Chess Strategy for Club Players (Grooten)

Chess Strategy for Club Players

The Road to Positional Advantage
by Herman Grooten
New In Chess

ISBN: 978-1-927179-13-0

US $16.99

Winner of the 2009 ChessCafe Book of the Year Award.

Every club player knows the problem: the opening has ended, and now what?

With this book, IM Herman Grooten presents to amateur players a complete and structured course on:
How to recognise key characteristics in all types of positions;
How to make use of those characteristics to choose the right plan.

Gary Lane's Chess Puzzles

Gary Lane's Chess Puzzles

by Gary Lane
ISBN: 978-1-927179-14-7

US $9.99

A collection of modern chess puzzles where the aim is checkmate. Gary Lane presents 200 brain teasers designed to allow players of all levels - from novices upwards - to improve their game. The puzzles are classified under such themes as Celebrity Chess, Chasing the King, Checkmate in Two Moves, The Ultimate Test and Winning Endings. Lane uses his teaching skills and tournament experience to present a fun but practical puzzle book that helps players develop recognition of tactical combinations. Naturally, it includes plenty of practical tips, anecdotes and hints on how to improve.

Curaçao 1962 (Timman)

Curaçao 1962

The Battle of Minds that Shook the Chess World
by Jan Timman
New In Chess

ISBN: 978-1-927179-16-1

US $12.99

The 1962 Candidates' Tournament in Curaçao was one of the fiercest chess battles of all time. At the height of the Cold War, eight players contested the right to challenge World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik. The format of the tournament was a gruelling quadruple round-robin. Twenty-eight games were to be played on the tropical island, in a contest that lasted two months. The air trembled with drama and intrigue...

Wonderboy (Agdestein)

How Magnus Carlsen became the Youngest Grandmaster in the World

The Story and the Games
by Simen Agdestein
New In Chess

ISBN: 978-1-927179-12-3

US $12.99

Previously published as Wonderboy Magnus Carlsen. Updated with a new Preface by the author. Note: the update is available free to those who have already purchased the book.

At the age of thirteen years, four months and twenty-six days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The scene of this stunning record: Dubai. The date: April 26, 2004. Predictably, the international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even dubbed him 'the Mozart of chess.'

Paul Morphy - A Collection of His Games With Detailed Notes by Géza Maróczy (Translated by Robert Sherwood)

Paul Morphy

A Collection of His Games With Detailed Notes
by Géza Maróczy
Translated by Robert Sherwood

ISBN: 978-1-927179-11-6

US $14.99

In the gallery of past chess heroes few names evoke a sense of mystery and chessboard magic like that associated with the legendary American Paul Morphy. Much has been written about Morphy over the years but until now one key contribution has remained unavailable to an English language audience. The great Hungarian player Géza Maróczy was a chess legend in his own right, and in 1909 published his German language tribute to Morphy, in which he gives a detailed account of Morphy's life and experiences on and off the chessboard, annotates numerous Morphy games from throughout his career, and summarises his congress and tournament results. Robert Sherwood has now made this available for the first time in an English translation with the addition of rare historic photographs. This e+books edition has a unique place in English language chess literature.