House of Staunton Holiday Central

X

    Chess Biographies

    Clearance Items - 75% Off
    1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (12)
    Discounted Items
    1. Show Me The Sales Items! (2)
    Price
    $0 $90 $0 to $90
    Year of Publication
    1989 2014 1989 to 2014
    Manufacturer
    1. Alexandra Kosteniuk (1)
    2. Batsford Chess (3)
    3. Caissa Editions (2)
    4. Chess Digest (3)
    5. Chess Stars LTD. (1)
    6. ChessBase (6)
    7. ChessLecture.com (4)
    8. Dover Chess (4)
    9. Edition Olms (2)
    10. Everyman Chess (21)
    11. Gambit Publishing (1)
    12. Ishi Press (23)
    13. McFarland Publishing (5)
    14. Mongoose Press (1)
    15. New in Chess (8)
    16. Quality Chess (4)
    17. Random House (1)
    18. Russell Enterprises (6)
    19. Self Published (3)
    20. Silman James Press (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Popular Collections
    1. ChessLecture.com DVDs (4)
    2. Kosteniuk DVD Collection (1)
    3. Great British Triumphs (2)
    Topics
    1. Biographical (5)
    2. Game Collections (1)
    Popular Book Series
    1. My Great Predecessors (8)
    Foreign Language Products
    1. Шахматные книги на русском (5)
    Host
    1. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (1)
    2. GM Garry Kasparov (1)
    3. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
    4. GM Raymond Keene (2)
    5. GM Viktor Kortchnoi (2)
    6. GM Vlastimil Hort (1)
    7. IM David Vigorito (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (42)
    2. AN - Algebraic (25)
    3. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
    4. DN - Descriptive (12)
    5. NL - Notationless (7)
    Show Less Show More
    Hardcover?
    1. Yes (14)
    Hardware Requirements
    1. Windows (9)
    2. Standard DVD Player (7)
    Author(s)
    1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
    2. Alexander Kotov (4)
    3. Alexander Raetsky (3)
    4. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2)
    5. Andrew Soltis (2)
    6. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
    7. Bill Hook (1)
    8. Colin Crouch (1)
    9. Craig Pritchett (1)
    10. Dale Brandreth (1)
    11. Daniel A Yanofsky (1)
    12. David Edmonds (1)
    13. David Lawson (1)
    14. David Levy (2)
    15. Dr. Danny Kopec (1)
    16. Dr. J. Hannak (1)
    17. F.M. Malkin (1)
    18. Frank Brady (1)
    19. Frank X. Mur (1)
    20. Fred Reinfeld (2)
    21. Garry Kasparov (13)
    22. Gary Robson (1)
    23. Gedeon Barcza (1)
    24. George Koltanowski (1)
    25. Geza Maroczy (1)
    26. Hans Bohm (1)
    27. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
    28. Harold C. Schonberg (1)
    29. Helgi Olafsson (1)
    30. Isaak Linder (1)
    31. Jeremy Silman (1)
    32. Jimmy Adams (1)
    33. Joel Benjamin (2)
    34. John Donaldson (1)
    35. John Eidinow (1)
    36. John Hilbert (1)
    37. John Nunn (1)
    38. Jorn Erik Nielsen (1)
    39. Judit Polgar (2)
    40. Karsten Muller (1)
    41. Karsten Muller & Raymund Stolze (1)
    42. Kees Jongkind (1)
    43. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (1)
    44. Kurt Landsberger (1)
    45. Ludek Pachman (1)
    46. M.L. Rantala & Eric Schiller & Alan Watson (1)
    47. Macon Shibut (1)
    48. Mark Dvoretsky (2)
    49. Max Euwe (1)
    50. Maxim Chetverik (3)
    51. Mikhail Tal (1)
    52. Mikhail Tal & Iakov Damsky (1)
    53. Mikhail Yudovich (2)
    54. Neil McDonald (1)
    55. Oleg Stetsko (1)
    56. Pablo Moran (1)
    57. Pal Benko (1)
    58. Paul Keres (1)
    59. Per Skjoldager (1)
    60. Raymond Keene (1)
    61. Renzo Verwer (1)
    62. Richard Keene (1)
    63. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
    64. Sidney Norman Bernstein (1)
    65. Simon Agdestein (1)
    66. Tibor Karolyi (2)
    67. Tigran Petrosian (2)
    68. Vik Vasiliev (1)
    69. Vishwanathan Anand (1)
    70. Vladimir Tukmakov (1)
    71. Walter Browne (1)
    72. Yasser Seirawan (1)
    73. Yuri Averbakh (2)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 1 to 36 of 104 total

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

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
    1. ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion

      ALEXANDRA KOSTENIUK - How I Became the 12th World Champion

      Our Price: $19.95
      Exclusive DVD with over 3 hours of commented games and movies by the 12th World Chess Champion in the history of Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk. Every single game she played in Nalchik to win the World Title commented in detail in her own voice. Learn More
    2. Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1

      Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 1

      Our Price: $24.95
      All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The DVDs feature the players own remarks and has an overall commentary by GM Ray Keene. Learn More
    3. Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2

      Great British Triumphs - VOLUME 2

      Our Price: $24.95
      All chess fans will enjoy the incredible archive footage found on these DVDs for decades feared lost of British wins by Nigel Short, Tony Miles and Jon Speelman against two of the greatest world champions - Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. Learn More
    4. My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 1

      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 1

      Regular Price: $32.95

      Our Price: $29.95

      Viktor Kortchnoi is doubtlessly one of the most electrifying personalities of the chess world. Still playing successful and attractive chess, the 73-year-old former double world championship finalist is also famous for his candid language.

      Learn More

    5. My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 2

      My Life for Chess - Viktor Kortchnoi - VOLUME 2

      Regular Price: $32.95

      Our Price: $29.95

      Viktor Kortchnoi Volume 2 features about four hours of Kortchnoi live. The great chess legend portraits the second part of his eventful career, presenting among other things his games against Kasparov (1986), Spassky (1989) and Short (1990) in his typical gripping style.

      Learn More

    6. Alekhine

      Alekhine

      Regular Price: $32.95

      Our Price: $29.95

      World Champion Alexander Alekhine dominated the chess scene from 1927 until his death in the year of 1946. Historical picture documents and more than 2000 Alekhine games make the great master come back to life.

      Learn More

    7. Facing the World Champions - Vlastimil Hort

      Facing the World Champions - Vlastimil Hort

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      During his career, Vlastimil Hort, who himself belongs to the same generation as Bobby Fischer, met no less than eight world champions over the board.

      Learn More

    8. MASTER CLASS - Mihail Tal - VOL. 2

      MASTER CLASS - Mihail Tal - VOL. 2

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Our Price: $36.95

      No World Champion has enchanted the chess world as much as Mihail Tal did. His reign as World Champion was short but in his time Tal’s star burned with unknown intensity. With his combinations and his intuitive sacrifices the young Tal ran over his opponents, and thrilled the chess world with his risky uncompromising attacking play, which inspired many players to emulate him. Learn More
    9. A Magnum of Magnus - 4 DVDs - Chess Lecture

      A Magnum of Magnus - 4 DVDs - Chess Lecture

      Regular Price: $89.95

      Our Price: $79.95

      This Collection Includes: - Magnus Madness - Carlsen's Black Magic & Carlsen in Baku - The Rise of Carlsen 2 DVD Set 9.7 Hours 22 Lectures

      Learn More
    10. Intense Study of the Masters - 5 DVDs - Chess Lecture

      Intense Study of the Masters - 5 DVDs - Chess Lecture

      Regular Price: $99.95

      Our Price: $89.95

      This Collection Includes: - A Modern Take on Nimzowitch - Steinitzian School of Defense - Keres Flowing Chess - Learn from Karpov - The Best of Reshevsky 12 Hours 22 Lectures

      Learn More
    11. Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

      Alexander Alekhine - Agony of a Chess Genius

      Our Price: $44.95

      The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946); 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946 and 100 other exhibition games from this period and from previous Iberian visits. Most of these 145 games have never been published in an English-language source.

      Learn More

    12. Pillsbury the Extraordinary

      Pillsbury the Extraordinary

      Our Price: $9.95
      Soltis's research has found material found no where else! He was a chess meteor brilliantly streaking across the sky in only two years after learning the moves. He came and went quickly, this Harry Nelson Pillsbury. But while he was here, he left something for you - his extraordinary life and games. You will learn from his style that mixed and combined that or Steinitz and Morphy. Between 1896-1902, he may have been the best player in the world, superior even to World Champion Lasker. You are going to be a part of history and beautiful games with this book on Pillsbury the Extraordinary! There's a diagram every 3 moves, like a movie, to help you exercise your powers of visualization. Learn More
    13. Petrosian the Powerful

      Petrosian the Powerful

      Our Price: $12.95
      Short Description for Petrosian The Powerful - CB0055CD Learn More
    14. Alekhine in Europe and Asia

      Alekhine in Europe and Asia

      Our Price: $16.95
      Short Description for Alekhine in Europe and Asia - B0060BT Learn More
    15. Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

      Frank Marshall - US Chess Champion

      Our Price: $34.95

      Frank Marshall (1877-1944) reigned as America's chess champion from 1907 through 1936 - the longest stint of anyone in history. A colorful character almost always decked out in an ascot and chewing a cigar, his career coincided with many evolutionary changes in competitive chess.

      Learn More

    16. Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

      Gata Kamsky: Chess Genius

      Our Price: $9.95
      Short Description for Gata Kamsky - Chess Genius - CB0058CD Learn More
    17. Paul Keres - The Road to the Top

      Paul Keres - The Road to the Top

      Our Price: $19.95

      Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.

      Learn More

    18. Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

      Paul Keres - The Quest for Perfection

      Our Price: $19.95

      Paul Keres was one of the greatest players in chess history and a leading contender for the world championship for over 30 years. His modest, honest and open-minded approach to chess made him popular with chess enthusiasts the world over. These qualities come over supremely well in his writing.

      Learn More

    19. Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

      Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

      Our Price: $29.95
      Mikhail Tal, the "Magician from Riga", was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he relates both the ups and downs of his encounters. Learn More
    20. Shady Side

      Shady Side

      Our Price: $48.95

      A chronicle of America's most notorious chess master based on many of his own papers. Includes a detailed story of his life, his loves, his cons, and his many chess experiences in a 60+-year career. along with 570 of his games (some with full notes). Much US chess history and some excellent photos are a notable part of the book. NOTE: This book won the Chess Cafe 'Book of the Year' award for 2000.

      Learn More

    21. How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14

      How I Became a Grandmaster at Age 14

      Our Price: $19.95

      The book "How I became Grandmaster at age 14" includes an instructional part that will help anyone go from complete novice to a knowledgeable beginner in just ninteen lessons. This part will be very helpful for parents who wish to opem the magical wolrd of chess to their children.

      Learn More

    22. Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles

      Chess World Title Contenders and their Styles

      Our Price: $9.95

      A rich selection of games by some of the finest young grandmasters of the 1980s. Each chapter introduces a player, outlining his career, personality, and playing style. Then follows a thoroughly annotated selection of his finest and most characteristic games. By studying these games, presented by two international masters and former champions, players at every level will find inspiration and practical techniques.

      Learn More

    23. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Our Price: $44.95

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.

      Learn More

    24. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME I

      Our Price: $29.95

      Out of stock

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's work on the history of the World Chess Championship.

      Learn More

    25. Pal Benko

      Pal Benko

      Our Price: $44.95

      Grandmaster Pal Benko is a chess legend: A challenger for the World Championship, an innovator of many modern opening systems, a problem composer par excellence, and a father figure to his close friend Bobby Fischer, Benko has played and defeated most of the top players of the last fifty years. This biography is a celebration of a great man's creative legacy.

      Learn More

    26. Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

      Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory

      Our Price: $16.95

      This book, about the best chess player of the nineteenth century, analyzes Paul Morphy's games and positions in depth to reveal the essence of his style. The first collection in English of all 413 of Morphy's known games, the volume discusses other players of the period (Adolph Anderssen and Wilhelm Steinitz), Morphy's rare blunders and omissions, as well as selected endgames and openings.

      Learn More

    27. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME II

      Our Price: $44.95

      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.

      Learn More

    28. Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack

      Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack

      Our Price: $18.95
      What separated Alexander Alekhine from the rest of his contemporaries? Why did he dominate the chess world for so long? The main reason was undoubtedly his brilliant attacking style of play. Alekhine had a combinative gift and thrilled the chess public and influenced every great chess player since. Garry Kasparov once said I fell in love with the rich complexity of his ideas at the chessboard. Alekhine's attacks came suddenly, like destructive thunderstorms that erupted from a clear sky. Learn More
    29. Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

      Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

      Our Price: $18.95

      Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.

      Learn More

    30. EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

      EBOOK - Mikhail Tal - Tactical Genius

      Our Price: $19.95

      Out of stock

      Did you ever notice how some famous GM games are more interesting to play through than others? For instance, tell me you have a Tartakower or Nimzowitsch game and I'm sorry, but I just can't get that excited. But tell me you have a Fischer, Alekhine, or Tal game you want to show me and woo-hoo!, break out the milk and cookies because I know I'm in for a real treat! And Mikhail Tal: Tactical Genius by Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik is loaded with enough tasty treats to satisfy the most demanding of palates.

      Learn More

    31. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME III

      Our Price: $39.95
      The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.

      This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis, the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software. Learn More
    32. REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War

      REMAINDER - Bobby Fischer Goes to War

      Our Price: $14.95

      In the summer of 1972, with a presidential crisis stirring in the United States and the cold war at a pivotal point, the Soviet world chess champion, Boris Spassky,and his American challenger, Bobby Fischer, met in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the most notorious chess match of all time. Their showdown, played against the backdrop of superpower politics, held the world spellbound for two months with reports of psychological warfare, ultimatums, political intrigue, cliffhangers, and farce to rival a Marx Brothers film.

      Learn More

    33. A Legend on the Road

      A Legend on the Road

      Our Price: $24.95

      A Legend on the Road deals with Bobby before he had become a household name. A complete unknown he wasn't, not with six U.S. Championships to his credit - including a scintillating 11-0 in the 1963/64 affair - but U.S. chess players bad never had a real opportunity to see him in action without traveling thousands of miles.

      Learn More

    34. Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Our Price: $44.95
      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen. Learn More
    35. EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Our Price: $29.95

      Out of stock

      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen. Learn More
    36. Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

      Our Price: $12.95

      Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.

      Learn More

    Items 1 to 36 of 104 total

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

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb