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Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf
In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening. The early moves and ideas are introduced and care is taken to explain the reasoning behind them - something that is often neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3929
Starting Out Sicilian Najdorf
Starting Out: Sicilian Scheveningen
The Scheveningen is an uncompromising and flexible variation of Black's most popular defence to 1 e4, the Sicilian. It's a firm favourite of the world's greatest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in crucial games, including his world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov and Vishy Anand. His success rate against Karpov was so good that the former world champion was...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM4131
Starting Out Sicilian Scheveningen
Starting Out: The Colle
The Colle is a solid, reliable system of development based on the popular opening move 1 d4. One of its major advantages is that although the system is very easy to learn and play, it leads to exciting middlegame positions where White often launches a violent attack against Black's king. The Colle is a particular favorite amongst club players, but is also seen at grandmaster level; perhaps its ...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM5275
Starting Out The Colle
Starting Out: The French
The French is one of Black's soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels of chess. Club players enjoy its super-solid structure, while at the top it's played by famous grandmasters such as Vishy Anand and the young Russian star Alexander Morozevich. With his first two moves Black obtains a substantial foothold in the centre, and a structure that is incredibly difficult to break ...
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View Item Item: EM2298
Starting Out The French
Starting Out: The Grundfeld
The Grunfeld is an energetic and popular defence to queen's pawn openings and is a favourite of the world number one Garry Kasparov. From the start of the game Black allows White to build an apparently strong centre but then attacks it with all his forces. Play can become extremely sharp and theoretical and this opening very much appeals to dynamic players. In this book, International Master Ja...
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View Item Item: EM3509
Starting Out The Grundfeld
Starting Out: The King's Indian
The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations. Throughout the book there ...
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View Item Item: EM2342
Starting Out The King s Indian
Starting Out: The Modern
The Modern Defence is a dynamic, ambitious and universal opening, one that can be used against virtually every system White can play. Black's provocative strategy is based upon allowing White to construct an imposing pawn centre in the anticipation that a well-timed strike will bring about its downfall. Both sides can play for high rewards: White can hope to succeed with a direct attack or to s...
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View Item Item: EM5664
Starting Out The Modern
Starting Out: The Nimzo-Indian
The Nimzo-Indian is one of the soundest and most popular defences against 1 d4, offering Black the chance to unbalance the game early on and play for a win without undue risk. Advocates include virtually all of the world's top players, including Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Chris Ward revisits the basic principles behi...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM2540
Starting Out The Nimzo Indian
Starting Out: The Pirc/Modern
The very closely linked Pirc and Modern Defences are dynamic systems that are favored by ambitious, counter-attacking players. Black plays very much in a hyper modern fashion, allowing White to build an unopposed pawn center with the idea of plotting its eventual downfall. In this revolutionary book, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Pirc/...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3365
Starting Out The Pirc Modern
Starting Out: The Scotch Game
The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but more recently it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World number one Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White. He utilised the opening in World Championship matches and other elite events, with very successful results. As a ...
Price $23.95
View Item Item: EM3875
Starting Out The Scotch Game
Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon
Few would disagree that the Sicilian Dragon is one of the most exciting, high profile and controversial openings in chess history. Right from the very beginning of the game Black chooses to unbalance the position, thus maximizing his or her chances of playing for a win. The positions reached are dynamic and of a highly tactical nature, with both players very often going straight for each others...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3981
Starting Out The Sicilian Dragon
Surprise in Chess
All chess players know the impact of a surprising move in a game of chess. The victim is disoriented and often blunders in reply, while the player landing the surprise feels invigorated, lusting for the battle ahead. It is thus quite a surprise in itself that this is the first book devoted to this important practical aspect of chess psychology. Avni, a highly experienced and respected chess wri...
Price $17.95
View Item Item: EM2106
Surprise in Chess
Taimanov's Selected Games
Grandmaster Mark Taimanov is one of the most consistently successful players of the post-war era. A grandmaster since 1952, he twice qualified as a Candidate for the World Championship and his numerous tournament victories include the Soviet Championship in 1956 and the World Veterans' Championship in 1993. Taimanov has made many significant contributions to opening theory and is the author of ...
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View Item Item: EM1550
Taimanov s Selected Games
Tango! A Dynamic Answer to 1 d4
Tired of constantly defending passive positions with the black pieces? Looking for something new and exciting to unleash at the chessboard? This book provides an answer to these perennial questions. International Master and renowned openings theoretician Richard Palliser presents a complete repertoire for Black against queens pawn openings based on the dynamic and very much underrated Black Kni...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3882
Tango A Dynamic Answer to 1 d4
Test Your Chess
This book offers a variety of entertaining and thought-provoking exercises in fundamental chess skills. It will help players of all standards to identify strengths and pinpoint areas of their play that need more attention. The first half of the book tests your ability in each part of the game. Opening Exercises test your ability to develop harmoniously and to find creative solutions in the firs...
Price $19.95
View Item Item: GP3357
Test Your Chess
Test Your Chess IQ: Grandmaster Challenge
There is no better way to improve your tactical ability than by working out winning combinations in positions taken from Grandmaster games. In this final - and most challenging! - part of his best-selling three-volume course in chess tactics, Russian chess teacher Livshitz provides a wealth of test-yourself positions identified under recurring combinational themes such as diversion, interferenc...
Price $19.95
View Item Item: EM0027
Test Your Chess IQ Grandmaster Challenge
Test Your Chess IQ: Master Challenge
Is the ability to make combinations something you are born with or can it be acquired by practice? Russian chess trainer Livshitz, who has had extensive experience teaching a wide range of players from novices to masters, presents here a course for developing your combinational skill, based on the recognition of tactical motifs. As you work your way through this carefully graded series of tests...
Price $19.95
View Item Item: EM1444
Test Your Chess IQ Master Challenge
Test Your Chess: Piece Power
In this entertaining test-yourself book, suitable for young players and novices of all ages, John Walker shows how to master each of the pieces. Learn how to get the most from your pieces, answer the question and add up your score. Test your chess and watch yourself improve-and enjoy the fun at the end!
Price $14.95
View Item Item: EM1850
Test Your Chess Piece Power
The Bb5 Sicilian
The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters. Significantly, this...
Price $24.95
View Item Item: EM3974
The Bb5 Sicilian
The Classical King's Indian Uncovered
The King's Indian is an exciting, challenging opening which is very popular at all levels of chess. It is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players such as the two chess legends Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov who perfected the King's Indian into an opening weapon to be feared throughout the chess world. In recent years, however, White players, led by World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, have h...
Price $25.95
View Item Item: EM5171
The Classical King s Indian Uncovered
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