Manufacturer of the World's Finest Chess Products 

  • The House of Staunton 2014 Winter Collection
  • The House of Staunton Clearance Items
X

    Chess Opening Books

    Current Filters:
    1. Remove This Item Hardcover?: Yes
    Price
    $0 $50 $0 to $50
    Year of Publication
    2004 2015 2004 to 2015
    Manufacturer
    1. New in Chess (6)
    2. Chess Stars LTD. (3)
    3. Sahovski Chess (3)
    4. Mongoose Press (1)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (4)
    2. Opening (3)
    Endorsed by the USCF
    1. USCF Endorsed Products (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. New in Chess Yearbooks (6)
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (13)
    Hardcover?
    1. Yes (13)
    Author(s)
    1. Chess Informants (3)
    2. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    3. Igor Sukhin (1)
    4. New in Chess (2)
    5. Nikolay Kalinichenko (2)
    6. Oleg Stetsko (1)
    Show Less Show More

    13 Item(s)

    per page

    Grid  List 

    Set Ascending Direction
      A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player
      Chess University
      Catalog Code: B0111EU

      Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of positional style, or for use when the competitive situation demands a solid approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Classical Sicilian and King's Indian Defence as Black.
      New Product!
      img

      A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

      Our Price: $25.95
      An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player
      Chess University
      Catalog Code: B0112EU

      Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of attacking style, or for use when the competitive situation demands an aggressive approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Sicilian Dragon and Leningrad Dutch as Black. Suggestions are also offered against all the opponent's main alternatives.
      New Product!
      img

      An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

      Our Price: $25.95
      The Art of the King's Indian - New Edition
      Forward by Garry Kasparov
      Catalog Code: B0110EU

      This book is a comprehensive 2014 update of the classic manual on the King’s Indian Defence by Eduard Gufeld. The King's Indian is one of the most exciting ways for Black to play against 1.d4. It has been a regular feature in the games of great attackers like Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, all of whom have used it to create the type of unbalanced positions which every aggressive player likes.
      New Product!
      img

      The Art of the King's Indian - New Edition

      Our Price: $29.95
      NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Fabiano Caruana Squeezes a Win Out of a Stone in the Petroff
      Catalog Code: B0113HYB

      New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
      img

      NIC Yearbook 113 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Radjabov Tops Carlsen in Epic King's Indian Fight
      Catalog Code: B0112HYB

      New in Chess Yearbook is the #1 guide to Chess Opening news! It is published four times per year, ensuring the most up-to-date and topic chess opening information. It includes 25-30 surveys per issue, covering all of the fashionable lines, wild gambits and even forgotten variations! If you're serious about chess, you need New in Chess Yearbooks!
      img

      NIC Yearbook 112 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Anish Giri on the Crucial Choice for Top Players: 1.e4 or 1.d4?
      Catalog Code: B0111HYB

      The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Daniel Fridman, who examines his experience in the Queen's Indian 6.d5 exd5 7.0-0 gambit line. Peter Boel made a tribute to Jobava's fun factor in the recent Russian Team Championships.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 111 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Fairytale Chess by Baadur Jobava in the Vienna and the Dragadorf
      Catalog Code: B0110HYB

      Forum The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Jan Werle, Jose Vilela, Luis Rodi and many more. Also, the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2013 contest is made known.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 110 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Alexander Grischuk - Mayhem in the Samisch King's Indian
      Catalog Code: B0108HYB

      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 108 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Vasily Ivanchuk introduces the Budapest gambit on top level
      Catalog Code: B0107HYB

      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 107 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Our Price: $39.95
      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
      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E
      Catalog Code: B0005ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Volume E, brings an additional 144 pages of brand new material with games up to 2008.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK E

      Our Price: $49.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C
      Catalog Code: B0003ECO

      The fifth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume C, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material with games up to 2006.
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK C

      Our Price: $39.95
      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B
      Catalog Code: B0002ECO

      The fourth thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Chess Openings, Volume B, brings an additional 104 pages of brand new material.
      Out of Stock
      img

      Encyclopedia of Chess Openings - BOOK B

      Our Price: $39.95

    13 Item(s)

    per page

    Grid  List 

    Set Ascending Direction

    Chess Opening Books

    The first phase of a chess game is known as the Chess Opening. It is during this phase of the chess game that the initial moves are made. Similarly, those moves are commonly referred to in the chess world as the “Chess Opening”. While there are literally billions of possible positions after the first 4 moves have been made in a game of chess (288 billion to be exact), only a small number of these chess openings have been studied by chess professionals and chess computers and deemed to be sound for practical play.

    To help differentiate one chess opening from another, each chess opening is given a unique name to identify it. While it is common for a chess opening to be named after the player/s that introduced them to popular play, including the Benko Gambit (after Grandmaster Pal Benko), the Sicilian Najdorf (named after Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf) and the Philidor Defense (named after Francois-Andre Danican Philidor), this is not always the case Some chess openings are named after the locations and/or cultures in which they originated, including the London System, the French Defense, the Sicilian Defense, The English Opening and the Vienna Game. While others are named after the pieces that are moved during that opening, including the Queen’s Pawn Gambit and the King’s Indian Defense.

    There are 6 basic objectives during the chess opening. They are Piece Development, Control of the Center of the Board, King Safety, Prevention of Pawn Weakness, Piece Coordination and to Create positions in which the player is more comfortable than the opponent.

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb