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  1. The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    The Middlegame - BOOK 2

    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 II of the series examines the initiative, the different types of attack on the king, the art of defense, maneuver and liquidation, and the common failings over the chessboard to which even great players are occasionally subject. Learn More
  2. Chinese Chess for Beginners

    Chinese Chess for Beginners

    When you think of chess, you probably think of the strategy game played throughout Europe and the Americas. There is another kind of chess played throughout the world by probably more people than any other strategy game. That game is Chinese Chess. The ''Elephant Game'' as it is called by the Chinese, dates back more than 2000 years. Learn More
  3. Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky

    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky

    Alexey Alexeyevich Troitzky (1866-1942) is considered to have been the greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses, but few can equal the output of Troitzky. In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess endgame studies. Learn More
  4. White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

    White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess

    When ''White to Play and Win'' was first published, it created a great sensation because the author, Weaver W. Adams, claimed to be able to prove that White has a win by force from the very first move, against any defense. Although the author was never able to prove his central thesis, he did prove that these lines were lethal against the average tournament chess player. Learn More
  5. Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory

    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory

    Pal Benko is one of the world's leading grandmasters of chess. He was once ranked in the top ten players in the world and is now the world's leading authority on chess endgames. Learn More
  6. The Middle Game of Go

    The Middle Game of Go

    This book, ''The Middle Game of Go'' or ''Chubansen'', first published in 1971, was Sakata's third book published in English, the first being ''Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1'' and the second being ''Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 2, The Opening Theory of Go''. These volumes are now regarded as a classics in Go literature. Learn More
  7. Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

    Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1910-1995) is considered to have been without doubt the greatest composer and analyst of chess endgame studies ever. He was so great that when a great new chess star named Kasparyan appeared on the scene, the Soviet authorities decided to change the name of the second Kasparyan to Kasparov to avoid confusion. In this book, his master work, Kasparyan first classifies endgame studies into the analytic as opposed to artistic. Analytic studies are those likely to arise in an actual game. Learn More
  8. 365 Selected Endgames

    365 Selected Endgames

    This book is written in both German and English. Some knowledge of both Classic notation and Algebraic (mainly the latter) is needed to follow all the notes. The book is mainly a series of fairly difficult endgame studies. I went through the book and solved each problem in the manner that the authors suggested in their preface. It helped me win many Chess tournament games that would have otherwise been draws and also draw many games that should have been lost. Learn More
  9. Parallel Fuseki - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 1

    Parallel Fuseki - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 1

    This book, ''Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1'', was Sakata's first book published in English. It is now regarded as a classic in Go literature. It is also the first book published by The Ishi Press. Published in 1968, this book along with two follow-up volumes by Sakata Eio, made The Ishi Press the world's leading publisher on the game of go. The cover photo of this book is historic. It shows the three leading go players in the world at that time, plus the strongest female go player in the world at that time. Learn More
  10. The Opening Theory of Go - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 2

    The Opening Theory of Go - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 2

    This book, Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 2, The Opening Theory of Go, was Sakata's second book published in English, the first being Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1. Learn More
  11. Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks and Conundrums with Answers

    Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles, Tricks and Conundrums with Answers

    This book, Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5,000 Puzzles Tricks and Conundrums with Answers, was compiled by his son and published in 1914 after his death. Although many books have been written about some of Loyd's puzzles, this remains the most complete volume of all of his puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations. Learn More
  12. Elista Diaries

    Elista Diaries

    Elista Diaries is the classic first-hand account of one of the most intensely fought World Chess Championship matches seen for decades. The World Champion and his chief trainer deeply annotate all of the games from the 1996 World Championship Match. Learn More
  13. The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

    The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess

    This book was originally published as The Official Blue Book and Encyclopedia of Chess. In reprinting this book, the word ''Official'' has been deleted because the official rules have since been published by FIDE. However, the rules are substantially the same, just the new rules are more complex and detailed. The author, Kenneth Harkness, was the inventor and developer of the chess rating system that is now used in every country of the world. Learn More
  14. An Invitation to Chess

    An Invitation to Chess

    An Invitation to Chess is perhaps the most successful chess book ever written, with sales of over 100,000. It is a basic beginners book, starting with the moves of the pieces and rapidly advancing to more complex problems and examples. Learn More
  15. Watson on the Play of the Hand at Contract Bridge

    Watson on the Play of the Hand at Contract Bridge

    This is THE BOOK that every strong bridge player in the world has studied. Louis H. WATSON, the author of this book, was rated as one of the ten outstanding Bridge players in the world by all experts and authorities. Learn More
  16. Rating of Chess Players

    Rating of Chess Players

    One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent. Learn More
  17. Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

    Handbuch Des Schachspiels - GERMAN EDITION

    This is probably the most famous chess book ever written and is certainly the most influential chess book ever written.Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (21 September 1815 - 16 September 1840) was a German chess master and chess theoretician from Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Learn More
  18. Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

    Bobby Fischer's Games of Chess

    This is the only book ever written entirely by Bobby Fischer. It is not to be confused with other books with similar names that were written by other authors. Here is the blurb on the original dust jacket, as published in 1959: THERE ARE 34 games in this book. Learn More
  19. Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

    Bobby Fischer's Conquest of the World Chess Championship

    Reuben Fine was both one of the world's strongest grandmasters of chess and one of the world's leading authorities on psychoanalysis. In this book, he combines the two disciplines. This Fischer-Spassky book is really three books in one. Learn More
  20. Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923

    Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923

    This is the book that every chess master and grandmaster has read and studied, and every aspiring chess master should be reading. The author, a World Chess Champion, clearly explains the most complex and difficult concepts. Grandmaster Reuben Fine wrote that Alekhine's collection of best games was one of the three most beautiful that he knew. Learn More
  21. Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

    Chess from Morphy to Botvinnik

    This book is one of the great classics of chess literature. The author, Imre Konig, was an International Master of Chess and a great analyst as well as an entertaining writer. He describes the development of chess opening theory and discusses lines of play no longer in vogue but which remain powerful weapons for the practical tournament player.This book was originally published in 1950 as ''Chess from Morphy to Botwinnik''. Learn More
  22. Masters of the Chessboard

    Masters of the Chessboard

    Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, ''Masters of the Chessboard'', discusses the playing styles of each of the leading grandmasters of history up until that time. Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most original player of all time. He defeated, at least once, almost every leading player of his era. Learn More
  23. Computer Games I

    Computer Games I

    Computer Games I is the first volume in a two-part compendium of papers covering the most important material available on the development of computer strategy games. These selections range from discussions of mathematical analysis of games, to more qualitative concerns of whether a computer game should follow human thought processes rather than a ''brute force'' approach, to papers which will benefit readers trying to program their own games. Learn More
  24. Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

    In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be. Learn More
  25. Chess the Easy Way

    Chess the Easy Way

    More chess coaches in America recommend this book for their students than any other book. Written by one of the World's Strongest Grandmasters who was top contender for the World Chess Championship, ''Chess the Easy Way'' takes the player from the beginning moves of chess, rapidly advancing to the Expert Level. Learn More
  26. Chess Made Simple

    Chess Made Simple

    This is a book about the most fascinating game in the world. It is both a manual for beginners and a refresher course for experienced players. Clear and methodical explanations begin with the various chess pieces and proceed to subtle, advanced plays. Learn More
  27. The Chess Sacrifice

    The Chess Sacrifice

    Vladimir Vukovic (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7?6=2. Learn More
  28. How To Play the Sicilian Defense

    How To Play the Sicilian Defense

    This book explains the ideas behind the Sicilian Defense and gives the reader many useful rules of thumb as a guide to playing all the standard types of positions that arise in the Sicilian. Any player who reads and understands the ideas explained in this book will be assured of scoring many more points in Sicilian Defense games. Learn More
  29. How to Play the King's Indian Defence

    How to Play the King's Indian Defence

    This follow-up to the successful chess book How to Play the Sicilian Defence, by the same authors, explains the basic principles of the King's Indian without involving the reader in reams of analysis. Many useful rules and guidelines are given, enabling the reader to understand the ideas behind the opening and the standard types of position which arise. Learn More
  30. How Fischer Plays Chess

    How Fischer Plays Chess

    A study and analysis of the games of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known. Learn More
  31. How to Win in the Chess Openings

    How to Win in the Chess Openings

    International Master Al Horowitz goes through every major chess opening system and provides just one line of play for White, one line of play for Black, and the reason for each move by White or Black. This book will not show the reader how to win every game, but it will provide an easy route which will enable the player to get a reasonable, playable position out of the opening with good winning chances, even against the strongest opponents, without having to memorize a bunch of opening lines. Learn More
  32. Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games

    Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games

    Originally published as ''Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games: Volume 1: 1485-1866''. Volume 2 was never published, so the title has been shortened to ''Oxford Encyclopedia of Chess Games''. This encyclopedia set out to publish all the important games of chess which have been played since the modern laws came into force in the late 1400s. Learn More
  33. Sacrifices in the Sicilian

    Sacrifices in the Sicilian

    The Sicilian Defense is the most exciting of all chess openings and the most popular at all levels of play. The attacking and tactical possibilities of the Sicilian are numerous. There are many sacrificial ideas that occur time and again in the Sicilian, and it is the task of this book to clarify and analyze them Learn More
  34. My 60 Memorable Games

    My 60 Memorable Games

    This is an exact reproduction of the original 1969 classic work, My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer. Unfortunately, there have been many efforts by other authors and contributors to ''improve'' on Fischer's work by converting the text into algebraic notation and then correcting what they thought were mistakes in analysis. It turned out that what they thought were mistakes by Fischer were mistakes by themselves. Fischer's analysis was correct. Their's was wrong. As a result, Fischer famously went on the radio to denounce those who claimed to have ''improved'' on his work. Learn More
  35. Better Moves for Better Shogi

    Better Moves for Better Shogi

    Shogi is the Japanese variety of chess. It is the most popular board game in Japan. The main added feature is that a captured piece becomes a member of the opposing army and can be dropped back into the game later on. This book is by far the best and the most advanced book ever written in the English language about shogi. Learn More
  36. Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

    Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

    David Levy, International and World expert on computer chess, has analyzed the brilliancies of the masters and, in this book, explains how you can learn to recognize the symptoms and produce your own stunning finishing stroke. Make a small sacrifice and buy this elegant combination of explanation and instruction! Learn More

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