.
X

Chess Opening Books

Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal! (155)
  2. Clearance - Save up to 80% (5)
Discounted Items
  1. Show Me The Sales Items! (12)
Price
$0 $70 $0 to $70
Year of Publication
1971 2016 2009 to 2009
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (318)
  2. New in Chess (122)
  3. Chess Digest (67)
  4. Ishi Press (43)
  5. Quality Chess (41)
  6. Chess Stars LTD. (20)
  7. Gambit Publishing (17)
  8. S1 Editrice (12)
  9. Batsford Chess (9)
  10. Russell Enterprises (8)
  11. Self Published (7)
  12. Mongoose Press (5)
  13. Chess Evolution (4)
  14. Cardoza Chess (4)
  15. Thinkers Publishing (4)
  16. Pergamon Chess (3)
  17. Chess Information (3)
  18. Chess Enterprises (2)
  19. Cadogan Chess (2)
  20. Simon and Schuster (2)
  21. Russian Chess House (2)
  22. Sahovski Chess (2)
  23. Ukrania (1)
  24. Syzgy (1)
  25. Thinker's Press (1)
  26. The Crowood Press (1)
  27. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
  28. Dover Chess (1)
  29. Chess Press (1)
  30. Camelot Press (1)
  31. Hays Publishing (1)
  32. International Chess Enterprises (1)
  33. Prime Rate Szolgaltato Beteti Tarsasag (1)
  34. Paramount Ridge Press (1)
  35. American Chess (1)
  36. Random House (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. Chess Developments (11)
  2. My Best Games by Shirov (2)
  3. Grandmaster Repertoire (2)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (3)
Popular Book Series
  1. Move by Move (66)
  2. Starting Out (64)
  3. New in Chess Yearbooks (33)
  4. Dangerous Weapons (27)
  5. Chess Developments (15)
  6. Secrets of Opening Surprises (12)
  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 (406)
  2. AN - Algebraic (168)
  3. DN - Descriptive (20)
  4. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
Hardcover?
  1. Yes (29)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Windows (132)
Author(s)
  1. Aaron Summerscale (1)
  2. Alex Chernin (2)
  3. Alexander Cherniaev (2)
  4. Alexander Delchev (4)
  5. Alexander Khalifman (1)
  6. Alexander Raetsky (5)
  7. Alexei Kornev (4)
  8. Alexey Bezgodov (4)
  9. Alexey Dreev (6)
  10. Alfonso Romero (1)
  11. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  12. Alojzije Jankovic (1)
  13. Anatoli Vasser (1)
  14. Anatoly Karpov (2)
  15. Andew Greet (1)
  16. Andrew Greet (10)
  17. Andrew Martin (2)
  18. Andrew Soltis (24)
  19. Andrey Obodchuk (2)
  20. Angus Dunnington (2)
  21. Arthur M. Stevens (1)
  22. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (2)
  23. Atanas Kolev (1)
  24. Bill Robertie (1)
  25. Bob Long (1)
  26. Bogdan Lalic (1)
  27. Boris Avrukh (6)
  28. Branimir Maksimovic (2)
  29. Bruce Albertson (1)
  30. Bruce Pandolfini (3)
  31. Bryan Paulsen (3)
  32. Byron Jacobs (3)
  33. Carsten Hansen (2)
  34. Charles Hertan (3)
  35. Charlie Storey (2)
  36. Chess Informant (2)
  37. Chess Informants (2)
  38. Chris Ward (8)
  39. Christian Bauer (1)
  40. Christof Sielecki (2)
  41. Christopher Scheerer (3)
  42. Christopher Wisnewski (3)
  43. Claude Bloodgood (1)
  44. Colin McNab (3)
  45. Craig Pritchett (3)
  46. Cyrus Lakdawala (41)
  47. Damian Lemos (2)
  48. Damian Lemos (2)
  49. Daniel Lowinger (2)
  50. Danny Kopec (1)
  51. David Levy (3)
  52. David Smerdon (1)
  53. David Vigorito (5)
  54. Dejan Antic (4)
  55. Dejan Bojkov (1)
  56. Denis Yevseev (1)
  57. E. Ilyin (1)
  58. Eduard Gufeld (3)
  59. Eduard Prokuronov (2)
  60. Edward Dearing (3)
  61. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  62. Egon Varnusz (1)
  63. Emanuel Berg (4)
  64. Emmanuel Neiman (1)
  65. Endre Vegh (1)
  66. Eric Schiller (31)
  67. Eric Schiller (31)
  68. Eric Tangborn (2)
  69. Eugene Perelshteyn (2)
  70. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
  71. Evgeny Sveshnikov (7)
  72. Evginiy Solozhenkin (1)
  73. Friso Nijboer (1)
  74. Gabor Kallai (1)
  75. Garry Kasparov (1)
  76. Gawain Jones (3)
  77. Georgi Orlov (1)
  78. Gewain Jones (1)
  79. Gheorghe Rotariu (1)
  80. Glenn Flear (8)
  81. Graham Burgess (3)
  82. H. Golombek (1)
  83. Hannes Langrock (4)
  84. Henrik Danielsen (2)
  85. Henrique Marinho (1)
  86. Henry Grob (1)
  87. I. Ivanisevic (1)
  88. I.A. Horowitz (3)
  89. IM Sergey Anapolsky (1)
  90. Igor Lysyj (2)
  91. Igor Sukhin (1)
  92. Imre Hera (2)
  93. Imre Konig (1)
  94. Irving Chernev (1)
  95. Ivan Sokolov (3)
  96. Ivar Bern (1)
  97. Jacob Aagaard (4)
  98. Jacob Aagaard (4)
  99. James Plaskett (1)
  100. James Schuyler (3)
  101. James Vigus (12)
  102. Jan Pinski (1)
  103. Jan Przewoznik (1)
  104. Jan R. Cartier (1)
  105. Jeremy Silman (4)
  106. Jeroen Bosch (12)
  107. Jesus de la Villa (1)
  108. Jim Bickford (2)
  109. Jimmy Liew (2)
  110. Joe Gallagher (7)
  111. Johan Hellsten (5)
  112. John Clayton (1)
  113. John Cox (11)
  114. John Cox (11)
  115. John Donaldson (5)
  116. John Emms (31)
  117. John Nunn (4)
  118. John Shaw (5)
  119. John Watson (9)
  120. Jovanka Houska (6)
  121. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  122. Junior Tay (4)
  123. Kevin Murphy (1)
  124. Kevin O'Connell (2)
  125. Kiril Georgiev (2)
  126. Konstantin Sakaev (3)
  127. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
  128. Larry Evans (2)
  129. Larry Kaufman (4)
  130. Lars Schandorff (3)
  131. Leonid Shamkovich (2)
  132. Lev Alburt (3)
  133. Lorin D'Costa (8)
  134. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  135. M. Perunovic (1)
  136. Malcolm Pein (1)
  137. Manuel Perez Carballo (1)
  138. Marc Esserman (1)
  139. Marian Petrov (1)
  140. Matthew Sadler (1)
  141. Matthias Wahls (1)
  142. Matthieu Cornette & Fabian Libiszewski (1)
  143. Maurizio Tirabassi (1)
  144. Max Euwe (1)
  145. Maxim Chetvarik (1)
  146. Maxim Chetverik (3)
  147. Mihail Marin (2)
  148. Milos Pavlovic (5)
  149. Neil McDonald (18)
  150. New in Chess (9)
  151. Nick Conticello (2)
  152. Nick de Firmian (1)
  153. Nicolai V. Pedersen (2)
  154. Nigel Davies (12)
  155. Nikita Vitiugov (1)
  156. Nikola Sedlak (1)
  157. Nikolai Kalinichenko (2)
  158. Nikolaos Ntirlis (2)
  159. Nikolay Kalinichenko (3)
  160. O'Kelly De Galway (1)
  161. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  162. Or Cohen (2)
  163. Oscar de Prado (1)
  164. Parimarjan Negi (4)
  165. Paul Keres (1)
  166. Paul Powell (1)
  167. Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1)
  168. Paul Van Der Sterren (1)
  169. Peter Lalic (1)
  170. Peter Tamburro (1)
  171. Peter Tomcsanyi (1)
  172. Peter Wells (1)
  173. Pietro Cimmino (1)
  174. R. Markus (1)
  175. R.C. Griffith (1)
  176. Raymond Keene (1)
  177. Reuben Fine (2)
  178. Richard Palliser (44)
  179. Richard Pert (1)
  180. Roman Dzindzichashvili (2)
  181. Roman Ovetchkin (3)
  182. Ruslan Scherbakov (3)
  183. Sam Collins (4)
  184. Samy Shoker (1)
  185. Savielly Tartakower (2)
  186. Semko Semkov (3)
  187. Sergei Soloviov (3)
  188. Sergey Kasparov (7)
  189. Sergio Curtacci (1)
  190. Shaun Taulbut (1)
  191. Simen Agdestein (1)
  192. Simon Williams (5)
  193. Sipke Ernest (3)
  194. Stefan Bucker (1)
  195. Stefan Djuric (3)
  196. Steffen Pedersen (1)
  197. Stephen W. Gordon (1)
  198. Steve Giddins (8)
  199. Stewart Reuben (1)
  200. Sverre Johnsen (1)
  201. Sverre Johnson (1)
  202. Tiger Hillarp Persson (1)
  203. Tim Harding (5)
  204. Tim Taylor (3)
  205. Timothy Taylor (6)
  206. Tony Kosten (3)
  207. Tony Rotella (2)
  208. Ufuk Tuncer (2)
  209. Valeri Bronznik (4)
  210. Valery Aveskulov (1)
  211. Vassilios Kotronias (9)
  212. Victor Bologan (9)
  213. Victor Mikhalevsky (1)
  214. Viktor Moskalenko (7)
  215. Vincent Moret (1)
  216. Vladimir Barsky (3)
  217. Vladimir Malaniuk and Petr Marusenko (1)
  218. Vladimir Sveshnikov (2)
  219. Vlastimil Hort (1)
  220. Weaver Adams (1)
  221. Y Neishtadt (1)
  222. Yasser Seirawan (2)
  223. Yelena Dembo (6)
  224. Yuri Yakovich (3)
  225. Yury Lapshun (2)
  226. Zaven Andriasyan (4)
  227. Zdenko Kozul (1)
  228. Zenon Franco (1)
  229. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 1 to 36 of 731 total

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

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction
    The Fighting Dragon
    How to Defeat the Yugoslav Attack
    Catalog Code: B0126EU

    The Fighting Dragon is a revolutionary Chess book, allowing the reader to adsorb key patterns and themes that crop up over and over again in the Dragon variation of the Sicilian Defense. Using a carefully selected collection of short games from international play, Powell shows the dangers that lurk for White in one of the sharpest lines from the whole Sicilian complex, the Yugoslav Attack. In the process, the author lays out a different approach to mastering not just the opening, but both chess and even life itself.
    New Product!
    img

    The Fighting Dragon

    $15.95
    New Weapons in the King's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0008TH

    In this book, Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic investigates one of the most popular openings: the King's Indian, with a focus on little explored dynamic ways to counter the basic White system.
    New Product!
    img

    New Weapons in the King's Indian

    $31.50
    Grandmaster Repertoire 1B - 1. d4 - The Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: B0126QT

    When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire in 2008, it revolutionized chess opening books. Now Avrukh is back with an expanded, updated and revamped 1.d4 repertoire. Volume 1B supplies a top-class repertoire for White with the Queen's Gambit, covering defences such as the Slav, Queen's Gambit Accepted, Chigorin, Tarrasch and various others.
    img

    Grandmaster Repertoire 1B - 1. d4 - The Queen's Gambit

    $29.95
    First Steps - The Colle and London System
    Catalog Code: B0441EM

    The Colle and London are opening systems for White starting with 1 d4. They are very popular choices at club level. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines both openings in detail and provides a highly practical repertoire for White based on a mix of the Colle and the London.
    img

    First Steps - The Colle and London System

    $24.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian III
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main lines!
    Catalog Code: B0125QT

    The fourth volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series provides a top-class repertoire against the Taimanov, Kan and Scheveningen systems, plus all the other Sicilian lines that were not covered in the previous volumes. Negi takes the established main lines and injects them with his own innovative ideas, making the repertoire a nightmare for Sicilian players and an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
    img

    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian III

    $29.95
    The Agile London System
    A Solid but Dynamic Chess Opening Choice for White
    Catalog Code: B0174NIC

    it is surprising that so little has been published about this fascinating universal weapon.In The Agile London System, the authors present both historical material and recent top-level examples to provide a comprehensive overview. It explain the typical plans and tactics using illustrative games with clear verbal explanations, and provide lots of tactical and strategic exercises.
    img

    The Agile London System

    $29.95
    NIC Yearbook 120 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Levon Aronian is a step ahead of Magnus in the Reti
    Catalog Code: B0120HYB

    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!
    New Product!
    img

    NIC Yearbook 120 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    $39.95
    NIC Yearbook 120 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Levon Aronian is a step ahead of Magnus in the Reti
    Catalog Code: B0120PYB

    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!
    New Product!
    img

    NIC Yearbook 120 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    $33.95
    Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1.. E5 & Minor Lines
    A Grandmaster Guide
    Catalog Code: B0123QT

    Developing a punchy repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this two-volume work, GM John Shaw supplies an ambitious and dynamic arsenal of ideas for White. The repertoire is built around main lines, with many innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents.
    img

    Playing 1.e4 - Caro-Kann, 1.. E5 & Minor Lines

    $31.95
    Winning With the Modern London System
    A Complete Opening Repertoire for White Against 1. d4 d5
    Catalog Code: B0022EV

    In this book the London System opening is presented using all of the most important games with thorough comments, through which the readers will have the opportunity to understand the essence of this opening. Author Grandmaster Nikola Sedlak will show that this system is fully deserving of your attention for analysing and playing, that it's unjustly neglected in comparison with other openings and also that it gives players myriad interesting positions on the board, free and creative play, with lots of space for further growth and improvement. 
    Out of Stock
    img

    Winning With the Modern London System

    $27.50
    The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0440EM

    In this book, FIDE Master Carsten Hansen invites you to join him in studying the Sicilian Dragon and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Sicilian Dragon.
    img

    The Sicilian Dragon - Move by Move

    $29.95
    First Steps - The French
    Catalog Code: B0439EM

    In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defense.
    img

    First Steps - The French

    $24.95
    Attacking the English and Reti
    Catalog Code: B0120EU

    This book offers an active Black repertoire against The English Opening 1.c4, the Reti 1.Nf3, and their siblings that arise after 1.g3. The authors advocate for seizing space in the centre with ...c6 and d5, followed up by ...e4 or ...d4. They pay special attention on the ideas behind the moves, leaving the detailed coverage for the "Step by Step" sections.
    img

    Attacking the English and Reti

    $27.95
    Bf4 in the Queen's Gambit and the Exchange Slav
    Catalog Code: B0121EU

    Alexey Dreev analyses many different ways for White to fight for the opening advantage in two modern schemes, in the Slav Defense and in the Queen's Gambit Declined. His choice in the Slav Defense is the exchange variation, which is becoming more and more popular among the average level chess players, as well as at top level. It looked like Black could equalize, but lately White often managed to create problems for Black. By playing 3.cxd5, after the moves 1 d4 d5 2.c4 c6, White tries to obtain an advantage, but also avoids the main lines of the Slav Defense, which may arise following 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4. 
    img

    Bf4 in the Queen's Gambit and the Exchange Slav

    $29.95
    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1
    The Veresov, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Levitsky Variation and Other Set-Ups
    Catalog Code: B0123EU

    The first volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening gives a detailed high quality analysis of the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups.
    img

    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1

    $31.95
    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2
    The London Variation
    Catalog Code: B0124EU

    The second volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honor of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others.
    img

    Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2

    $31.95
    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Quick-to-Learn King's Pawn Repertoire with Healthy Development and Attacking Chances
    Catalog Code: B0193GB

    By carefully choosing variations that lead to similar structures, IM Sam Collins has put together a powerful repertoire book ideal for players with limited study time. White opens with 1 e4 and develops his pieces to natural squares, seeking open lines and the initiative.
    img

    A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $19.95
    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    A Ready-To-Go Package For Ambitious Beginners
    Catalog Code: B0168NIC

    Every chess player needs to decide which openings he is going to play. But where do you start? Experienced French chess trainer Vincent Moret provides a complete, ready-to-go chess opening repertoire for White with a sound set of lines that do not outdate rapidly, do not require memorization and are easy to digest for beginning players and other amateurs.
    img

    My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White

    $21.95
    NIC Yearbook 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    Tougher than tough: Karjakin's Queen
    Catalog Code: B0119HYB

    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 119 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    $39.95
    NIC Yearbook 119 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    Tougher than tough: Karjakin's Queen's Indian
    Catalog Code: B0119PYB

    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 119 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    $33.95
    The Fianchetto Solution
    A Complete, Solid and Flexible Chess Opening Repertoire for Black & White With the King's Fianchetto
    Catalog Code: B0176NIC

    When experienced chess teacher Emmanuel Neiman learned that some of his pupils hesitated to play in competitions for fear of being crushed in the opening, he wanted to help. Neiman knew that amateurs have little time to seriously study opening theory, so he had to come up with a practical, complete, easy-to-learn and solid opening repertoire that would not outdate rapidly.The result is a complete and practical repertoire which will give club players a sound and flexible middlegame position they can feel at home in.
    New Product!
    img

    The Fianchetto Solution

    $24.95
    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 4
    Classical Systems
    Catalog Code: B0122QT

    The all-time greats Petrosian and Gligoric lend their names to systems examined after the further 5.Nf30 O-O 6.Be2 e5, with 7.d5 and 7.Be3 respectively, while the dreaded Exchange Variation 7.dxe5 is also discussed and dismantled. Dynamic coverage of Makogonov's 5.Nf3/6.h3, Karpov's 5.h3/6.Be3, Larsen's 5.Nf3/6.Be3 and Averbakh's 5.Be2 completes this extensive work.
    img

    Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 4

    $29.95
    The Pirc - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0425EM

    In this book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies invites you to join him in a study of the Pirc Defense and its many variations. He shares his experience and knowledge with the opening, provides repertoire options for Black, offers answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about playing the Pirc Defense.
    img

    The Pirc - Move by Move

    $27.95
    Unknown Weapons in the Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: B0001TH

    The Grunfeld Defence is one of the most dynamic openings for black. The opening was developed by two famous World Champions, namely Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.

    While theory is far from being exhausted and still developing, our author Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic made a strange case and found new alternatives to battle White's setups.
    img

    Unknown Weapons in the Grunfeld

    $25.95
    The Taimanov Bible
    Catalog Code: B0004TH

    The Sicilian Taimanov is one of the greatest dynamic opening choices for Black. The resulting positions are rich in dynamic, positional and strategic play. The authors have delivered a user-friendly work for players of all levels.
    img

    The Taimanov Bible

    $31.95
    The Spanish Main Road
    An Opening Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: B0117EU

    This book presents an opening repertoire for Black to players who are not excited by defending the dull endgames in the “Berlin Wall” variation and who strive for initiative, counterplay and a tense fight, having in mind the strategy of reliability defined by Tigran Petrosian.
    img

    The Spanish Main Road

    $29.95
    Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0426EM

    Anyone who plays the Sicilian Defence as Black must be prepared to meet a whole host of options for White known as the Anti-Sicilians. These includes popular choices such as the c3-Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Closed Sicilian, the King’s Indian Attack and all Bb5 lines, as well as numerous gambits and tricky sidelines which can be very difficult to meet for the unwary player. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala examines the Anti-Sicilian lines and provides repertoire options for Black against all of them.
    img

    Anti-Sicilians - Move by Move

    $29.95
    NIC Yearbook 118 - PAPERBACK EDITION
    The g7-Bishop in the Najdorf is a Monster in MVL's Hands
    Catalog Code: B0118PYB

    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 118 - PAPERBACK EDITION

    $33.95
    NIC Yearbook 118 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    The g7-Bishop in the Najdorf is a Monster in MVL's Hands
    Catalog Code: B0118HYB

    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 118 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    $39.95
    Playing 1. e4 e5 - A Classic Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0120QT

    In Playing1.e4 e5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis offers the best of both worlds: a complete repertoire against 1.e4, built on sound positional principles, which does not require excessive memorization. Against the Spanish the author recommends the Breyer System, one of the most stable, computer-proof options at Black's disposal. The Scotch, Italian, Four Knights and various other sidelines and gambits are handled with the same clarity and efficiency.
    img

    Playing 1. e4 e5 - A Classic Repertoire

    $29.95
    A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
    Sharp, Surprising and Forcing Lines for Black and White
    Catalog Code: B0165NIC

    In blitz, even more than in ‘classical chess’, it is important to make the right decisions quickly and almost instinctively. That is why world-famous opening expert Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, have created a chess opening repertoire for club players that is forcing, both narrow and deep, and aggressive.
    img

    A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid

    $29.95
    SHOPWORN - A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
    Sharp, Surprising and Forcing Lines for Black and White
    Catalog Code: SWB0165NIC

    In blitz, even more than in ‘classical chess’, it is important to make the right decisions quickly and almost instinctively. That is why world-famous opening expert Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, have created a chess opening repertoire for club players that is forcing, both narrow and deep, and aggressive.
    img

    SHOPWORN - A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    The Queen's Indian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: B0421EM

    In this book, International Master and chess coach Lorin D’Costa invites you to join him in studying the Queen’s Indian. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a practical repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training with the Queen’s Indian *Includes repertoire options for Black *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
    img

    The Queen's Indian - Move by Move

    $27.95
    SHOPWORN - The Queen's Indian - Move by Move
    Catalog Code: SWB0421EM

    In this book, International Master and chess coach Lorin D’Costa invites you to join him in studying the Queen’s Indian. He highlights the typical plans and tactics for both sides, constructs a practical repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions. *Essential guidance and training with the Queen’s Indian *Includes repertoire options for Black *Utilizes an ideal approach to chess study
    img

    SHOPWORN - The Queen's Indian - Move by Move

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Special Price $13.98

    The Safest Scandinavian
    Catalog Code: B0116EU

    This book presents a Black repertoire based on the Scandinavian Defence with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6. This is the safest yet aggressive queen retreat. It allows Black to increase pressure on d4 with ...0-0-0 or ...Rd8 while keeping coordination in the centre.
    img

    The Safest Scandinavian

    $27.95
    The Complete Polar Bear System
    Strong & Potent!
    Catalog Code: B0100OB

    1.f4 is the Bird opening. It was played by Henry Bird. He wanted to leave the mainstream and create new original positions. He liked a setup with b3 and Bb2. The Polar Bear System (PBS) was played with the same intention. To leave the trodden theory paths and enter new undiscovered terrain. The system starts with a fianchetto of the Kings bishop after 1.f4,d5. PBS players want to enter interesting and original positions where it is difficult for Black to play for a flat equality. The book is for club players but also professionals can get inspiration.
    img

    The Complete Polar Bear System

    $14.95

Items 1 to 36 of 731 total

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

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