Practical Techniques Everyone Should Know
In chess, as in repair or construction jobs in and around the house, you will not get very far without the right equipment. If you want to win more games you simply need the right tools. Unfortunately, most amateur chess players have no toolbox to speak of. International Master and experienced chess trainer Thomas Willemze is the handyman you are looking for. He tells you which are the most urgent problems that need fixing.
The Chess Toolbox
Who Will Be the Next World Chess Champion?
Contains the career details of many key players of chess, assessing their strengths and weaknesses. The book includes profiles of Vladimir Kramnik, Gata Kamsky, Judit Polgar, Michael Adams, Alexei Shirov, Viswanathan Anand and Vassily Ivanchuk.
Contenders for the Crown
Top Analysis by Super GM's
A multinational team of Super GMs analyse the most important recent games, using their world-class skill and powerful computers. This volume is essential to anyone interested in the most up-to-date and highest quality opening theory.
Chess Evolution - MARCH 2011
Ju Wenjun - New Women's World Champion
New in Chess is the magazine of choice for serious Chess players. If it is happening in Chess, you'll read about it in New in Chess Magazine. It features on the spot tournament reports, in-depth interviews with top players, comprehensive analysis.
New In Chess Magazine - Issue 2018/5
Danger on the Diagonal
In his new, ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This first volume in the series is about the bishop. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by over 140 examples from tournament praxis.
Mastering the Fundamentals
'The Full English Opening' is the first one-volume book that covers all variations of the English Opening (1. c4). Carsten Hansen dedicates special attention to the transition into the early middlegame. You will learn how to define specific plans, lay out a strategic goal, and find positional and tactical targets. Supported by examples and exercises, you will be able to enjoy the greatest asset of the English Opening: its versatility.
The Full English Opening
His Amazing Story and His Most Instructive Chess Games
Alexander Kalinin chronicles the amazing story of the first American Challenger since Bobby Fischer and follows his development from a pure attacker to a universal, all-round star. This selection of Caruana's best and most instructive games, arranged in thematic chapters, is a perfect guide for amateur chess players as there is plenty to be learned about all the skills that really matter.
In this book, Nigel Short, the challenger in 1993 for the title of World Chess Champion, explains the secrets behind his chess skills, featuring numerous move-by-move extracts from his games, and covering every aspect of chess tactics and strategy.
Nigel Short on Chess
The life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess Playing Machine
Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial revolution and the impact of the invention on the history of technology. Reprint.
All 41 games from the Candidates matches won against Jon Speelman, Boris Gelfand, Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman are given in full. Eight recent Short games are extensively analysed. Many other games have light notes.
International Correspondence Chess Review - VOL. 1
International Correspondence Chess Review - VOL. 1
Takes the reader from the basic moves to a thorough mastery of the essential principles of the game.
Chess for Absolute Beginners
An analysis of creativity and aesthetics in chess, with examples of decisive openings innovations from creative players.
Playing to Win
Bobby Fischer was a devoted Sicilian player. But the American chess genius and 11th World Champion was also a devoted 1.e4 (“Best by test” as he said) player, and his results against the Sicilian are remarkable. In almost all variations he came up with new ideas and developed systems of his own — such as 6.Bc4 (one of his pet moves) against the Najdorf, and the Rauzer.
How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian - Adrian Mikhalchishin
All world champions left their mark on chess. And although they had different styles each and every one of them played the endgame exceptionally well. The material on this DVD is based on the ChessBase MasterClass series, and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy some of the best endgames in the history of chess
Endgames of the World Champions – From Fischer to Carlsen - Karsten Muller
Chess For Winners
This unforgettable chess adventure is designed to advance young chess player’s skills, move by move. Discover mini-games, brain-twisters and more at every attraction. Pick up chess tips and skills as you ride in bumper cars and the Ferris wheel.
Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 3
On this DVD, IM Valeri Lilov will mould you into a player well-versed in the art of attack. You will emerge with a knowledge of the sure-fire techniques and strategies that you can use to rip open the opponent’s defences and hunt his king down! In over 20 demonstrative video lectures, Lilov explains the typical schemes of an attack, such as pawn storms, as well as plans which are tailored to the particular characteristics of a position.
Castled Long – Attacking the King - Valeri Lilov
From amateurs to professionals – players of all levels know how difficult it is to learn chess strategy and how much time and effort it takes to improve middlegame play. The author of this DVD has a solution - suggesting and demonstrating what he believes to be the easiest and most affordable method - learning from the World Champions!
Learning from the World Champions - Sergei Tiviakov
In this extended update of the ChessBase mating course, Lubomir Ftacnik initiates you into the fine art of mating your opponent. In four videos the grandmaster explains typical mating patterns. At the same time, two small collections of material allow systematic assimilation of the subject of delivering mate. After that, it is all about answering the training questions in 1000 mating exercises.
1000 X Checkmate - Lubomir Ftacnik
Version 3.0 - Runs on iOS / Android / Windows / OS X / Linux
Learn to think strategically, try out tricky mental exercises and master fun and exciting challenges – all with a generous helping of chess knowledge. These things and more await you on this unusual chess adventure that has already received great international acclaim.
Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 1
Chess in the Black Castle
Join Fritz and Bianca in a thrilling chess adventure as they enter rooms of the castle, where each challenge will help you sharpen skills and prepare for the ultimate showdown.
Learn to Play Chess With Fritz and Chesster - Vol. 2
Profiles Britain's top chess master, Nigel Short, and analyzes twelve of his most outstanding games
Nigel Short's Best Games
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
Hosted by Grandmaster Bryan Smith
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. In this series, we get to see how Carlsen deals with a variety of opponents, from amateur level players, to average grandmasters, to super-grandmasters. To begin with, we see his round one win against Bardur Birkisson.
Carlsen in the Open - Chess Lecture - Volume 182
Hosted by International Master Bill Paschall
Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. In this series Bill expertly examines a new idea in a main line. Theory starts now with this variation. First seen play in 2017.
A New Idea for Black in the Grunfeld Stockholm Variation - Chess Lecture - Volume 181
Improve your understanding and play of these most important endings with comprehensive but clear explanations by Nikolay Minev, one of the most respected chess instructors of our era.
A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames - Nikolay Minev
Crafted to replicate the design and proportions of the turn-of-the-century Staunton Pattern Chess sets, a period widely regarded as one of the finest in the history of the Staunton Chessmen.
The Players Series Chess Pieces - 3.75" King
Correspondence Chess Informators 9
Chess Informant (Šahovski Informator) is a publishing company from Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) that periodically (since 2012, four volumes per year) produces a book entitled Chess Informant, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
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Correspondence Chess Informators 9
Endgame Memorization Shortcuts from the 2018 US Champion - IM Nazi Paikidze
In this 6 hour course, 2018 U.S. Women’s Chess Champion IM Nazi Paikidze trains you in the skills needed for success in the endgame. Instead of theoretical positions, this course focuses entirely on the type of positions you’re actually likely to encounter in real games.
Endgame Renaissance - Endgame Memorization Shortcuts from the 2018 US Champion – IM Nazi Paikidze
The Pirc Defense - GM Damian Lemos
In this comprehensive 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge on one of the most dynamic chess openings for Black, the Pirc Defense. Put your opponents on the defensive with a classic counter-attacking weapon against 1.e4, the Pirc Defense (1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6).
Lemos Deep Dive - #8 - The Pirc Defense - GM Damian Lemos
The Robert Ris Method - Robert Ris
IM Robert Ris reveals his training methods for rapid chess improvement in this 15-hour chess course. Drawing on his own experience, IM Ris focuses on the 4 key areas you need to work on to become a strong player: becoming a tactical monster, improving your positional play, mastering material imbalances and learning the essential endgame techniques.
Master Method - The Robert Ris Method - Robert Ris
Converting Imbalances for Club Players – IM Keaton Kiewra
In this 5 hour course, experienced chess coach and 9-time Nebraska Champion IM Keaton Kiewra will train you in the skills needed for you to succeed in chess endgame strategy. These skills will also deepen your understanding and sharpen your technique in all phases of the game.
Endgame Renaissance - Converting Imbalances for Club Players – IM Keaton Kiewra
The Gormally Method - Daniel Gormally
Are you spending hours studying chess openings? That’s good. Maybe you’re also trying to solve a dozen endgame puzzles every day Even better.But, let me tell you something crucial. If you have not conquered the chess middlegame yet, you’ll never succeed at the higher levels.The chess middlegame is where you really show yourself as a chess player to the rest of the world. Here’s where you demonstrate your level of chess strategy mastery.
Master Method - The Gormally Method - Daniel Gormally
The Petroff (or Russian) Defence which is characterised by the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 has been popular at the highest levels for many years and enjoys the reputation of being an extremely solid defence. As with many openings favoured by the world elite, there is a sharp contrast between the sidelines (in which understanding plays the most critical role) and the theoretical battleground of the main lines where experience and knowledge of plans are needed, but also a high degree of concrete knowledge. This DVD aims to present this knowledge in a structured way, so that players can pick exactly what they need. This is interspersed with discussions of structural themes and annotated games. Two particular structures are discussed in great detail.
The Reliable Petroff - An Evergreen Elite Choice - Daniel Fernandez