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.
Chinese Chess for Beginners
Elements of Intelligent Game Design
This is book is for anyone who has ever tried to match wits with a computer in chess, bridge, or any other game requiring long-range strategy and studied decisions. If you're not a pro, chances are you've been defeated by a machine - and impressed at its uncanny ability to outmaneuver humans. In Computer Gamesmanship, David Levy, an International Chess Master and producer of intelligent computer games, unravels the mysteries of how computers successfully mimic strategic thinking and play complex games.
A Passion For Chess
This rich book distills the experience gained during one of the most brilliant chess careers of our time - a career that has been distinguished equally in chess play and in chess analysis. Lessons from My Games combines the best of Reuben Fine the famous grandmaster, who has been a top contender in many of the century's greatest tournaments, with the best of Reuben Fine the writer, whose matchless books have been landmarks in chess history.
Lessons From My Games
Learn to Think the Way Bobby Does
Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
From a Three Time US Open Champion
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.
How to Win in the Chess Openings
This is Comprehensive Chess Endings is a five volume master work by one of the world's leading authorities on the Chess Endgames, Grandmaster Yuri Averbakh. This is the original published in Russian. This English version is a direct translation from the Russian except that the order of the volumes has been changed. In the Russian original this is volume 2. However, in the English Translation it is volume 1.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Bishop Endings and Knight Endings - RUSSIAN EDITION
One for Each Day of the Year
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.
365 Selected Endgames
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN In this fundamental work, which includes more than 800 items, investigates various types of rook endings. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Rook Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
With Introduction and Updates from 2008
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.
The Blue Book And Encyclopedia of Chess
Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”.
Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess
THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN RUSSIAN This book is the third in a series of five books on Chess endings. This fundamental work explores different kinds of endings involving queens. Depending on the number and location involved in the fight pawns, material of the book includes both the elementary teaching positions and sophisticated graduation studies.
Averbakh Chess Endings - Queen Endgames - RUSSIAN EDITION
Principles of Pawn Play and the Center
Publisher: ISHI Press Author: Ludek PachmanYear of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185Notation Type: Descriptive (DN) Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as ''the soul of chess.'' Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2
A Textbook on Blackjack
This is the most talked-about book on the Blackjack scene. This book has sold more copies since it's initial release than any other gaming book. Prior to this new edition there was no foolproof way to learn how to play Blackjack accurately. This is the only Blackjack book that is easy to understand and completely accurate, written for the beginner or for the expert player.
Playing Blackjack as a Business
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.
White to Play and Win PLUS Simple Chess
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.
The Opening Theory of Go - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 2
This book is a collection of famous or historic bridge hands played by some of the best or most famous players in the world at that time. It is not intended to be a book of basic instruction. The authors are masters at both chess and bridge.
Pro Bridge - The Hall of Fame
This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov.
Garry Kasparov's Opening Repertoire
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.
Alexander Alekhine - My Best Games of Chess - 1908-1923
Play on the Wings
In each of these books the need for understanding is emphasized: there are too many variations for any memory to store. The player must understand the basic principles involved and the typical positions or maneuvers that can arise.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 3
The Tactical Grob This book is on the chess opening known as Grob's Attack. This chess opening starts with 1. g2-g4 or, in Descriptive Notation, 1. P-KN4. Once thought of as a joke, the Grob Opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
The Tactical Grob
Match Your Wits Against the Greatest Chess Masters
This book enables the average chess player to match wits against the greatest masters of all time. The result is a book that is as instructive as it is entertaining.
The Bright Side of Chess is a collection of curious stories, fantastic games, unusual positions, surprising combinations, all under one cover. Irving Chernev was not the strongest player, but he was the most entertaining writer in the history of chess.
The Bright Side of Chess
How to Beat Most People and Computers at Chess
Secrets of a Grandpatzer is the outstanding work by world renowned psychiatrist Kenneth Mark Colby. Mr Colby began this project by trying to help himself become a better player and to raise his United States Chess Federation rating.
Secrets of a Grandpatzer
The book is entirely bi-lingual. The even-numbered pages are in Russian, the odd-numbered pages are in English. It was published in Moscow in the former Soviet Union in 1992. This book by V. D. Chaschihin, an International Master of the International Correspondence Chess Federation and winner of the magazine ''64 - Chess Review'', shows that the articles by World Chess Champion Alexander Alekhine, published in 1941 were revised and amended by German Nazi editors. The book also contains all the games from the two World Championship matches between Alekhine and Euwe in 1935 and 1937
My Struggle - RUSSIAN / ENGLISH EDITION
This book contains 60 games in Descriptive Notation annotated by Liepnieks and other Latvian masters including Edmars Mednis, Paul Tautvaisas and John Tums based on the notes by Tal. It also includes Tal's Chess Quiz based on 10 of Tal's games. (WARNING: This quiz is too difficult. You will not be able to solve the problems.)
Chess Psychologist World Champion Tal
This book was originally published in Russian as Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian Chess Lectures. The publisher was Soviet Radio. Every chess enthusiast should have this important work in his chess library.
This is Henry Grob's groundbreaking work written in German on the move 1. g2-g4. The Grob opening is a very dangerous opening to both the white and black sides in chess.
Grob's Angriff - GERMAN EDITION
This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion.
The Psychology of the Chess Player
The Chess Match of the Century
The World Chess Championship Match 1972 The chess match of the century has finally taken place and chess masters throughout the world have already agreed that some of the games are among the greatest that have ever been played.
Fischer vs. Spassky
FIDE master Eric Schiller presents the opening in all its glory with detailed opening analysis and over. The complete illustrative games in this book you will find all you need to know to take up it as black and confront your opponents from the very earliest stages of the game.
Fly the Pterodactyl
Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914 has become a rare book, almost impossible to obtain. I bought the book used for this reprint from a collector of rare books in Denmark.
Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914
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.
Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky
This is the biography of Jose R. Capablanca, famous grandmaster of Chess, with 113 of his greatest games. The fame of the great Cuban Master Chess champion of the world from 1921 to 1927, is ample assurance that this superbly annotated collection of his choicest masterpieces is destined to take its place at once amongst the classics of Chess literature. The book contains many games which have hitherto not been available in book form. The qualities of simplicity and artistry for which Capablanca was famous for in his lifetime will be appreciated by every reader, whether he studies the games for the sheer pleasure of it, of for the purpose of increasing his playing strength.
The Immortal Games of Capablanca
This book was first published in the mighty Soviet Union in 1972. It is NOT a basic book to learn how to play chess or how to improve your game. It is a story book with the chess pieces as a background. It is suitable to be read to children who are interested in the game.
The ABC of Chess
Planning the Pieces
The First volume of Ludek Pachman's great trilogy Complete Chess Strategy which first appeared in Czechoslovak and German. Planning the Pieces deals with the long term planning, handling and positioning of the individual chess pieces.
Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1