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  1. The Tactician's Handbook

    The Tactician's Handbook

    $24.95
    In the late 1990s, five books, each dedicated to a unique tactical theme, and each with approximately 100 pages, were published by the late Russian correspondence master Victor Charushin. All seven titles were then combined into one comprehensive volume - The Tactician's Handbook. To create this book, German grandmaster Karsten Müller has carefully reviewed and then selected the material he thought most enlightening. Then instructive exercises were added. All the analysis has been checked by the silicon monster, while Charushin’s notes and comments were revised where necessary. Learn More
  2. Attacking Chess for Club Players

    Attacking Chess for Club Players

    $29.95

    After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment. 

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  3. Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

    Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

    $29.95
    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse 50 positional masterpieces from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneouvres, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. Learn More
  4. Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015

    Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015

    $29.95
    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best attacking games from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will not only see the brilliant sacrifices and mating combinations at the end of the games, but also how it was all built up from the beginning. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. Learn More
  5. Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

    Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

    $29.95
    Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best fighting games from the years of 2012-2015. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin: "Nowadays, many players rely on "computer" evaluations much more than their own "human" understanding. Is this fatal to the rise of a chess player?! Learn More
  6. The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

    The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov

    $18.95
    Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi. Learn More
  7. Big Book of Chess Combinations

    Big Book of Chess Combinations

    $19.95
    This book provides one thousand combinations from chess tournament play. It is not the typical book with positions and their solutions. Rather, it tests the actual players against the computer. Sometimes the computer finds the correct solution but not always. The reader needs to study the positions and determine for himself whether the move selected by the computer is correct or not. Learn More
  8. Lessons with Grandmaster 3

    Lessons with Grandmaster 3

    $27.95
    This is the third book in the highly acclaimed Lessons with a Grandmaster series. It bridges the gap between great player and amateur through a series of conversations between teacher, the renowned Grandmaster Boris Gulko, and student Dr. Joel R. Sneed, a professor of psychology and amateur chess player. The lessons are based on Gulko’s own battles against fellow Grandmasters. Learn More
  9. The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2

    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2

    $20.95
    In this book, the second of the series, the author continues shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes. Learn More
  10. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    $24.95

    Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. 

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  11. SHOPWORN - The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    SHOPWORN - The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing. 

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  12. SHOPWORN - My First Book of Chess Tactics

    SHOPWORN - My First Book of Chess Tactics

    Regular Price: $19.95

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    Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win. 

     

    In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: 

    • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them 
    • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns 
    • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles 
    • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.
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  13. My First Book of Chess Tactics

    My First Book of Chess Tactics

    $19.95

    Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win. 

     

    In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: 

    • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them 
    • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns 
    • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles 
    • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.
    Learn More
  14. SHOPWORN - The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    SHOPWORN - The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    Regular Price: $27.95

    Special Price $10.62

    This workbook offers a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and—most importantly—even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analyzing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analyzed with respect to tactical possibilities—whether they exist or not. Learn More
  15. The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

    $27.95
    This workbook offers a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and—most importantly—even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analyzing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analyzed with respect to tactical possibilities—whether they exist or not. Learn More
  16. Tactics Time 2

    Tactics Time 2

    $16.95
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions. Learn More
  17. Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

    Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

    $59.95
    ECC5 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters. Learn More
  18. The Inner Game of Chess

    The Inner Game of Chess

    $19.95
    In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we’re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what’s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play. Learn More
  19. Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

    Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

    $29.95
    In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game. Learn More
  20. The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 1

    The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 1

    $24.95
    In this book, the author shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes. Learn More
  21. Mating the Castled King

    Mating the Castled King

    $29.95
    Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king. Learn More
  22. Positional Attacks

    Positional Attacks

    $39.95
    The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses. Learn More
  23. Tactics Time

    Tactics Time

    $16.95
    The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players? YES! If you want to improve at chess but have limited time and energy available, this is your book! Now you can study positions that are happening in games you yourself might have played! Learn More
  24. Winning Chess

    Winning Chess

    $22.95
    Chess is 99% tactics, and this lively self-instructor, tailor-made for improving players, will teach you how to anticipate the possibility of a chess combination, identify the appropriate tactical device, calculate up to 3-4 moves ahead and visualize the final decisive blow. Reading this classic work by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld, who each spent a lifetime writing about chess, will increase your tactical skills and lead you along the path to winning chess. Learn More
  25. SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    SHOPWORN - Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $5.92

    In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples. Learn More
  26. Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

    $16.95
    For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player. Learn More
  27. Chess Queens Combinations

    Chess Queens Combinations

    $26.95
    Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye. There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess. When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game. Learn More
  28. Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

    $14.95
    The f4 Sicilian has become popular and feared because it avoids the frightening amount of knowledge required to play Open Sicilians. It is often not treated with the respect it deserves. The strategic aims are quite simple to understand: CHECKMATE. The first edition was written when the Grand Prix Attack was just becoming noticed by strong chess players. Now there are over 20,000 examples in the databases. Nevertheless, the opening remains based more on the ideas explained by authors Hodgson and Day than on “theory”. Learn More
  29. SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    SHOPWORN - Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $11.00

    If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna. Learn More
  30. Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

    $28.95

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    If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna. Learn More
  31. Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    Strategy & Tactics in Chess

    $18.95
    In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified. Learn More
  32. SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

    SHOPWORN - The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

    Regular Price: $28.95

    Special Price $11.00

    Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.

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  33. The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

    The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

    $59.95
    The Definitive Book, Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms, written by Velimirovic and his colleague, GM solver and 1984 World Solving champion, Kari Valtonen from Finland. Inside, there are 1,726 selected problems and all the answers to any question that one might ask about chess problems. It can be read in different ways, like the classical Larousse encyclopedia or as a great collection of problems. Every theme and term is illustrated with the appropriate problem. Learn More
  34. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    $17.95
    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks. Learn More
  35. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

    $11.95
    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Learn More
  36. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

    $11.95
    Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board. Learn More

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