FIDE World Chess Championship London 2018
This match between the number one and number two ranked players in the world is one of the most eagerly-awaited World Championship clashes of recent years. Defending champion Magnus Carlsen first gained the title in 2013 when he beat Viswanathan Anand.
Carlsen v Caruana
Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
Including all games from the 2014 World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen. All games have been highly annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE.
Magnus Carlsen - Vishwanathan Anand 2014 Rematch for the World Chess Championship
Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match.
Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
45 Practical Methods to Gain the Upper Hand in Chess
Opening preparation is useful, but understanding the middlegame is much more important. This book, an improved edition of a Russian classic, teaches amateur chess players 45 extremely effective skills in a crystal-clear manner.
Techniques of Positional Play
Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE.
The Adventures of the KING of "21"!
This book, ''Ken Uston on Blackjack'', is primarily concerned with the legal efforts Ken made to stop the casinos from banning card counters. Legal actions were brought in his name against the casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey to stop them from banning card counters. The end result of these legal actions was that they were unsuccessful in Las Vegas but successful in Atlantic City. The Las Vegas Casinos still can and do ban card counters. The original edition of this book contains almost no information about how to win at Blackjack. Therefore a section has been added to explain what you really want to know, which is how we were able to win some money playing Blackjack.
Ken Uston on Blackjack
How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars
This is a reprint of the famous book, ''The Big Player'', mentioned on the History Channel and news reports showing how a team of blackjack players made millions of dollars at the expense of Las Vegas Casinos.
The Big Player
Million Dollar Blackjack is the second of several books written by Ken Uston on Blackjack. You may wonder why he needed to write several books on the same subject. Was he like a chess grandmaster who publishes accurate analysis but who holds back a few secrets and sets traps for the unwary reader to fall into should he ever face the grandmaster in a tournament game? Most readers probably assumed that they were playing the system described by Edward Thorp in his book 'Beat the Dealer''.
Million Dollar Blackjack
The Twelve Best Games of Chess
Everyone is fascinated by great games of chess: the spectacular sacrifices, profound strategic plans and brilliant endgame play produced in the heat of combat are powerful expressions of the creativity of the human mind. But which, of all the hundreds of candidates, are the very greatest games ever played? Here, in this book, is Grandmaster Raymond Keene's personal selection: twelve games, played by the giants of chess, each of them representing a peak in chess-playing genius.
Duels of the Mind
Published in Association with the Times Newspaper
The Champion: Garry Kasparov, Seemingly invincible, but showing signs of some frailty when bombarded with ideas from the young generation of players. Could he yet again stamp his authority on the chess world, and snuff out the hopes of another young pretender? The Challenger: Vishy Anand, Calm and modest away from the board, but renowned for his sharp, lightning-fast chess. Could the young Indian topple the giant?
World Chess Championship - Kasparov vs. Anand
The epic 1995 match for the World Chess Championship between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short, with all games deeply annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene. In this inside account, Grandmaster Raymond Keene, one of the world's foremost chess writers, describes the action both on and off the board. As the Times (London) correspondent, he played a key role in the breakaway from FIDE and had exclusive access to both Kasparov and Short during the match.
Kasparov Short 1993
Traditional chess openings emphasize control of the center. Flank Openings are opening systems first developed by such players as Reti and Nimzowitsch in which the player of the white pieces concedes control of the center to Black, but then seeks to undermine the center and cause it to collapse with attacks from the sides. Grandmaster Raymond Keene explains the concepts and ideas behind these chess opening systems.
Improve Your Chess by Studying the Games of the Master of Positional Play
For more than a quarter of a century until his death in 1935, Aron Nimzowitsch was recognised as one of the world's leading players. The leading Grandmaster of the Hypermodern school, his games were full of new ideas and plans, which were accompanied by landmarks in chess literature such as My System and Chess Praxis. Challenging old theories, his books are regarded as being the best teaching manuals and have strongly withstood the test of time.
Aron Nimzowitsch - Master of Planning
Kasparov versus Deep Blue
This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.
Man versus Machine
This book relates the history of a 200-year-old quest. A quest which culminated in the grand chess match between World Champion Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue.
CLEARANCE - Man v Machine - Kasparov v IBM's Deep Blue
A superb refresher course and the ideal follow-up to Ray Keene's best-selling Chess for Absolute Beginners.
CLEARANCE - How To Win At Chess
Who Will be the Next World Chess Champion?
Never before in chess history have there been so many young players with genuine world championship potential. Name such as Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Vissily Ivanchuk, Alexei Shirov, Judit Polar, Nigel Short, Michael Adams and america’s own Gata Kamsky - all world beaters, but only one will mount the chess Olympus.
CLEARANCE - The Young Pretenders
Who Will Be the Next World Chess Champion?
Contains the career details of many key players of chess, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. The book includes profiles of Vladimir Kramnik, Gata Kamsky, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Alexei Shirov, Viswanathan Anand and Vassily Ivanchuk.
CLEARANCE - Contenders for the Crown
This book is the official account of that match. The layout, with a diagram for every move, enables the reader to follow the games without a chess set. Each game is illuminated by penetrating notes from Raymond Keene, chess columnist of The Times and Spectator, who commentated on the games for Channel 4 television.
CLEARANCE - Kasparov V Short: The First Challenge
This book charts Nigel Short's astonishing ascent to the chess peaks, through an exciting selection of the most important games in his career. Each game is brought vividly to life by absorbing annotations that provide a valuable insight into the character and playing style of one of the greatest players in the world today. It includes brilliant wins against Kasparov, Karpov, Timman, and other greats of contemporary chess.
CLEARANCE - Nigel Short - World Chess Challenger
The Blackmar-Diemer (BDG) is a classic gambit opening, sacrificing a pawn early in development in order to open up lines and race ahead with strong developing moves. Unlike the other well-known gambits, such as the Scotch Gambit, King's Gambit, Smith-Morra Gambit and the Danish Gambit, the BDG is a Queen's Pawn opening. Many theorists have questioned the soundness of the BDG, but Ken Smith and John Hall have thoroughly analyzed this exciting opening and make a strong case for why you should add it to your opening repertoire!
Winning With the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
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This game collection is a treasure trove of study material for the student of the Smith-Morra Gambit. Ken Smith and Bill Wall have dug into their private collections of games to provide almost 800 examples of every line in the Smith-Morra Accepted.
CLEARANCE - Smith-Morra Accepted - A Game Collection
This book charts Nigel Short's astonishing ascent to the chess peaks through an absorbing selection of the most important games in his career. Each game is brought vividly to life by clear annotations which provide a valuable insight into the character and playing style of one of the greatest players in the world today.
CLEARANCE - Nigel Short World Chess Challenger
Here, in this book, is Grandmaster Raymond Keene's personal selection: twelve games, played by the giants of chess, each of them representing a peak in chess-playing genius. From the slashing attacks of Paul Morphy to the classic beauty of Jose Capablanca; from the python-like constriction of Aron Nimzowitsch to the dynamic aggression of Gary Kasparov: all styles of chess are present, as are the great names of chess, including Steinitz, Lasker, Alekhine, Spassky and Fischer.
CLEARANCE - The Twelve Best Games of Chess
In the fall of 1927, the British Empire Club organized an international Masters tournament to be held in London, England from October 10th to the 24th. The twelve chess masters invited to compete at the event were first served a banquet dinner at the Empire Club in London on October 9th. There the time control for the tournament was announced at 30 moves in two hours followed by 15 moves every hour.
CLEARANCE - London 1927 - British Empire Club Tournament
Here are 70 splendid games by the world's finest players. In each game the authors have focused on the key position — the moment of decision which proved to be the turning point of the game. In each case they show how the winner avoided the obvious and the mundane, and instead picked the surprising move to win.
Ray Keene's Good Move Guide
Understanding opening ideas is far m ore important than memorizing long variations, especially for the player who has little time or inclination for the study of opening theory. In this book the author has selected a number of sound but aggressive systems which he himself has used in Grandmaster play. By using annotated games to explain the strategic features of each variation, he also gives the reader a feel for the middle game positions which arise.
CLEARANCE - Dynamic Chess Openings
This volume will not only improve the playing strength of club and tournament players (for a study of the very best combinations will surely sharpen tactical skill), but also provide a source of aesthetic pleasure and excitement to the lover of the game of chess.
CLEARANCE - The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov