Thursday, April 26, 2007 6:59
If you play what Alexander Khalifman recommends in his tremendously successful series Opening for White According to Anand, you will not be surprised by simple refutations. Khalifman is thorough and has a lot new analyses, and most strong and very strong chess players use his books.
But Kahlifman is very good for the club player, as well. That is...
Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:59
The fastest way to win more games of chess is by improving your tactical abilities. This is very good news because virtually all of us love tactics.
A few days ago a new book arrived in our warehouse: My Daily Exercise: 365 Tactical Test to Improve Your Chess. It has some distinctive features:
the exercises are listed in random order (in most...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:59
Hungarian GM Jozsef Pinter spent many years in compiling his new book, clearly a labor of love and extreme devotion to the game of chess.
We now have in stock 1000 Rook Endings, which was published a couple of weeks ago. This is a very straightforward book, and the 434(!) pages offer very good value for money.
Please have a look at this...
Thursday, April 05, 2007 6:59
Today we are offering you a 10% discount on a set of two recent, very popular opening repertoire books by Lev Alburt, Roman Dzindzichashvili & Eugene Perelstein: Chess Openings for White, Explained, and Chess Openings for Black, Explained.
These "extremely user-friendly" (GM Rowson) books contain "many new ideas that combine to make a potent...
Friday, March 30, 2007 6:59
Everybody knows that life imitates bad television (as Woody Allen once said). But wouldn't it be wonderful, especially for all of us chess players, if life would turn out to imitate chess as well?
Now Garry Kasparov tells us that this is indeed the case! So cheer up: all the time you spend contemplating move orders, exchange sacrifices and mating...
Friday, March 23, 2007 5:59
Yesterday we received in our warehouse a brand new book from our friends at Quality Chess. It is a repertoire book: Beating the Open Games by star author Mihail Marin.
You may remember Marin's previous work: "Learn from the Legends". A great book, a modern classic which won the ChessCafe 2005 Book of the Year Award.
Marin's new book not only helps...
Friday, March 16, 2007 5:59
If we all know we should study the endgame, then how come so few of us actually do?
Because every endgame instruction book, no matter how "ultimate", "complete" or "essential" it is said to be, begins to stick in your throat on page 19 (if not, then on page 31).
You feel guilty, but maybe you're not the one to blame. Maybe you have just been...
Thursday, March 08, 2007 6:59
This looks like a new hit from the guys that brought you 'the Safest Sicilian' (on the Taimanov). It offers a complete repertoire against 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 for those who prefer a straight fight.
It is based on the Najdorf. All chapters start with a "Quick Repertoire" section: a couple of pages containing all the vital information a club player needs...
Friday, March 02, 2007 6:59
It is true: you can now save more than 50% on the 2005 Yearbooks!
We have slashed the price of issues 74 -- 77 of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News.
It means that you pay just ?¢‚Äö¬¨ 47.95 (or ?Ç¬£ 32.95 / $ 54.95) for 4 books with more than 1.000 pages of top level writing on the chess opening.
Apart from 129 Opening Surveys, 2005...
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:59
SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises, Volume 6 has just arrived from the printers. And you know what that means: danger!
In the next few weeks countless chess players all over the world will be eagerly hunting the pages of that book for early deviations from the regular lines in mainstream openings.
Why? Because many chess players are too lazy to...