Wednesday, February 17, 2010 20:30
1. New In Chess issue 2010/1The World's Premier Chess Magazine by The NIC Editorial team
NIC's Caf? - Carlsen Claims London Chess Classic - A Country for Old Men - Roulette Chess - Alexander Grischuk Russian Champion - Alexander Alekhine's Paris Years - Kortchnoi-Spassky Reunion - Chess Metaphors - Old Hands and Young Talents - Just Checking - did...
Saturday, February 13, 2010 7:14
The voting for the ChessCafe Book of the Year 2009 has ended, and we are delighted to announce that the winner is ...Chess Strategy for Club Players - The Road to Positional Advantage.
According to ChessCafe, Herman Grooten's book beat the other two finalists, Viktor Moskalenko's Revolutionize Your Chess and David Rudel's Zuke 'Em, by taking an...
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 19:00
Gambit has just published: A Course in Chess Tactics.
The advice frequently given to chess-players eager to improve their results is straightforward: study tactics! This book presents a structured approach to tactics, and belongs in the library of every ambitious player.
The authors discuss each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it...
Friday, February 05, 2010 18:56
By winning the London Chess Classic Magnus Carlsen has become the youngest world's number one ever! You can read the exclusive on-the-spot report in By winning the London Chess Classic Magnus Carlsen has become the youngest world's number one ever! You can read the exclusive on-the-spot report in New In Chess 2010/1 (just out).
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 21:56
We have just received from Quality Chess: Attacking Manual 2.
Two years after his first Attacking Manual, Jacob Aagaard is back on the attack with this second volume. It covers the rules of attack, explained through understandable examples, and deep but clear analysis.
Volume One dealt with the laws of dynamics. Its successor deals with weak kings...
Saturday, January 30, 2010 17:54
Russell Enterprises has just published: Back to Basics: Openings.
In this latest volume of the Back to Basics Series, the well known Danish chess writer and ChessCafe columnist, IM Carsten Hansen presents an introduction to understanding and playing chess openings.
With an overview of the most important opening variations, examples of good and...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 23:37
We are delighted to announce that The Black Lion has been selected as "One of the Best Chess Books of 2009" by CHESS Magazine (UK)
This is what some reviewers said about The Black Lion, the chess predator's choice against both 1.e4 and d4. The opening system that a German amateur used (in July 2009) to defeat World Champion Anand!
"I'm sure club...
Friday, January 22, 2010 18:43
We have just received: Improve your Chess at any Age.
Back in 2008 a player by the name of Andres D. Hortillosa entered the New England Masters. It was a brave choice for an unrated player to compete in such a tough event, but it proved to be an inspired decision.
He exceeded all expectations and was rewarded with a FIDE rating of 2199. This,...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 1:31
We have just received from Everyman: Dangerous Weapons: The Dutch.
In this latest volume of the Dangerous Weapons series, Richard Palliser, James Vigus and Simon Williams take a refreshing look at the Dutch Defence, one of Black's most ambitious and dynamic answers to 1.d4
Let me give you the title of some chapters:
-- Block with the Rook!
Friday, January 15, 2010 18:39
"If you want to excel at chess, you have to delve deeper, and appreciate not only visually pleasing combinations, but much more subtle ideas as well", writes Daniel Naroditsky, the youngest chess author in history.
His book Mastering Positional Chess has just arrived from our printers. In it, Junior World Champion Daniel Naroditsky gives crystal...