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Chess equipment: Keres defense
$18.60
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 is an opening rarely seen at high level. Does that mean it's bad? Well, it is named after Paul Keres, considered to perhaps be the strongest player amongst non-world champions. Suprise your opponent in this unique opening, and player like Paul Keres!   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: 4.Nc3 gambit queens gambit
$4.95
Many Queen's gambit players are eager to retrieve their c4 pawn once it is captured, afraid that waiting too long may allow black to consolidate. This book teaches players how white can gain lasting pressure if black ever attempts of hold the pawn, even as late as the 4th or 5th move.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Qh4 in the scotch game chess book
$9.95
The first in a proposed series of three books about the Scotch Game. Many books have been written about this chess opening but most just cover old analysis and reproduce games from a database. This book is distinguished by its high-quality and original analysis, making it a 'must buy' item for club and tournament players. A former second of Viktor Korchnoi, the author is also known as an... read more
Chess equipment: Black defense 1..d6 chess book
$26.30
Learning and remembering many different opening systems can be difficult. It can also be very time consuming to become effective in all of them. This book recommends a system as black which you can play every single game and develop a mastery in.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
chess equipment: Complete defense for black chess book
$29.95
A complete defense provides Black with a first move that can be played against anything.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Accelerated dragon chess book
$29.95
The accelerated dragon is one of the most popular and effective opening systems in all of chess. However, as in all sicilian variations, there are many intricacies that the player must be aware of and understand how to handle. This book guides you to do just that.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Accelerated dragon maroczy bind chess book
$18.95
The accelerated dragon is a very popular variation of the sicilian defense. It is solid, dynamic, and avoids some of white's most powerful lines against the classical dragon variation. There is only one line which scares some players away, the dreaded maroczy bind. This line is uniue to the accelerated dragon and can be a frustrating and difficult process to meet if black is unprepared. Luckily,... read more
Chess equipment: Accelerated dragons cadogan
$27.90
The accelerated dragon is the perfect weapon for the competitive chess player. This text provides an objective and detailed analysis of all variations for white and black which should enable the reader to gain a true understanding of this defence while enjoying the scope of original thought.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
chess equipment: Alekhines block chess book
$21.90
World chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) refined the art of Kingside attack into its purest form. Often Alekhine's onslaught was accompanied by the spectacular placement of a piece directly in front of the enemy King's castled position, exposed to immediate capture. This specialized tactic is called Alekhine's Block, designed to jam interior lines around the defending King or break up... read more
Chess equipment: Explosive chess opening repertoire for black
$52.50
This book equips the reader with everything he needs to know to play Black in a game of chess. Two experienced Finnish players have described an exciting repertoire based on the move 1...d6 in reply to whatever White’s first move happens to be. Black’s strategy is hypermodern and dynamic: White is encouraged to seize space, while Black develops his pieces rapidly and actively, waiting for the... read more
chess equipment: Anglo-Benoni four knights chess book
$3.95
Many players prepare for lines which occur after 1.e4 or 1.d4 but often it is neglected, both in literature and in the player's training, to study those that occur after moves such as 1.c4 or 1.Nf3 which are also popular. This book gives objective and detailed analysis so that you are able to do just that, and improve your knowledge of the anglo-benoni positions for both sides.   Supplement your... read more
chess equipment: Anglo-Benoni two knights chess book
$4.25
This is an accompanying book to the anglo-benoni four knights chess book. Study this important positions so that when you are faced with an anglo-benoni position in one of your games you are well equiped to come out on top.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Archangel and New Archangel chess book
$39.50
This is the first book ever devoted to these two dynamic variations of the Ruy Lopez, the most famous and traditional of all chess openings. This book will be invaluable to players of White and Black alike.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Beating the Alekhine defense with the exchange variation
$23.00
Many 1.e4 players find that the 1.e4 Nf6 Alekhine defense is one of the most annoying openings to face. Black always seems to create some annoying counterplay, and white is tasked with keeping their centre in tact, rather than playing the type of game they had intended. Learn how to dismantle the alekhine defense with this book on the exchange variation.   Supplement your reading with Chess... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the anti-kings indians chess book
$18.95
King's Indian chess players revel in do-or-die tactics, but not every opponent wants to cooperate. Some want to bore the pants off you with the Exchange Variation, or the London System. Others go for your throat with the Four Pawns Attack, while some simply confuse you with the Trompowsky. Take heart, for GM Gallagher has provided you with all you need to know. This book provides a complete... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the grunfeld chess book
$29.60
Since his surprise choice of the Grünfeld Defense in the 1986 World Championship match, Gary Kasparov has regularly adopted the Grünfeld in tournaments and matches around the world. Against Karpov, however, this opening has proved an unfortunate choice and Karpov has won more World Championship Games against Kasparov in this opening than in any other. Highlights of this book include: Original... read more
chess equipment: Beating the indian defenses
$8.95
A detailed repertoire for the Queen's Pawn player, this book provides an aggressive system against the Indian defences. It includes Burgess describing dangerous lines against the King's Indian, and Pedersen showing how to attack the Dutch defence, drawing from his experience in the black side.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment:Beating the kings indian and benoni with 5.Bd3
$24.10
GM Soltis: ''Against the King's Indian Defense and the Benoni Group(all of them: Czech, Modern, etc..)there is a simple, relatively new, yet ambitious setup that can be played effectively against each member of the family...the key element here is the bishop on d3(5.Bd3!)''. This book also tells you how to play against the Old Indian and Modern defenses.   Supplement your reading with Chess... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the Petroff chess book
$34.95
With this repertoire chess book, White players will have an arsenal of attacking maneuvers to defeat the Petroff-one of the most popular defenses against 1.e4 and the choice of champions. Here are dozens of new ideas and theoretical innovations that the authors have carefully developed in the past two years, a solid treatment of all lines and sidelines, and a wealth of notable and fully annotated... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the Pirc with the fianchetto chess book
$21.90
One of the most solid and consistently successful systems available against 1..d6 and 1..g6 is the subtle Fianchetto. If you play 1.e4, you will want to know how to beat the Pirc/Modern. If you play either of these 2 defenses, you will want to know what will be played against you. The White setup is pawns at e4, d4, and g3, White Knights at c3 and e2, and Bishops at g2 and usually e3 - then... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the Ruy lopez with the fianchetto chess book
$26.30
The Ruy Lopez, or spanish opening 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 is one of the oldest and most effective chess openings for white. Many strong players believe that you cannot become a good chess player without having studied this intricate opening. Learn how, and why, fianchettoing the kingside bishop as black can help dismantle white's attack.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may... read more
Chess equipment: Beating the sicilian defense with the Short-Nunn Attack
$26.30
Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the... read more
Chess equipment:Benoni defense chess book
$8.95
The Benoni defense 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 is one of the most popular openings against 1.d4. This is due to it's flexible and dynamic possibilities, which appeal to many players seeking to play for the win. However, with this dynamism comes the requirement of having a solid knowledge of the opening, and it's plans. This book helps you develop that knowledge, and gain confidence against the popular... read more
Chess equipment: Better opening play chess book
$17.95
Many players, when seeking to build an opening repertoire, are overwhelmed by the extreme number of possibilities which exist. Better opening play helps to guide players with a high level introduction to openings and give them some ideas to build their opening repertoire around.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
chess equipment: Bird's opening chess book
$8.00
Bird's opening begins with 1.f4, creating a structure resembling a reverse dutch. This can be a great opening if you like to play the dutch as black as it allows you to use this opening as both colours. Despite the dutch being popular, the Bird's opening has remained fairly unknown but not due to being unsound. We can use this to our advantage by surprising our opponent with this rare yet... read more
chess equipment: Black to play and win with 1..g6 chess book
$19.70
Looking for an opening you can play all the time no matter what your opponent does at the start?. Wanting to play dynamic positions with good opportunities to attack and win? Then 1..g6 may be for you. What does this mysterious move do, and how does it lead to attacking positions? Read this book to find out. Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
Chess equipment: Blackmar-Diemar Gambit chess book
$4.95
After 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 reaches the starting position of the Blackmar-Diemar gambit, a rare opening with strong attacking potential. Due to it's rarity, many opponent's are unaware of how to properly respond, which can lead to white gaining a huge attack and many checkmating threats. Learn this opening from Eric Schiller, a leading proponent of this rare gambit. Supplement your reading with... read more
Chess equipment: Cambridge springs defense chess book
$5.95
The Cambridge springs defense is one of the most solid opening systems you can play against the queen's gambit. It is difficult to break, yet flexible enough that black cnan quickly create counterplay on any or all parts of the board. Played regularly at the highest level, there are many instructive games you can learn from great players. Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may... read more
Chess equipment: Catalan opening chess book
$4.95
Many 1.d4 players dislike playing against the queen's gambit declined due to how solid and difficult to attack it is. However, there is a rarer variation called the catalan opening, where you fianchetto the kingside bishop to put pressure on blacks queenside. This can lead to very effective queenside attacks and give you a lasting advantage over your opponent. Supplement your reading with Chess... read more
Chess equipment: Catalan opening chess book
$11.95
The catalan opening is one of the most popular and dynamic ways to dismantle the queen's gambit declined, a usually solid opening. If you're tired of playing the dry technical positions that arise after a typical queen's gambit and you want an opening with more attacking chances, then the catalan is for you.   Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
Chess equipment: Catastrophe in the opening chess book
$44.95
There are not too many feelings more satisfying in chess than winning very quickly by cleverly snaring an opponent in an opening trap. Conversely, all chess players, even budding World Champions, have experienced the utter humiliation of losing in exactly the same manner! In this entertaining and instructive book, Grandmaster James Plaskett presents a wealth of illustrative games that contain... read more
Chess equipment: Chess openings for the average player book
$15.95
Clearly written guide covers all openings: the Benko Gambit, Bird's Opening, Centre Game, Dutch Defence, Four Knights Game, King's Gambit, others. Techniques are designed to help moderate players whose games are confined to club play or by correspondence, and aid good players who want to improve in tournament or club events. Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: ... read more
Chess equipment: Chess openings the easy way chess book
$32.95
Most players understand the importance of developing a chess opening repertoire. However, many players feel overwhelmed with where to start, with a plethora of books on chess openings, each hundreds of pages long. This book proves that developing an opening repertoire doesn't need to be difficult, and that many players simple need to be guided in the right direction as they begin their journey... read more
chess equipment: Colle system chess opening
$9.95
Ever wished there was an opening you could play almost every game, with little concern for what your opponent does across the first few moves? Maybe the colle system is just what you're looking for. Described as a system, rather than an opening, the colle is a series of moves: d4-e3-c3-Nf3-Bd3-Nbd2 which you can play against almost anything. Many players specialise in this opening and become... read more
$49.95
Chess equipment: Greatest ever chess opening ideas chess book.
$42.95
Looking for some unique chess opening ideas? Dislike most of the mainlines regularly featured in books? Greatest ever opening ideas presents some of the most unique and powerful variations which have been found in chess. Perhaps this book has your next pet opening within it. Supplement your reading with Chess Lessons Items you may also like: Chess Boards
Chess equipment: Winning chess openings book.
$17.50
There are many openings in chess which a player may choose to learn. However, some of these openings trade winning chances in exchange for safety, or simplicity. These are not the type of openings an amatuer player needs in order to improve their understanding as well as their rating. This book presents openings hand-picked for club players, capable of improving their game as well as their rating... read more