The attacking move 6 f4 against the Dragon Defense appeared in tournament praxis over half a century ago. White bypasses the heavily analyzed Yugoslav Attack (6 Be3, 7 f3 and 8 Qd2) and the well-tested Classical Variation (6 Be2, 7 Be3 and 8 00) in favor of immediate complications in the center.
CLEARANCE - The Modern Levenfish Attack in The Dragon Defense
All 530 Available Encounters: 1961-1974
Karpov's Collected Games, All 530 Available Encounters: 1961-1974
Karpov's Collected Games
Assess your standard of play with this easy to follow test-yourself guide. In this instructional and entertaining book, based on the author's popular CHESS monthly column, Grandmaster Daniel King invites you to sit alongside twenty leading players and predict their moves.
CLEARANCE - How Good Is Your Chess
Great Encounters in Contemporary Chess
The moment of death has the power to stress in a single move the achievement or the futility of a life.
The death of Alekhine contains a paradox. If he had sought happiness, he found something different; if he had wanted fame, his name will live as long as chess is played.
CLEARANCE - The World Chess Championship
A must have item for any serious chess historian or chess collector!
This massive collection, over 500 issues of the legendary publications of the US Chess Federation, has been painstaking digitized. Every issue is complete - every article, picture and advertisement are shown exactly as they appeared when it was originally published. All of these issues have searchable text!
Older issues of these magazines often sell on eBay for upwards of $100.00 per year - Here is your chance to get 42 years worth of Chess Magazines at a cost of less than $1.00 per year!
Chess Life and Review - 3 DISK DVD COLLECTION
Revista Quincenal De Ajedrez TOMO III. 1914
The magazine consists from games, articles and problems. This is last volume of the magazine. All reprints are uniformly bound, lettered on spine and upper cover. 152 p
Capablanca - Magazine 1914
Learn chess from a World Champion! These 100 games were selected and annotated by Botvinnik himself as the best games he played before becoming World Champion in 1948. Includes contests against Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe, Keres, Reshevsky, Smyslov and others. Author explains his theories, the development of Russian chess and six end game studies.
Botvinnik - 100 Selected Games
Lasker's Manual of Chess is one of the greatest chess books ever written. The fact that it was first published over 80 years ago has diminished neither its relevance nor significance in today's modern chess world. Lasker was both a wonderful fighter and a deep thinker; his book is the quintessence of the exceptionally successful experiences he had over many long years, and his thoughts about them.
Lasker's Manual of Chess
Modern classic offers thorough, systematic analysis of the use of the queen, active king, exchanges, seven different uses of pawns, minority attack, dynamic elements, much more. Analyses of 129 great games featuring Capablanca, Alekhine, Lasker, Botvinnik, Reshevsky, Bronstein, Smyslov, Spassky, other masters. Indexes of games and openings. 298 diagrams.
Modern Chess Strategy
The reader is assumed to be without any knowledge of the game, and this book teaches him how to play, and how to play well.
CLEARANCE - Chess: Revised Edition
The Sicilian Flank Game
One of the few books that tutors experienced club and tournament players on how to master the middlegame.
CLEARANCE - How to Play the Middle Game in Chess
A complete documentation of all these events and much much more (273 selected games and positions from all FIDE competitions and details about related fields such as correspondence chess and chess competitions) is found in International Championship Chess. Moreover lists of grandmasters, masters, presidents, vice presidents, etc.
CLEARANCE - International Championship Chess: A Complete Record of FIDE Events
For people-watchers everywhere, Brad Darach uncovers the sometimes grotesque, often hilarious secret life of Fischer the Great. Through screaming tantrums, paranoid panics, greedy schemes, orgies of eating, desperate loneliness and magnificent courage he reveals sides of Bobby never seen before.
CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World
A study and analysis of the games of Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player the world has ever known.
How Fischer Plays Chess
Queen and Pawn Endings is the second volume to appear of Averbakh's great classic series on the endgame. The original Russian edition quickly established a world-wide reputation. These are endgame books that Fischer had sent to him for use during his World Championship match.
CLEARANCE - Queen and Pawn Endings - Averbakh
Analysis on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6. This critical line of the Maroczy Bind is examined thoroughly.
CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defense 4: Gurgenidze
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This opening book was first published in 1976. Fairly comprehensive at a hefty 388 pages. At the time it was perhaps the best available go to book for this opening. It was only when Nunn's "Complete Najdorf" in two volumes was published that this book was superseded with updated research on the latest lines.
CLEARANCE - The Najdorf Variation
The four knights variation is little known line of the Sicilian and therefore has usful surprise value. Black plays immediately for the initiative which makes the variation very suitable for club play. The second half of this book consists of a survey of some of the latest ideas in the Najdorf, Richter-Rauzer and Sozin variations of the Sicilian
CLEARANCE - Sicilian Defence 5: Four Knights Variation
the English world chess champion
Howard Staunton (1810 - 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape that is still the style which must be used for competitions. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851. From 1840 onwards he became a leading chess commentator, and won matches against top players of the 1840s. However, the achievement of Staunton have been neglected or even ignored by his own countrymen and this book seeks to rectify that.
You have begun to play chess. And you have ambitions to be more than just a woodpusher at the chess club, or among friends who play. But how to be a better player? Here is a book that will help you master the complexities of chess -
Chess - Master the Moves
The chess world is fortunate in having many very strong players active at the present time. In this book the authors have selected ten of these players from outside the ranks of the world champions and have given what amounts to little more than an introduction to the careers and play of these great players.
CLEARANCE - Chess with the MASTERS
This is probably the best chess tutor a beginner can buy. is a new Speed-Method that is virtually guaranteed to teach the game quickly and will build great skill beyond the beginner level. Fred Reinfeld presents a simple method utilizing the algebraic system and a number and letter grid. is a simple presentation of a demanding subject. The great chess teacher Fred Reinfeld continues to command respect for his several classic books on this game of skill.
CLEARANCE - Beginner's Guide to Winning Chess
With fully annotated games and many diagrams, Americas Chess Heritage is an informative chronoly and an indispensable guide for chess enthusiasts and non players alike.
CLEARANCE - Americas Chess Heritage
Chess from Square One is a really clear introduction to chess for the complete beginner of any age by Tony Miles, Britain's leading player and one of the world's top grandmasters. The moves and interaction of the pieces are explained step by step, with practice games to familiarise the learner with each pieces as it is introduced. The explanation of t basic strategy and tactics enables the reader to embark upon his own chess games with confidence.
Chess from Square One
All 210 games from the greatest tournament since World War II. Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky, Petrosian, 10 others; perceptive annotations by Bronstein.
Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953
No board and men are necessary to enjoy this booklet. Enough diagrams are provided for you to follow each position to its completion.Chess with unusual positions is an altogether different world. There will be those who will want to solve them form the first diagram ? others will wait and start with the second diagram. But we are not going to challenge you to solve anything! This is where creative imagination is the order of the day ? where routine is scorned for the sheer love of artistry.
CLEARANCE - Unusual Endings
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High up in the Transamerica Building in San Francisco, Jacob Kin sits all day staring at colored lines flickering across a video display monitor. The road that takes him from the "ultimate turkey job" to the center of a surreal revolution in which neither side knows the identity of the other is the subject of this comic novel
Incident At the Sicilian Dragon
A collection of several types of Openings from the Author M. Thomas
CLEARANCE - Sicilian C3 - M. Thomas
The book is in three parts, the first of which tells of matches for the WorldChampionship, of decisive games, of combinations, problems and studies on the chess board, and of the unusual properties of the board and pieces. Part two deals with a currently fashionable topic, ‘The Computer at the Chess Board’, and in the third part of WorldChampion Annotates fifteen of the best games, many of which are from recent events and may be unfamiliar to the Western readers.
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
Learn to think the same way Bobby Fischer did. This is the fastest, most efficient, most enjoyable book on chess ever compiled. As the student, you start at the beginning and progressively develop your skills as you apply Bobby Fischer's principles and learn how to play Chess the Bobby way.
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
These 60 complete games, annotated throughout, emphasize Cuban master's elegant, classic, accurate, lethal endgame play against Alekhine, Lasker, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Reti, the best. Here are real games from match and tournament play, but endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.
Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
With Additional Material on Owen's Defence and the Nimzovich Defrence
This is the first major study of Alekhine's Defence for several years. Written in figurine algebraic notation, it is an exhaustive analysis of the Defence and its variations by a leading exponent. Popularised by Alekhine over fifty years ago, the half-open defence 1 e4 N f6 is once again being used to considerable effect in first-class chess.
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.