Incredible Savings on One-of-a-Kind Items

X

    Chess Opening Books

    Clearance Items - 50% Off
    1. Chess Books (150)
    Discounted Items
    1. Show Me The Sales Items! (30)
    Price
    $0 $65 $0 to $65
    Year of Publication
    1971 2014 1971 to 2014
    Manufacturer
    1. American Chess (1)
    2. Batsford Chess (17)
    3. Cardoza Chess (4)
    4. Chess Digest (82)
    5. Chess Evolution (3)
    6. Chess Information (3)
    7. Chess Stars LTD. (9)
    8. Dover Chess (1)
    9. Edition Olms (2)
    10. Everyman Chess (339)
    11. Gambit Publishing (26)
    12. Hays Publishing (2)
    13. International Chess Enterprises (1)
    14. Ishi Press (41)
    15. Mongoose Press (5)
    16. New in Chess (72)
    17. Quality Chess (27)
    18. Random House (1)
    19. Russell Enterprises (4)
    20. Sahovski Chess (3)
    21. Self Published (6)
    22. Simon and Schuster (2)
    23. TPT Press (4)
    Show Less Show More
    Popular Collections
    1. Chess Developments (11)
    2. My Best Games by Shirov (1)
    Topics
    1. Game Collections (4)
    2. Opening (18)
    Endorsed by the USCF
    1. USCF Endorsed Products (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (12)
    2. Chess Explained (5)
    3. Dangerous Weapons (31)
    4. Move by Move (44)
    5. New in Chess Yearbooks (36)
    6. Secrets of Opening Surprises (9)
    7. Starting Out (82)
    8. Winning Chess (2)
    Show Less Show More
    Foreign Language Products
    1. Schach in Deutsch (3)
    2. Шахматные книги на русском (1)
    Host
    1. GM Damien Lemos (1)
    2. IM Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (315)
    2. AN - Algebraic (192)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
    4. DN - Descriptive (20)
    Hardcover?
    1. Yes (9)
    Hardware Requirements
    1. Windows (132)
    Author(s)
    1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
    2. Adrian Mikhalchishin (2)
    3. Alex Chernin (1)
    4. Alexander Cherniaev (4)
    5. Alexander Delchev (3)
    6. Alexander Khalifman (1)
    7. Alexander Raetsky (7)
    8. Alexei Kornev (3)
    9. Alexey Dreev (4)
    10. Ali Mortazavi (1)
    11. Anatoli Vasser (1)
    12. Anatoly Karpov (1)
    13. Andew Greet (1)
    14. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
    15. Andrew Greet (11)
    16. Andrew Martin (2)
    17. Andrew Soltis (7)
    18. Andrey Obodchuk (1)
    19. Angus Dunnington (2)
    20. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
    21. Atanas Kolev (1)
    22. Bill Robertie (1)
    23. Bogdan Lalic (1)
    24. Boris Avrukh (6)
    25. Branimir Maksimovic (1)
    26. Bruce Albertson (1)
    27. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    28. Bryan Paulsen (2)
    29. Byron Jacobs (3)
    30. Carsten Hansen (3)
    31. Charles Hertan (1)
    32. Charlie Storey (2)
    33. Chess Informant (2)
    34. Chess Informants (3)
    35. Chris Ward (9)
    36. Christian Bauer (1)
    37. Christopher Scheerer (4)
    38. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
    39. Claude Bloodgood (1)
    40. Colin McNab (4)
    41. Craig Pritchett (4)
    42. Cyrus Lakdawala (27)
    43. Daniel Lowinger (1)
    44. Danny Kopec (1)
    45. Dave Taylor (1)
    46. David Levy (3)
    47. David Vigorito (7)
    48. Dean Ippolito (1)
    49. Dejan Antic (1)
    50. Dejan Bojkov (1)
    51. Denis Yevseev (1)
    52. Eduard Gufeld (3)
    53. Eduard Prokuronov (3)
    54. Edward Dearing (3)
    55. Efstratios Grivas (2)
    56. Emanuel Berg (2)
    57. Endre Vegh (2)
    58. Eric Schiller (24)
    59. Eric Schiller (25)
    60. Eric Tangborn (1)
    61. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
    62. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    63. Evgenij Agrest (1)
    64. Evgeny Sveshnikov (2)
    65. Garry Kasparov (1)
    66. Gary Lane (2)
    67. Gawain Jones (2)
    68. Gewain Jones (3)
    69. Glenn Flear (10)
    70. Graham Burgess (4)
    71. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
    72. H. Golombek (1)
    73. Hannes Langrock (3)
    74. Henrique Marinho (1)
    75. Henry Grob (1)
    76. I.A. Horowitz (2)
    77. Iakov Neishtadt (2)
    78. Igor Lysyj (2)
    79. Igor Sukhin (1)
    80. Ilya Odeskky (1)
    81. Imre Hera (1)
    82. Imre Konig (1)
    83. Irving Chernev (1)
    84. Ivan Sokolov (2)
    85. Ivar Bern (1)
    86. Jacek Ilczuk (3)
    87. Jacob Aagaard (4)
    88. Jacob Aagaard (4)
    89. James Rizzitano (2)
    90. James Schuyler (2)
    91. James Vigus (14)
    92. Jan Pinski (2)
    93. Jeremy Silman (1)
    94. Jeroen Bosch (9)
    95. Jerry Van Rekon (1)
    96. Joe Gallagher (7)
    97. Johan Hellsten (5)
    98. John Clayton (1)
    99. John Cox (10)
    100. John Cox (10)
    101. John Donaldson (3)
    102. John Emms (39)
    103. John Hall (1)
    104. John Nunn (3)
    105. John Shaw (8)
    106. John Sugden (1)
    107. John Watson (8)
    108. Jon Speelman (1)
    109. Jonathan Hilton (1)
    110. Jovanka Houska (6)
    111. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    112. Junior Tay (1)
    113. Karsten Muller (1)
    114. Keith Hayward (1)
    115. Ken Neat (3)
    116. Kevin O'Connell (2)
    117. Kiril Georgiev (2)
    118. Konstantin Sakaev (3)
    119. Krzysztof Panczyk (3)
    120. Larry Evans (1)
    121. Larry Kaufman (2)
    122. Lars Schandorff (3)
    123. Lasha Janjgava (1)
    124. Leo Jansen (1)
    125. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
    126. Lev Alburt (3)
    127. Lorin D'Costa (4)
    128. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    129. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
    130. Marc Esserman (1)
    131. Marian Petrov (1)
    132. Mark Dvoretsky (1)
    133. Mark Taimanov (2)
    134. Matthew Sadler (2)
    135. Matthias Wahls (1)
    136. Max Euwe (1)
    137. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
    138. Maxim Chetverik (5)
    139. Mihail Marin (4)
    140. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    141. Milos Pavlovic (3)
    142. Neil McDonald (23)
    143. New in Chess (32)
    144. Nick Conticello (5)
    145. Nick de Firmian (1)
    146. Nicolai V. Pedersen (3)
    147. Nigel Davies (19)
    148. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
    149. Nikolaos Ntirlis (1)
    150. Or Cohen (1)
    151. Paul Keres (1)
    152. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
    153. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
    154. Peter Lalic (1)
    155. Peter Tamburro (1)
    156. Peter Wells (2)
    157. Phil Adams (1)
    158. R.C. Griffith (1)
    159. Rainer Knaack (1)
    160. Raymond Keene (2)
    161. Reinaldo Vera (1)
    162. Reuben Fine (2)
    163. Richard Palliser (53)
    164. Richard Pert (1)
    165. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
    166. Roman Ovetchkin (2)
    167. Ron Henley (4)
    168. Ruslan Scherbakov (3)
    169. Sam Collins (4)
    170. Semko Semkov (1)
    171. Sergei Soloviov (1)
    172. Sergey Kasparov (2)
    173. Shaun Taulbut (1)
    174. Sid Pickard (1)
    175. Simen Agdestein (1)
    176. Simon Williams (4)
    177. Steffen Pedersen (1)
    178. Stephen W. Gordon (1)
    179. Steve Giddins (6)
    180. Sverre Johnsen (2)
    181. Sverre Johnson (1)
    182. Tim Onions (1)
    183. Tim Taylor (2)
    184. Timothy Taylor (10)
    185. Tony Kosten (3)
    186. Tony Rotella (1)
    187. Ufuk Tuncer (1)
    188. Valentin Bogdanov (1)
    189. Valeri Bronznik (1)
    190. Valery Aveskulov (1)
    191. Valery Neverov (1)
    192. Vassilios Kotronias (1)
    193. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
    194. Victor Bologan (3)
    195. Victor Mikhalevsky (1)
    196. Viktor Moskalenko (4)
    197. Vladimir Barsky (4)
    198. Vladimir Malaniuk and Petr Marusenko (1)
    199. Vlatko Kovacevic (1)
    200. Weaver Adams (1)
    201. Yasser Seirawan (2)
    202. Yelena Dembo (8)
    203. Yuri Yakovich (2)
    204. Yury Lapshun (5)
    205. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
    206. Zenon Franco (1)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 145 to 180 of 683 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    5. 7

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
      Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0188EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Fed up with constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to play something new and inspiring, but cannot decide between the numerous options available? Don't despair - help is at hand!

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Queen's Gambit, opening experts Richard Palliser, Glenn Flear and Chris Ward team up to investigate one of the most popular openings in chess history, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on little-explored and fun-to-play variations of the Queen's Gambit, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      Dangerous Weapons - Queen's Gambit

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Grunfeld Defence
      Catalog Code: B0257EM

      The Grunfeld Defence is a dynamic and popular weapon for Black against queen's pawn openings. Former World Champion Bobby Fischer and current world number one Garry Kasparov head a long list of grandmasters that have utilized this opening with continued success.
      img

      Grunfeld Defence

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Trompowsky
      Catalog Code: B0258EM

      From relative obscurity to one of White's favorite queen's pawn openings, the rise in popularity of the Trompowsky Attack over the last decade or so has been quite staggering. Largely inspired by a group of English players headed by Julian Hodgson and Michael Adams, the "Tromp" has been enthusiastically taken up by club players and Grandmasters alike. Even the World number one Garry Kasparov has tried his hand at this dynamic opening.
      img

      Trompowsky

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0264EM

      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
      img

      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Dangerous Weapons - The King's Indian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0266EM

      Are you tired of playing the same old openings time and time again? Perhaps it's time for a change, but you cannot decide between the numerous options available? Here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas!
      img

      Dangerous Weapons - The King's Indian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0267EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
      img

      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $9.98

      SHOPWORN - Offbeat King's Indian
      Lesser Known Tries to Counter this Most Popular of Defences
      Catalog Code: SWB0167EM

      The King's Indian is one of the most exciting and complex defences that black can employ against the queen's pawn opening. The main lines of the King's Indian are very sharp and tactical but they are also incredibly theoretical in nature it can be a full time job simply keeping up with the latest developments and fashion. So it is not surprising that many playing white choose to look elsewhere for something to counter this popular opening. In Offbeat King's Indian distinguished openings expert Krzysztof Panczyk studies unusual and less theoretical systems for white, ones that are tricky and are likely to throw the King's Indian player off his or her stride early on in the game. Variations investigated include lines with an early Bd3, ones with Nge2,l and ones involving a swift Bg5. By studying this new book, white players can arm themselves with a while new weaponry of lines against the King's Indian, while those playing Black can look closely for the recommended antidotes.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Offbeat King's Indian

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Our Price: $10.00

      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0081EM

      What are the greatest opening ideas in chess history? This is a fascinating question that would undoubtedly spark endless debate and discussion amongst all the experts and enthusiasts of the game. From the invention and development of openings which are now considered to be mainline, to the wealth of stunning one-move novelties which have convincingly overturned previous expert assessments, there is certainly a plethora of brilliant ideas to choose from - everyone will have their own opinion on this subject!
      img

      Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $10.38

      Fighting The Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0262EM

      The Ruy Lopez is incredibly common at all levels of chess, and everyone who plays 1. e4 e5 as Black needs to have a reliable antidote to this powerful opening. In this book, Milos Pavlovic provides the answer, devising a sound and yet ambitious repertoire for Black, the basis of which is provided by the legendary and ever-popular Marshall Attack.
      img

      Fighting The Ruy Lopez

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $10.38

      The Classical King's Indian Uncovered
      Catalog Code: B0282EM

      Most experts agree that the Classical Variation is the critical test of the King's Indian. Pulling no punches, White questions Black's entire strategy and seeks nothing less than a direct refutation; it could be said that the reputation of the King's Indian rests entirely on the assessments of this hotly debated subject.
      img

      The Classical King's Indian Uncovered

      Regular Price: $25.95

      Our Price: $10.38

      Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0189EM

      Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory?

      Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the embarrassment of choices available?

      Look no further for the answer! In Dangerous Weapons: 1 e4 e5, renowned opening experts John Emms, Glenn Flear and Andrew Greet take a revolutionary look at one of the most famous and widely-played chess openings. Instead of travelling down well-trodden and analysed paths, the authors concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
      img

      Dangerous Weapons - 1. e4 e5

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $10.78

      How to play against 1. d4
      Catalog Code: B0314EM

      Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
      img

      How to play against 1. d4

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $10.78

      Gambit Busters
      Take it, Keep it and Win!
      Catalog Code: B0318EM

      In this book, Sam Collins tackles this subject head on. He explores in depth the basic gambit approaches, the typical mistakes made at all levels, the world-class defensive and counterattacking techniques displayed by the great players, and how you can learn from them. In addition, he covers some key theory of many popular gambits in modern chess. Be bold, be brave and grab those pawns!
      img

      Gambit Busters

      Regular Price: $26.95

      Our Price: $10.78

      Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0036EM

      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
      img

      Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      The Black Lion
      The Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1. e4 and 1. d4
      Catalog Code: b0062NIC

      More than 85% of all chess games start with either 1.e4 or 1.d4. The Black Lion presents a flexible, logical and sensible way for Black to meet both of these moves. This robust, multipurpose opening system looks quiet, like a sleeping lion - hence the name. But when this predator is provoked, and the game heats up, Black eats its prey in an extremely swift and efficient way.
      img

      The Black Lion

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      Ruy Lopez Revisited
      Offbeat Weapons & Unexplored Resources
      Catalog Code: B0084NIC

      The Ruy Lopez (or Spanish Opening) is one of the oldest and most important chess openings, popular with amateurs as well as professional players. Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov presents bold, but very playable, off-beat weapons for Black, as well as dynamic new ideas and refutations in many main-line variations, for both Black and White. An accessible and inspirational book book by world-famous Ivan Sokolov who, in his rich career, has beaten world champions Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand. Much useful material for aspiring club players, said British Chess Magazine about Sokolov's previous book - 'Winning 132,'.
      img

      Ruy Lopez Revisited

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      The Ragozin Complex
      A Guide for White and Black
      Catalog Code: B0106NIC

      The Ragozin Complex is a flexible and versatile chess opening system that, despite its popularity, rarely has been a subject of serious study in chess literature. A hybrid of the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defence, the Ragozin featured in a famous book by Soviet theoretician Lipnitsky in the 1950s. Bobby Fischer decided to learn Russian to be able to read that work and immediately afterwards started playing the Ragozin.
      img

      The Ragozin Complex

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0191EM

      In this book, John Emms, Chris Ward and Richard Palliser team up to examine one of the most popular and respected openings at all levels of chess: the Nimzo-Indian. Instead of pursuing the well-trodden paths, they choose an original approach, concentrating on fresh or little-explored variations of the Nimzo, and selecting a wealth of "dangerous" options for both colours. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you confident and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      Dangerous Weapons - Nimzo-Indian

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      Slay the Spanish
      Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: B0323EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
      img

      Slay the Spanish

      Regular Price: $27.95

      Our Price: $11.18

      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
      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0041EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez
      Catalog Code: SWB0016EM

      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!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Ruy Lopez

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: SWB0022EM

      In this book Gawain Jones, one of the world' leading experts on the Grand Prix Attack, provides everything you need to know about this opening. Using illustrative games and drawing upon his own wealth of experience, he introduces the key moves and ideas for both sides, taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern
      Catalog Code: SWB0002EM

      The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - The Modern

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0281EM

      The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
      img

      SHOPWORN - The Budapest Gambit

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0263EM

      Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.48

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: SWB0192EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
      img

      SHOPWORN - Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
      Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
      Catalog Code: SWB0157EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Queen's Gambit Accepted
      Catalog Code: SWB0178EM

      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.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Queen's Gambit Accepted

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4
      A Reliable Repertoire for the Improving Player
      Catalog Code: SWB0026EM

      In 'Starting Out: 1 e4!' Neil McDonald solves this perennial problem by providing the reader with a strong and trustworthy repertoire with the white pieces based on the popular opening move 1 e4. The recommended lines given here have stood the test of time and are regularly employed by Grandmasters. Reading this book will give you the confidence to play these variations against all strengths of player and provide you with reliable opening armoury for years to come
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - 1. e4

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence
      Catalog Code: SWB0257EM

      The Grunfeld Defence is a dynamic and popular weapon for Black against queen's pawn openings. Former World Champion Bobby Fischer and current world number one Garry Kasparov head a long list of grandmasters that have utilized this opening with continued success.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Grunfeld Defence

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
      Catalog Code: SWB0025EM

      This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems
      Including the Schmidt Benoni, the Czech Benoni and the Benko Gambit
      Catalog Code: SWB0298EM

      Ideal for those wanting to understand the basics of Benoni Systems. This book is a study of all the crucial Benoni systems apart from the Modern Benoni. It presents diverse and practical options against the queen's pawn opening for dynamic, tactical players and solid, positional players alike. Included are such daring defenses as the controversial Blumenfeld Counter-Gambit and the Benko Gambit, a favorite with uncompromising Grandmasters such as Veselin Topalov and Vassily Ivanchuk.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Benoni Systems

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings
      Building a Repertoire From Basic Principles
      Catalog Code: SWB0159EM

      There's no denying that the opening is one of the most daunting phases of the game for newcomers to chess. There are literally hundreds of different opening lines, many with unusual sounding names, and some of these go up to twenty or so moves of theory. What is a chess player supposed to do: memorize countless variations?
      img

      SHOPWORN - Discovering Chess Openings

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4
      Catalog Code: SWB0174EM

      It's not easy finding a good opening to play against 1 e4, especially if you don't have endless time available to study the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's often a necessity to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black. This book provides a solution. Neil McDonald advocates his favorite opening - the very popular French Defence - but chooses a repertoire for Black that requires only the minimum amount of move memorization.
      img

      SHOPWORN - How to Play Against 1. e4

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks
      The Colle-Zukertort, Barry and 150 Attacks
      Catalog Code: SWB0036EM

      In this book Richard Palliser provides in-depth coverage of three of the most dangerous attacking set-ups available to White: the Colle-Zukertort, the Barry, and the 150 attacks. In recent years these three opening weapons have considerably gained in popularity, especially at club level, and it's easy to see why.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Starting Out - D-Pawn Attacks

      Regular Price: $24.95

      Our Price: $12.50

    Items 145 to 180 of 683 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 3
    2. 4
    3. 5
    4. 6
    5. 7

    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