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  1. Checkmate - Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns

    Checkmate - Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns

    $17.95

    From December 1966 until January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, for the first time, all of these columns have been collected in one volume. It is an eclectic mix, a fascinating look at Fischer’s writing and thinking as he reached his prime, maturing into the strongest player in the world. Learn More
  2. US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

    US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SIXTH EDITION

    $19.95

    This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers. Learn More
  3. Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

    Small Encyclopedia of Chess Opening

    $69.95

    Out of stock

    The Small Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings is based on the same 500 fundamental codes and system of elimination but it's a fifth the length. Instead of five books just one! The best and most up to date information. The creative output of generations of chess masters filtered for the reader's convenience. Learn More
  4. Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION

    Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual - 2ND EDITION

    $34.95

    The Second Edition of Another Dvoretsky Classic! It is very important for the practical player to train his or her ability, understand when to rely on intuition, rules of thumb and more general positional considerations, when to try to solve problems by calculating variations to the end and how to manage time to avoid time pressure. With these goals in mind, the second edition of Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual delivers excellent, high quality training materials and many exercises. Learn More
  5. The World Champions I Knew

    The World Champions I Knew

    $29.95

    The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions. Learn More
  6. The Bright Side of Chess

    The Bright Side of Chess

    $19.95

    The Bright Side of Chess is a collection of curious stories, fantastic games, unusual positions, surprising combinations, all under one cover. Irving Chernev was not the strongest player, but he was the most entertaining writer in the history of chess. Learn More
  7. Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess - 3RD EDITION

    Test Evaluate and Improve Your Chess - 3RD EDITION

    $34.95

    Through a revolutionary testing system, Dr. Kopec is able to quantify their overall chess strength, specific deficiencies and definite abilities, allowing him to pinpoint which aspects need the most work. This book, developed with the US Chess Federation, represents the sum of Dr. Kopec's knowledge and efforts to help chess players understand and acquire the knowledge necessary to achieve chess mastery. Learn More
  8. The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2

    The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2

    $29.95

    This volume includes reprints “The Chess Players”, originally from the October 1953 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story of Zeno the Rat by Charles Harness faithfully recreates the small chess club atmosphere of 60 years ago. Learn More
  9. The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1

    The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 1

    $29.95

    The California Chess Reporter ran for 25 year from 1951 to 1976. It was published six times a year. The first issue of the California Chess Reporter, that promised continuous coverage of the entire state, appeared on June 1951. Learn More
  10. The Art of the Checkmate

    The Art of the Checkmate

    $9.95

    Learn from 127 games by Tartakower, Janowski, Rubinstein, Blackburne, others, illustrating positional maneuvers leading to these mates. Review quizzes test progress. Learn More
  11. The Delights of Chess

    The Delights of Chess

    $25.95

    The book is filled with amusing anecdotes involving famous players, including Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky and Lombardy. Learn More
  12. Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965

    Virginia Chess Federation Publications from 1946 to 1965

    $25.95

    This book reprints 35 issues of Virginia chess publications from 1946 to 1965 plus one issue of the Carolina Gambit from 1960. Most notable is the Virginia Chess News Roundup, published quarterly from 1954 to 1959, edited by Leonard Morgan. Learn More
  13. Struggle

    Struggle

    $18.95

    Lasker's book delves deeply into all phases of life and struggles. He attempts to create a general theory of all competitive activities, including chess, business and war. Learn More
  14. Power Chess

    Power Chess

    $25.95

    Paul Keres — ''the greatest player never to have been world champion'' — was a legendary figure in chess. The depth of his conceptions and the elegance and beauty of his play rank him among such immortals as Alekhine, Tal, Bronstein, Botvinnik, and Bobby Fischer. Learn More
  15. Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    Bobby Fischer - The Greatest?

    $25.95

    This is a book in Descriptive Chess Notation of great importance not only because of the question it addresses, but because of who asks and then answers that question. Dr. Max Euwe, who was world chess champion from 1935 to 1937, compares and contrasts Bobby Fischer with the three greatest players before him, world champions Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine. Learn More
  16. The Chess of Bobby Fischer

    The Chess of Bobby Fischer

    $25.95

    Bobby Fischer is regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. A movie ''Searching for Bobby Fischer'' was made about two of the times he disappeared. Although there are many books about Bobby Fischer, this is the only one that deals in depth with his second, in 1992, match against Boris Spassky and the one that explores in greatest depth his playing style and thought process. Learn More
  17. The President's Crown of Thorns

    The President's Crown of Thorns

    $25.95

    Autobiography of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of the World Chess Federation (''FIDE'') from 1995 to the Present. This is an amazing book because it describes the break-up of the Soviet Union and provides an autobiography of how a man realizing the huge changes in the process of taking place in Russian society was able to become a millionaire. Learn More
  18. Chess Praxis

    Chess Praxis

    $29.95

    This is a reprint of the 1891 edition of ''Chess Praxis'' by Howard Staunton. This book contains so much valuable infomation about chess and chess players that it has never gone out, and never will go, out of style. This book is especially noteworthy because of the sections of the games by Morphy. Learn More
  19. The Chess-Player's Companion

    The Chess-Player's Companion

    $29.95

    This is the third in a series of three books by Howard Staunton, who is considered to have been the best player in the world at that time. Learn More
  20. SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

    SHOPWORN - The Joys of Chess

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $17.48

    The Joys of Chess is an unforgettable intellectual expedition to the remotest corners of the Royal Game. En route, intriguing thought experiments, strange insights and hilarious jokes will offer vistas you have never seen before. The beauty, the struggle, the culture, the fun, the art and the heroism of chess – you will find them all in this sparkling book that will give you many hours of intense joy. Learn More
  21. The ABC of Chess

    The ABC of Chess

    $19.95

    This book was first published in the mighty Soviet Union in 1972. It is NOT a basic book to learn how to play chess or how to improve your game. It is a story book with the chess pieces as a background. It is suitable to be read to children who are interested in the game. Learn More
  22. E-BOOK A Guide to Chess Improvement

    E-BOOK A Guide to Chess Improvement

    $15.95

    Out of stock

    A Guide to Chess Improvement features the very best of Dan Heisman's multi-award winning chess column Novice Nook, which has run for the past ten years at a popular website. This book is full of valuable instruction, insight and practical advice on a wide range of key subjects: general improvement, thought processes, planning and strategy, tactics, endgame play, technique, time management and much more. Learn More
  23. CLEARANCE - The KGB Plays Chess

    CLEARANCE - The KGB Plays Chess

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00

    The KGB Plays Chess is a unique book. For the first time it opens to us some of the most secret pages of the history of chess. The battles about which you will read in this book are not between chess masters sitting at the chess board, but between the powerful Soviet secret police, known as the KGB, on the one hand, and several brave individuals, on the other.

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  24. SHOPWORN - Chess Words of Wisdom

    SHOPWORN - Chess Words of Wisdom

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $17.48

    This is 534-page one-of-a-kind chess book belongs in every serious chess player's library. It contains all of the useful, practical, information from over 400 chess books (plus many other sources). It is jam-packed with principles, tips, techniques, tricks, rules-of-thumb, general advice, and chess pearls of wisdom from the Masters.

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  25. Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection

    Comprehensive Chess Course - The Complete Collection

    $124.95

    In Comprehensive Chess Course, GM Lev Alburt, a highly successful chess coach, offers for the first time the once-secret Russian method of chess training. It is the complete, easy-to-use program for teaching and self-study where Soviet Union and European chess styles are concerned. It features carefully planned repetition and sequences. that will allow the reader to quickly grasp and retain the skills that are critical to being successful in Chess. With GM Alburt's instruction, you will be able to learn chess the correct way and realize your full Chess potential. Learn More
  26. SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    SHOPWORN - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $10.78

    Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself. Learn More
  27. CLEARANCE - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    CLEARANCE - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    Regular Price: $26.95

    Special Price $10.00

    Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself. Learn More
  28. EBOOK - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    EBOOK - How to win at Chess - Quickly

    $19.95

    Mistakes are often made in the early part of the game - at all levels of chess - but a key skill is to recognize these critical moments as they happen and to exploit them with maximum efficiency. This is a skill which Grandmaster Simon Williams addresses in this book. Using instructive and entertaining games in which one side wins quickly, he examines all the typical mistakes chess players make in the opening and early middlegame, how you should look to exploit them, and how to avoid falling into similar traps yourself. Learn More
  29. EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess

    EBOOK - Why we Lose at Chess

    $19.95

    The main reason why we lose at chess is no big secret: we all make unnecessary mistakes! But simply acknowledging this fact isn't enough to help us improve. The big question is, how can we eliminate these mistakes from our game, or at least keep them to an absolute minimum? Learn More
  30. SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess

    SHOPWORN - Revolutionize Your Chess

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $14.98

    Former Ukrainian Champion Moskalenko, who coached Vasily Ivanchuk to stardom, presents a fundamentally new approach of getting better at chess. Covering all aspects of the game, Moskalenko develops new and easy-to-apply rules-of-thumb for amateur players who want to improve. With many examples, tests and exercises, this is the ultimate modern chess skills improvement manual. Easy to read and understand; even weaker players will benefit from Moskalenko's breakdown of the material, wrote Carsten Hansen at about Moskalenko's previous book 'The Flexible French'. Learn More
  31. Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

    Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION

    $25.95

    >Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written. Learn More
  32. The Psychology of the Chess Player

    The Psychology of the Chess Player

    $19.95

    This is Dr. Reuben Fine, one of the great chess players of this century (he has played on equal terms with Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Smyslov, and others) and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Fine has called upon his own understanding of chess processes and his unrivaled contacts in the chess world in this attempt to analyze both the game of chess itself and its peculiar appeals, particularly to male players as opposed to females, to isolate its inner meaning, and to categorize and understand the special combination of characteristics that make tip a chess champion. Learn More
  33. Modern Ideas in Chess

    Modern Ideas in Chess

    $25.95

    Modern Ideas in Chess is one of the Great Classics of chess literature. Originally published in German in 1923 as Die neuen Ideen im Schachspiel, it created an immediate sensation. This was a period of the emergence of new theories and new ways of thinking about chess. Learn More
  34. The Bobby Fischer I Knew

    The Bobby Fischer I Knew

    $26.95

    The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories is hailed as an instant classic. This Damon-Runyan like work will be around well into the 21st Century. To inform future generations about such greats as Bobby Fischer and World Champion Garry Kasparov as well as the ''Guys and Dolls'' of the New York Chess scene during the fabled Golden Era of the 1930s and 1940s. In the introduction, five time U.S. Chess Champion writes that the authors capture ''some of the most raucous and colorful figures in 20th century chess'' with a ''Dickensian precision''. Learn More
  35. Computer Chess Compendium

    Computer Chess Compendium

    $25.95

    The remarkable increase in strength of chess computers over the last ten years has resulted in a flood of books and articles on programming methods and new approaches to analysing positions.All important articles on the subject have now been collected together in one volume together with the best games by chess computers including the World Computer Championships. Learn More
  36. How Computers Play Chess

    How Computers Play Chess

    $26.95

    This book attempts to satisfy two different goals. It presents a comprehensive history of computer chess along with many rare examples of the play of early programs. These examples contain both amazing strokes of brilliance and inexplicable catastrophes; they will give the reader a dear perspective of the pioneer days of computer chess. In contrast, contemporary programs are capable of defeating International Grandmasters; the text contains several recent examples including a remarkable victory over former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The remainder of the book is devoted to an explanation of how the various parts of a chess program are designed and how they function. Learn More

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