A tale told with dark humour of love and loss, hopes dashed and regained, it is a window into a world of tactics, psychological warfare and the balance of fate and opportunity, while asking fundamental questions about life’s purpose and moral choices.
PRE-ORDER - The Berlin Defence - A Novel
A Personal Memoir
This extraordinary book describes the last years of the great legend and World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer. It is written by his close friend and confidant, the Icelandic author Gardar Sverrisson who was instrumental in procuring Fischer asylum in Iceland in 2004. For the remaining years of his life, Fischer resided in Reykjavik. He was in daily contact with Sverrisson who gradually became the only friend he would trust.
Bobby Fischer - The Final Years
Practical Tips to Strengthen Your Mindset at the Board
In this book Schweitzer presents practical tips and tools that will help you to improve your mental power during a game. These lessons and simple mental workouts will help players of all levels to unlock the full power of their brain and win more games.
Mental Toughness in Chess
Combining first class research with an eye for the apt quotation and illustration, Richard Eales has produced for the chess players and historians alike - a lasting contribution to the literature on the oldest and greatest of all games.
Chess - The History of a Game
In Mind Master, Vishy looks back on a lifetime of games played, opponents tackled and circumstances overcome, and draws from its depths significant tools that will help every reader navigate life's challenges.
Mind Master - Winning Lessons from a Champion's Life
This collection includes every known game of the Orient, including many otherwise unknown games. These games have different names in Chinese or Korean than the names by which we know them in the West.
Games of the Orient
Cartoons by Tony Sullivan
Illustrated and Written by Tony Sullivan, this collection of cartoons set around the world of Chess Peace explores the dynamics of life played out by chess pieces. The whole family can enjoy these humorous cartoons about the game of chess!
This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the US Chess Federation, the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed as a reference for all chess players—but especially tournament chess players—and tournament directors.
US Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess - SEVENTH EDITION
Sally Landau, born in 1938, Vitebsk, Soviet Union, was Mikhail Tal’s first wife, a highly talented actress and singer. Sally and Misha were married from 1959 to 1970 in a period that encompassed Tal’s two world championship matches with Botvinnik as well as many of his greatest tournament performances.
Checkmate! The Love Story of Mikhail Tal and Sally Landau
A Winning Formula
The book includes many photographs of Schmidt, his family and chess contemporaries (The photographs in the German language section are different from those in the English language section), as well as twelve of his best games with annotations in both English and German.
Paul Felix Schmidt
Pai Gow is the biggest gambling game in the world. It is a game played with dice and with 32 Chinese dominoes. Although it is an ancient game, its popularity has greatly increased in recent years and it is now featured in almost every major gambling casino in the world.
Pai Gow for Beginners
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
The first week of November 2016, hundreds descended on the city’s South Street Seaport to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin—what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In this book, he captures one of the world’s greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
The Grandmaster - Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
Transforming Lives One Move At A Time
In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs.
A Pawn's Journey - Signed by Author Elliott Neff
Game and Playe of the Chesse, 1474
Published in 1474, this is the first book on chess ever published and one of the first books ever published anywhere in Europe on any subject.
Caxton's Game and Playe of the Chesse, 1474
By Two of the Greatest Champions of our Time
The Kaplan-Sheinwold Bidding System is the most popular bidding system among modern tournament players. It is easy to learn. All you have to do is read this book. You will know everything you need to know to play at and even win bridge tournaments.
The Kaplan-Sheinwold System of Winning Bridge
With My 100 Most Interesting Bridge Hands
This book, from one of the world's leading tournament bridge players and champions, highlights and summarizes the various bidding systems and the most widely used conventions. It gives deft insight into the strategy and psychology of playing Winning Bridge.
A Shortcut to Winning Bridge
Britain In Pictures
British Chess is a picture book containing information almost available nowhere else. It has the first chess man, the first chess board, the first chess picture, the first chess diagram.
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
99 Chess Puzzles - With Colorable Images
Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids is a workbook containing 99, one-move tactics puzzles covering hanging pieces, forks and pins for kids with a playing level of 1000 or less. Each chapter contains 33 different puzzles with the answers found on the following page in picture form. Also, to be more realistic, the puzzles are approximately a 50/50 mix of "white to play" and "black to play".
Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids
The Thinkers is a visual tribute to the game of chess, showcasing the emotions, exertions and desires of the players, and conveying the mental intensity only chess can command. Included are some of the most iconic portraits of today's stars, as well as emotive shots of ordinary players from all over the world, with photos taken over the last five years in venues such as Mombasa, London, Chennai, Las Vegas, Baku and Sao Paulo.
Forward by Alexei Shirov
First published in Russian in 2016 and written by Valentin Kirillov – Mikhail Tal’s close friend, sparring partner, team member and second – this book of memoirs describes key events from Tal’s life, portrays his mentors and opponents, and reveals previously unknown facts and funny stories about the Magician of Riga.
Team Tal - An Inside Story
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
Workbook 2 “The Rules” covers lessons 9-16 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 2 - The Rules
Workbook 3 “The Battle” covers lessons 17-28 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 3 - The Battle
Workbook 1 “The Chess Pieces” covers lessons 1-8 of the course and provides a variety of tricky tasks to help you train your chess excellence.
Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play Workbook 1 - The Chess Pieces
With this book of little adventures, children will learn to play chess and be effortlessly engaged throughout thanks to the gripping mix of exciting characters and logical challenges.
Chess - Easy to Learn, Fun to Play
Imagine that, no matter how good your coach is, he may have never dragged your attention to explaining some simple cases that could arise in a tournament game. Or worse, say you are a chess professional, but failed to study the latest changes on the laws of chess and namely this brought you to a situation where you simply lost your prize money due to the mentioned fact. So, a natural question would be: Who this book is intended for? First and foremost - the chess arbiters, as it is stated on the book cover. Bojovic and Suhartovic, experienced International Arbiters and FIDE lecturers, have tried to handle the matter in such a way that even the beginners may master it, and that at the same time it would be useful to any chess arbiter as well. Since the jobs of arbiters and organizers are inextricably linked, it is considered that also the organizers shall find useful information in it. In addition, it will be useful to all chess players, primarily to professionals.
Chess Handbook - Book for Arbiters
There has never been a top ranked woman chess player. But suppose if an American girl were born with abilities in chess that matched the greatest players. What would happen to her in a highly competitive field dominated by men? Starting from this premise, the author Walter Tevis, who some years ago interested a generation of Americans in straight pool with the book “The Hustler”, has produced a riveting novel that makes chess more exciting than one could have imagined.
The Queen's Gambit - a Chess Novel
This is regarded as one of the best books for the average player ever written. This modern textbook pays particular attention to the many problems confronting the average player. Besides an extensive game collection that shows the best restrictive lines for Black and White (thus reducing study to a minimum) it includes a new method for studying the Mid-Game.
Let's Play Checkers
Common-sense answers to frequently asked questions on chess rules, regulations, and policy from players, tournament directors, and organizers
Get the Just Law scoop on the most popular chess tournament questions from players, tournament directors and organizers. In the book’s Q&A format, Tim Just guides you through a wide range of tournament topics, including details about notation, draws, byes, clocks, prizes, prize funds, ratings, making claims, playing sites, time controls, pairings, tournament management, tournament creation, scholastic chess mysteries, and even more.
In this book the author addresses 366 (one for each day of the year) intriguing chess topics which could be of interest to any chess fan, regardless of the playing level. For example:
IQ and chess skills Talent vs. hard work How many games to play per year? Are women underrated or overrated as compared to men? Rating inflation in chess What does your chess tell about your personality? Playing computers: dos and don’ts Developing your chess memory and visualization How does one prepare for an upcoming tournament? Is 1.e4 really “best by test”?
Yearbook of Chess Wisdom
The Best of CHESSDON and Much More
Memoirs of Chess Official, organizer and members of the FIDE Executive Board who participated in many controversial chess events including the matches by Fischer, Karpov and Kasparov for the World Chess Championships. The insider story of these important chess events.
Fischer, Kasparov and the Others
David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
Chess in the Eighties
This is the Bible of Poker, the book that every serious poker player has read and studied.
The Education of a Poker Player
This book is designed to turn moderately good bridge players into expert players of the cards, by use of novel and entertaining methods. Spotlight on Card Play can be read just for pleasure; for the many hands in it exemplify what Dr. Paul Stern described as Darvas's 'extra-ordinary gift for discovering unusual features of bridge hands – the beautiful, the queer, the exciting, and even the comical.' Though these hands are again all that, they are this time also turned to the intensely practical purpose of making the reader a better player of the cards.
Spotlight on Card Play
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.