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
A Magnificent Collection of 140 Brilliant Games
Known for an aggressive style and an ability to get out of trouble that earned him the nickname "the Great Swindler", Marshall recorded both high finishes and disappointing results in elite tournaments. His best result came at Cambridge Springs 1904 where he finished two points ahead of Lasker and David Janowski. This helped him find backing for the Lasker-Marshall World Championship Match in 1907.
My Fifty Years of Chess
A Complete Course of Instruction for Beginners
Included are deeply annotated games by Alekhine, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Euwe, Botvinnik, Fine, Reshevsky. Nimzovitch, Kashdan, Horowitz and Marshall played mostly from 1937 to 1940.
Mitchell's Guide to the Game of Chess
This book is about seven of the greatest American chess players, including World Champion Bobby Fischer. John Collins knew them all when they were boys, before they became masters, and was their tutor, mentor and friend. In this book he tells the fascinating story of their chess development and explains the methods by which he guided them to success.
My Seven Chess Prodigies
In this book, Lasker provides mini-biographies for many masters who otherwise would not be remembered today. He shows how he learned from them and this enabled him to increase his chess strength.
Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters
Alain Benlolo - trainer of the French Chess Federation - offers a large choice of combinations for the greater part extracted from games played in competitions by leading grand-masters.
500 Combinations To Train Yourself
This book has taught two generations of chess players how to play forcefully and intelligently. Thousands of people, absolute novices at the game and skilled players alike, have profited from "Chess Strategy," with such famous Grandmasters as Paul Keres and Reuben Fine acclaiming it as the work which first showed them the way to successful chess.
Modern Chess Openings was first published in 1911. It has been updated approximately every five years since and "the many recent master tournaments have rendered necessary an up-to-date book on the Openings". The book is intended to be a guide for match and tournament players.
Modern Chess Openings
50 Mate in Two Chess Puzzles for Intermediate Players
This book contains 50 mate in two puzzles for the intermediate-level chess player. As you work through the book, you’ll not only be looking for your best moves to solve the problems, but also to give your opponent their best moves in response.
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
This book by the well-known author of Modern Chess Strategy makes a unique contribution to chess literature. Added to the purely technical contents are a number of features which make the book interesting even for those readers who do not actually play the game but are merely attracted to its sporting background. This book is written for all experience levels so that the player can use general strategic principles to assist the player in thinking for themselves versus relying on others' analysis's.
Chess for Fun & Chess for Blood
Edward Lasker was an expert and authority on many games, not only chess and checkers but also go, the Oriental game he introduced to the United States. General strategic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner or a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. This method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and effective, because it makes the student think for himself.
Chess & Checkers - The Way to Mastership
The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
200 Open Games centers around the popular 1. P-K4 P-K4 opening (Bobby Fischer, for one, consistently chooses the king's pawn opening). "The author's idea," writes Bronstein, "is to show that quite a large number of similar games are in fact different in the way they have been created in the minds of the players. And although they are different, all these games, with their identical first move, still retain for a considerable time traces of one and the same inherited pattern. ..."
200 Open Games
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!
100-Puzzle Chess Tactics Workbook
Parker's Chess Adventure is a story book/workbook that contains 100 one-move tactics puzzles for kids with a playing level around 1000 or less.
Parker's Chess Adventure
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
The 1966 World Championship Match was one of the hardest fought and most exciting matches of this series. It was played under the traditional rules of a 24 game match, time limit was 40 moves in 21/2 hours, and if a 12-12 tie the champion would retain his title.
World Championship - Petrosian vs. Spassky 1966
This book is perhaps unique in that it was written by a professional educator who also plays chess, rather than by a professional chess player who also wrote. Dr. Milton Finkelstein was Director of the New York City Department of Education who wrote several other books in the education field.
Self-Taught Chess for Beginners and Intermediates
The present work already established in its Russian edition is by far the most complete work on pawn endgames ever published. Containing no less than 911 examples, it will prove invaluable both to the student of chess and to the practical player.
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
This book was originally published in 1947 with 55 of his best games, the last game being against World Championship Botvinnik, which ended in a draw. In 1981, he sought to expand this book by adding ten more games including his draw against Fisher, the last game, bringing the total number of games to 65 and the last year to 1976.
If You Must Play Chess
Sicilian Defense by Alexander Koblentz published in Russian in Moscow in 1955
Sicilian Defense - RUSSIAN EDITION
The most important endgames to study and learn are King and Pawn Endgames and Rook and Pawn Endgames. Knowing rook and pawn endgames is like having money in a savings account, as they come up all the time. Be sure to take time and learn all the rook and pawn against rook endgames.
Basic Chess Endings
With an Appendix on Go, the Oriental Strategic Game
Modern Chess Strategy is a book about the strategies in modern chess by author Edward Lasker with introductions by Richard Bozukich and Sam Sloan. It also includes a special appendix on the game of Go - A Japanese variation of chess which will keep you as addicted to it as the game of chess.
Modern Chess Strategy
An Elementary Text Book for Beginners, Which Teaches Chess By A New, Easy and Comprehensive Technique
German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher, Emanuel Lasker, PhD (1868–1941), who was World Chess Champion from 1894 to 1921, reveals his secrets in this classic how-to chess primer. In his prime the author was one of the most dominant champions. He is still generally regarded today as one of the greatest chess players ever.
Lasker's How to Play Chess
“Tactics,” said a famous chessmaster, “is 99% of chess.” It follows that the most effective way to increase your playing strength is to master the tactical aspect of chess. There is no surer or easier or more enjoyable way to acquire this vital chess skill than by studying Rudolf Spielmann's authoritative work on “the art of sacrifice in chess.”
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
A Primer of Chess teaches you how to find the good moves. When it is your turn to move, your objective as a chess player should be to find a good move. If every move you play in the game is a good move, you will win, usually because your opponent will throw himself on the sword.
A Primer of Chess
A Book of Chess Tactics for Children and Other Beginners
Over eighty problems in chess are presented in large, open diagrams, one to a page, appropriate for children who are being taught chess by readers of Chess and Children, or for any child who knows the rules and has some familiarity with the game.
What's the Next Move?
His Life, His Games, and His Writings
C.J.S. Purdy, Australia's greatest chess player and the first World Correspondence Chess Champion, was widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest chess writers and teachers. In this book the editors present not only an absorbing account of Pudy's life and a collections of 50 of his best games, but also a sample of over 30 of his instructional articles. These articles, written in Purdy's inimitable style, cover all phases of the game and make this book a must for all serious chess students.
C.J.S. Purdy International Master World Correspondence Chess Champion
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
William Ewart Napier, renowned for his pithy remarks that are legendary in chess literature circles, had published three units (collections) of chess games between 1934-1935. This book, the first of those units, contains one hundred of the most unbelievable, but real chess games ever played. Each game is proceeded by a comment about the game or the players written by Napier.
Napier's Amenities and Background of Chess-Play
Everybody knows (or ought to know) of the meteoric career of Paul Morphy, who vanquished the mighty paladins of chess and became the first uncrowned champion of the world. And everyone enjoys (or ought to enjoy) the games, the men and the scene when Morphy reigned supreme.
Paul Morphy and the Golden Age of Chess
A History of the Highest American Chess Title, With the 1973 Matches Annotated
US Championship Chess is unique in the presentation, combining history with history-in-the-making for a new and pleasurable experience in chess study. Part I is a history of the U. S. Chess championship by David Daniels; Part II consists of the complete games of the 1973 tournament, annotated by William Lombardy.
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them. This is a complete book on different checkmate strategies.
300 Chess Puzzles, Forks, Pins, Skewers, and More
The Intermediate Chess Tactics workbook is split into six chapters of 50 puzzles each. Each chapter covers a specific tactic and the final chapter is a final exam where you're not told which tactic applies, only that the correct answer will involve one of the tactics learned in a previous chapter.
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.