Friday, December 12, 2008 18:09
Yearbook 89 has just arrived!
In this issue of the Chess Players Guide to Opening Newsyou will find answers to urgent questions like: -- what is Sosonko's advice when you face a smashing novelty? -- why did Gashimov stop playing 12...Nh5 in the Benoni? -- is 9.h3 simply to slow in the Chigorin Ruy Lopez? -- is Bobby Fischer's 6.h3...
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 17:14
We have just received the next volume of IM John Watson's tremendous bestseller on opening concepts:Mastering the Chess Opening, Volume 3.
In his usual lucid and higly personal style, Watson provides in-depth covering of the English Opening and related structures, while drawing upon themes from his first two books.
He concentrates on what he...
Friday, December 05, 2008 19:51
For holiday cheer and great chess gifts look no further than these
The International Chess Calendar 2009 speaks for itself: great quality at only ?¢‚Äö¬¨ 9.95!
How to Play Winning Chess: an extremely beautiful beginners' book (large size, hardcover, full colour, 256 pages): well produced AND well written by BCM editor John...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 22:53
"Anand gobbled him up like the walrus eating oysters in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass", writes Garry Kasparov on the world championship match in Bonn.
You can read Kasparov's piece in New In Chess 2008/8, which is just out and we think is full of interesting stuff:
-- Anand, Kramnik and their seconds on the match
-- a small...
Friday, November 28, 2008 0:12
MATTEN nr. 5 is uit!
In dit nummer vindt u:
-- hoe de 13-jarige Judit Polgar in Amsterdam vijf volwassen grootmeesters van het bord veegde;
-- schaker Ton Timman: levenslang broer van;
-- de moord op IM Sergey Nikolaev;
-- Ton Sijbrands in Bonn: een wereldkampioen over Anand - Kramnik;
-- de geniale David Bronstein:...
Monday, November 24, 2008 4:23
We have just published a new book called The Black Lion: the Chess Predator's Choice Against Both 1.e4 and 1.d4.
It is the second, fully revised and updated editon of The Lion, which attracted a lot of attention when it was published more than eight years ago.
It is a remarkable effort by two strong Dutch club players Jerry van Rekom and Leo...
Friday, November 21, 2008 19:12
It remains one of the most popular choices for Black versus 1.d4: the King's Indian Defence. But how to combat it succesfully with White?
Slovakian GM Jan Markos has designed three separate repertoires for White. Each of them has a different style, ranging from solidly positional to wildly attacking:
- The Bayonet Attack (9.b4) - favoured by the...
Thursday, November 20, 2008 23:24
We have just received the next issue in Dvoretsky & Jussupow's successful series The School of Future Champions: Secrets of Positional Play.
The 15 chapters, which deal with a host of important issues, are not only written by Dvoretsky and Jussupow themselves, but there are also contributions by Khenkin, Kramnik, Bareev and Kosikov.
Saturday, November 15, 2008 21:29
Is your rating is below 2200 and did you learn your chess outside the Soviet Union?
Then we advise you to take a look at Artur Jussupow's Build Up Your Chess 2.
This is a methodical course of progressively difficult training material: not pages of instructional prose,
but a graded workbook.
Jussupow mixes chapters on subjects like calculation,...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 18:22
We'd like to let you know that we have now in stock our yearly autumn bestseller:International Chess Calendar 2009.
Created by Hanon Russell and Taylor Kingston, this calendar is very nicely produced and includes the days of birth and death of the most important chess players.
Added are a number of games, problems and pictures, plus a monthly...