Lady with a Torch
American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 6 times per year.
AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 11
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!
Kings of the Chessboard
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
Valentina Gunina wins inaugural Cairns Cup
The May 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Valentina Gunina and her blitzing prowess at the inaugral Cairns Cup by WGM Tatev Abrahamyan. Other articles include "Chess Journalism at the Cairns Cup" and "an Interview with WGM Jennifer Shahade advocating for women in chess.".
Chess Life Magazine - May 2019 Issue
The author’s objective was, first of all, to reveal the richness of Petrosian’s chess world and to follow the strategic development of the King’s Indian Defense through the prism of Petrosian’s creative work. He does this with the presentation of almost 300 deeply annotated, complete games.
The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian
In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics.
Emanuel Lasker - A Reader
Using carefully selected examples, the authors want to make you familiar with the strategic ideas behind the famous Maroczy bind. These plans arising from both colors, are a must for your arsenal of chess knowledge and understanding.
Understanding Maroczy Structures
In this book, Milos Pavlovic takes 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.
The Modernized Colle-Zukertort Attack
How to Become a Grandmaster
American Chess Magazine is "the chess magazine that the chess world needs and deserves!". The winner of six awards and five honorable mentions by the Chess Journalists of America in 2018, this large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games, but includes columns by such legendary players as Seirawan, So, Shahade, Benjamin, Sokolov and many more! If you're interested in American Chess, look no further than American Chess Magazine. Published 4 times per year.
AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE Issue no. 10
Hikaru's Grand Tour
The April 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on Hikaru Nakamura and his blitzing prowess at the London Chess Classic by Robert Hess. Other articles include "US Chess Affairs 2018 Yearbook" and "the K-12 Grade Nationals".
Chess Life Magazine - April 2019 Issue
The 2019 All America Team
The April 2019 issue of Chess Life for Kids is here! It's Your Move, You can do it! by SIM Jon Edwards, Chess Kids Across The Board, Avoid The Trap! by Bruce Pandolfini, All-America Team, Tactics from the K-12s by GM Elshan Moradiabadi and more in the latest issue of Chess Life for Kids!
Chess Life For Kids Magazine - April 2019 Issue
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
In this, his first book for Thinkers Publisher, Evgeny investigates, in his inimitable style, the current modern approach to chess. Players sometimes blindly follow rules, restricting themselves to what they have learned without even considering successfully "breaking" the rules. Such stereotypical thinking is a trap which chess players should try to avoid, and in this book, Evgeny makes a strong case for creative thinking and ways to leave the well-trodden paths and confuse the opponent with a fresh approach. Grandmaster Bareev may surprise you with this groundbreaking subject, we promise you it will be a pleasant surprise!
Say No to Chess Principles!
This volume completes the coverage of the Modern English with a repertoire against 1...c5, 1...Nf6, and 1...e6. It is based on active fight for the centre by e3 and d4. It is written from White's point of view, but it should also serve Black players since the authors often discuss several alternatives to the main lines.
The Modern English - Vol. 2
Chess Informant 140 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
Chess Informant - Issue 140
Chess Informant 139 contains hundreds games, annotated by strong players, crosstables, tournament results, separate chapters on combinations, endgames, problems, studies. It includes analysis of particular openings, regular columns of top players on various themes etc.
Chess Informant - Issue 139
Russian International Master Maxim Chetverik has written a strategy textbook containing 75 deeply annotated positional games that show players how to devise plans to handle a number of key strategic themes, such as when to open up the game, how to activate the pawn chain, how to carry out positional sacrifices and many others.
Strategic Plans - 75 Modern Battles
The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black's most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the repertoire of many elite players. This rich opening creates a wealth of opportunities for vigorous attacks, causing most games to be tense and engaging.
Opening Repertoire - The Sicilian Najdorf
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.
Coaching the Chess Stars
In this book, renowned author Cyrus Lakdawala creates a repertoire for Black and navigates through the main lines of the French, providing the reader with well-researched, fresh and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening, and contains instructive commentary on typical middle-game plans. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn.
Opening Repertoire - The French Defence
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
The Five Kasparov - Karpov Matches for the World Chess Championship
In The Longest Game Jan Timman returns to the Kasparov-Karpov matches. He chronicles the many twists and turns of this fascinating saga, including his behind-the scenes impressions, and takes a fresh look at the games.
The Longest Game
Dewain Barber - Dean of Scholastic Chess
The March 2019 issue of Chess Life is here! It's Cover Story is on US Chess naming Dewain Barber as the Dean of Scholastic Chess by Al Lawrence. Other articles include "College Chess and 2018 Pan Ams" and "Grand Prix at the Eastern Open".
Chess Life Magazine - March 2019 Issue
In the Alekhine Defence, contrary to the classical methods of playing in the opening, Black does not fight for the centre with his pawns, but begins to exert immediate pressure against White's centre. Black's knight on f6 attacks the pawn on e4, and if it advances, then Black's d-pawn joins into the attack against it.
Play the Alekhine Defence
We are very proud to present the first FIDE-approved endgame manual, written by 3 of the world leading experts: FIDE Senior Trainers IGM Mikhalchishin, IGM Grivas and IGM Balogh. A total of 8 endgame books will take you step-by-step from king & pawn endgames all the way through to extremely complex and materially-unbalanced endgames.
The Modern Endgame Manual - Mastering Essential Rook Endgames
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
Fred Reinfeld's timeless Attack and Counterattack in Chess starts with the basic premise that White plays to build on the natural initiative that is inherent in having the first move, while Black pplays to sap White's divine right to this initiative, only to take it over the moment it is possible
Attack and Counterattack in Chess
AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI
Game Changer offers intriguing insights into the opportunities and horizons of Artificial Intelligence. Not just in solving games, but in providing solutions for a wide variety of challenges in society
From practical games of 2018
This book is the continuation of the successful puzzle-book series, which started with the “Greatest 365 Puzzles” and “Greatest 501 Puzzles” from 2012. It was followed by „Tactics, Tactics, Tactics!” Volumes 3 and 4 which covered the best practical puzzles of 2013-2015 and the next ones of the series were the "Greatest 551 Puzzles" and the Greatest 550 puzzles" with the combinations of 2016 and 2017.
Greatest 525 Puzzles
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
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
The former ICCF World Champion Dr. Fritz Baumbach (Germany) has written a wonderful about the World Correspondence Chess Champions, which features many games that have been deeply analyzed by the World Champions themselves as well as other experts of correspondence chess.
Who is the Champion of the Champions?
Struggles and Victories
One of the most important publications of German publisher Exzelsior-Verlag was the monumental Lasker monograph, published in 2009, which quickly sold out. Now a new, three-part Lasker biography has been published in English.. The first volume, titled Struggles and Victories, deals with the childhood and school days of Emanuel Lasker and his family history.
Emanuel Lasker - Volume 1
In this companion volume to the author's highly-regarded The Nimzo-Indian Defence, the starting point is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6. The main focus is on 3.Nf3 b6 while Roiz also covers 3.g3 (Catalan) and miscellaneous options.
The Queen's Indian Defence
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