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 Further, it includes many previously unpublished photos from the private collections of Sosonko and the Korchnoi family.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
Samisch and the Rest
In this, the fifth and final volume of the epic Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, Grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias completes his masterpiece by tackling all major variations after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 which were not covered in the previous volumes. Starting with 3.f3 and working through numerous set-ups including the Smyslov, Sokolov and Seirawan Systems, followed by the Four Pawns Attack and culminating in the mighty Sämisch System, Kotronias has produced perhaps the finest book of his career.
Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 5
This book presents a full repertoire against open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. The authors develop many new plans for White, relying on their chess instincts and original analysis.
Attacking the Flexible Sicilian
The all-time greats Petrosian and Gligoric lend their names to systems examined after the further 5.Nf30 O-O 6.Be2 e5, with 7.d5 and 7.Be3 respectively, while the dreaded Exchange Variation 7.dxe5 is also discussed and dismantled. Dynamic coverage of Makogonov's 5.Nf3/6.h3, Karpov's 5.h3/6.Be3, Larsen's 5.Nf3/6.Be3 and Averbakh's 5.Be2 completes this extensive work.
Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 4
This book presents a Black repertoire based on the Scandinavian Defence with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6. This is the safest yet aggressive queen retreat. It allows Black to increase pressure on d4 with ...0-0-0 or ...Rd8 while keeping coordination in the centre.
The Safest Scandinavian
Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
In this, the second volume of the Kotronias on the King’s Indian series, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias turns his attention to the main line of the famous Mar del Plata variation, which arises after the opening moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1. This leads to some of the most complicated and theoretically challenging positions in the King’s Indian, but Kotronias provides a world-class repertoire for Black, including a wealth of original ideas and analysis.
Kotronias on the King's Indian - Volume 2 - Mar del Plata I
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 King's Indian, one of Black's most dynamic chess openings, is covered in impressive detail by grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias. As well as giving specific information on the opening moves, practical advice is provided on typical middlegame themes, both positional and tactical. In Volume One of this series the author provides Black with full coverage on how to meet the widely popular g3-system.
Kotronias on the King's Indian - VOL. 1
>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
Throughout, the book is illustrated with sparkling recent games, and the author's own deep, original analysis.
CLEARANCE - Beating the Flank Openings
This book provides a complete set of weapons against these openings. It is based on sound, uncompromising play by Black, seeking to nullfiy White's initiative, but keeping enough imbalance in the game to play for a win.
CLEARANCE - Beating the Flank Openings
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
Starting at: $6.95
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
Starting at: $4.95
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