In his third full-length memoir about one of the world’s greatest ever chess players Genna Sosonko portrays a warm picture of the seventh world champion Vasily Smyslov, with whom he spent considerable time over the board, during tournaments and while meeting at each other’s homes.
Smyslov on the Couch
This book, like Sosonko’s previous masterpiece The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein, contains no games but focuses on Korchnoi’s life, from his early childhood to his final years. Further, it includes many previously unpublished photos from the private collections of Sosonko and the Korchnoi family.
Evil-Doer - Half a Century with Viktor Korchnoi
With a Foreword by Garry Kasparov
First published in Russian in 2014 and written by Genna Sosonko – widely recognized as the number one writer on the history of Soviet chess – this is a truly unique book about the life and destiny of the great chess player David Bronstein (1924-2006).
The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein
A Novel of New Orleans and Paris
The Chess Players is a historical novel based on the life of Paul Morphy, who is considered to have been the first world chess champion and possibly the strongest chess player in the history of the game. Paul Charles Morphy was born on June 22, 1837 in New Orleans Louisiana. His father was Alonzo Morphy. His mother was Louise Thérèse Felicite Thelcide Le Carpentier. He learned the moves of chess simply by watching his uncle and father play. Nobody taught him the rules. By age 9 he was regarded as the best player in New Orleans. By age 21 he was regarded as the best chess player in the world.
The Chess Players
The Tarrasch Defence to the Queen's Gambit, which arises after 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Ne3 c5, is one ofthe most flexible systems at Black's disposa. He can choose the aggressive attacking play of the Von Henning-Schara Gambit, sharp positional play of the isolated pawn positions in teh Classical Tarrasch, or take a chance on the risky Swedish variation.
Play the Tarrasch
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
Updated in 2011 with New, Improved Lines of Play
The Spanish Chess Opening, also known as the Ruy Lopez, named a Spanish clergyman who made it popular, is one of the oldest and most heavily analyzed of openings, with many variations having been analyzed up to move 20. Yet, there are still new things being discovered about it. This book covers early attempts by either side to wrest the initiative from the other by means of an early pawn sacrifice.
Spanish Gambits - UPDATED
>Francois-Andre Danican Philidor (1726-1795) is widely regarded as the strongest chess player ever in history prior to the modern era. He was so much better than any of his contemporaries that it is impossible for us to know how good he really was. The edition of the book that is reprinted here was published in 1871 by C. Sanson. This shows that the original Philidor book was still the standard work on the subject one hundred years after it was first written.
Analyse du je des d'echecs - FRENCH EDITION
One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent.
Rating of Chess Players
How Garry Kasparov Changed the World of Chess
May 1997. It was the match that stunned the world: Chess Champion Garry Kasparov was beaten by the massively parallel computer, Beep Blue - an opponent that Kasparov had vanquished in 1996. But unlike his human opponents, Deep Blue could be redesigned in the intervening year. The result: the first "player" - computer or human - ever to win a match against the chess genius. Kasparov's own move-by-move analysis of these games in "A New Era" shows just how much IBM has improved the breed, and how they were spoiling for a fight in the momentous rematch. A must read for anyone who is passionate about the world's most enduring game of strategy and wits, A New Era takes the reader inside the world of professional chess, offering insiders' insights (including those of Kasparov himself) into the politics and psychology of competition at the top levels of play, whether against human or machine.
CLEARANCE - A New Era
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This book clearly lays out the main lines with plenty of attention given to novelties and likely side paths. A complete chapter is dedicated to the Modern Exchange variation and essential stratagems are revealed.
CLEARANCE - The Gruenfeld Defense
The Chess Terrorist's Handbook is a collection of deeply annotated chess games drawn from Leonid Shamkovich's forty years of tournament combat against such players as David Bronstein, Mikhail Tal and Boris Spassky.
CLEARANCE - The Chess Terrorist's Handbook
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When these two authors undertook to revise their 1983 treatment of the Schliemann Defense, they found that the opening had enjoyed such exercise in tournament (including Candidate Match) and correspondence play, that it would require four volumes to contain the current theory in adequate depth. This first volumee treats the lines after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 f5 4 Nc3 fxe4 5 Nxe4 Nf6, known as the Tartakower Variation.
CLEARANCE - The Schliemann Defense - Volume 1
Grandmaster Shamkovich and Eric Schiller present a study of a variation once deemed "quiet" which has developed into a solid defense for Black. This book provides original analysis and current tournament practice in the line, with exceptional attention to the latest developments. Here is a tournament weapon which has not received sufficient attention previously. This work advances the theory of the variation for both over-the-board and correspondence players.
CLEARANCE - Caro-Kann 4...Nd7
Pawn & Queen and In Between is 72 page instruction manual for the game of chess. It starts with volume 1 number 1 and continues through volume 1 number 18. . While the instructional material was designed with children in mind, it is presented in a way that makes it accessible and interesting for new adult players as well! In addition to the teaching of a concept, it also includes exercise materials to help reinforce what the student has learned.
We recommend that anyone using Pawn & Queen and In Between purchase One (1) Teacher's Manual for whomever is teaching the class, and One (1) Student Workbook for each student taking the class.
This introductory guide walks students through the basics of the game in a clear, logical and enjoyable way. It features easy to read text and vivid illustrations, making it ideal for students of any age.
Pawn and Queen and In Between - Student Workbook
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Pawn & Queen and In Between is 72 page instruction manual for the game of chess. It starts with volume 1 number 1 and continues through volume 1 number 18. . While the instructional material was designed with children in mind, it is presented in a way that makes it accessible and interesting for new adult players as well! In addition to the teaching of a concept, it also includes exercise materials to help reinforce what the student has learned. We at USCF Sales recommend that anyone using Pawn & Queen and In Between purchase One (1) Teacher's Manual for whomever is teaching the class, and One (1) Student Workbook for each student taking the class. Teacher's Manual A true teaching aid, this manual works in accordance with the student booklet, including helpful hints on how to teach each lesson and supplemental exercises. Great for both those who are familiar with the game and those with limited chess experience.
Pawn and Queen and In Between - Teacher's Manual
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The step-by-step rating system exposition should enable any reader to become an expert on it. For some it may suggest fresh approaches to performance measurement and handicapping in bowling, bridge, golf, and elsewhere, 43 charts, diagrams and maps supplement the text.
CLEARANCE - Ratings of Chess Players Past and Present
Choose from a huge selection of chess books, including a wide variety of topics, players and strategies from The House of Staunton. There is a chess book for nearly every chess move or chess defense you can think of. Looking for a chess book talking about a specific chess player? Browse the many different miscellaneous chess books available. Need to strengthen your opening game? Middle game? Or maybe your end game is lacking. There are chess books covering all of these topics and much more. The purpose of a majority of the chess books available is to serve as guides for beginners and advanced chess players alike, and to address different tactics and strategies to help improve your game. There are also biographical chess books that talk about specific Chess Players such as Magnus Carlsen or Vishwanthan Anand if you are interested in reading about a chess player and their life.