X

Chess Opening Books

Clearance Items
  1. Clearance - Save up to 80% (101)
Discounted Items
  1. Show Me The Sales Items! (13)
Price
$0 $70 $0 to $70
Year of Publication
1971 2016 1971 to 2016
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (324)
  2. New in Chess (120)
  3. Chess Digest (67)
  4. Ishi Press (43)
  5. Quality Chess (41)
  6. Chess Stars LTD. (20)
  7. Gambit Publishing (18)
  8. S1 Editrice (12)
  9. Russell Enterprises (11)
  10. Batsford Chess (10)
  11. Self Published (6)
  12. Mongoose Press (5)
  13. Cardoza Chess (4)
  14. Chess Evolution (3)
  15. Pergamon Chess (3)
  16. Chess Information (3)
  17. Russian Chess House (2)
  18. Sahovski Chess (2)
  19. Thinkers Publishing (2)
  20. Simon and Schuster (2)
  21. Chess Press (1)
  22. Random House (1)
  23. Prime Rate Szolgaltato Beteti Tarsasag (1)
  24. American Chess (1)
  25. International Chess Enterprises (1)
  26. Hays Publishing (1)
  27. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
  28. Edition Olms (1)
  29. Cadogan Chess (1)
  30. Paramount Ridge Press (1)
  31. Dover Chess (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. Chess Developments (11)
  2. My Best Games by Shirov (2)
  3. Grandmaster Repertoire (1)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Starting Out (71)
  2. Move by Move (60)
  3. New in Chess Yearbooks (39)
  4. Dangerous Weapons (25)
  5. Chess Developments (14)
  6. Secrets of Opening Surprises (11)
  7. Tactics in the Opening (4)
  8. Winning Chess (2)
  9. Chess Explained (1)
Show Less Show More
Foreign Language?
  1. Written in German (3)
  2. Written in Russian (1)
Host
  1. GM Damien Lemos (1)
  2. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (400)
  2. AN - Algebraic (168)
  3. DN - Descriptive (19)
  4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
Hardcover?
  1. Yes (34)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Windows (132)
Author(s)
  1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
  2. Alex Chernin (2)
  3. Alexander Cherniaev (3)
  4. Alexander Delchev (4)
  5. Alexander Khalifman (1)
  6. Alexander Raetsky (7)
  7. Alexei Kornev (4)
  8. Alexey Bezgodov (3)
  9. Alexey Dreev (6)
  10. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  11. Anatoli Vasser (1)
  12. Anatoly Karpov (2)
  13. Andew Greet (1)
  14. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
  15. Andrew Greet (11)
  16. Andrew Martin (2)
  17. Andrew Soltis (24)
  18. Andrey Obodchuk (2)
  19. Angus Dunnington (2)
  20. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
  21. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (2)
  22. Atanas Kolev (1)
  23. Bill Robertie (1)
  24. Bogdan Lalic (1)
  25. Boris Avrukh (5)
  26. Branimir Maksimovic (2)
  27. Bruce Albertson (1)
  28. Bruce Pandolfini (3)
  29. Bryan Paulsen (2)
  30. Byron Jacobs (3)
  31. Carsten Hansen (2)
  32. Charles Hertan (2)
  33. Charlie Storey (2)
  34. Chess Informant (2)
  35. Chess Informants (2)
  36. Chris Ward (8)
  37. Christian Bauer (1)
  38. Christof Sielecki (1)
  39. Christopher Scheerer (3)
  40. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
  41. Claude Bloodgood (1)
  42. Colin McNab (3)
  43. Craig Pritchett (4)
  44. Cyrus Lakdawala (40)
  45. Damian Lemos (2)
  46. Damian Lemos (2)
  47. Daniel Lowinger (4)
  48. Danny Kopec (1)
  49. Dave Taylor (1)
  50. David Levy (3)
  51. David Smerdon (1)
  52. David Vigorito (8)
  53. Dean Ippolito (1)
  54. Dejan Antic (4)
  55. Dejan Bojkov (1)
  56. Denis Yevseev (1)
  57. Eduard Gufeld (3)
  58. Eduard Prokuronov (3)
  59. Edward Dearing (4)
  60. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  61. Egon Varnusz (1)
  62. Emanuel Berg (3)
  63. Endre Vegh (1)
  64. Eric Schiller (32)
  65. Eric Schiller (31)
  66. Eric Tangborn (2)
  67. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
  68. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
  69. Evgeny Sveshnikov (6)
  70. Evginiy Solozhenkin (1)
  71. Friso Nijboer (1)
  72. Garry Kasparov (1)
  73. Gawain Jones (4)
  74. Georgi Orlov (1)
  75. Gewain Jones (1)
  76. Gheorghe Rotariu (1)
  77. Glenn Flear (9)
  78. Graham Burgess (3)
  79. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
  80. H. Golombek (1)
  81. Hannes Langrock (4)
  82. Henrique Marinho (1)
  83. Henry Grob (1)
  84. I. Ivanisevic (1)
  85. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  86. Igor Lysyj (2)
  87. Igor Sukhin (1)
  88. Ilya Odeskky (1)
  89. Imre Hera (2)
  90. Imre Konig (1)
  91. Irving Chernev (1)
  92. Ivan Sokolov (4)
  93. Ivar Bern (1)
  94. Jacek Ilczuk (1)
  95. Jacob Aagaard (4)
  96. Jacob Aagaard (4)
  97. James Plaskett (1)
  98. James Schuyler (2)
  99. James Vigus (12)
  100. Jan Pinski (1)
  101. Jan Przewoznik (1)
  102. Jan R. Cartier (1)
  103. Jeremy Silman (2)
  104. Jeroen Bosch (11)
  105. Jerry Van Rekon (2)
  106. Jim Bickford (2)
  107. Jimmy Liew (2)
  108. Joe Gallagher (7)
  109. Johan Hellsten (6)
  110. John Clayton (1)
  111. John Cox (10)
  112. John Cox (10)
  113. John Donaldson (4)
  114. John Emms (35)
  115. John Grefe (1)
  116. John Nunn (4)
  117. John Shaw (5)
  118. John Watson (8)
  119. Jonathan Hilton (1)
  120. Jovanka Houska (6)
  121. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  122. Junior Tay (4)
  123. Karsten Muller (1)
  124. Keith Hayward (1)
  125. Kevin Murphy (1)
  126. Kevin O'Connell (2)
  127. Kiril Georgiev (2)
  128. Konstantin Sakaev (3)
  129. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
  130. Krzysztof Panczyk (1)
  131. Larry Evans (2)
  132. Larry Kaufman (4)
  133. Lars Schandorff (4)
  134. Leo Jansen (2)
  135. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
  136. Lev Alburt (3)
  137. Lorin D'Costa (6)
  138. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  139. M. Perunovic (1)
  140. Malcolm Pein (1)
  141. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
  142. Marc Esserman (1)
  143. Marian Petrov (1)
  144. Matthew Sadler (1)
  145. Matthias Wahls (1)
  146. Matthieu Cornette & Fabian Libiszewski (1)
  147. Maurizio Tirabassi (1)
  148. Max Euwe (1)
  149. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
  150. Maxim Chetverik (5)
  151. Mihail Marin (3)
  152. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  153. Milos Pavlovic (4)
  154. Neil McDonald (19)
  155. New in Chess (15)
  156. Nick Conticello (4)
  157. Nick de Firmian (1)
  158. Nicolai V. Pedersen (3)
  159. Nigel Davies (12)
  160. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
  161. Nikolai Kalinichenko (2)
  162. Nikolaos Ntirlis (2)
  163. Nikolay Kalinichenko (3)
  164. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  165. Or Cohen (2)
  166. Parimarjan Negi (3)
  167. Paul Keres (1)
  168. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
  169. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  170. Peter Lalic (1)
  171. Peter Tamburro (1)
  172. Peter Tomcsanyi (1)
  173. Peter Wells (1)
  174. Pietro Cimmino (1)
  175. R. Markus (1)
  176. R.C. Griffith (1)
  177. Rainer Knaack (1)
  178. Raymond Keene (2)
  179. Reuben Fine (2)
  180. Richard Palliser (43)
  181. Richard Pert (1)
  182. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
  183. Roman Ovetchkin (3)
  184. Ruslan Scherbakov (2)
  185. Sabino Brunello (1)
  186. Sam Collins (4)
  187. Savielly Tartakower (2)
  188. Semko Semkov (3)
  189. Sergei Soloviov (3)
  190. Sergey Kasparov (6)
  191. Sergio Curtacci (1)
  192. Shaun Taulbut (1)
  193. Simen Agdestein (1)
  194. Simon Williams (5)
  195. Sipke Ernest (3)
  196. Stefan Djuric (2)
  197. Steffen Pedersen (1)
  198. Stephen W. Gordon (1)
  199. Steve Giddins (7)
  200. Sverre Johnsen (1)
  201. Sverre Johnson (1)
  202. Tiger Hillarp Persson (1)
  203. Tim Harding (5)
  204. Tim Taylor (3)
  205. Timothy Taylor (7)
  206. Tony Kosten (3)
  207. Tony Rotella (2)
  208. Ufuk Tuncer (2)
  209. Valeri Bronznik (3)
  210. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  211. Vassilios Kotronias (7)
  212. Victor Bologan (7)
  213. Victor Mikhalevsky (1)
  214. Viktor Moskalenko (6)
  215. Vincent Moret (1)
  216. Vladimir Barsky (3)
  217. Vladimir Malaniuk and Petr Marusenko (1)
  218. Vladimir Sveshnikov (1)
  219. Weaver Adams (1)
  220. Y Neishtadt (1)
  221. Yasser Seirawan (2)
  222. Yelena Dembo (5)
  223. Yuri Yakovich (3)
  224. Yury Lapshun (4)
  225. Zaven Andriasyan (3)
  226. Zenon Franco (1)
  227. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 109 to 144 of 726 total

per page

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
  1. Starting Out - The King's Indian

    Starting Out - The King's Indian

    $24.95
    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations. Learn More
  2. Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    $24.95
    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. Learn More
  3. The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

    The Grunfeld for the Attacking Player

    $9.95
    Grandmaster Bogdan Lilac provides a complete repertoire with the aggressive Grunfeld Defense, based around complete illustrative games. The Grunfeld has been a favorite of World Champions Fischer and Kasparov, and its young contemporary adherents include Vishwanathan Anand and Peter Leko. Learn More
  4. EBOOK - Meeting 1. d4

    EBOOK - Meeting 1. d4

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    This book is especially useful for players who have neither the time nor inclination to learn reams of the latest opening theory. Throughout this work, Aagaard & Lund delve into the strategies, ideas and tactics for Black, while also showing the possible traps and pitfalls.

    Learn More

  5. EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4

    EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    Fed up having to defend with Black? Annoyed by all those irritating white systems? Then this is the book for you! Russian international master Alexander Raetsky draws upon his wealth of experience gained playing on the tough international tournament circuit to supply you with an all-in-one solution to your problems. The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.

    Learn More

  6. EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess. Adherents include a long list of World champions, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.

    Learn More

  7. EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

    EBOOK - Mastering the Opening

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The opening phase of the game throws up difficult questions for those keen to study and improve their chess. In Mastering the Opening, international master Byron Jacobs outlines the key plans and strategies in all major openings and helps the reader to decide upon an opening repertoire. This guide deals with every major opening, has numerous thematic games that illustrate important principles and a revolutionary layout allows readers to absorb the key ideas. Learn More
  8. EBOOK - Starting Out - The King's Indian

    EBOOK - Starting Out - The King's Indian

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations.

    Learn More

  9. EBOOK - Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Nimzo-Indian

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behind the Nimzo-Indian and its many variations.

    Learn More

  10. E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    E-BOOK - Starting Out - Caro-Kann

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the Caro-Kann, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there is an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while important strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated.

    Learn More

  11. The Worrall Attack in the Ruy Lopez

    The Worrall Attack in the Ruy Lopez

    $19.95
    The Worrall Attack in the Ruy Lopez

    C86 Learn More
  12. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

    $9.95
    This popular book has taught tens of thousands of beginning players the key concepts of the opening, the most crucial part of every chess game. You'll learn the best opening moves from both Black's and White's perspectives. More than twenty-five essential openings are shown: King's Gambit, Center Game, Scotch Game, Giucco Piano, Vienna Game, Bishop's Opening, Ruy Lopez, French, Caro-Kann, Sicilian, Alekhine, Pirc, Modern, Queen's Gambit, Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Indian, Dutch, King's Indian, Benoni, English, Bird's, Reti's, and King's Indian Attack. Learn More
  13. Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    $24.95
    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez. The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on! Learn More
  14. Starting Out - English

    Starting Out - English

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $7.95

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.

    Learn More

  15. Starting Out - The French

    Starting Out - The French

    $24.95
    The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich. Learn More
  16. The Sveshnikov Sicilian

    The Sveshnikov Sicilian

    $21.95
    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. Learn More
  17. CLEARANCE - The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

    CLEARANCE - The Nimzo-Indian - 4. e3

    Regular Price: $13.95

    Special Price $7.00

    Ever since Nimzowitsch introduced his flexible, dynamic defence to the queen's pawn, debate has raged over White's best reply. Many variations have been in and out of fashion, but one line in particular has proved an enduring weapon - the sound and solid 4 e3 line, known as the Rubinstein Variation. The 4 e3 Nimzo is extraordinarily rich in strategy. All manner of different central pawn-structures can arise, such as the blocked centre characteristic of the Hübner Variation and a variety of IQP positions. Learn More
  18. Winning Chess Openings

    Winning Chess Openings

    $26.95
    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces. Learn More
  19. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Openings

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $9.98

    The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.

    Learn More

  20. EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

    EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between! Learn More
  21. EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation

    EBOOK - Nimzo-Indian Kasparov Variation

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Nimzo-Indian Defence is certainly one of Black's most respectable ways of meeting 1 d4; it's popular at all levels of chess and white players have been banging their heads against brick walls in trying to find an advantageous line. What can White do to throw his opponent off balance at an early stage? The answer is contained in this book! Learn More
  22. EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

    EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.

    Learn More

  23. EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

    EBOOK - Starting Out - The French

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich.

    Learn More

  24. EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the Ruy Lopez.

    The Ruy Lopez is one of the most famous of all chess openings. It has a long and distinguished history and has been played by virtually all of the strongest Grandmasters: Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand - the list goes on!

    Learn More

  25. EBOOK - Starting Out - English

    EBOOK - Starting Out - English

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of the English Opening. The English is a sophisticated and popular opening system that is suitable for all types of players and can lead to both positional and tactical middlegames. Many of the world's top players, including Kasparov and Kramnik, include the English in their openings weaponry.

    Learn More

  26. EBOOK - The Veresov

    EBOOK - The Veresov

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Veresov could be the one for you! It's a surprisingly tricky system that, in the right hands, can be forged into a powerful attacking weapon. White forgoes the normal queen's pawn opening ideas in favor of speedy development of the queenside pieces. One advantage of this underrated line is that players with the black pieces are less likely to be familiar with all the subtleties here than in a more mainstream opening. Learn More
  27. EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

    EBOOK - Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

    $19.95

    The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.

    Learn More
  28. Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

    Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern

    $24.95
    The authors of these books are very skilled and experienced chess writers, who are used to writing for players of all levels and are renowned for their ability to explain ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner. Learn More
  29. Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 2

    $21.95
    Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory. They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings. Ideal for players who don't have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory. Appears twice a year. Ready-to-go chess opening ideas.'' Learn More
  30. Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    $24.95
    The Queen's Indian is one of Blacks most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. Is an established favourite amongst world-class grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades. Learn More
  31. EBOOK - Dynamic Reti

    EBOOK - Dynamic Reti

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Reti Opening has been a popular choice at all levels of chess for many years and is a favorite among hypermodern players who like to control the center with pieces. Yet there remains a dearth of published material on this subject ... until now. In The Dynamic Reti, Grandmaster Nigel Davies redresses the balance and advocates a repertoire for White based on this refined opening. Davies outlines the typical ideas and tactics for both White and Black, and studies both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines. If you already play the Reti or are looking for a sophisticated new opening weapon, then this is essential reading.

    * A dynamic repertoire for White
    * Full explanation of the most important thematic ideas
    * Ideal for club and tournament players Learn More
  32. EBOOK - Scandinavian

    EBOOK - Scandinavian

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    From a theoretical backwater to a fully blown main line opening, the rise of the Scandinavian Defence (1. e4 d5) has been nothing short of meteoric. Over the past fifteen years the Scandinavian has become more and more popular both at club and Grandmaster level. It even managed to obtain an ultimate seal of approval when Vishy Anand employed it in his World Championship match with Garry Kasparov! Learn More
  33. EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    $19.95

    Out of stock

    The Queen's Indian is one of Blacks most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. Is an established favourite amongst world-class grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades.

    Learn More

  34. SHOPWORN - Dynamic Reti

    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Reti

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.48

    The Reti Opening has been a popular choice at all levels of chess for many years and is a favorite among hypermodern players who like to control the center with pieces. Yet there remains a dearth of published material on this subject ... until now. In The Dynamic Reti, Grandmaster Nigel Davies redresses the balance and advocates a repertoire for White based on this refined opening. Davies outlines the typical ideas and tactics for both White and Black, and studies both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines. If you already play the Reti or are looking for a sophisticated new opening weapon, then this is essential reading.

    * A dynamic repertoire for White
    * Full explanation of the most important thematic ideas
    * Ideal for club and tournament players Learn More
  35. Starting Out - Grunfeld

    Starting Out - Grunfeld

    $24.95
    The Grunfeld is an energetic and popular defense to queen's pawn openings and is a favorite of the world number one Garry Kasparov. From the start of the game Black allows White to build an apparently strong centre but then attacks it with all his forces. Play can become extremely sharp and theoretical and this opening very much appeals to dynamic players. Learn More
  36. Play the King's Indian

    Play the King's Indian

    $24.95
    The King's Indian has always been one of the sharpest, most complex and popular openings that Black can play; it still provides the setting for many encounters at the elite level of Grandmaster chess. Straight from the start, Black fights for the initiative and in many variations, while White pursues material gains, it is Black who has the psychological advantage of trying checkmate the opponent's king. Learn More

Items 109 to 144 of 726 total

per page

Grid  List 

Set Descending 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