The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic... read more
A first-hand look at the games of the man recognized as the greatest chess player of all time. Bobby Fischer's geniusness raised the entire world's consciousness of chess and paved the way for multi-million dollar prizes. Includes 101 new games. Largest game collection ever assembled including 972 games and 1.043 listings. ...
Everything you always wanted to know about world chess champion Bobby Fischer, complete with easily accessible examples of his chess playing style, in one compact and very readable volume. His youth in Brooklyn, his astonishing career, his many conflicts, his girlfriends and his tragic death in exile in Iceland in 2008: it is all there. You don?t need to be an accomplished chess player to be... read more
In this book, published by Simon and Schuster in 1969 but reissued, Bobby Fischer analyzes his most important and representative games. He shows the strategic considerations, the tactics, and sometimes the blunders, that occur during the pressure of tournament play. He assesses his opponents’ thinking as well. Each game has, in addition to Fischer's own annotations, an analytical introduction by... read more
A collection of stories, told first-hand, by people who have known Bobby Fischer in the past. There are 7 authors in all, making for a book with many different views on Americas greatest chess player of all time. ...
Chess as art and recreation; checkmating combinations, endgame play, strategic principles, more. Full details and analysis of author's famous game with Emanuel Lasker. 94 diagrams; other illustrations. ...
This book by International Master and eminent theorist of chess Mikhail Yudovich tells how Kasparov's chess career began and traces the stages of his creative growth - from children's competitions up to his struggle for the World Chess Title. Yudovich has annotated about a hundred best games of the youngest ever World Champion and has also used the analysis of Kasparov himself and of other... read more
International Grandmaster Raymond Keene's book profiles Gary Kasparov, and gathers twelve of his best games, including the final game of the 1985 World Championship. The twelve games selected have been chosen primarily for their instructive qualities, and are of great value to players of all standards.
From Grandmaster to beginner, every chess player will learn as they read and re-read this classic book by Aron Nimzowitsch. This new algebraic version of this treasure of positional chess, edited for modern times and is loaded with 419 diagrams. This edition makes the "classic" book easier than ever before.
Susan (Zsuzsa) Polgar of Hungary was at 15 the highest-rated femail chess player in the world. Not only about chess, this book is the story of a young girl who fought a war against powerful enemies and managed to go where no other woman has gone before. Co-author and husband Jacob Shutzman, accompanied her at every step on the road to the crown and that personal involvement adds a special... read more
One of the best ways to improve is to study the games of a top Grandmaster, and Ivan Sokolov's uncompromising style and tactical flair make him a perfect role model. In this book, Sokolov demonstrates the deadly effectiveness of his systems against openings such as the Nimzo-Indian, Queen's Gambit, Slav and King's Indian. The book contains 50 deeply annotated games with introductions and includes... read more
Mikhail Tal, the "magician from Riga", was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humour. Dazzling games are interspersed throughout with anecdotes and witty self-interviews, and in typically objective fashion he related both the downs and ups of his encounters. Due to possible self-inflicted health... read more
Few players have captured the public imagination like the former World Champion Mikhail Tal. With his unique attacking style, he dazzled the chess world on the way to becoming the youngest ever World Champion in 1960, winning friends around the world for both his entertaining play and engaging personality. In this book Grandmaster Joe Gallagher takes a fresh look at Tal's games and career,... read more