Welcome

Chess Books

Currently Shopping by:
  1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Quality Chess
  2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Russell Enterprises
  3. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Chess Detective
Clearance Items
  1. Unbeatable Deal (17)
  2. Clearance - Save up to 80% (1)
Price
$0 $140 $0 to $140
Year of Publication
2001 2019 2001 to 2019
Manufacturer
  1. Everyman Chess (390)
  2. Ishi Press (320)
  3. US Chess Federation (298)
  4. New in Chess (237)
  5. Russell Enterprises (122)
  6. Quality Chess (79)
  7. Chess Digest (68)
  8. Chess Evolution (56)
  9. Sahovski Chess (48)
  10. Thinkers Publishing (46)
  11. Batsford Chess (43)
  12. Self Published (38)
  13. Chess Stars LTD. (33)
  14. Gambit Publishing (31)
  15. S1 Editrice (25)
  16. Chess Enterprises (23)
  17. Moravian Chess (21)
  18. Mongoose Press (21)
  19. Elk and Ruby Publishing House (19)
  20. Dover Chess (16)
  21. Coach Jay's Chess Academy (14)
  22. Chess Information (13)
  23. Dragulf Books (12)
  24. KNSB Dutch (11)
  25. American Chess Magazine (10)
  26. Simon and Schuster (10)
  27. Caissa Editions (10)
  28. Pergamon Chess (9)
  29. American Chess (8)
  30. Lulu Press (7)
  31. Hays Publishing (7)
  32. McFarland Publishing (7)
  33. Cardoza Chess (7)
  34. Cadogan Chess (6)
  35. Chess Player (5)
  36. Thinker's Press (5)
  37. Silman James Press (5)
  38. Russian Chess House (5)
  39. Chess Detective (5)
  40. RHM Press (4)
  41. Random House (4)
  42. Henry Holt (4)
  43. Winning Chess for Kids (4)
  44. Tournament Chess (3)
  45. Players' Press (3)
  46. Summit Publishing (3)
  47. Syzgy (3)
  48. CarstenChess (3)
  49. British Chess Magazine (BCM) (3)
  50. Learning Plus (3)
  51. Exzelsior Verlag (3)
  52. Chess Informant (3)
  53. The Alternative Press (2)
  54. Pitman Publishing (2)
  55. H3 Publishing (2)
  56. R&D Publishing (2)
  57. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (2)
  58. Macmillan London (2)
  59. Facts on File (1)
  60. Tui Enterprises (1)
  61. Ariva Publishing (1)
  62. High Point Publishing (1)
  63. Schmidt Schach Gmbh (1)
  64. Australian Chess Enterprises (1)
  65. Made for Success Publishing (1)
  66. The Chess Drum (1)
  67. Wydawnictwo Szachowe (1)
  68. G. Bell & Sons (1)
  69. Sterling (1)
  70. The Macmillan Chess Library (1)
  71. Ukrania (1)
  72. International Chess Enterprises (1)
  73. Wilshire Book Company (1)
  74. Under Cover Publishing (1)
  75. Convekta (1)
  76. ChessBase (1)
  77. Prime Rate Szolgaltato Beteti Tarsasag (1)
  78. U.S. Chess Center (1)
  79. Chess Press (1)
  80. The Crowood Press (1)
  81. Le Pion Passe Editions (1)
  82. Moravian (1)
  83. Dearborn Chess Library (1)
  84. Oxford (1)
  85. Hamlyn (1)
  86. Chequers (1)
  87. Stein and Day (1)
  88. Black Dog & Leventhal (1)
  89. Chess University (1)
  90. Harrie Grondijs (1)
Popular Collections
  1. Grandmaster Repertoire (5)
Endorsed by the USCF
  1. USCF Endorsed Products (4)
Popular Book Series
  1. Grandmaster Preperation (1)
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (156)
  2. AN - Algebraic (44)
  3. LAN - Long Algebraic (2)
  4. LFAN - Long Figurine (1)
  5. NL - Notationless (1)
Author/s
  1. Achilleas Zographos (1)
  2. Alex Fishbein (2)
  3. Alexander Alekhine (5)
  4. Alexander Kotov (1)
  5. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
  6. Arthur Bisguier (1)
  7. Artur Yusupov (1)
  8. Axel Smith (2)
  9. Bobby Fischer (2)
  10. Boris Avrukh (8)
  11. Boris Gelfand (3)
  12. Bruce Albertson (3)
  13. Bruce Pandolfini (6)
  14. Carl Portman (1)
  15. Carsten Hansen (4)
  16. Carsten Hensel (1)
  17. Claus Dieter Meyer (2)
  18. Daniel Lowinger (1)
  19. David MacEnulty (5)
  20. Efstratios Grivas (2)
  21. Emanuel Berg (3)
  22. Emanuel Lasker (2)
  23. Esben Lund (1)
  24. Fred Reinfeld (11)
  25. Fred Wilson (1)
  26. Gawain Jones (2)
  27. Gennadi Timoshchenko (1)
  28. Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn (1)
  29. Geza Maroczy (1)
  30. Hannes Langrock (3)
  31. Hans Tikkanen (1)
  32. Igor Khmelnitsky (1)
  33. Igor Yanvarjov (1)
  34. Igor Zaitsev (foreword) (2)
  35. Ilya Maizelis (1)
  36. Ilya Smirin (1)
  37. Isaak Linder (6)
  38. Jaan Ehlvest (1)
  39. Jacob Aagaard (5)
  40. Jacob Aagaard (4)
  41. James Magner (1)
  42. Jan Markos (1)
  43. Jerzy Konikowski (2)
  44. John Donaldson (3)
  45. John Shaw (4)
  46. Jon Edwards (4)
  47. Jonathan Schaeffer (1)
  48. Judit Polgar (3)
  49. Karsten Muller (6)
  50. Karsten Muller & Alex Markgraf (1)
  51. Kasparov Chess Foundation (5)
  52. Larry Evans (2)
  53. Lars Schandorff (2)
  54. Leonid Verkhovsky (2)
  55. Liliana Najdorf (2)
  56. Marc Esserman (1)
  57. Marek Soszynski (2)
  58. Marian Petrov (1)
  59. Mark Dvoretsky (6)
  60. Martin Weteschnik (1)
  61. Mauricio Flores Rios (1)
  62. Michael Khodarkovsky (1)
  63. Michael Roiz (1)
  64. Michael Zadorozny (1)
  65. Mihail Marin (4)
  66. Mikhail Tal (2)
  67. Milos Pavlovic (2)
  68. Nikolaos Ntirlis (3)
  69. Nikolay Minev (1)
  70. Parimarjan Negi (4)
  71. Paul Truong (2)
  72. Peter Kurzdorfer (2)
  73. Peter Romanovsky (1)
  74. Richard Pert (1)
  75. Richard Reti (2)
  76. Rudolf Spielmann (2)
  77. Sam Shankland (1)
  78. Savielly Tartakower (2)
  79. Sergey Kasparov (6)
  80. Susan Polgar (8)
  81. The Kings Gambit (1)
  82. Thomas Luther (1)
  83. Tibor Karolyi (4)
  84. Tiger Hillarp Persson (1)
  85. Tigran Petrosian (1)
  86. Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson (1)
  87. Todd Bardwick (5)
  88. Valeri Beim (1)
  89. Vassilios Kotronias (4)
  90. Victor Charushin (1)
  91. Victor Mikhalevsky (2)
  92. Vladimir Linder (5)
  93. William Steinitz (2)
  94. Yakov Konoval (1)
  95. Yochanan Afek (1)
  96. Yuri Averbakh (1)
  97. Yuri Garrett (1)
  98. Yuri Razuvaev (1)

Items 1 to 36 of 206 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction
    The Science of Strategy
    Catalog Code: B0155QT

    In The Science of Strategy, Alexander Kotov takes a methodical approach to this mysterious subject, breaking it down into clear themes. He starts with the crucial role of the pawn in chess, before systematically discussing a series of key strategic elements to complete the overall picture.
    New Product!
    imgi

    The Science of Strategy

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Opening Preparation
    Catalog Code: B0156QT

    Grandmaster Opening Preparation addresses such questions as how to balance computer preparation with human considerations, along with a wealth of practical advice on how to go about building the opening repertoire which is right for you.
    New Product!
    imgi

    Grandmaster Opening Preparation

    $29.95
    PRE-ORDER - The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry
    COMING JULY 2019
    Catalog Code: B0122RE

    In his ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This second volume in the series is about the knight. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by almost 140 complete games from tournament praxis.
    imgi

    PRE-ORDER - The Knight - The Cunning Cavalry

    $24.95
    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook
    Winning the Battles Between the Pieces
    Catalog Code: B0131OB

    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook presents hundreds of tactical patterns and combinations from significant master and grandmaster games in this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
    imgi

    Chess Tactics and Combinations Workbook

    $19.95
    Attacking the Chess King Workbook
    Patterns and Strategies for Successful Attacks
    Catalog Code: B0132OB

    Attacking the Chess King Workbook presents hundreds of attacking patterns from significant master and grandmaster games. Become a successful attacker and win more games with this book in the Chess Detective® Workbook series.
    imgi

    Attacking the Chess King Workbook

    $19.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - 1. d4 Dynamic Systems
    Catalog Code: B0154QT

    Volume 2B completes the series by providing cutting-edge antidotes to tricky defenses such as the Dutch, various Benoni set-ups, Benko and Budapest Gambits, and anything else not covered in volumes 1A, 1B & 2A. With innumerable updates and improvements to the author's previous work, this book is essential reading for any ambitious 1.d4 player.
    New Product!
    imgi

    Grandmaster Repertoire 2B - 1. d4 Dynamic Systems

    $34.95
    The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian
    Catalog Code: B0121RE

    The author’s objective was, first of all, to reveal the richness of Petrosian’s chess world and to follow the strategic development of the King’s Indian Defense through the prism of Petrosian’s creative work. He does this with the presentation of almost 300 deeply annotated, complete games.
    imgi

    The King's Indian According to Tigran Petrosian

    $34.95
    Emanuel Lasker - A Reader
    Catalog Code: B0120RE

    In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics.
    imgi

    Emanuel Lasker - A Reader

    $34.95
    Attack and Counterattack in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0119RE

    Fred Reinfeld's timeless Attack and Counterattack in Chess starts with the basic premise that White plays to build on the natural initiative that is inherent in having the first move, while Black pplays to sap White's divine right to this initiative, only to take it over the moment it is possible
    imgi

    Attack and Counterattack in Chess

    $12.95
    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius
    Catalog Code: B0152QT

    This book tells the remarkable story of Kramnik's top-level clashes, while providing an exciting view behind the scenes of the chess world. Added to this are Kramnik's own comments on some of his most memorable games, as well as numerous color photographs.
    imgi

    Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius

    $29.95
    The Queen's Indian Defence
    Catalog Code: B0151QT

    In this companion volume to the author's highly-regarded The Nimzo-Indian Defence, the starting point is 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6. The main focus is on 3.Nf3 b6 while Roiz also covers 3.g3 (Catalan) and miscellaneous options.
    imgi

    The Queen's Indian Defence

    $31.95
    Practical Chess Beauty
    Catalog Code: B0153QT

    Solving studies is well established as an effective method of chess improvement. In Practical Chess Beauty one of the world's greatest study composers, Yochanan Afek, shares his finest creations.
    imgi

    Practical Chess Beauty

    $37.95
    The Woodpecker Method
    Catalog Code: B0150QT

    This book contains everything you need to carry out your own Woodpecker training. Smith and Tikkanen explain how to get the maximum benefit from the method, before presenting over 1100 puzzles and solutions, all of whicj have been checked and double-checked for accuracy and stability.
    imgi

    The Woodpecker Method

    $31.95
    Understanding Minor Piece Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0118RE

    This book is the second volume in the authors' acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous work, Understanding Rook Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail.
    imgi

    Understanding Minor Piece Endgames

    $29.95
    PAPERBACK - Small Steps to Giant Improvement
    Master Pawn Play in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0148QT

    Double Olympiad gold medalist Sam Shankland has gone the other way – breaking down the principles of Pawn Play to basic, easily understandable guidelines every chess player should know.
    imgi

    PAPERBACK - Small Steps to Giant Improvement

    $29.95
    Under the Surface
    Catalog Code: B0149QT

    This book invites you beneath the surface, where you can learn to navigate the depths of chess. Jan Markos shows how a strong player perceives chess, which features of a position he focuses on, and how he thinks at the board.
    imgi

    Under the Surface

    $29.95
    Man Vs. Machine
    Challenging Human Supremacy in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0117RE

    The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. The human side is not often told. Few chess players are inclined to write about their man-machine encounters, other than annotating the games played. This book brings the two sides together. It tells the stories of many of the key scientists and chess players that participated in a 50-year research project to advance the understanding of computing technology. "
    imgi

    Man Vs. Machine

    $34.95
    Sicilian Defense - The Chelyabinsk Variation
    Its Past, Present and Future
    Catalog Code: B0116RE

    Extraordinary analytical depth, cross-checked by strong engines, is complemented by historical and biographical perspectives to make this a truly unique opening manual. Regardless of what name you give it, Sicilian Defense: The Chelyabinsk Variation will provide you with a powerful weapon against 1.e4.
    imgi

    Sicilian Defense - The Chelyabinsk Variation

    $34.95
    Playing 1.e4 - French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines
    Catalog Code: B0147QT

    Developing an effective chess opening repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this, the second of three volumes, GM John Shaw turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defense, advocating his own favorite weapon for White, the Tarrasch Variation.
    imgi

    Playing 1.e4 - French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines

    $29.95
    Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian Main Lines
    Catalog Code: B0146QT

    In this, the last of three volumes on 1.e4, GM John Shaw completes his state-of-the-art chess opening repertoire for White by tackling the biggest challenge of all: the main lines of the Sicilian Defense. Just like the other two books in the series, this book is based upon a foundation of tried and tested main lines, boosted by a number of innovative suggestions that will cause no end of trouble to your opponents.
    imgi

    Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian Main Lines

    $29.95
    The Bishop
    Danger on the Diagonal
    Catalog Code: B0115RE

    In his new, ground-breaking series, The Power of the Pieces, Belorussian grandmaster Sergey Kasparov examines the strengths, weaknesses and overall characteristics of each piece on the chessboard. This first volume in the series is about the bishop. Its role in the opening, middlegame and endgame is discussed in detail, amply supported by over 140 examples from tournament praxis.
    imgi

    The Bishop

    $24.95
    French Defense - Second Edition
    The Solid Rubinstein Variation
    Catalog Code: B0076RE

    This book is an eye-opener, and even top grandmasters might find that they have underestimated Black’s resources in important positions…The average tournament and online player will appreciate Langrock’s straightforward, no-nonsense style. He keeps the complexity of the analysis within bounds, and highlights relevant details without drifting into obscure page-long analytical byways. General themes are clearly presented within the context of illustrative games…The result is a book that covers a broad swath of material in a modest number of pages. I’m sure that you will be well-rewarded for its study, and come out with a useful new weapon in your chess arsenal.'' From International Master John Watson's Foreword to the first edition.
    imgi

    French Defense - Second Edition

    $24.95
    Chess Lessons
    Solving Problems & Avoiding Mistakes
    Catalog Code: B0114RE

    In this, his penultimate work, legendary chess instructor Mark Dvoretsky (1947-2016) explores identifying and dealing with problems on the chessboard. “While working on the games that I have included in this book, I have sought to uncover their core ideas which are important for a chessplayer’s improvement and demonstrate them as vividly as possible. Those may include both approaches to playing out certain typical situations and mastering various positional and tactical ideas, as well as improving technical skills and training an ability to search for decisions and to make them on the basis of the precise calculation of variations.
    imgi

    Chess Lessons

    $24.95
    Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2. b3
    Catalog Code: B0113RE

    The Queenside Fianchetto Factor. In the first full book to examine 2.b3 against the Sicilian, French and Caro-Kann, mainlines, interesting sidelines and current theory are reviewed. In addition, what actually happens in modern practice is surveyed. With 2.b3, you will have one more arrow in your theoretical quiver to battle Black. And, like it or not, Black will be compelled to do deal with the queenside fianchetto factor.
    imgi

    Sabotaging the Sicilian, French & Caro-Kann with 2. b3

    $19.95
    Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0144QT

    In "Thinking Inside the Box", Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board? Thinking Inside the Box is the ultimate self-improvement guide, written for amateurs as well as world-class players.
    imgi

    Grandmaster Preparation - Thinking Inside the Box - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. d4 - King's Indian and Grunfeld - 2A
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0143QT

    When Boris Avrukh released his 1.d4 repertoire books in 2008 and 2010, they caused a sensation. Volume 2A is the third out of four brand new volumes in which Avrukh revamps, expands and generally improves upon his previous work in every way possible. This chess book provides a world-class repertoire against the Grünfeld and King's Indian, two of Black's most popular and dynamic defenses.
    imgi

    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. d4 - King's Indian and Grunfeld - 2A

    $29.95
    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Pirc Defense
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0141QT

    The Pirc chess opening is more of a counterattack than a defense: Black allows his opponent to occupy the center and provokes a confrontation, trusting in the power of the g7-bishop and the dynamic potential in his position. It is the perfect weapon for players who seek a complex strategic fight with the black pieces.
    imgi

    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Pirc Defense

    $29.95
    Sharp Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0140QT

    Endgames often give rise to the most difficult and pivotal moments of a chess game. In Sharp Endgames, International Master Esben Lund tackles this crucial topic in a unique and innovative way, focusing on the 16 Parameters involved in this type of decision-making. It contains more than a hundred carefully chosen exercises, with solutions linked to the 16 Parameters.
    imgi

    Sharp Endgames

    $29.95
    Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 1
    Uncrowned King
    Catalog Code: B0112RE

    Akiva Rubinstein occupies a unique position in chess history. One of the greatest artists ever to sit down at a chessboard, Rubinstein was also the strongest player never to get a shot at the title of World Champion.
    imgi

    Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein - VOLUME 1

    $29.95
    Playing 1. d4 d5 - A Classic Repertoire
    Catalog Code: B0136QT

    In Playing 1.d4 d5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis provides a top-class repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 with the Queen's Gambit Declined. This is truly the Rolls Royce of chess openings, having been played with both colors by most World Champions and world-class players for more than a century. As a lover of chess history, Ntirlis has distilled the best ideas from the games of legendary players such as Rubinstein, Capablanca and Alekhine, and updated them using the latest analytical tools that modern technology has to offer.
    imgi

    Playing 1. d4 d5 - A Classic Repertoire

    $29.95
    The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: B0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
    imgi

    The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

    $24.95
    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
    Intuition, Imagination & Precision
    Catalog Code: SWB0111RE

    Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
    imgi

    SHOPWORN - The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2

    Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $12.48

    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0011CH

    The Ruy Lopez Main Lines, arise (with a few exceptions for move order and such) after 1 e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 0-0. Some of the lines are incredibly theoretical, but rather than burden you with a ton of theory in lines you will have limited chance of using in your own games, the emphasis in this book is on the lines that are more likely to occur in your games.
    imgi

    Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez: Main Lines

    $14.95
    Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3
    1972-1992 - The Invincible
    Catalog Code: B0135QT

    This book covers the final two decades of Tal's life and games, from 1972 until his death in 1992. Despite being more than a decade removed from his world title reign, the early 1970s saw Tal rewrite chess history with two record-breaking unbeaten streaks. Other highlights include victory in the Montreal 1979 Tournament of Champions, and winning the World Blitz Championship in 1988.
    imgi

    Mikhail Tal's Best Games 3

    $29.95
    Miniatures in the Queen's Indian: 4.g3
    Chess Miniatures
    Catalog Code: B0010CH

    The Fianchetto Variation of the Queen's Indian Defense, which arises after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3, has been one of White's main weapons against the Queen's Indian since the opening's invention, but thanks to its constant attention of top players it has been thoroughly developed including main fascinating & sharp sidelines.
    imgi

    Miniatures in the Queen's Indian: 4.g3

    $14.95
    The Chameleon Variation
    Confronting the Sicilian on Your Own terms
    Catalog Code: B0110RE

    The Sicilian jungle is vast. Unless you have a massive amount of time on your hands, it is an exhausting task to keep a sharp opening repertoire together against Black's numerous possibilities. It does not mean that it is impossible, nor does it mean that you shouldn't do it. But for the average player with an average amount of time available for chess studies, it is important to pick the right battles. This is where our weapon, the Chameleon Sicilian, comes in handy.
    imgi

    The Chameleon Variation

    $19.95

Items 1 to 36 of 206 total

per page
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Grid  List 

Set Ascending Direction