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...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 13:26
Save 10% on: The Games of Tigran Petrosian Vol. 1 & 2
These books, compiled by Eduard Shekhtman, are devoted to the chess career of the ninth world champion Tigran Petrosian. Includes over 2000 games, many of which contain annotations by Petrosian himself, revealing the very essence of a given position and explaining an appropriate course of...
Friday, February 08, 2013 13:17
New in our shop: Wojo's Weapons Volume 3.
In this third and final volume, IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton bring closure to their quest to unwrap the secrets of the late GM Aleksander Wojtkiewicz's tournament-winning strategies with the white pieces. Providing an ambitious opening repertoire against the Grünfeld, the English, the Dutch and...