The World Chess Championship was organized by FIDE in 1948 after all the leading contenders or claimants for the world title died during or immediately after World War II. The Hague and Moscow saw the first tournament to decide the World Chess Championship. Botvinnik, Keres and Smyslov of the USSR, Euwe of Holland, Reshevsky of the USA, the great masters of the day, played lively, imaginative and highly distinctive games in this historical event. Harry Golombek, personally acquainted with all of the contestants and an opponent of most of them, studied the tournament games closely. He gives all the games with thorough and complete annotations, biographies of the players and a discussion of the theoretical values of the openings used.
World Chess Championship
In Playing 1.d4 d5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis provides a top-class repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 with the Queen's Gambit Declined. This is truly the Rolls Royce of chess openings, having been played with both colors by most World Champions and world-class players for more than a century. As a lover of chess history, Ntirlis has distilled the best ideas from the games of legendary players such as Rubinstein, Capablanca and Alekhine, and updated them using the latest analytical tools that modern technology has to offer.
Playing 1. d4 d5 - A Classic Repertoire
Learning Chess Through History
What’s the best way to learn chess? Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History blends the intricacies of chess play with the game’s compelling and colorful history, putting real people at the 64 squares.
The Veresov, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Levitsky Variation and Other Set-Ups
The first volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening gives a detailed high quality analysis of the Veresov Opening, the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, the Levitsky Variation and other set-ups.
Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 1
The London Variation
The second volume of the Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening is devoted to the London Variation and openings named in honor of Zukertort, Torre, Colle and others.
Complete Guide to the Queen's Pawn Opening - Vol 2
For more than thirty years Anatoly Karpov has been wholly committed to the Classical Variation of the Caro-Kann at top tournaments, including world championship matches. This publication focuses on the currently most popular system of the Caro-Kann (1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 de 4. Ne4 Bf5). Once you crack open this book you'll explore the path taken by Karpov and Podgaets, step by step, move by move. This is the path of groundbreaking discoveries and stunning victories.
The Caro-Kann Defense - Classical Variation
In Playing1.e4 e5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis offers the best of both worlds: a complete repertoire against 1.e4, built on sound positional principles, which does not require excessive memorization. Against the Spanish the author recommends the Breyer System, one of the most stable, computer-proof options at Black's disposal. The Scotch, Italian, Four Knights and various other sidelines and gambits are handled with the same clarity and efficiency.
Playing 1. e4 e5 - A Classic Repertoire
Chosen and Annotated by Golembek
In this volume Harry Golombek, the distinguished chess correspondent of the times and one of Great Britain's leading players, has bought together Capablanca's Hundred Best Games. These will provide the expert as well as the beginner with a new insight into the master's extraordinary grasp of the game's fundamental strategic principles, the brilliance of his tactical development. Golombek's clearly written notes highlight the games most crucial phases and provide the reader with many interesting clues as to possible variations.
Capablanca's Hundred Best Games of Chess
Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the third and final volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Early Games of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875407 and The Middle Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875415.
The Later Years of Paul Keres
Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the second volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Early Games of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875407 and The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875423.
The Middle Years of Paul Keres
Grandmaster of Chess
This is the autobiography of Paul Keres. It is the first volume in a series of three books. The other two volumes are The Middle Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875415 and The Later Years of Paul Keres Grandmaster of Chess ISBN 4871875423.
The Early Games of Paul Keres
The Tarrasch Defense arises after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3._c3 c5 and leads to wildly complex and dynamic play. With deep analysis and countless novelties, Ntirlis and Aagaard have revived the coolest classical chess opening for use by grandmasters and amateurs in the 21st century.
The Tarrasch Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 10
This is a reprint of the 1891 edition of ''Chess Praxis'' by Howard Staunton. This book contains so much valuable infomation about chess and chess players that it has never gone out, and never will go, out of style. This book is especially noteworthy because of the sections of the games by Morphy.
This is the third in a series of three books by Howard Staunton, who is considered to have been the best player in the world at that time.
The Chess-Player's Companion
The name ''Staunton'' has become so closely associated with chess that the words have become virtually synonymous. All modern tournament chess games are required to be played with Staunton chess pieces. The First International Chess Tournament, London 1851, was organized by Staunton. The leading distributor of chess books and equipment in the USA has taken the name ''House of Staunton''.
Staunton's Chess-Player's Handbook
Friedgood shared their joy and appreciation of chess beauty, engulfing readers with a wealth of amazing and magnificent examples from the aesthetic side of the game. Moreover, they demonstrated how this fascinating subject could be analysed, and how it could help players to improve both their understanding and practical play.
SHOPWORN - Secrets of Spectacular Chess 2
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Mexico City 2007 World Chess Championship Matches
Elista Diaries is the classic first-hand account of one of the most intensely fought World Chess Championship matches seen for decades. The World Champion and his chief trainer deeply annotate all of the games from the 1996 World Championship Match.
Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the All-Time Deepest Thinker
The most instructive games by one of the most original chess players of all time!A new edition of Golombek's in-depth look at the chess of one of the most influential chess theoreticians of the twentieth century. As part of the algebraic classics series, it has been converted to modern notation by Grandmaster John Nunn, who has added analytical footnotes.
CLEARANCE - Richard Reti's Best Games
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Discover and Develop Your Chess Talent
The author addresses the nature of chess genius and the reader can take talent tests and answer challenging quiz questions on all aspects of practical decision making. Sections of the book are: ''Intelligence, Creativity and Genius,'' ''Characteristics of Chess Genius,'' ''Inside the Chess Mind,'' ''IQ and Chess Strength,'' ''Inherent Unpredictability,'' ''Talent Tests,'' and ''Developing Your Talent.''
CLEARANCE - Genius in Chess
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Players of all standards will find this book an enjoyable way to develop their tactical vision. Full solutions and a self-rating system will enable you to keep track of your progress, and to compare your results with those of chess-playing friends.
CLEARANCE - Winning Moves 2
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An authoritative guide to the game, this fascimile of the original edition is a fruitful source of ideas for the chess player of today. This is a must have for player's of all levels.
CLEARANCE - The Chess Player's Handbook
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This is an excellent book for players wishing to improve their understanding of the openings, as well as being a highly entertaining survey of major developments in recent Grandmaster practice.
CLEARANCE - The Semi-Open Game in Action
The book is in three parts, the first of which tells of matches for the WorldChampionship, of decisive games, of combinations, problems and studies on the chess board, and of the unusual properties of the board and pieces. Part two deals with a currently fashionable topic, ‘The Computer at the Chess Board’, and in the third part of WorldChampion Annotates fifteen of the best games, many of which are from recent events and may be unfamiliar to the Western readers.
CLEARANCE - Chess Kaleidoscope