Tuesday, November 04, 2008 19:24
Bobby Fischer had to learn Russian to be able to read and understand Isaac Lipnitsky's 1956 classic:Questions of Modern Chess Theory.
Now, for the first time, an English language edition of this lost masterpiece has been published, by our friends at Quality Chess.
The Ukrainian Isaac Lipnitsky (1923-1959) outpaced Smyslov, Petrosian, Boleslavsky...
Friday, October 31, 2008 17:08
We have Total Chess Training III in stock now.
The Total Chess Training software series is the
product of the effort of some of the best chess
instructors in Russia.
Part 3 consists of five seperate programs:
-- Avanced Chess School
-- Chess Tactics for Beginners
-- Chess Combinations Encyclopedia
-- Encyclopedia of the Middlegame...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 18:06
This is what some of the critics had to say about The Flexible French by Viktor Moskalenko:
"This is simply a great opening book (..) I prefer to delve deep into the IDEAS of this beautiful opening, and I can't think of a better guide than Viktor Moskalenko." Arne Moll, ChessVibes
"This volume has opened my eyes to numerous new ideas and...
Friday, October 24, 2008 18:46
GM Lev Alburt, one of the most successful chess teachers in the world, has just published an ingenious new book: Chess Training Pocket Book II.
The subtitle of this cheap (?¢‚Äö¬¨14.95) and practical (fits easily in your pocket, yet has more than 200 pages) work is: 'How to Spot Tactics and How Far to Calculate Ahead'.
The first chapter is a...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 17:58
We are delighted to be able to announce the return of one of one of the most important chess books ever written.
After having been out of print for more than a decade Bobby Fischer's My 60 Memorabe Games is back!
In 1969, Fischer thrilled and enchanted the entire chess world with this intensely personal book.
This is a work which belongs in every...
Friday, October 17, 2008 18:55
While Anand and Kramnik are battling it out in Bonn, you may wish to gain greater insight in their careers so far.
In 2007 Kramnik told his story in My Path to the Top. On this acclaimed DVD he retraces, with humour and charm, his career from talented schoolboy to World Champion. More than six hours of narrative and high class game analysis!...
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 17:51
New In Chess 2008/7 is a bumper issue with 116 pages full of interestig stuff:
-- Vesselin Topalov on is win in Bilbao
-- Jonathan Rowson: is chess a sport?
-- Vasily Ivanchuk on his win in Moscow
-- Alexandra Kosteniuk on winning the world title
-- Peter Svidler: an unbelievable 18-page report from Sochi
-- Jan Timman: champagne in London...
Friday, October 10, 2008 18:59
We just received Mark Dvoretsky's next great classic: Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual (419 pages, ?¢‚Äö¬¨ 29.95).
What's the point, you may ask, of an "analytical manual" when computers can solve, in a wink, any question in chess?
The answer is, of course: there is a huge difference between the search for the objective truth, and the practical...
Friday, October 03, 2008 22:59
Twelve professional thinkers playfully explore various aspects of chess in the new book Philosophy Looks at Chess:
* Do chess players think in words?
* Does chess explain how a benevolent God might exist in a world permeated by evil?
* Is chess really a game?
This book will definitely give you some food for thought with chapters on...
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 19:49
British IM John Cox has posed himself the daunting task of writing a book on the infamous Berlin Wall.
And he succeeded: this is the Berlin Wall Bible for some time to come, if only for the organization of the contents: 58 pages on typical Berlin endings, followed by 60 pages on positional themes, and only then the theory of the Berlin Wall is...