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Illustrated Chess for Children was originally published in 1970. Now renamed, updated, newly illustrated, and presented with a custom-designed chess board and full set of chess pieces, the kids' book of chess and chess set introduces kids to the game that's…

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Having learned the basic moves, how can a player improve? In this much-loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, by explaining to the reader reasons for every single move. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight…

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This book is essentially a chess teaching machine. The way a teaching machine works is: It asks you a question. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question. If you give the wrong answer, it tells you why the answer is wrong and tells you to go…

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An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of…

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International chess master Jeremy Silman provides 131 problems designed to test a player's strengths and weaknesses, cover openings, middlegames, and endgames. This workbook may be utilizes with or without Silman's earlier book "How to Reassess Your Chess".…

Amateurs Mind

by Jeremy Silman

|January 1, 2007

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"Mr. Silman has become the leading chess writer in America. My students swear by his work". -- John Watson, International Chess Master, author of Play the French "The Amateur's Mind is eminently readable and instruction-rich. Jeremy Silman never disappoints…

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In this book Grandmaster Sadler explains the ideas behind the Queen's Gambit Declined, one of Black's most dependable replies to the queens pawn. He discusses all of the major variations in popular practice, explaining the key plans and ideas and highlighting…

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Among the most satisfying and successful chess maneuvers, the combination usually involves surprise and sacrifice to achieve a sudden advantage. This essential work explains principles, varieties, and techniques, plus the ideas behind them.…

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For those who want to keep up to date with main-line openings. This is a repertoire of opening lines for White, based on starting with Bobby Fischer's favorite move 1 e4, that are slightly off the beaten track, but full of practical sting and cunning traps for…

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Shereshevsky's masterful guide to endgame play is an essential work for every aspiring player. Using classic examples from grandmaster practice, together with modern illustrations and instructive games by lesser-known players, Shereshevsky lucidly explains the…

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One of chess’s great inventive geniuses presents his 220 best games, with fascinating personal accounts of the dazzling victories that made him a legend. Includes historic matches against Capablanca, Euwe, and Bogoljubov. Alekhine’s penetrating…

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In a strikingly original self-improvement manual, Jonathan Tisdall draws on his own experiences to explain why erratic results and painful setbacks occur, and shows how to institute a training program that can lift the player's game to new heights. Tisdall's…