X

Gift Ideas - Best Selling Chess Books, Software and DVDs

Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal! (1)
Price
$0 $390 $0 to $390
Year of Publication
1982 2017 1982 to 2017
Manufacturer
  1. ChessBase (23)
  2. Chess Evolution (12)
  3. New in Chess (9)
  4. Everyman Chess (9)
  5. Russell Enterprises (8)
  6. Chess Information (7)
  7. Gambit Publishing (6)
  8. Convekta (5)
  9. Chess Informant (5)
  10. Self Published (5)
  11. S1 Editrice (3)
  12. Chess King (3)
  13. US Chess Federation (3)
  14. Russian Chess House (3)
  15. Random House (3)
  16. Shredder Chess (2)
  17. Winning Chess for Kids (2)
  18. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (2)
  19. iChess.net (2)
  20. Batsford Chess (2)
  21. Silman James Press (2)
  22. ChessDVDs (2)
  23. Chess Detective (2)
  24. Sahovski Chess (2)
  25. Thinkers Publishing (1)
  26. American Chess (1)
  27. Quality Chess (1)
  28. Chessmates (1)
  29. ChessLecture.com (1)
  30. Chess Stars LTD. (1)
  31. Hays Publishing (1)
Show Less Show More
Popular Collections
  1. ChessBase 14 (6)
  2. Chess Assistant 16 (3)
  3. Chess King with Houdini (3)
  4. Fritz 15 (2)
  5. ChessLecture.com DVDs (2)
  6. Shredder 12 (2)
  7. Pro Chess Series (2)
  8. Chessmates (1)
  9. Lilov Chess Institute (1)
  10. Fritz and Chesster (1)
  11. Master Class (1)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (4)
Popular Book Series
  1. Comprehensive Chess Course (7)
  2. Winning Chess (6)
  3. Chess Informants (4)
  4. Move by Move (1)
Host
  1. GM Bryan Smith (1)
  2. GM Karsten Muller (1)
  3. GM Mihail Marin (1)
  4. GM Nick Pert (2)
  5. GM Nigel Davies (1)
  6. GM Peter Nielsen (1)
  7. GM Susan Polgar (2)
  8. GM Timur Gareyev (1)
  9. GM Vishwanathan Anand (1)
  10. GM Yasser Seirawan (2)
  11. IM Alex Davidovic (1)
  12. IM Valeri Lilov (1)
Show Less Show More
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (48)
  2. AN - Algebraic (30)
  3. NL - Notationless (4)
Hardcover?
  1. Yes (8)
Hardware Requirements
  1. Windows (30)
  2. Standard DVD Player (15)
  3. Mac (4)
  4. Works on both Windows and Mac-based Computers (3)
  5. Windows / iOS / Android (1)
Show Less Show More
Author(s)
  1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (3)
  2. Al Lawrence (1)
  3. Al Woolum (1)
  4. Alexey Dreev (1)
  5. Alfonso Romero (1)
  6. Anatoly Karpov (2)
  7. Andre Schulz (1)
  8. Arkadij Naiditsch (8)
  9. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
  10. Bobby Fischer (3)
  11. Boris Gelfand (1)
  12. Charles Hertan (1)
  13. Chess Informant (2)
  14. Chess Informants (1)
  15. Csaba Balogh (11)
  16. Cyrus Lakdawala (1)
  17. Dave Schloss (3)
  18. Eduardas Rozentalis (1)
  19. Fred Reinfeld (3)
  20. Garry Kasparov (1)
  21. Genrikh Chepukatis (1)
  22. Graham Burgess (1)
  23. Irving Chernev (1)
  24. Jeff Coakley (2)
  25. Jeremy Silman (2)
  26. Jesus de la Villa (1)
  27. Joel Benjamin (1)
  28. John Watson (1)
  29. Jon Edwards (1)
  30. Jorg Hickl (1)
  31. Karsten Muller (1)
  32. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
  33. Lev Alburt (7)
  34. Lou Hayes (1)
  35. Matthew Sadler (1)
  36. Murray Chandler (2)
  37. Natasha Regan (1)
  38. Nick de Firmian (1)
  39. Nikola Sedlak (1)
  40. Nikolai Kalinichenko (2)
  41. Nikolay Krogius (1)
  42. Oscar de Prado (1)
  43. Peter Romanovsky (1)
  44. Richard Palliser (1)
  45. Roman Pelts (3)
  46. Sam Palatnik (3)
  47. Sebastien Maze (2)
  48. Susan Polgar (3)
  49. Thomas Engqvist (1)
  50. Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson (1)
  51. Tim Just (2)
  52. Todd Bardwick (2)
  53. Yaroslav Srokovski (1)
  54. Yasser Seirawan (6)
  55. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
Show Less Show More

Items 73 to 108 of 137 total

per page

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction
    Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015
    Aronian vs. Anand - 16... Nde5!!
    Catalog Code: B0012EV

    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.
    imgi

    Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015

    $29.95
    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0119QT

    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.
    imgi

    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    Winning Chess Tactics
    Tactics and Combinations, Compiled and Explained by One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0196EM

    This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.
    imgi

    Winning Chess Tactics

    $28.95
    Winning Chess Combinations
    Catalog Code: B0199EM

    Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.
    imgi

    Winning Chess Combinations

    $28.95
    Play Winning Chess
    An Introduction to the Moves, Strategies, and Philosophy of Chess from one of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0197EM

    'When most people learn to play chess, they usually memorize the movements of the pieces and then spend years pummeling away at each other with little rhyme and even less reason. Though I will show you how each piece leaps around, what it likes to do on holidays, the real purpose of this book is to teach you to understand the four major principles of my Seirawan method: force, time, space and pawn structure. Each is easy to understand and each is a weapon that will enable you to defeat most anyone you challenge to a game' -Yasser Seirawan
    imgi

    Play Winning Chess

    $28.95
    Winning Chess Strategies
    Proven Principles from One of the World's Top Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0195EM

    Strategy - it's the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple and effective planning and analysis techniques, you'll enter each game with confidence and energy, ready to play forcefully and intelligently - the way you need to play so you can win!
    imgi

    Winning Chess Strategies

    $28.95
    Winning Chess Brilliancies
    A Scintillating Move By Move Account of the Best Chess Games of the Last 25 Years, Played by the World's Greatest Grandmasters
    Catalog Code: B0200EM

    This book by International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan provides a move-by-move account of the best chess games of the last 25 years, played by the world's foremost chess competitors. With an authoritative voice that is by turns poetic and analytical, Seirawan serves as host of a fascinating excursion of the most brilliant chess game, providing highlights into and explanations of each and every move.
    imgi

    Winning Chess Brilliancies

    $28.95
    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
    imgi

    Winning Chess Endings

    $28.95
    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: B0002LV

    This is the Second Volume in the Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. Students in this category have mastered the basics and are now ready to not just play Chess, but to play WINNING CHESS!
    imgi

    From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons

    $28.95
    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Minor Piece Endgames - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: B0024EV

    We are very proud to present the Second Book from the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts. The second book of the Modern Endgame Manual series is dedicated to the bishop endgames. Bishop endgames are the second most common type of endgames after rook endgames, therefore mastering them is essential. The book contains many theoretical and practical positions. It is divided into three sections - Opposite colored bishop endgames, Same colored bishop endgames and Bishop vs pawns
    imgi

    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Minor Piece Endgames - Vol. 1

    $27.95
    World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1
    5 Time World Champion GM Vishwanathan Anand
    Catalog Code: DVD0035OT

    In 2012 and 2013, the then World Champion Viswanathan Anand traveled to Los Angeles to teach at the annual Metropolitan Summer Chess Camp, sharing his unique insights with some of the top scholastic talents in the U.S. In this first volume, Anand analyzes three high-level games that take place within the Sicilian Defense. By focusing on thematic plans, concepts, and motifs, Anand familiarizes the viewer with the most important ideas of any opening, middlegame, or endgame. Anand’s long-lasting love for the game can also be felt as he enthusiastically presents the most beautiful variations in each game. .
    imgi

    World Champion Perspective - Vishwanathan Anand - VOL. 1

    $27.95
    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Minor Piece Endgames - Vol. 2
    Catalog Code: B0025EV

    We are very proud to present the Third book from the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: This volume is dedicated to knight and knight vs bishop endgames. The authors have collected the most important theoretical positions - which are the base of any kind of endgames - and combined them with many different practical examples.
    imgi

    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Minor Piece Endgames - Vol. 2

    $27.95
    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Queen and Pawn Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0023EV

    Become and expert and learn to enjoy even more the "silent beauty" of the endgame. Part 1 of the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh.
    imgi

    The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Queen and Pawn Endgames

    $27.95
    Searching for Bobby Fischer
    He Wasn't Afraid of Losing a Match... Just His Father's Love
    Catalog Code: DVD0003MV

    An all-star cast shines in this heartwarming story of one family’s journey of understanding. Joe Mantegna stars as Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son, Josh (Max Pomeranc), will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother (Joan Allen), Josh displays more than talent – he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher (Oscar ® winner Ben Kingsley). But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prices more than winning: his family’s love. Costarring Laura Linney and William H. Macy, Searching for Bobby Fischer is a movie “not only to enjoy but to cherish” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).
    Out of Stock
    imgi

    Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Regular Price: $34.95

    Special Price $27.95

    Winning With the Modern London System
    A Complete Opening Repertoire for White Against 1. d4 d5
    Catalog Code: B0022EV

    In this book the London System opening is presented using all of the most important games with thorough comments, through which the readers will have the opportunity to understand the essence of this opening. Author Grandmaster Nikola Sedlak will show that this system is fully deserving of your attention for analysing and playing, that it's unjustly neglected in comparison with other openings and also that it gives players myriad interesting positions on the board, free and creative play, with lots of space for further growth and improvement. 
    imgi

    Winning With the Modern London System

    $27.50
    Just The Facts
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: B0007LV

    Nothing more clearly separates chess master from chess wannabe than winning endgame play. For most chess players, victory is the real finish line. And the endgame is the last lap of the race. This revised, updated edition of Just the Facts! brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Soviet training methods, the key to the 50-year Russian dominance of the chess world. Winning Chess Endgames can take you from beginner to master.
    imgi

    Just The Facts

    $26.95
    The Big Book of World Chess Championships
    46 Title Fights - From Steinitz to Carlsen
    Catalog Code: B0169NIC

    German chess journalist Andre Schulz tells the stories and the history of the World Chess Championship fights in fascinating detail: the historical and social backgrounds, the prize money and the rules, the seconds and other helpers, and the psychological wars on and off the board.
    imgi

    The Big Book of World Chess Championships

    $24.95
    100 Endgames You Must Know
    Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player
    Catalog Code: B0009NIC

    Most players tend to neglect the endgame, many even dodge the endgame by taking extreme risks in the middlegame, simply because they feel uncertain about the final phase. But time limits have shortened, and the endgame has to be played fast. A solid basic knowledge is vital. There are, contrary to what most amateurs believe, relatively few endgames one must know. Here the 100 endgames are presented that:show up most frequently in practice are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts useful in more difficult positions. 100 Endgames You Must Know is a practical tool to improve your knowledge of endgames most likely to arise in an actual game.
    imgi

    100 Endgames You Must Know

    $24.95
    Silman's Complete Endgame Course
    A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
    Catalog Code: B0001SI

    For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
    imgi

    Silman's Complete Endgame Course

    $24.95
    Chess for Life
    Understanding How Chess Skills Develop and Change with the Passage of Time
    Catalog Code: B0189GB

    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.
    imgi

    Chess for Life

    $24.95
    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners
    Catalog Code: DVD0014SP

    Susan Polgar's Learning Chess the Easy Way: Chess for Absolute Beginners is by far one of the best ever DVDs made to teach beginners how to play the worlds greatest game. Susan teaches with the aid of great graphics and annimation beginners basic chess knowledge.
    imgi

    LEARNING CHESS THE EASY WAY - Chess for Absolute Beginners

    $24.95
    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 5
    Catalog Code: B0005LV

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player is the fifth volume in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series. Endorsed by world champion Gary Kasparov as revealing ''the once-secret Russian method of chess training,'' this new edition has material on the 2006 Absolute World Championship match between Kramnick and Topalov.
    imgi

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player

    $24.95
    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids
    Catalog Code: B0025OB

    This wonderfully entertaining book also happens to be quite effective. Everything any child will need to know about chess strategy and more is here in this book, which is well laid out and easy to follow. Part of the fun factor for kids is that the book is replete with cartoon images of chess characters to help make the learning experience more exciting.
    imgi

    Winning Chess Exercises for Kids

    Regular Price: $29.95

    Special Price $23.66

    Liquidation on the Chess Board
    Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0149NIC

    Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws. In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.
    imgi

    Liquidation on the Chess Board

    $22.95
    My 60 Memorable Games
    Algebraic Edition
    Catalog Code: B0022BT

    In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great Bobby Fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, including the astounding 'Game of the Century' played when he was only 15 years old!
    imgi

    My 60 Memorable Games

    $22.95
    Chess Training for Post-Beginners
    A Basic Course in Positional Understanding
    Catalog Code: B0143NIC

    After you have learned the rules of chess and developed some tactical abilities, how do you go from there? You are now ready to tackle basic issues of strategy, but what is the best way to improve and win more games?
    imgi

    Chess Training for Post-Beginners

    $21.95
    Logical Chess - Move By Move
    Catalog Code: B0079BT

    Once you have learned the basic moves, how exactly should you improve? In this much loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. When you play through these games and explanations you will get a real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.
    imgi

    Logical Chess - Move By Move

    $21.95
    The Correct Exchange in the Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0006TH

    The endgame is the most complicated area of chess. In his book GM Rozentalis looks at some of the most important questions: the connection between the opening and the endgame, when to exchange, bishops against knights, be patient or just simplifiy.
    imgi

    The Correct Exchange in the Endgame

    $20.95
    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0001PC

    Designed for all levels of players... from advanced novice to master! You will improve your game after a single viewing. I guarantee it! - Yasser Seirawan, IGM & former US Champ "Simply the very best instructional chess product available on today's market." Dave Williams, VGOgamer.com Editor
    imgi

    Pro Chess DVD - Vol. 1

    $19.95
    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157
    Presented by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0157CL

    Learn an aggressive and effective repertoire against the Sicilian Kan, Najdorf, Dragon, and Classical variations of the Sicilian. Bryan explains the variations that arise in great detail and shows you how to counter.
    imgi

    Sicilicide - How to Beat the Sicilian Defense - Chess Lecture - Volume 157

    $19.95
    The King in Jeopardy
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 4
    Catalog Code: B0004LV

    This chess classic has been praised by players and teachers alike. Lev Alburt, Grandmaster of Chess and three-time US chess champion, presents and analyzes the attack and defense of the king, with hundreds of game illustrations, dozens of problems and exercises, and instructive explanations and solutions. These practical exercises take the reader from beginner to tournament-strength chess player.
    imgi

    The King in Jeopardy

    $19.95
    Chess Strategy Workbook
    A Blueplrint for Developing the Best Plan
    Catalog Code: B0042OB

    A large-format, fun, comprehensive workbook and instruction book for children and adults ranging from those with a basic chess foundation up to the above-average tournament player. Chess Strategy Workbook teaches you to be observant and take your time to discover the clues in chess positions, introducing many of the strategies used by chess masters in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
    imgi

    Chess Strategy Workbook

    $19.95
    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 2
    Winning Material
    Catalog Code: B0097RE

    Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning coach and former world champion Susan Polgar. Volume 2 is all about “winning material” exercises. In each of the first six chapters a certain piece captures an enemy piece .
    imgi

    Learn Chess the Right Way - Book 2

    $19.95
    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century
    Strategies and Connections to a Standards-Based World
    Catalog Code: B0005OB

    A beginner chess book for teachers, chess club sponsors, or parents with young children. An elementary school teacher can use this book as a textbook to incorporate chess into their standards-based math program incorporating National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards. Also included are exemplars and rubrics and teacher tips about how to handle situations that frequently occur while students are playing chess. Tried and true tested analogies that children will relate to are incorporated so that young children can learn chess in an effective and fun way.
    imgi

    Teaching Chess in the 21st Century

    $19.95
    The Power of Pawns
    Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners
    Catalog Code: B0166NIC

    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.
    imgi

    The Power of Pawns

    $19.95
    MOVIE - Life of a King
    Catalog Code: DVD0007MV

    Life of a King is the unlikely true story of Eugene Brown and his one-man mission to give inner-city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had - a future. He discovered a multitude of life lessons through the game of chess during his 18-year incarceration for bank robbery. After his release and reentry into the workforce, Eugene developed and founded the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of due to circumstances. From his daring introductory chess lessons to group of unruly high school students in detention to the development of the Club and the teens' first local chess competitions, this movie reveals his difficult, inspirational journey and how he changed the lives of a group of teens with no endgame.
    imgi

    MOVIE - Life of a King

    $19.95

Items 73 to 108 of 137 total

per page

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction

What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

lb