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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
Bob Wade’s long and distinguished chess career has spanned over half a century. A native New Zealander, born in 1921, he moved to the UK shortly after the Second World War. Once there, he soon made his mark, earning the International Master title in 1950. He won the British Championship at Chester in 1952  Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards ...
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.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess... read more
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
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 America’s greatest chess player of all time.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
  Boris Spassky is a French-Soviet Grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from late 1969 to 1972. He was a World Chess Championship candidate on seven occasions (1956, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, and 1985). Learn how Boris Spassky punished his opponent's mistakes through calculation of complex tactics and gain a decisive advantage. Supplement your reading with ... read more
Boris Spassky was the 10th World Chess Champion and created many masterpieces during his career. Learn how he did it in this book studying 300 of his best games.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
Botvinnik is considered by many as the father of modern chess strategy. Tal is considered by many as the greatest attacking playert of all time. Who wins, strategy vs tactics? Read this book to find out.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
Mikhail Botvinnik is considered the father of modern chess strategy and is one of the greatest players of all time. Much of today's advanced strategy stems from the philosophy of Mikhail Botvinnik. If you learn his philosophy as a starting point, it provides a perfect base from which to build a greater understanding. Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards... read more
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.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards   ...
Gary Kasparov's Best Games
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.Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards
My System
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. Supplement your reading with Chess LessonsItems you may also like: Chess Boards
Queen of the Kings Game
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
Sokolov's Best Games
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
The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
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
The Magic of Mikhail Tal
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