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  1. Learn Chess from the Greats

    Learn Chess from the Greats

    $9.95
    Beginning students of the game as well as veterans of the board will find this chess guide offers a wealth of inspiration, enjoyment, and practical chess advice. In providing valuable instruction for players at all levels, noted chess writer and teacher Peter Tamburro initially presents elementary ideas that can be used immediately by beginners. Learn More
  2. Your Opponent is Overrated

    Your Opponent is Overrated

    $24.95
    Even the very best players recognize the value of discomforting the opponent. This is the key theme of this book. Schuyler covers all phases of the game and discusses other vital subjects such as harassment, material imbalance, time management, surprise moves, unusual ideas, provocative play, manoeuvres and recovering from bad positions Learn More
  3. Why You Lose at Chess

    Why You Lose at Chess

    $9.95
    This updated chess classic demonstrates how to learn from your losses by recognizing the warning signs as they develop and by analyzing games gone wrong. In addition to expert analysis of each stage of the game, this guide offers insights into why players lose from good positions as well as weak ones, and how the pressures of time can be a problem. Learn More
  4. Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156

    Important Principles in Chess - Chess Lecture - Volume 156

    $19.95

    Discover the importance of doubled pawns, how to exploit your opponents weak squares, coordination between pieces, generating opening plans and gambits.

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  5. Why You Lose at Chess

    Why You Lose at Chess

    $14.95

    Why You Lose at Chess is vintage Reinfeld. He pulls no punches, showing the reader why he or she loses chess games. This is quite a remarkable feat when you think about it, because he never saw any of the games the vast majority of his readers played. 

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  6. Revision and Exam - Vol. 1

    Revision and Exam - Vol. 1

    $29.95

    Revision & Exam 1 -The Fundamentals is the essential companion to Artur Yusupov's award-winning Fundamentals series. Containing 432 exercises, Revision & Exam 1 offers the perfect way to test your understanding of the material covered in the series.

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  7. Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

    $24.95
    In this sequel to his instant classic Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, a highly original take on practical middlegame instruction, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge. Learn More
  8. What it takes to Become a Grandmaster

    What it takes to Become a Grandmaster

    $19.95

    Becoming a Grandmaster is the ultimate aim for serious chess players, but whatever your abilities, this book will take you to the next level. Written by the ever-popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, This book teaches you how to identify the kinds of moves and techniques that go the extra mile.

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  9. A Primer of Chess

    A Primer of Chess

    $25.95

    Former world champion José Capablanca’s introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages. In systematic fashion, Capablanca lucidly explains the rules and basic principles of this fascinating game, and illustrates these with a wide range of practical examples. 

     

    Topics covered include: 

    - The game, the pieces, their moves and object . 

    - Improving your game . 

    - Elementary opening principles

    ....and much more 

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  10. Is Your Move Safe?

    Is Your Move Safe?

    $23.95
    Safety first! Success in chess begins with asking yourself the basic question, “Is the move that I'm considering a safe one? The question may sound simple, but answering it is not so simple. National Master and award-winning chess instructor Dan Heisman has carefully selected more than 150 theoretical and tournament positions to show how a move may look safe but isn't, or how it can appear risky and still be the safest option on the board Learn More
  11. Attacking 101

    Attacking 101

    $34.95
    The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #003) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games against lower rated players. The players are all rated in the range of 1700 to 2100. They make the same errors you regularly witness in your games but here you get to see a Chess Master dissect and exploit the moves, show why they are wrong, and how to punish the opponent's poor play. Learn More
  12. The Power of Pawns

    The Power of Pawns

    $19.95
    Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on. Experienced chess teacher Grandmaster Jörg Hickl helps you to recognize the important characteristics of pawn structures, learn how you can and should develop your pieces, identify how you can improve your position and develop a plan of action. This book provides common sense guidance and Jörg Hickl uses practical examples to explain typical structures, strategies and plans. His tips and exercises are both highly enjoyable and to the point. Learn More
  13. Last Lectures

    Last Lectures

    $18.95
    Last Lectures is, as the name suggests, a series of lectures given over the radio by former World Chess Champion José Raúl Capablanca just a few months before he died. While he was preparing these lectures, he dictated them to his wife, Olga Capablanca, who typed them. As a result, we have them today. Perhaps more than any other player in the history of chess, Jose Raoul Capablanca was noted for his ability to cut through the complexities of modern chess theory and find the winning line in grandmaster tournament play. Learn More
  14. Chess for Life

    Chess for Life

    $24.95
    In this thought-provoking, wide-ranging and often inspiring book, the authors examine how chess style and abilities vary with age. The conventional wisdom is that greater experience should compensate for a loss of youthful energy, but with so many of the world elite currently in their twenties, chess is increasingly looking like a young man’s game. Learn More
  15. The Complete Chess Course

    The Complete Chess Course

    $24.95
    The Complete Chess Course is filled with advice on how to play better chess, regardless of how strong or weak a player you may be. It begins with the most fundamental ideas, reviewing the basic moves of the pieces and pawns, and continues with fantastic examples from the very best players. We are taken through a full course of chess strategy and tactics; he introduces us to the nine bad moves and how to refute them as well as how to avoid making them. We learn how to handle the white pieces and how to fight back with the black pieces. Learn More
  16. Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

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    Positional Decision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during the game. Learn More
  17. The Exchange Sacrifice

    The Exchange Sacrifice

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    This book has the ability to add an important, practical dimension to your game – the positional exchange sacrifice. Whether you are evaluating the possibility of sacrificing the exchange, or perhaps preparing to defend against it, Sergey Kasparov’s ground-breaking work will help you sort things out. It is a practical guide which makes the exchange sacrifice more, well, scrutable! Learn More
  18. The Lighter Side - Chess Lecture - Volume 136

    The Lighter Side - Chess Lecture - Volume 136

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    Life Master Dana Mackenzie shows us how real life games can get into those strange theoretical possibilities, the results of which are hysterical, but, there is also a lot to learn from them. Features Quadrupled Pawns, Checkmate with a King, Double Queen Sac and something Dana calls Krabbe’s Kuriosity Kabinet. Learn More
  19. A World Champion's Guide to Chess

    A World Champion's Guide to Chess

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    The best-selling A World Champion’s Guide to Chess is available again!! Winning Chess the Polgar Way! In A World Champion’s Guide to Chess, Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar’s exclusive training methods will have you playing winning chess! Topics include Chess Essentials, Tactics, Strategy, Pattern Recognition, Endgames, Chess Etiquette, Advice for Parents & Coaches and much more! Learn More
  20. Dominant Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    Dominant Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    To help improve your defensive chess, GM Damian Lemos has produced “Dominant Defense”, covering 4 games from the highest level, featuring world class defending from the likes of Topalov and Anand. As they demonstrate, defending does not mean holding on for a draw, it means staying safe whilst your opponent makes concessions then pouncing at the right moment. Learn More
  21. Reshevsky Teaches Chess

    Reshevsky Teaches Chess

    $18.95
    This is one of the few chess books by Samuel Reshevsky, the greatest child prodigy of chess the world has ever known. This book starts as a basic beginners book, teaching how to move the pieces. It advances to important and instructive endgame positions which every chess player needs to study and learn. Then it concludes with illustrative games annotated by Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky. Learn More
  22. SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!

    SHOPWORN - Reaching the Top?!

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    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win. Learn More
  23. Reaching the Top?!

    Reaching the Top?!

    $24.95
    In Reaching the Top?!, author Peter Kurzdorfer shares his journey to the coveted 2200 Elo mark. Using his own games, major topics covered by the author include: Learning From Past Mistakes; Choose Openings to Suit Your Style; Handling Material Inequality; Practical Endgames; How Sound Do Your Openings Need to Be?; When Things Go Terribly Wrong; Overcoming Difficulties; and How to Win. Learn More
  24. A Complete Chess Course

    A Complete Chess Course

    $19.95
    This book is a comprehensive manual for those new to chess, which explains with great clarity the basics of the game. Using innovative methods, Gude ensures that readers quickly grasp each key concept before building on it by introducing new ideas. Learn More
  25. SHOPWORN - Risk and Bluff in Chess

    SHOPWORN - Risk and Bluff in Chess

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    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff.  Learn More
  26. Risk and Bluff in Chess

    Risk and Bluff in Chess

    $26.95
    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff.  Learn More
  27. Attacking 101

    Attacking 101

    $19.95
    The goal of the books in this series (Attacking 101: Volume #002) is to provide detailed analysis of my own attack games played against lower rated players. Learn More
  28. 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
  29. Learn from the legends

    Learn from the legends

    $34.95
    Learn from the Legends is a modern classic. Mihail Marin examines and explains the ideas of the legends who shaped modern chess. ChessCafe chose it as their Book of the Year and IM Jeremy Silman went even further when he wrote: ''I can’t recall having seen a better book in the last two decades.'' Ten years after the original publication, Quality Chess is proud to offer a revised hardback edition with a new chapter on the latest chess legend, Magnus Carlsen. Learn More
  30. Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces

    Recognizing Your Opponent's Resorces

    $24.95

     This book consists of four chapters, all associated with the ability to think not only for yourself, but also for your opponent, to put yourself in his place. In this book, renowned author and chess trainer Mark Dvoretsky supplies the reader with high-quality material for independent training. 

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  31. 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
  32. Chess Endgames for Kids

    Chess Endgames for Kids

    $16.95
    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic. Learn More
  33. Chess Mastery

    Chess Mastery

    $15.95
    The master chess teacher Fred Reinfeld takes 16 great and instructivre master games This book is different from most others in that here Fred Reinfeld adopts a variety of the Socratic method. Instead of annotating the games by telling what each player did right or wrong, he asks you to answer the questions that arose in each game. After almost every move past the opening, Reinfeld asks you the reader the reasons for the move and often he asks you to provide the best response to the move. Learn More
  34. The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

    The Basics of Winning Chess 2.0 - Andrew Martin

    $33.95
    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original ''Basics of Winning Chess'', Andrew Martin is back with version 2.0 of his best-selling DVD. Chess has changed dramatically over the last decade and standards seem higher than ever. We must attempt to keep up! It is often said that the strongest players operate like machines. Once they get a winning position, they win it. Version 2.0 draws extensively from modern chess practice. Virtually all the games are instructive and of high quality. Nearly all are from recent times and many have notes, which you may use for extra study. It gives you a roadmap for improvement. The DVD will be particularly useful for players within the rating band 1200-2200. It is a tour of the modern game.” Learn More
  35. Middlegame Transition Guide - EMPIRE CHESS

    Middlegame Transition Guide - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    This DVD presents the guide for transition to the middlegame, how GMs plan the passage from the opening to the middlegame, paying particular attention to how the choice of opening decides the plans on how to follow on to the middlegame and the endgame. During the middlegame, the player can lose the advantage they obtained in the opening if they do not know how to correctly enact their plan; just as it happens to experts in endgames. If you do not obtain an advantageous position in the middlegame, it will be very difficult to achieve victory in the endgame. Learn More
  36. How Super GMs Think - EMPIRE CHESS

    How Super GMs Think - EMPIRE CHESS

    $34.95
    In this DVD, GM Damian Lemos reveals the ideas of the middlegame and explains to you how a GM thinks throughout the game. It also focuses on how Super GMs calculate and teaches you to change how you think. This work is presented across extensively-analyzed and annotated games in which GM Lemos explains the plans and ideas behind each position after every move. Learn More

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