House of Staunton Holiday Central

WE ARE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY IN CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS.
Our Office will reopen on Friday, December 27th. We will be checking email so please email us at customerservice@houseofstaunton.com for urgent matters.

X

    Prior to 2000

    Clearance Items - 75% Off
    1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (141)
    Discounted Items
    1. Show Me The Sales Items! (2)
    Price
    $0 $125 $0 to $125
    Year of Publication
    1957 2014 1957 to 2014
    Manufacturer
    1. American Chess (10)
    2. Batsford Chess (26)
    3. Caissa Editions (9)
    4. Cardoza Chess (2)
    5. Chess Digest (106)
    6. Chess Information (5)
    7. Dover Chess (15)
    8. Everyman Chess (23)
    9. Gambit Publishing (3)
    10. Hays Publishing (9)
    11. International Chess Enterprises (1)
    12. Ishi Press (2)
    13. McFarland Publishing (4)
    14. Random House (1)
    15. Sahovski Chess (4)
    16. Self Published (9)
    17. Silman James Press (3)
    18. Simon and Schuster (11)
    Show Less Show More
    Topics
    1. Endgames (1)
    2. General Chess Instruction (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (4)
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (56)
    2. AN - Algebraic (165)
    3. DN - Descriptive (23)
    4. NL - Notationless (1)
    Hardcover?
    1. Yes (14)
    Hardware Requirements
    1. Windows (3)
    Author(s)
    1. A. S. M. Dickens (1)
    2. Adrian Mikhalchishin (2)
    3. Al Woolum (1)
    4. Alex Fishbein (1)
    5. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1)
    6. Alexander Kotov (2)
    7. Alexei Shirov (2)
    8. Amatzia Avni (2)
    9. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    10. Anatoly Karpov (1)
    11. Andrew Soltis (7)
    12. Angus Dunnington (1)
    13. Aron Nimzowitsch (2)
    14. August Livshitz (2)
    15. Betty Roberts (1)
    16. Bobby Fischer (1)
    17. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    18. Bruce Albertson (1)
    19. Bruce Pandolfini (10)
    20. C. H. OD Alexander (1)
    21. Chess Informants (3)
    22. Chris Ward (1)
    23. Colin McNab (1)
    24. Dale Brandreth (2)
    25. David Bronstein (1)
    26. E. Ilyin (1)
    27. Edmar Mednis (1)
    28. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    29. Edward Lasker (1)
    30. Emanuel Lasker (1)
    31. Ercole del Rio (1)
    32. Eric Schiller (1)
    33. Eric Schiller (2)
    34. Eric Tangborn (1)
    35. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (2)
    36. Frank X. Mur (1)
    37. Fred Reinfeld (3)
    38. Fred Wilson (2)
    39. Garry Kasparov (1)
    40. Gary Lane (1)
    41. Gerald M. Levitt (1)
    42. Graham Burgess (1)
    43. H. Kramer (2)
    44. Hans Berliner (1)
    45. Harry Golombek (1)
    46. Iakov Damsky (1)
    47. Iakov Damsky (1)
    48. Iakov Neishtadt (2)
    49. Irving Chernev (3)
    50. Ivan Sokolov (1)
    51. J. Du Mont (1)
    52. J. N. Walker (1)
    53. Jeremy Silman (5)
    54. Jimmy Adams (1)
    55. John Donaldson (3)
    56. John Graham (1)
    57. John Hall (1)
    58. John Hilbert (1)
    59. John Nunn (3)
    60. John Owen (1)
    61. John Rice (1)
    62. John Watson (2)
    63. Jon Speelman (1)
    64. Jonathan Levitt (1)
    65. Jose Raul Capablanca (1)
    66. Josh Waitzkin (1)
    67. Ken Neat (3)
    68. Larry Evans (1)
    69. Leonard Barden (1)
    70. Leonid Shamkovich (1)
    71. Lev Alburt (5)
    72. Lou Hayes (2)
    73. Lou Hays (4)
    74. Mark Taimanov (2)
    75. Matthew Sadler (2)
    76. Max Euwe (4)
    77. Mikhail Botvinnik (1)
    78. Mikhail Tal (2)
    79. Milton Hanauer (1)
    80. Murad Amannazarov (1)
    81. Murray Chandler (1)
    82. Neil McDonald (2)
    83. Pablo Moran (1)
    84. Paul Keres (2)
    85. Paul Motwani (3)
    86. Peter Lahde (1)
    87. Peter Romanovsky (2)
    88. Philip Sergeant (1)
    89. Raymond Keene (2)
    90. Robert Timmer (1)
    91. Rogelio Caparros (1)
    92. Roman Pelts (3)
    93. Sam Palatnik (2)
    94. Savielly Tartakower (1)
    95. Shaun Taulbut (1)
    96. Sid Pickard (1)
    97. Siegbert Tarrasch (4)
    98. Simon Kay (2)
    99. Stephen W. Gordon (1)
    100. Tom Cram (1)
    101. V. Grishin (1)
    102. Valery Neverov (1)
    103. Vladimir Vukovic (2)
    104. Walter Meiden (1)
    105. Yuri Averbakh (1)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 1 to 36 of 257 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Ascending Direction
      Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection
      Includes All 7 Books
      Catalog Code: B00CPLV

      In Comprehensive Chess Course, GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. It is the complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study where Soviet Union and European chess styles are concerned. It features carefully planned repetition and sequences. that will allow the reader to quickly grasp and retain the skills that are critical to being successful in Chess. With GM Alburt's instruction, you will be able to learn chess the correct way and realize your full Chess potential.
      img

      Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection

      Our Price: $124.95
      Baden Baden 1925
      International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0002CA

      Notes by Grekov and a host of great annotators including Lasker, Alekhine, Tartakower, Rabinovich, Burn, Grunfeld, Grigoriev, Levenfish, Romanovsky, Sozin, a.o., A tournament book worthy of this great event, which was one of Alekhine's finest performances. Easily one of the best tournament books ever published in English with a cornucopia of great games from the golden age of hypermodern chess.
      img

      Baden Baden 1925

      Our Price: $59.95
      Karlsbad 1907
      Catalog Code: B0011CA

      An English translation of this original famous tournament book in German by George Marco and Carl Schlechter. This edition has the advantage of enhancements such as the addition of 15 photos of many of the players along with corrections and additional analysis using the new, very strong program, Rybka.
      img

      Karlsbad 1907

      Our Price: $54.95
      Nuremberg 1896
      International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0001CA

      Notes to all the games plus two photos, bibliography, openings index, and tournament records of the contestants.
      img

      Nuremberg 1896

      Our Price: $44.95
      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

      Our Price: $44.95
      The Turk, Chess Automaton
      Catalog Code: B0010MF

      This work contains a detailed discussion of the literature surrounding the Turk along with an analysis of its hidden operation. The complete collection of published games played by the Turk, many, again, unknown for 200 years, is also included.
      img

      The Turk, Chess Automaton

      Our Price: $44.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings II: Rook Endings, Part One - 2nd EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0010ECO

      Because of its simplicity and systematic approach the book is useful for advanced players and for those who want to become familiar with the basics of endgames. It's especially interesting for coaches.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings II: Rook Endings, Part One - 2nd EDITION

      Our Price: $44.95
      St. Petersburg 1914
      International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0012CA

      Dr. Tarrasch and augmented by notes of many other famous players such as Alekhine, Lasker, Marco, Bernstein, Reinfeld. An extremely good tournament book for one of the greatest chess tournaments all time. Lasker just beat out Capablanca, followed by Alekhine, Tarrasch, Marshall and other greats of the day.
      img

      St. Petersburg 1914

      Our Price: $37.95
      Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0006EU

      I have played a huge amount of tournament and match games during my long chess career, roughly 2,500 altogether. From those games, I have selected only three hundred for this book, - the games I consider my best and most instructive ones.
      Out of Stock
      img

      Anatoly Karpov - My 300 Best Games

      Our Price: $35.95
      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

      Our Price: $34.95
      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!
      75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
      img

      The Literature of Chess

      Our Price: $32.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO
      Catalog Code: B0006ECO

      The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO

      Our Price: $31.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings
      Catalog Code: B0007ECO

      The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings

      Our Price: $31.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings
      Catalog Code: B0008ECO

      The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings

      Our Price: $31.95
      The War Of the Chessmen
      Catalog Code: B0003CA

      This is the first publication of a manuscript by del Rio written around 1800 but unpublished until this edition in 1984. The original Italian plus English commentary added by Professor Christopher Becker who has added a long scholarly introduction which traces the early development of chess and explains the place of this work in chess history.
      img

      The War Of the Chessmen

      Our Price: $29.95
      Budapest 1896
      International Chess Tournament
      Catalog Code: B0004CA

      Notes by Maroczy, Charousek, & other contemporary masters with editing and additional commentary by John Owen. Chigorin & Charousek tied for first followed by Pillsbury, Schlechter/Janowsky, Winawer/Walbrodt, Tarrasch, Albin/Maroczy, Marco, Noa, & Popiel. Includes the Chigorin-Charousek tie-breaking match. Photos & career records of the contestants.
      img

      Budapest 1896

      Our Price: $29.95
      500 Master Games of Chess
      Three Books in One - Open Games, Semi-Open Games & Closed Games
      Catalog Code: B0029DV

      Vast collection of great chess games from 1798-1938, with much material nowhere else readily available. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play!
      img

      500 Master Games of Chess

      Our Price: $29.95
      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

      Our Price: $29.95
      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
      Catalog Code: B0236EM

      Mikhail Tal, the "Magician from Riga", was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters.
      img

      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

      Our Price: $29.95
      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0002LV

      This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
      img

      From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

      Our Price: $28.95
      Buffalo 1901 and 1894
      Catalog Code: B0009CA

      At Buffalo 1901 Pillsbury won ahead of Delmar, Napier, Howell, Marshall, and Karpinski in a double-round event. At Buffalo 1894 Showalter edged Pillsbury out by half a point, followed by Albin and Farnsworth also in a double-round format. Both tournaments are previously unpublished.
      img

      Buffalo 1901 and 1894

      Our Price: $27.95
      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0012BT

      The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
      img

      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

      Our Price: $26.95
      Art of Attack in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0109EM

      One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.
      img

      Art of Attack in Chess

      Our Price: $26.95
      Fire on Board - Shirov's Best Games
      Catalog Code: B0221EM

      In this collection of his best games, Grandmaster Alexei Shirov shows why he is widely regarded as one of the most aggressive and inventive players of the modern era. It contains a delightful selection of his favourite games, each of which is explained in detail, together with sections on tactical highlights and endgames.
      Clearance!
      75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
      img

      Fire on Board - Shirov's Best Games

      Our Price: $26.95
      Schlechter's Chess Games
      Catalog Code: B0007CA

      An original work which gives all the Schlechter games found in an exhaustive decade-long search. It complements the Goldman book by giving many more games (811 total), but no notes, and a brief biography with some photos and cross-tables for his major tournaments.
      Out of Stock
      img

      Schlechter's Chess Games

      Our Price: $24.95
      Queen's Gambit Accepted
      Catalog Code: B0178EM

      The Queen's Gambit Accepted is one of the oldest and most dependable ways for Black to meet White's queen's pawn opening. It leads to dynamic positions with free piece play in which the more enterprising player is likely to prevail. When Nigel Short used the QGA in his match with Anatoly Karpov in 1992, the opening became highly fashionable and it currently features prominently in the repertoires of grandmasters Joel Lautier and Matthew Sadler, among many others. This book provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the Queen's Gambit Accepted available. With an emphasis on currently fashionable lines that readers are likely to encounter in their own games, it provides everything you need to know to play the opening with White or Black. Iakov Neishtadt is an international master at correspondence chess and author of numerous books, including Winning Quickly with White and Winning Quickly with Black.
      Clearance!
      75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
      img

      Queen's Gambit Accepted

      Our Price: $24.95
      The Sveshnikov Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0042BT

      The Sveshnikov Sicilian is arguably the most dynamic line in the whole of the Sicilian Defence. Black takes on certain structural weaknesses but gains active piece play as compensation, which is very much in keeping with the modern style of play. Black is not content to equalize but from the very startsets out to wrest the advantage from his opponent's hands.
      img

      The Sveshnikov Sicilian

      Our Price: $21.95
      E.C.O. Busted
      Catalog Code: B0012HY

      Although E.C.O. is the Bible of modern opening theory, there have been numerous discoveries, both from tournament and postal play, since the latest editions. In these pages you will find hundreds of splendid opening traps, reversals, and pitfalls.
      Clearance!
      75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
      img

      E.C.O. Busted

      Our Price: $20.95
      My System - 21st Century Edition
      The Landmark Positional Chess Training Classic in an Easy-To-Study Algebaic Format / 419 Diagrams
      Catalog Code: B0002HY

      For many years, Nimzovich was known as the "Stormy Petrel" of the chess world. Today, his profound theories of positional chess are accepted as a matter of course, and a knowledge of them is essential to every player who wants to improve his game. My System describes a theory of chess; it also describes the character and genius of its author.
      img

      My System - 21st Century Edition

      Our Price: $19.95
      King and Pawn Endings
      Catalog Code: B0003AC

      Now for the first time, the average player can sit down with a strong teacher and study king and pawn endings effectively and completely. GM Fishbein has selected the basic positions essential to any player's chess education, arranged them in a logical ascending order of difficulty and explained them move-by-move in clear language. To make sure that every lesson finds its mark, he has classified every example according to the basic idea or theme it illustrates.
      img

      King and Pawn Endings

      Our Price: $19.95
      Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 3
      Catalog Code: B0003LV

      The third book in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere.
      img

      Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player

      Our Price: $19.95
      The Amateur's Mind
      Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
      Catalog Code: B0003SI

      This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.
      img

      The Amateur's Mind

      Our Price: $19.95
      Chess Middlegame Planning
      Catalog Code: B0004AC

      Every chessplayer hopes to make brilliant moves which will overcome the opponent in a blaze of glory. But such combinations come into being only as a result of proper planning, as demonstrated in Chess Middlegame Planning. The lucid and penetrating analysis of the games in this volume demonstrate the imagination and creativity necessary for proper handling of the central stage of the game.
      img

      Chess Middlegame Planning

      Our Price: $19.95
      The Middlegame - BOOK 1
      Static Features
      Catalog Code: B0004HY

      Max Euwe was World Chess Champion in the 1930s and he collaborated with International Master Kramer to write this great treatise on how to play chess middlegames. Book I of the series covers pawn formations and static features of the game of chess. Thousands of satisfied customers have made this one of the most popular books on chess middlegames. Completely re-edited and translated to algebraic notation in this 1994 edition.
      img

      The Middlegame - BOOK 1

      Our Price: $19.95
      The King in Jeopardy
      Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
      Catalog Code: B0004LV

      This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.
      img

      The King in Jeopardy

      Our Price: $19.95
      Chess Middlegame Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0005AC

      Chess Middlegame Combinations, a companion volume to Chess Middlegame Planning, forms the second part of Peter Romanovsky's classic Russian textbook on the middlegame. Now available for the first itme in an English language translation, Chess Middlegame Combinations is written with a view to helping the reader acquire a practical understanding of middlegame techniques as well as an appreciation for the beauty and aesthetics of chess.
      img

      Chess Middlegame Combinations

      Our Price: $19.95

    Items 1 to 36 of 257 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Ascending Direction

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb