In his well-known and enterprising style, the author takes us through the history of the World Champions of Chess. A most striking and beautiful book full of anecdotes, stories and thrilling games played by the titans of our royal game. It is a book you easily will read repeatedly and surely find that special place on your bookshelf!
PRE-ORDER - Kings of the Chessboard
In his next book for Thinkers Publishing, Milos Pavlovic, took a fresh look at the relatively unexplored but most dangerous Colle-Zukertort attack. Drawing upon his considerable opening experience and using plenty of illustrative games, he reveal the secrets how to pose Black serious problems using different subtle move orders. Milos created a comprehensive repertoire for White and highlighting the many tactical and positional themes this dynamic opening contains.
PRE-ORDER - The Modernized Colle-Zukertort Attack
A lot of the topics listed demand a very straightforward type of thinking or approach. However it also happens that chess players often discover significant resources which formally exist outside the typical rules of chess. Those who know how to break all the rules and work around those specific guidelines reach the very top.
Say No to Chess Principles!
The Winawer variation of the French Defense is reached after 1.e4 e6 2.d4d5 3.Nc3 Bb4. This is one of the most exciting openings in the game. It's an alternative universe with alternative rules. In return for the bishop, Black gets a rock solid pawn structure and lots of dynamic options. It should not come a s asurprise that in these unbalanced fights Black can really play for a win.
The Modernized French Defense - Volume 1 - The Winawer
How does one achieve the unique ‘sound’ and distinct technique that are absolutely necessary to become successful at the highest level? It can only be done via a deep understanding of the chess player’s personality and the unique talent that distinguishes him from other soloists. It is here that the role of a coach is of the utmost importance. First, it is necessary to understand the nature of your student’s chess talent, and second, it is important to identify the player’s character and personality traits. His style ought to be harmonious, so that the essence of the human being matches the characteristics of his chess talent. Since it is the same emotionless computer that is now in charge of the purely chess component, it falls upon the coach to deal with the chess player’s personality, mysterious and unknowable as it might be.
Coaching the Chess Stars
In this book, Grandmaster Edouard examines the latest aspect of his chess career - being the second of a world-class player. He worked with Veselin Topalov form 2010 until 2014, notably helping him with the 2012-2013 Grand Prix series to become a world champion candidate. Romain tells you everything about his 'magic' experience in this book.
My Magic Years of Topalov
In this highly original book, Grandmaster Alexander Ipatov shares the chess philosophy that helped him become a top Grandmaster. Contrary to the generally accepted norms that permeate the modern chess world, he argues that spending most of one's training time on studying opening theory and memorizing trending lines until move 30 is wrong. However, this is exactly how most beginners start learning chess nowadays.
Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess - Vol. 1
Awakening - 1989-1996
Gata Kamsky was born on the 2nd of June 1974 in Siberia, Russia. At the age of six he moved to Leningrad, where he became a student of the renowned trainer Vladimir Zak. He moved to the USA in 1989. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Touro Law Center in New York. He became a Grandmaster at the age of sixteen, is a five-time US Champion and six-time US Olympiad team member, was the 1996 FIDE World Championship challenger, 2007 FIDE World Cup Winner and 2010 World Rapid Chess Champion. He was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2016.
Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer - Vol. 1
'Learn from Michal Krasenkow' is a splendid walk through the games and life of the author. Michal presents his games in the most instructive way and presents the reader a deeper look of his own thinking. We are convinced you will find many fascinating aspects improving your own play along the way.
Learn from Michal Krasenkow
In his second volume Ris continues to explore the essential elements of practical play for any club player. Again, the result is that Ris offers a course to help chess students master all facts of the game.
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player - Volume 2
As will be shown, they occur in the games of Grandmasters and even World Champions, past and present! They belong to everybody’s games, even beginners’! Each mate’s theoretical pattern is presented as a diagram, with constructed examples and actual games.
The Tactics Bible
A Classic Defense to the Ruy Lopez
This ‘Chigorin bible’ aims to be the ultimate improvement ‘tool’ for club and tournament players in the variation. The first part provides the reader with a good understanding of general plans and strategic concepts and the second part provides direct theoretical knowledge.
The Chigorin Bible
Surveys, Texts, Examples, and Informations about Chess U8/U10
In the last twenty or so years, the age of education for chess has dropped drastically. There are more and more young chess players who compete in childhood at tournaments of all levels, from regional national and even World Championships. Unfortunately, the current chess literature still provides virtually nothing which could help parents and coaches to prepare and support their children / students for such challenges. To fill this gap, Thomas Luther, Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach, and a team of seasoned experts have assembled a collection examples and test assignments to give parents and players a strong understanding of what is to be expected.
Chess Coaching for Kids - The U10-Project
This book, the second in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Queen's Gambit.
Understanding Before Moving - Queen's Gambit Structures - Vol. 2
Learning the Najdorf will help all players to understand Sicilians in a better way. Different aspects of chess such as defence, attack and sacrifice, positional themes and tactical storms, can be found in this book.
The Modernized Najdorf
The Reti opening has been quite popular in recent years. In the 'Modernized Reti', the author explains how this subtle opening needs to be handled. With many transpositions into different types of positions, it is one of the richest White choices has when starting the game. If you are looking for a refined, positional and dynamic way to play as White, this book will show you the way!
The Modernized Reti - Revised Extended Edition
It has been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested in the opening, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around an opening when the opponent deviates from theory. This is why Herman treats the study of openings in a completely different way. In this book, he discusses the backgrounds of openings, provides guidelines and explains in an instructive and accessible way the basic principles of a position. In this book, the first in its series, provides an overview of the positions and corresponding plans arising from the Ruy Lopez and Italian openings.
Understanding Before Moving - Ruy Lopez and Italian Structures
In this book, IM Raja Panjwani presents the Hyper Accelerated Dragon. He demonstrates from the second move a dynamic way to fight 1. e4. He covers all of White's main variations and sidelines and even the most critical 'Maroczy bind' gets a new treatment. Raja's book is recommended for all players that are eager to enter the critical lines in this exciting Sicilian.
The Hyper Accelerated Dragon - EXTENDED SECOND EDITION
This book is a presentation of the history of all the Candidates tournaments and matches, spanning from Budapest 1950 to Berlin 2018. It is also a book of tests and solutions, featuring hand selected game fragments from the various Candidates events. The tests vary widely in their degree of complexity. allowing a wide circle of readers to find the tests corresponding to their own chess level here
Together with the Candidates
A Complete Repertoire against 1 e.4
The Caro-Kann Defence, long renowned for being a solid and reliable defence against 1.e4, is undergoing a renaissance at the moment. The pawn structures in this opening leave considerable room for individual interpretation. This book is written for the Black side, though new ideas for White are suggested and old ones occasionally improved. It contains not only the author's personal take on how to deal with all major White tries after 1.e4 c6, but also a range of alternatives for Black- to cater for different types of Caro-Kann player.
The Modernized Caro-Kann
This book is simply a must for anyone who wants to be fully prepared to engage in battle against a gambit player. If you are a gambit player yourself, you need to this to prepare yourself for new challenges to your systems.
In this, the third volume of the Chess Calculation Training series, the author turns his attention to 'legendary games', so you can improve both your tactical skills and your chess culture. In this book, Romain presents not only many games played by legendary players such as Alekhine, Karpov, Kasparov and Fischer, but also many forgotten or unknown examples that will help you improve your calculation and knowledge of all areas of the game
Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3
The middlegame is arguably the most complicated aspect of chess. Through carefully selected examples from real games, Alexey wants to make you more familiar with various aspects of the middlegame. He believes that through careful reading and study of his book, any player regardless of level will significantly improve their skills.
Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame
The Nimzo-Indian and Queen's Gambit Declined are amongst black's soundest and most universal answers to 1.d4. In his trademark style, Milos investigates the most positional ways to proceed after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6. He analyses all the critical lines whilst also taking a close look at all the sidelines and gives Black many new possibilities to spice up the game. We are convinced that this book will bring you inspirational games and results.
Positional Repertoire - The Modernized Nimzo - Queen's Gambit Declined
Christian tackles one of the most important issues in chess: how to select candidate moves. He illustrates and discusses many different themes such as entering relatively uncharted territory, replying on your acquired knowledge, using intuition and how to play prophylactically. He uses examples from his own games, the result is a uniquely useful book that will help you to raise the level of your general play.
In this first volume of "Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player", attention is given to three essential elements of practical play. These three aspects aren't closely related to each other, but together form the key to improvement for any ambitious chess player.
Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player - Vol. 1
The endgame is the most complicated area of chess. In his book GM Rozentalis looks at some of the most important questions: the connection between the opening and the endgame, when to exchange, bishops against knights, be patient or just simplifiy.
The Correct Exchange in the Endgame - Extended New Edition
Opening Meets Middlegame
After his outstanding book from 2008, 'Winning Chess Middlegames', Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills. In his well known style, Sokolov focuses on the different aspects of the complex middlegame.
As usual Ivan breaks new ground and provides us with a variety of instructive examples. Many were extracted from the very recent top level tournament practice. In this, his second volume of the Chess Middlegame Strategies series, Ivan explores middlegame strategies and ideas related to prospective opening set-ups
Chess Middlegame Strategies - Vol. 2
The Benko gambit is the ideal way to fight and seize the initiative as Black. Grandmaster Perunovic revisited all the modern lines and provided unbiased coverage of the more recent ideas, the most important being the delay of the recapture of a6. He found and tested in practical play, many new but still typical Benko manoeuvres. If you wanna surprise the 1. d4 player, this book and opening will be your perfect guide!
The Modernized Benko Gambit
Romain Edouard presents the second volume of his brand new series of exercise books. This time, he focuses on the endgame. Romain has carefully selected 424 positions - all from real games, including instructive examples from the past as well as many recent games. To obtain the best possible training result out of each position, he has organised the exercises into 10 categories, each concentrating on a different skill to make you an endgame specialist: reflexes, unexpected resources, and much more!
Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 2
TP Endgame Academy
Proper handling of the Bishops in the endgame is an important feature in today's chess and a must for every chess player who wants to climb the world's chess hierarchy. This book deals with important themes and ideas on the world of Bishop. The author presents in a constructive way chapters on the various Bishop endgame themes and presents a great number of superb exercises.
Bishop Endings - An Innovative Course
The third in his "weapons" series for Thinker's Publishing, Grandmaster Milos Pavlovic analyzes the Benoni and introduces many new and unexplored ideas in this exciting opening. We are convinced that this book will inspire the Benoni player to use his "reloaded weapons" and achieve great results!
Reloaded Weapons in the Benoni
Calculation Training Tools and Practical Decision Making
This book invites the reader to enter the wonderful elite chess world with one of the most creative Grandmasters of all time. It tells about his approach to the core of fighting, about his strongest points but also about his weaknesses. It presents real masterpieces and hurtful losses. However, the author not only shows a panorama of his creativity but also offers the reader to think over the problems together with "Moro". You can simply take place in his seat, look through his eyes and finally play like Morozevich!
Together with Morozevich
International Masters Souleidis and Sebastian started for Thinkers Publishing (TP) a yearly new series of exercise books. They selected for their first volume an exceptional amount of great tactical themes and puzzles. The authors have only one message for the devoted chess player: focus and exercise!
Thinkers Publishing Chess Puzzle Book 2016
The authors compiled, resulting from all different kind of middlegames, an impressive amount of the most instructive endgames. The ideal material for any chess players or trainer in search of the needed endgame finesse.
Mastering Complex Endgames
Roman Edouard launches a brand new series of exercise books. In his first volume, he focuses on middlegames. Romain has carefully selected 496 positions, which arose in real games in the recent past. To obtain the best possible training result out of each position, he has separated the exercises into 11 different categories, covering both tactics and strategy, attack and defence. This book is a fantastic training tool for any chessplayer to improve his level of chess thinking.
Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 1
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.