A great tournament deserves a great book. That's what grandmaster Miguel Najdorf produced in his account of one of the greatest and most important chess events of all time, the 1953 Zurich Candidates Tournament
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.
Winning Chess Strategy for Kids is a fun and comprehensive chess course written for children 7 to 13 years old. Full of original material and entertaining artwork, it's a perfect guide for learning the royal game. Parents and teachers are sure to like it too.
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!
Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids Volume 2 is a fun and instructive workbook for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, it combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles. Slightly more advanced than Volume 1, its aim is to further develop a student's tactical skills.
Winning Chess Puzzles For Kids is the perfect introduction to basic chess tactics for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, this fun and instructive workbook combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles.
The two greatest challenges for beginning chess players are not only to survive the openings phase, but also to choose appropriate attack and defense formations in the process. WINNING CHESS OPENINGS shows you how to do both. In Yasser Seirawan's entertaining, easy-to-follow style, you're shown formations that can be used with other White or Black pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign up for Professor MacDinosaur's chess class. You will grow from a hatchling, fresh from the egg, to a huge dinosaur ready to take on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The action takes you through different parts of the dinosaur's world from jungles to forests. Here you learn the chess skills that will help you grow enough to defeat the other dinosaurs in battle.
Written by one of our biggest-selling and best-loved chess authors, in his trademark chatty, accessible but always informative style, this book is filled with practical exercises and test games that will reveal the secrets of how to join chess's elite ranks.
US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - FIFTH EDITION
The U.S. Chess Federation Official Rules of Chess is the only official rulebook for chess. Serious players at every level as well as chess club teachers, directors, and tournament sponsors should have it on hand during every match. This new edition features the latest rules, including guidelines for the popular game of speed chess, an updated quick rating system, and the latest conventions of governing tournaments.
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When FM Martin Weteschnik started working as a trainer in his local chess club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players had great weaknesses in their tactical play. He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself. To his surprise, the book quickly became very successful in his native Germany, where one reviewer called it an "instant classic."
Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame - the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces.
In the first half of this book, Sadler concentrates on establishing general principles for the opening, middlegame, and endgame. For instance, the section on the opening discusses the principles of good development, king safety, center occupation, and the initiative. Each section concludes with a summary of the important points and selection of exercises to help you see how much you've internalized before you go on.
The Zagreb '59 Series Chess Set and Board Combination
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Zagreb '59 Series Chess set. A full tournament-sized Chess set, it features a 3.875" King with a 1.75"diameter base. The Chess pieces are hand carved by our master artisans and crafted out of the highest grade woods. The Chess pieces are heavily weighted with luxurious billiard cloth base pads and a beautiful finish. The design of the Zagreb '59 Chess set is an adaptation of the most popular Chess set used at major international Chess tournaments throughout the 1950s and 1960s, most notably the World Championship Candidates Match that was held in Bied, Zagreb in 1959
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The Superior Grandmaster Chess Set and Board Combination
The House of Staunton is proud to offer the Superior Grandmaster Chess Set and Board Combination. It comes with our Grandmaster Series Chess Set, the Blackwood Superior Traditional Chessboard and our Mahogany Slide Top Box.
In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
"Looking for Chessmen with a slightly different flair? Look no further than the Royale Series Chessmen from the House of Staunton. Unlike traditional Staunton Chessmen, the unique Kings' fleur de lis and Queens' finials on the Royale Series exude artistic flair to create a very unique and appealing design."
A more definitive decorated chess set would be hard to find than this superbly crafted masterpiece. Our designers, by combining their skills with the styles of Staunton and the old French Dieppe sets, have created one of our most attractive sets.
Browse our large selection of Chess Gift Ideas, and find the perfect gift to give this season! Choose from our wide selection of holiday gift ideas for the chess players in your life. Some chess gift ideas include chess jewelry, chess t-shirts and clothing, chess boards and sets, chess books, chess computers, chess software, chess equipment, and chess clocks. If you can't decide on a specific chess item to give as a gift, try giving a Gift Certificate. A Chess Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for the chess players and chess enthusiasts in your life. We offer gift cards in the amounts of $15, $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500.
I adore the intricate botanical detailing and that all pieces are two-toned. This is a marvelous replica of the chess pieces produced within the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War with its secular styling.
An ever-so-slight departure from traditional Staunton design
This is a wonderful set for the collector who prefers a distinctive chess set for a modest price without having to in purchase a more expensive exotic wood for the dark pieces. Such a nice diversion from plain old monotone light and dark pieces!
Just received this set today. It is great. My son will be amazed by it when he opens it on Christmas. I cannot wait also as I am dying to play a game or two with him on it. The pieces of this set are beautiful. The horses are the finest with such beautiful detail. Thank You House of Staunton for a great set and many father-son matches to come.....
This is a wonderfully crafted chess set. Craftmanship taken to the extreme, which will give us the pleasure of enjoying the game of chess for many many years to come. Beautifully boxed, numbered and signed by our new world champion and three of the worlds finest Grandmasters.
Thank you to The proud House of Staunton!
I loved the little pieces, I have had a set from over twenty years ago and used the pieces with a different folding board that matched the size. The board it comes with stores your game intact. I was really happy to see that this set was still being made same as original.
H.O. from ND writes, "Received my beautiful ebonized Winsor chess set today. It is awesome. A work of art I will treasure & play with. I can't wait to save up enough for my House of Staunton chess board."
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