Winning at Chess
Some players seem to be naturally gifted at chess. Almost effortlessly they seem to know what to do in every position. They recognize the best squares for their pieces; they know whether to seize the initiative with a bold attack or play quietly; whether to trade pieces or avoid exchanges; how to exploit opponents' weaknesses while minimizing the effect of their own - they make it look all too easy!
SHOPWORN - Rules of Winning Chess
Getting Ready for Your Opponent in the Information Age
With powerful anecdotes and many instructive high-level games, Tukmakov explains how you can organize your homework, focus your efforts, and arrive at a viable game plan.
SHOPWORN - Modern Chess Preparation
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Enhance Your Chess Strategy and Psychology with Boris Gulko
Club players are unaware of the subtleties that exist in grandmaster chess. Grandmasters can analyse chess at a depth that is unfathomable to amateurs. Moreover, they have extensive knowledge of chess history and opening theory, as well extraordinary endgame technique and tactical vision. However, having reached such a high level can make it difficult to understand what is lacking in the mind of the amateur.
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Learn from the World's Best Players
What separates the best chess players from the rest? What gives them the edge over their rivals? Chess legend Vladimir Kramnik believes it's their fighting skills and the ability to continuously find ways to keep a game alive. Colin Crouch agrees, and is fascinated that the world’s strongest players seem almost unbeatable, even when games appear sharp and double-edged.
SHOPWORN - Fighting Chess - Move by Move
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From Beginner to Winner
Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin’s unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces – and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat.
SHOPWORN - Chess Progress
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The Rules, the Moves, and the Strategies - All You Need to Know to Play the Game
If you're looking to learn about the game of chess and win, The Everything Chess Basics Book provides you with the perfect introduction! Endorsed by the United States Chess Federation, The Everything Chess Basics Book is an authoritative guide that appeals to chess players of all ages and skill.
Everything Chess Basics Book
The Brilliant and Instructive Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Chessplayer
Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
A Much-Expanded New Edition of 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
Grandmaster Secrets - Winning Quickly at Chess
Sound Advice on all Aspects of Playing Chess
Steve Giddins is an author acclaimed for his ability to write in down-to-earth style on fundamental chess topics. In this book he answers the questions that really matter to chess-players. His topics include many basic ideas, including some that have rarely been addressed so directly in chess literature, and thus are often misunderstood by club players. Where appropriate, the answers also address highly sophisticated concepts, providing insights gleaned from many years of experience and discussions with players and trainers of the highest level.
101 Chess Questions Answered
An Instructive and Entertaining Trip Through the Heritage of Chess
An algebraic expanded revision of Euwe's 1968 edition examining the contributions of great players throughout history. Nunn brings you up-to-date over the last 30 years with the eras of Fischer, Karpov, and Kasparov. They assess the contributions of each great players in the way chess is played and approached.
The Development of Chess Style
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.
Saving Lost Positions
Techniques that have Revolutionized Chess Analysis
Chess analysis is nearly as old as the game itself, with many of the pioneering works by the giants of chess history being devoted to the analysis of positions, openings and endings. Personal computers and powerful chess software are having a profound effect on chess analysis and theory - most grandmasters use them extensively. However, this book does far more than explain methods for computer-assisted analysis. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the human mind, and a greater understanding of many areas of chess while working through the examples that Robin Smith presents.
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Modern Chess Analysis
A Complete Course
Learn Chess: A Complete Course provides everything you need to know to get started in chess. The first part is devoted to first principles, explaining the rules and basic strategies, whilst the second develops a thorough understanding of the various winning methods, and includes a systematic study of openings, an introduction to attacking techniques, and a guide to fundamental endgame themes.
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A World Champion's Approach to Chess
Hans Berliner is one of the most successful correspondence chess players of all time, and was utterly dominant in the 5th World Championship. Here, for the first time, he explains the set of principles - The System - that he used to guide him to the right moves. Readers will be astonished by the simplicity and power of Berliner's methods as he takes several major openings and subjects them to System principles, and finds radically new approaches to them.
A Leading Grandmaster Applies the "Move by Move" Approach to his Best Games
A collection of John Nunn's best games from 1994 to the present day, annotated in detail in the same style as the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move. Throughout, the emphasis is on what the reader can learn from each game, so the book is ideal study material for those seeking to progress to a higher level of chess understanding. There is also entertainment in abundance: Nunn has a direct aggressive style, and many of his opponents in these games are ambitious young grandmasters from the generation inspired by Kasparov's dynamic chess.
Grandmaster Chess Move by Move
Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
How to Play Dynamic Chess
The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #001) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players
Chess Quiz is a collection of 15 chess quizzes each with 20 puzzles in them, for a total of 300 in all. The reader grades himself. If he gets 18 of the 20 right he is master strength. If he gets 16 right he is club player strength. If he gets 14 right he is amateur strength. If he gets only 10 right he is average strength
21st Century Edition
Reinfeld's Masterpiece How to Play Chess like a Champion is Fred Reinfeld's sequel to his How to be a Winner at Chess and an absolute gem. In it the reader will find an exquisite blending of classic games, stories, insights, and instruction as only Reinfeld can put together. Rarely has an author succeeded so well as here, combining instruction, entertainment, and pure enjoyment. This new 21st-century edition is presented in modern algebraic notation in a double-column format, with many more diagrams. Throughout, the writing of Reinfeld, the master wordsmith and instructor, has been left intact. How to Play Chess like a Champion is among the very best introductory chess books ever produced, bar none, capturing the essence of good chess in a most readable, enjoyable, easy-to-grasp format.
How To Play Chess Like a Champion
Think and Play Like a GrandMaster - Parts 1 & 2. Roman takes you through a series of virtual and easy to follow games to show how GrandMasters: - Approach to Basic coordination of pieces - Developing a plan base on your opponents weakness - Exploiting pawn and positional weaknesses - Gaining space and limiting your opponents space - Well placed pieces vs. bad placed pieces - When and when not to exchange pieces - Pawn structures how they affect piece placement & development - Concluding the Game.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 7 - Think Like a Grandmaster on DVD
Positional and Tactical Masterpieces - Roman selects and analyzes 6 of the greatest games ever played by the top world-class players. The criteria for selection of these positional and tactical masterpieces was a high level of resistance for both sides and how the game contributed to the history of chess.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 10 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 1
Roman's lab presents Volume 11 - The Greatest Games of Chess - Positional and Tactical Masterpieces (Part II, 7 games) Roman selects and analyzes 7 of the greatest games ever played by the top world-class players.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 11 - Greatest Games of Chess Ever Played - PART 2
There is little information on how to improve your Blitz Chess game. Roman has had a blitz rating as high as 3450 on the Internet Chess Club and will pass his knowledge on to you on how blitz is played on the highest level. He recommends ideas and openings to improve your Blitz game which will also help you improve your over the board skills.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 18 - Blitz As A Tool To Better Chess/Secrets In Beating Computers
This is the second DVD of a two-part DVD set containing a total of approximately 4 hours of instruction based on Nimzowitch's classic My System which is the foundation for modern day progressive thinking. Roman will help you understand Nimzowitch's ideas and theories while adding 75 years of improvements, updates, and changes. Roman will cover both positional and tactical examples, bringing to life one of the most popular and instructive books ever published.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 27 - Nimzowitsch: My System VOLUME 2
On this DVD, Roman will teach you the Art of Defense. Using four highly instructional games, Roman will demonstrate the importance of knowing how to defend in order to anticipate your opponent's counter chances.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 36 - The Art of the Defense
There is no exact theory on how to calculate moves. On this DVD, Roman will give you instructional examples about calculating in critical positions, how and why to avoid wishful thinking and the importance of calculating from both sides. Intuition is essential part of calculating; this will help you narrow your search for what variations to play.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 53 - Improve Your Ability to Calculation Variations
This DVD is Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili's tribute to "the greatest pure chess genius of all time" ---Robert J. "Bobby" Fischer.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 55 - A Tribute to Bobby Fischer
Man vs. Machine - Roman vs. Rybka (rated 3100+) The Strongest Chess Program Ever - Grandmaster Roman Dzhinzhikhashvili is one of the world's top players against computers. On this DVD, Roman will cover games he played in his match with Rybka as well as playing in a tournament with Rybka against other GMs and chess computer programs. Roman describes how this next generation program plays almost flawless chess. Rybka has the ability to evaluate positions better and faster than any other chess program, making it a near-perfect opponent.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 57 - Man vs Machine 4-4
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian School of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part I, Roman explains, step-by-step, how to developed your pieces for the best possible future activity and coordination
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 62 - Russian School of Chess - PART 1
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian school of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time. In Part II, Roman covers, step-by-step, the fundamental principles of the Russian School of chess
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 63 - Russian School of Chess - PART 2
This is one of the most instructional DVDs Roman has ever produced and is highly recommended for all players as well as coaches. The Russian school of Chess has produced, through a formula of methods and patterns, some of the greatest players of all time.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 64 - Russian School of Chess - PART 3
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili has gathered some of the best games played with his original opening ideas and concepts. This will update you in the latest chess theory, including great tactics generated by novelties AND AMAZING ENDGAMES.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 100 - Chess Potpourri - Centennial Commemorative Edition
Vladimir Kramnik is a giant of the chess world. He firmly secured his legendary status when he won the World Championship in 2000 by defeating the previously dominant Garry Kasparov - the only player ever to do so in a match. Kramnik held on to his crown for seven years, and today he remains one of the World's elite players. In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Kramnik games.
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A Step-By-Step Guide to Brilliant Chess
Leading chess author Colin Crouch selects and explains over 30 sensational games, all from the new millennium. By studying battles between the world's best players, Crouch examines in detail all the key areas of modern chess
SHOPWORN - Modern Chess - Move by Move
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In this book the reader will discover the incredible power unconventional moves can have. These moves contradict the most fundamental principles of the "old chess", and yet most of them played by leading grandmasters.
SHOPWORN - Play Unconventional Chess and Win
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This volume completes Artur Yusupov's course of chess improvement. The Fundamentals series showed players the basic ideas they should know. The Beyond the Basics series set off on the road to mastery, and now in the Mastery series we have arrived at our final destination. Yusupov guides the reader using carefully selected positions and advice. This new understanding is then tested by a series of puzzles.
SHOPWORN - Chess Evolution 3 - Mastery
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