Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:35
We have just received from our printers: Vassily Ivanchuk - 100 Selected Games.
Beating Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik but losing several games on time, Vassily Ivanchuk's performance in the recent Candidates Tournament was simply sensational.
The sphinx from Lvov is one of the greatest players of modern time. In his long career he has...
Friday, March 29, 2013 9:35
Just in: Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis.
GM Andy Soltis' classic 1975 book has been unavailable for many years. Now this comprehensive guide has been updated and republished. After studying this book you will be able to recognize what good and bad pawn structures look like, understand how to exploit a good one and know how to change a...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:35
Yearbook 106 has arrived!
In this issue of The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News you will find answers to urgent questions like:
Who won the Yearbook Novelty of the Year 2012?
What new move did Karpov find in the venerable Evans Gambit?
Whatís the best reply to Topalovís 5.Qc2 in the Anti-Gr¸nfeld
Is Stelios Halkiasí 8ÖNg4 a good try against...
Friday, March 22, 2013 9:35
New In Chess 2013/2: more than 100 pages of chess delight.
Exclusive annotations by Carlsen, Aronian, Anand, Karjakin, Caruana, and many others
2872, but not there yet!
Wijk aan Zee 40-page special
On-the-spot reporting from Gibraltar, Baden-Baden
Sergey Shipov compares five junior aces: Rapport, Dubov, Van Kampen, Grandelius and Ipatov
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:35
Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play is out!
Positional is the goal and strategy is planning how to get there, says Jacob Aagaard. This new volume in his GM Preparation series is about complex decisions, when evaluation, pattern recognition and calculation alone do not lead to you to the best move. Vintage Aagaard: deep and yet accessible,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:14
New DVD: 1.e4 - how to tame the Alekhine, Scandinavian and Pirc
After viewing top GM Viktor Bologan's new DVD, 1.e4 players will thank Black opponents for choosing the Alekhine, Scandinavian or Pirc against them. Bologan shows very practical ways to get out of the opening on top.
Please have a look at the repertoire Bologan recommends.
Friday, March 08, 2013 16:22
This is what some of the critics had to say about The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal.
“Exceptional, instructive and entertaining.” – KARL Magazine
"If you love Tal, you'll love this book. If you love solving puzzles, you'll love this book. If you love chess history, you'll love this book." – Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to Reassess Your Chess'
Friday, March 01, 2013 15:25
New: The Dark Knight System, by James Schuyler.
The Dark Knight System covers 1.e4, 1.d4 and 1.c4, and is a potent mix of several other openings. It blends portions of the KI, Pirc, Scotch and Tango with many independent lines. Black begins with 1...Nc6, and forces White onto his own devices very early on in the game. James Schuyler has been...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 17:04
Last week we received: Formation Attack Strategies, by Joel Johnson.
In 2010 Joel Johnson surprised us with Formation Attacks. The US Life Master couldn't find the ultimate attack book he was looking for and he decided to write it himself. The result was 500 pages of strictly organized attacking ideas.
It was a runaway success. He got rave...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 16:05
Just in from our printers: The World Champions I Knew, by Genna Sosonko
Genna Sosonko, in a brilliant 70-page essay not published in English before, wrote a startling portrait of his friend Misha Tal. Here you get, for the first time, the real Tal: nonchalant genius, charming wit, womanizer, cult hero and drug addict.
Besides Tal, Sosonko...