Manufacturer of the World's Finest Chess Products 

  • The Outlet: Imperfect Chess Items from The House of Staunton!
  • New Products at The House of Staunton! Chess Pieces, Chessboards, Books, DVDs, & More!
  • The House of Staunton Clearance Items
X

Chess Opening Books

Clearance Items
  1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (118)
Discounted Items
  1. Show Me The Sales Items! (21)
Price
$0 $70 $0 to $70
Year of Publication
1971 2015 1971 to 2015
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (347)
  2. New in Chess (91)
  3. Chess Digest (78)
  4. Ishi Press (42)
  5. Quality Chess (35)
  6. Gambit Publishing (18)
  7. Chess Stars LTD. (14)
  8. Batsford Chess (14)
  9. Self Published (6)
  10. Mongoose Press (5)
  11. Sahovski Chess (4)
  12. Russell Enterprises (4)
  13. TPT Press (4)
  14. Cardoza Chess (4)
  15. Chess Evolution (3)
  16. Chess Information (3)
  17. Simon and Schuster (2)
  18. Random House (1)
  19. Hays Publishing (1)
  20. Dover Chess (1)
  21. Edition Olms (1)
  22. American Chess (1)
  23. International Chess Enterprises (1)
  24. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. Chess Developments (12)
  2. My Best Games by Shirov (3)
Topics
  1. Opening (43)
  2. Game Collections (10)
  3. General Chess Instruction (2)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Starting Out (83)
  2. Move by Move (55)
  3. New in Chess Yearbooks (36)
  4. Dangerous Weapons (30)
  5. Chess Developments (14)
  6. Secrets of Opening Surprises (9)
  7. Winning Chess (2)
  8. Tactics in the Opening (1)
  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 (348)
  2. AN - Algebraic (188)
  3. DN - Descriptive (19)
  4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
Hardcover?
  1. Yes (16)
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 (8)
  8. Alexei Kornev (4)
  9. Alexey Bezgodov (1)
  10. Alexey Dreev (4)
  11. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  12. Anatoli Vasser (1)
  13. Andew Greet (1)
  14. Andreas Tazermiadianos (1)
  15. Andrew Greet (11)
  16. Andrew Martin (2)
  17. Andrew Soltis (7)
  18. Andrey Obodchuk (2)
  19. Angus Dunnington (2)
  20. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
  21. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (1)
  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 (2)
  29. Bryan Paulsen (2)
  30. Byron Jacobs (3)
  31. Carsten Hansen (2)
  32. Charles Hertan (1)
  33. Charlie Storey (2)
  34. Chess Informant (2)
  35. Chess Informants (4)
  36. Chris Ward (8)
  37. Christian Bauer (1)
  38. Christopher Scheerer (4)
  39. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
  40. Claude Bloodgood (1)
  41. Colin McNab (4)
  42. Craig Pritchett (4)
  43. Cyrus Lakdawala (32)
  44. Damian Lemos (1)
  45. Daniel King (1)
  46. Daniel Lowinger (1)
  47. Danny Kopec (1)
  48. Dave Taylor (1)
  49. David Levy (4)
  50. David Vigorito (7)
  51. Dean Ippolito (1)
  52. Dejan Antic (3)
  53. Dejan Bojkov (1)
  54. Denis Yevseev (1)
  55. Eduard Gufeld (3)
  56. Eduard Prokuronov (3)
  57. Edward Dearing (3)
  58. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  59. Emanuel Berg (3)
  60. Endre Vegh (1)
  61. Eric Schiller (24)
  62. Eric Schiller (26)
  63. Eric Tangborn (1)
  64. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
  65. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
  66. Evgenij Agrest (1)
  67. Evgeny Sveshnikov (4)
  68. Garry Kasparov (1)
  69. Gawain Jones (2)
  70. Gewain Jones (3)
  71. Glenn Flear (10)
  72. Graham Burgess (3)
  73. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
  74. H. Golombek (1)
  75. Hannes Langrock (3)
  76. Henrique Marinho (1)
  77. Henry Grob (1)
  78. I.A. Horowitz (2)
  79. Iakov Neishtadt (2)
  80. Igor Lysyj (2)
  81. Igor Sukhin (1)
  82. Ilya Odeskky (1)
  83. Imre Hera (2)
  84. Imre Konig (1)
  85. Irving Chernev (1)
  86. Ivan Sokolov (3)
  87. Ivar Bern (1)
  88. Jacek Ilczuk (2)
  89. Jacob Aagaard (5)
  90. Jacob Aagaard (5)
  91. James Schuyler (3)
  92. James Vigus (14)
  93. Jan Pinski (1)
  94. Jeremy Silman (1)
  95. Jeroen Bosch (9)
  96. Jerry Van Rekon (2)
  97. Joe Gallagher (9)
  98. Johan Hellsten (5)
  99. John Clayton (1)
  100. John Cox (9)
  101. John Cox (9)
  102. John Donaldson (3)
  103. John Emms (39)
  104. John Nunn (3)
  105. John Shaw (6)
  106. John Watson (9)
  107. Jon Speelman (1)
  108. Jonathan Hilton (1)
  109. Jovanka Houska (7)
  110. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  111. Junior Tay (2)
  112. Karsten Muller (1)
  113. Keith Hayward (1)
  114. Ken Neat (2)
  115. Kevin O'Connell (2)
  116. Kiril Georgiev (2)
  117. Konstantin Sakaev (3)
  118. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
  119. Krzysztof Panczyk (2)
  120. Larry Evans (1)
  121. Larry Kaufman (3)
  122. Lars Schandorff (3)
  123. Lasha Janjgava (1)
  124. Leo Jansen (2)
  125. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
  126. Lev Alburt (3)
  127. Lorin D'Costa (6)
  128. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  129. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
  130. Marc Esserman (1)
  131. Marian Petrov (1)
  132. Mark Taimanov (1)
  133. Matthew Sadler (2)
  134. Matthias Wahls (1)
  135. Max Euwe (1)
  136. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
  137. Maxim Chetverik (6)
  138. Mihail Marin (4)
  139. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  140. Milos Pavlovic (3)
  141. Neil McDonald (22)
  142. New in Chess (26)
  143. Nick Conticello (4)
  144. Nick de Firmian (1)
  145. Nicolai V. Pedersen (3)
  146. Nigel Davies (18)
  147. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
  148. Nikolaos Ntirlis (1)
  149. Nikolay Kalinichenko (3)
  150. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  151. Or Cohen (2)
  152. Parimarjan Negi (2)
  153. Paul Keres (1)
  154. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
  155. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  156. Peter Lalic (1)
  157. Peter Tamburro (1)
  158. Peter Wells (3)
  159. R.C. Griffith (1)
  160. Rainer Knaack (1)
  161. Raymond Keene (3)
  162. Reuben Fine (2)
  163. Richard Palliser (52)
  164. Richard Pert (2)
  165. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
  166. Roman Ovetchkin (3)
  167. Ron Henley (4)
  168. Ruslan Scherbakov (3)
  169. Sam Collins (4)
  170. Semko Semkov (1)
  171. Sergei Soloviov (2)
  172. Sergey Kasparov (4)
  173. Shaun Taulbut (1)
  174. Sid Pickard (1)
  175. Simen Agdestein (1)
  176. Simon Williams (5)
  177. Sipke Ernest (1)
  178. Stefan Djuric (1)
  179. Steffen Pedersen (1)
  180. Stephen W. Gordon (1)
  181. Steve Giddins (6)
  182. Sverre Johnsen (1)
  183. Sverre Johnson (1)
  184. Tiger Hillarp Persson (1)
  185. Tim Onions (1)
  186. Tim Taylor (2)
  187. Timothy Taylor (7)
  188. Tony Kosten (3)
  189. Tony Rotella (1)
  190. Ufuk Tuncer (2)
  191. Valeri Bronznik (1)
  192. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  193. Valery Neverov (1)
  194. Vassilios Kotronias (4)
  195. Viacheslav Eingorn (1)
  196. Victor Bologan (5)
  197. Victor Mikhalevsky (2)
  198. Viktor Moskalenko (5)
  199. Vladimir Barsky (4)
  200. Vladimir Malaniuk and Petr Marusenko (1)
  201. Weaver Adams (1)
  202. Yasser Seirawan (2)
  203. Yelena Dembo (7)
  204. Yuri Yakovich (2)
  205. Yury Lapshun (4)
  206. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
  207. Zenon Franco (1)
  208. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 1 to 36 of 711 total

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

Grid  List 

Set Descending Direction
    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: E-B0389EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Trompowsky Attack. Originally a favourite among club players, in recent years the Trompowsky has been transformed into a powerful weapon even at grandmaster level.
    img

    EBOOK - The Trompowsky Attack - Move by Move

    Our Price: $21.95
    EBOOK - French Advance
    Catalog Code: E-B0162EM

    The Advance Variation is a popular and direct way of meeting the ultra-solid French Defence. Very early on in the game White opts to fix the pawn structure and establishes a genuine space advantage, upon which he later hopes to mount a serious attack. This method of playing against the French Defence has become a firm favourite amongst uncompromising Grandmasters such as Alexei Shirov, England's Nigel Short and the rising star in Russia, Alexander Grischuk.In this book, opening expert Sam Collins explains the strategies and tactics of this dynamic opening, studying both the main lines as well as the more offbeat variations. Through the use of model games for both White and Black, he provides a thorough grounding in the key plans and ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently begin to use the French Advance in their own games.
    img

    EBOOK - French Advance

    Our Price: $19.95
    The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0345EM

    This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
    img

    The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

    Our Price: $27.95
    Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: B0075EM

    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
    img

    Play 1. b4

    Our Price: $24.95
    Dreev vs. the Benoni
    Catalog Code: B0096EU

    Dreev is the winner of many international tournaments. With the Russian team, he was three-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time silver medalist. He has also won the World team championsgip twice-in 1997 and 2005. European champion for rapid chess. Dreev is a leading expert on opening theory and a renowned chess author. His previous books, published by Chess Stars, are My One Hundred Best Games, The Moscow & Anti-Moscow Variations and The Meran and Anti-Meran Variations.
    img

    Dreev vs. the Benoni

    Our Price: $31.95
    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy
    Catalog Code: E-B0344EM

    Just like his previous book, Mastering Opening Strategy is a product of Hellsten's many years' work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training programme to improve strategic thinking.
    img

    EBOOK - Mastering Opening Strategy

    Our Price: $24.95
    How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0129IS

    This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
    img

    How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

    Our Price: $19.95
    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni
    A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0091GB

    Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.
    img

    Chess Explained - The Modern Benoni

    Our Price: $23.95
    SHOPWORN - The Colle - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0366EM

    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
    img

    SHOPWORN - The Colle - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Our Price: $11.23

    SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0348EM

    This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
    New Product!
    img

    SHOPWORN - The English - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Our Price: $14.00

    Slay the Sicilian!
    Catalog Code: B0347EM

    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
    img

    Slay the Sicilian!

    Our Price: $27.95
    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)
    A New One-Volume Guide to All the Chess Openings
    Catalog Code: B0142GB

    The first moves of a chess game define the nature of the whole struggle, as both players stake their claim to the critical squares and start to develop their plans. It is essential to play purposefully and to avoid falling into traps or reaching a position that you don't understand.
    img

    Fundamental Chess Openings (FCO)

    Our Price: $29.95
    The Complete Kalashnikov
    Catalog Code: B0004EV

    If you are looking for a deadly weapon against 1.e4, the Kalashnikov Sicilian could well be your best choice! The Kalashnikov is a special opening were theoretical knowledge plays an important role. It’s in 1834 that the French champion Labourdonnais played 4...e5 for the first time. But the Kalashnikov is a decidedly modern opening. That’s why the opening only started gaining in popularity in the late 1980’s, in particular thanks to the famous Russian grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov. Ever since, many top level players have added it to their repertoire: Pavel Tregubov, Alexei Fedorov, Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Moiseenko and Teimour Radjabov. Grandmasters Cornette and Libiszewski always thought that the Kalashnikov, which promises Black dynamic compensation in exchange for the apparent weakness of the d5 square and the backwards d6 pawn, was not well-known enough and that its potential was underestimated.
    img

    The Complete Kalashnikov

    Our Price: $29.95
    A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black
    Tackling 1.e4 with 1...e5
    Catalog Code: B0137NIC

    The Petroff Defence is anything but dull. Although it is a frequent choice of top grandmasters, club players often fear that it leads to passive play. This book will debunk this prejudice and open new vistas.
    img

    A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire for Black

    Our Price: $26.95
    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

    Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: B0192EM

    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

    Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

    Our Price: $24.95
    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0290IS

    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”.
    New Product!
    img

    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

    Our Price: $24.95
    E-BOOK Attacking Chess - The King's Indian - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: E-B0329EM

    The King's Indian remains a hugely popular opening at all levels of chess - unsurprising given the attacking opportunities it offers. In many of the ultra-sharp main lines, both sides can fight for the initiative. White frequently wins the queenside battle but this often turns out to be a Pyrrhic victory as Black wins the war by checkmating on the kingside!
    img

    E-BOOK Attacking Chess - The King's Indian - VOLUME 2

    Our Price: $19.95
    SHOPWORN - Samisch King's Indian Uncovered
    Catalog Code: SWB0127EM

    The Samisch King's Indian continues to be one of the fiercely contested openings in chess. White's play is based around an extremely solid centre, and there's the very real possibility of launching a direct attack against the black king; a welcome change because often it is Black who goes gunning for checkmate in the King's Indian. But the Samisch is flexible too; if White wishes he can instead try to strangle Black with his obvious space advantage. It's these features that have made the Samisch such a popular weapon for White both at club level and with the world's elite. World Champions Botvinnik, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov and Kramnik have all utilized the Samisch at one time or another, a testimony to the strong reputation of this opening.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Samisch King's Indian Uncovered

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Our Price: $6.23

    Starting Out - The Reti
    Catalog Code: B0295EM

    The Reti is a popular opening at all levels of chess. The great advantage it possesses over other openings is that it's a thematic system which can be adopted against many different defences, and because of this it's a firm favourite amongst those who prefer the understanding of ideas over dry memorization of moves.
    img

    Starting Out - The Reti

    Our Price: $26.95
    Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav
    Catalog Code: B0004EM

    The very closely linked Slav and Semi-Slav Defences are two of the most popular and combative openings that Black can play against the Queen's Gambit. They have provided the battleground for thousands of exciting encounters between the world's chess elite, including Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexei Shirov and Alexander Morozevich.
    img

    Starting Out - Slav and Semi-Slav

    Our Price: $26.95
    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Indian
    Catalog Code: SWB0011EM

    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.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Our Price: $12.50

    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: E-B0339EM

    In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
    img

    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

    Our Price: $22.95
    The New Old Indian
    A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
    Catalog Code: B0332EM

    The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.
    img

    The New Old Indian

    Our Price: $26.95
    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10
    No Time to Study Opening Theory? Shock Your Opponent with an SOS!
    Catalog Code: B0010SOS

    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.
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    New Product!
    img

    Secrets of Opening Surprises - VOLUME 10

    Our Price: $21.95
    EBOOK - Declining the Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0330EM

    This book provides a repertoire for Black with the ever-popular "Queen's Gambit Declined". Opening expert John Cox covers not one but two key options for Black. The Tartakower Variation is a sophisticated defence used successfully by world champions such as Kasparov, Karpov and Kramnik.
    img

    EBOOK - Declining the Queen's Gambit

    Our Price: $19.95
    The Vienna Game and Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0010CD

    This book covers the Vienna Game and Vienna Gambit along with variations that transpose into the King's Gambit(such as improvements for white in the Steinitz Variation). Force your opponent into lines that you know and are familiar with after 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3, with a quick f4 frequently following. This is certainly an excellent choice for the attacking player!
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    The Vienna Game and Gambit

    Our Price: $4.95
    Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
    Catalog Code: B0020EM

    he Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
    img

    Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

    Our Price: $24.95
    NIC Yearbook 84 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Showman Vladislav Tkachiev Prepares a Punchy Panov
    Catalog Code: B0084HYB

    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 84 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    Our Price: $36.95
    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann
    Dazzle Your Opponents
    Catalog Code: E-B0309EM

    Are you tired of playing the same old openings again and again? Perhaps it's time for a change: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three opening specialists get together to take a revolutionary look at the Caro-Kann. In doing so they take the road less travelled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colours.
    img

    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Caro-Kann

    Our Price: $19.95
    Winning with the Benko Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0023CD

    Smith & Hall: "The Benko Gambit is a rare sort of opening: Black offers a pawn on the third move to snatch the initiative from White. The psychological effect is instantaneous. White, who thought he would control the opening with the initial tempo is immediately faced with vexing decisions. 'Do I take the pawn and try to keep it?'(Accepted); 'Do I take it for a little white but offer to return it later?' (Semi-Accepted); 'Or do I avoid the gambit altogether?' (Declined). 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5!. In any event we show that whichever course white adopts, black will obtain fluid counter-play. If white commits inaccuracies(even relatively slight ones), Black can quickly seize the initiative. By first studying our familiarization section the student new to the Benko will be given a good overview of all the main variations in the Benko Gambit. Next we present a thorough and up-to-date survey of all the major variations to show how Black can steer play into dynamic counter-play-oriented positions, which will provide exciting games and good practical winning chances. Bash 'em with the Benko!"
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    Winning with the Benko Gambit

    Our Price: $7.95
    A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings
    Catalog Code: B0224IS

    This book is exactly what is claims to be: A handy reference guide to the basic chess openings, yet small enough to be carried around in the pocket.
    img

    A Pocket Guide to the Chess openings

    Our Price: $12.95
    EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: E-B0174EM

    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

    EBOOK - How to Play Against 1. e4

    Our Price: $19.95
    French Defense - Classical System
    Catalog Code: CB0053CD

    French Defense - Classical System
    Clearance!
    75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
    img

    French Defense - Classical System

    Our Price: $12.95
    The Fabulous Budapest Gambit
    Much More Than Just a Sharp Weapon
    Catalog Code: B0040NIC

    The Fabulous Budapest Gambit does not shower you with long computer-generated variations, but provides crystal-clear insights into the wide spectrum of this opening, explaining the plans for both White and Black.

    Moskalenko's lively style will infect you and encourage you to start playing this opening which is a great weapon at any level, from club player to grandmaster.
    img

    The Fabulous Budapest Gambit

    Our Price: $24.95
    NIC Yearbook 113 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Fabiano Caruana Squeezes a Win Out of a Stone in the Petroff
    Catalog Code: B0113PYB

    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 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    Our Price: $33.95

Items 1 to 36 of 711 total

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

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