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  1. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 2

    $19.95
    Publisher: ISHI Press Author: Ludek PachmanYear of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 185Notation Type: Descriptive (DN) Book Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationalyl renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of the center squares. Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack (and defense) and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces. They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position. Despite its limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game. Pawns have aptly been described as ''the soul of chess.'' Vital of chess mastery is a basic understanding of the importance of control of the center squares. The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital sapatial superiority. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon on other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman's masterwork. Learn More
  2. Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

    Complete Chess Strategy - VOLUME 1

    $19.95
    The First volume of Ludek Pachman's great trilogy Complete Chess Strategy which first appeared in Czechoslovak and German. Planning the Pieces deals with the long term planning, handling and positioning of the individual chess pieces. Learn More
  3. Formation Attack Strategies

    Formation Attack Strategies

    $39.95
    The book also contains discussions about many attack philosophies, attack strategy and planning, identification and exploitation of weaknesses, and so much more. Learn More
  4. The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    The Art of Positional Play in Chess

    $25.95
    Samuel Reshevsky is the ideal person to write a book on positional play because that was exactly the way he played: positionally. Reshevsky preferred to crush his opponents slowly, like a python, rather than to win with a blaze of tactics. Learn More
  5. The Logical Approach to Chess

    The Logical Approach to Chess

    $19.95
    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion. Learn More
  6. Judgement and Planning in Chess

    Judgement and Planning in Chess

    $25.95
    This is a basic book that teaches strategic planning in chess. Written by a former Chess Champion of the world, this book has as its basis an entirely novel idea which will help players over a real difficulty. Learn More
  7. Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    Chess Strategy for Advanced Students

    $13.95
    The art of strategic planning is not easily acquired from most teaching materials, yet it is one of the most important aspects of practical play. In this book, positional factors have been approached, with examples showing how a certain specific weakness can be exploited by specific means. This book includes complete games where the strategic and positional factors are seen in the complex interplay of the middle game and end game. Learn More
  8. Saving Lost Positions

    Saving Lost Positions

    $14.95
    It is not always possible to win a game of chess by obtaining an advantage and then logically converting it into a win. In the games of average players the result is often in doubt until the last blunder and the more resourceful player will usually triumph. Learn More
  9. SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    SHOPWORN - Grandmaster Chess Strategy

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done with Swedish chess legend Ulf Andersson, a positional genius with a crystal-clear style, who rose to the number 4 spot of the FIDE world rankings.

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  10. EBOOK - Prepare to Attack

    EBOOK - Prepare to Attack

    $19.95

    There's no escaping the fact: if you want to win chess games, you have to attack at some point. Many players are happy solving combinations in winning positions, when the hard work is already done, but the key to a successful attack undoubtedly comes much earlier. No-one can attack effectively if they haven't prepared properly, and yet planning in chess can be a difficult technique to master, even for experienced players.

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  11. SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy

    SHOPWORN - Dynamic Chess Strategy

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    In the battle of chess ideas, the publication in 1991 of Dynamic Chess Strategy was a defining moment. Before Mihai Suba's exceptional book, chess writers had neglected one of the most important factors of a chess position: its dynamic potential. Suba demonstrated that the traditional concept of improving the position was often static and irrelevant, and that classical strategy, if applied dogmatically, can prevent you from finding the right plan and its subsequent moves. Learn More
  12. EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy

    EBOOK - Mastering Chess Strategy

    $24.95
    Short Description for Mastering Chess Strategy - B0310EM Learn More
  13. Chess Strategy Workbook

    Chess Strategy Workbook

    $19.95
    A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand. Learn More
  14. Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    $24.95
    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing ''the once-secret Russian method of chess training,'' this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov. Learn More
  15. Mastering Positional Chess

    Mastering Positional Chess

    $23.95
    Mastering Positional Chess is a serious, but entertaining chess instruction book. Daniel started writing it when he realized that his lack of positional understanding was causing him to lose many games. Learn More
  16. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $29.95
    A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France. Learn More
  17. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

    SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Strategies

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!

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  18. EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies

    EBOOK - Winning Chess Strategies

    $19.95

    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!

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  19. Winning Chess Strategies

    Winning Chess Strategies

    $28.95
    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win! Learn More
  20. EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess

    EBOOK - Excelling at Technical Chess

    $19.95
    The implication from the author is that the task of converting a typically winning position into a full point or converting a drawing position into half-a-point is relatively straightforward. However, as all of us practical players realise, it's not always a simple as this, and many hard-earned points are wasted through 'a lack of technique'. In this valuable book, Jacob Aagaard aims to solve this perennial problem. He arms the reader with several endgame weapons that every strong technical player has in his toolbox. Learn More
  21. Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting. Learn More
  22. Excelling at Positional Chess

    Excelling at Positional Chess

    $24.95
    Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study. Learn More
  23. EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess

    EBOOK - Excelling at Positional Chess

    $19.95

    Positional chess remains a mystery to many and yet an understanding of the finer points of the game so often makes the difference between two equally matched players. Improve your positional play and you will see chess in a totally new dimension! In this unique book, International Master Jacob Aagaard selects many original examples of positional chess, the creme de la creme of those that he uses for training and study.

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  24. Simple Chess

    Simple Chess

    $9.95
    Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas. Learn More
  25. Positional Chess Handbook

    Positional Chess Handbook

    $12.95
    This complete guide, written by a grandmaster, can assist all players at every level in developing a more powerful strategic game. Spanning more than a century of chess, it presents examples on such themes as key squares, bad bishops, and pawn structures in ascending difficulty, with ample cross-references. Learn More
  26. Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids

    $29.95
    Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

    CLEARANCE - Mastering Rook vs. Minor Pieces

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    Short Description for Mastering Rook Versus Minor Pieces - CB0016XX Learn More
  28. Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy

    $29.95
    It is now seventy years since Nimzowitsch wrote his monumental work My System. While it remains a fundamental work on chess strategy, the way chess positions are handled has changed greatly since Nimzowitsch's time - both refinements to existing ideas, and completely new concepts. Learn More
  29. Complete Book of Chess Strategy

    Complete Book of Chess Strategy

    $18.95
    An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Learn More
  30. CLEARANCE - Creative Chess

    CLEARANCE - Creative Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

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    Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking. Learn More
  31. CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

    CLEARANCE - Hanging Pawns

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    Short Description for Hanging Pawns - CB0013XX Learn More
  32. CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

    CLEARANCE - Mastering the Bishop Pair

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    Short Description for Mastering the Bishop Pair - CB0015XX Learn More
  33. SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

    SHOPWORN - Creative Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $9.98

    Most chess books aim to guide and instruct by offering principles, rules, schemes and theories. Creative Chess, on the other hand, has a quite different and original approach. It firmly maintains that every chessplayer, whether amateur or master, is capable of creating something new in chess. After a discussion of the characteristics and processes of creativity, 10 central concepts, such as unusual positioning and functioning of pieces, alertness to subtle differences, absurd moves, and flexibility, are presented with a wealth of truly amazing examples to encourage the reader to broaden the horizons of his chess thinking.

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  34. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $17.95
    This book is Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch's companion volume to MY SYSTEM. This classic is one of the best selling and most instructive chess books of all time. Thousands of satisfied customers have used this book to improve their understanding of positional chess play. Learn More
  35. CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess

    CLEARANCE - C.O.O.L. Chess

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    The sequel to H.O.T. Chess. Grandmaster Motwani continues to explain his easy-to-use approach to chess thinking, and shows how Creative Original Opening Lines can bring astonishing over-the-board success. The many brilliant games in this book includes victories by Motwani over some of the world's leading players, whom he has outwitted in the early stages of the game. Learn More
  36. CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

    CLEARANCE - Castling to Win

    Regular Price: $8.95

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    The king is the most valuable piece on the chessboard, yet many players - especially at club level - give little thought to where His Majesty should reside. This wide-ranging survey explains the dangers with leaving the King in the center, and the possible drawbacks to castling too early or on the wrong side. Castling can be an attacking move, as shown in many stunning examples. An expected castling is often devastating and can often determine the game on the spot. This practical manual includes entertaining examples of late castling and castling in studies. Learn More

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