recent Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The cover and illustrations are quite attractive and stand out in a positive way among the popular “chess board on the cover” designs. The diagrams are neat-looking and the paper is glossy and nice to touch. Overall, the book has a positive aura and feels inviting to read.
    img

    Journey to the Chess Kingdom

    Our Price: $26.95
    The Soviet Chess Primer
    A Chess Classic
    Catalog Code: B0096QT

    Ilya Maizelis’s masterpiece is the definitive introduction to the game of chess. It has inspired generations of Russians to take up the game, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, the 12th and 13th World Champions. The Soviet Chess Primer is a modern English translation of Maizelis’s witty introduction to the royal game. This new edition of a timeless classic includes an original foreword from the 2nd World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, as well as an introduction from the most celebrated chess trainer of modern times, Mark Dvoretsky.
    img

    The Soviet Chess Primer

    Our Price: $24.95
    The Teenage Chess Book
    Catalog Code: B0281IS

    This book is a lively result of a chess authority's attempts to help his teenage son improve his play. In writing this book, the author kept in mind the player who has little or no previous knowledge of chess. His aim has been to provide a useful practical technique for handling the game. In addition to basic information about the board, the chess men and notation, Dr. Fine in a special chapter on chess moves introduces the reader to some of the delights or more complex play. The last chapter is devoted to describing a study scheme which is bound to lead to steady improvement on one's play.
    img

    The Teenage Chess Book

    Our Price: $15.95
    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION
    With Introductions to the Games by International Grandmaster Larry Evans
    Catalog Code: B0282IS

    This is the infamous translation into Russian of the famous work by Bobby Fischer “My 60 Memorable Games”. This translation is famous because it was denounced vehemently by Bobby Fischer in his radio broadcasts because this translation was not authorized by him. However, he even more vehemently objected to the revision by the English publisher Batsford, as he had not given them permission to reprint his work even though they had a contractual right to reprint his work by virtue of an agreement they had with the original publisher, Simon and Schuster. To make matters much worse, the Batsford edition translated all the moves from Descriptive Notation as in P-K4 into Algebraic Notation as in e4. Batsford hired English Grandmaster Nunn to go through the book and correct any mistakes in Fischer's analysis. Unfortunately, in the course of “correcting” Fischer's “mistakes”, the English grandmaster made mistakes of his own, because one “correction” required an illegal move, as the piece was pinned, as otherwise the king would have been in check. So, in reality the correction was wrong and the original note by Fischer was correct.
    img

    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Memorable Games - RUSSIAN EDITION

    Our Price: $24.95
    Chess 101 for Kids
    A Beginner's Guide to the Royal Game
    Catalog Code: B0088OB

    This short pamphlet is a beginner's guide to the royal game of chess. It was written to provide new chess players with basic information that will prepare them to play chess in any venue, whether it's a tournament or club or even just casual games with friends. It includes information on setting up the board and pieces, how the pieces move, understanding chess notation, and more.
    New Product!
    img

    Chess 101 for Kids

    Our Price: $3.95
    Chess Endgames for Kids
    Featuring 50 Endgame Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0187GB

    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic.
    New Product!
    img

    Chess Endgames for Kids

    Our Price: $16.95

Items 37 to 54 of 54 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction

What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

lb