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Searching for Bobby Fischer: The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
Paperback      ISBN: 0140230386
The father of a real american chess prodigy reflects on chess, competition, childhood, and his son's meteoric rise to the highest levels of global competition.

" A] little gem of a book." --The New York Times

Fred Waitzkin was smitten with chess during the historic Fischer-Spassky championship in 1972. When Fisher disappeared from public view, Waitzkin's interest waned--until his own son Josh emerged as a chess prodigy.

Searching for Bobby Fischer is the story of Fred Waitzkin and his son, from the moment six-year-old Josh first sits down at a chessboard until he competes for the national championship. Drawn into the insular, international network of chess, they must also navigate the difficult waters of their own relationship. All the while, Waitzskin searches for the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose myth still dominates the chess world and profoundly affects Waitzkin's dreams for his son.
Semi-slav Defence Botvinnik Variation: D44
Semi-slav Defence Botvinnik Variation
D44
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 8886127154
Janowski: Indian Defense
Janowski
Indian Defense
Paperback      ISBN: 0931462975
How to Swindle in Chess
How to Swindle in Chess
Paperback      ISBN: 1849945632
An international Grandmaster explores a common, but little written about, aspect of chess: swindling.

In chess, a swindle is a ruse by which a player in a losing position tricks his opponent, thus achieving a win or draw. It's a skill that involves setting traps that exploit a challenger's overconfidence, or choosing a riskier move that results in victory rather than the expected loss. But despite the importance of the swindle, almost nothing has been written about how to do it. Grandmaster and respected chess journalist Andrew Soltis explains just why swindles aren't accidental or a matter of luck, and shows players of all levels how they can become "swindlers," with plenty of examples along the way.
The Modern French Tarrasch
The Modern French Tarrasch
Paperback      ISBN: 1857441036

All the Everyman Chess books are organized in a structured style and are also presented in a series of levels. The styles encompass Openings (O); Games Collections ((G); and Training (T). The levels are arranged as follows: Children C]; Novice (N); Club (C); and Advanced (A).

Go Basics: Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Go Basics
Concepts And Strategies for New Players
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836884
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast--even when compared to chess.

It's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today--it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go More Than a Game, brings players his second Go strategy handbook Go Basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this timeless game that's perfect for Go beginners.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away. It starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand and learn Go tactics and techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning strategies and tips. It also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game even those between beginners and experts exciting.

Useful go strategies include:
  • Invading
  • Sacrificing
  • Using ko
  • Thinking territorially
  • And many more
Go Basics also includes a CD-ROM developed by the American Go Association that will help you build your skills before testing them against other players.
Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld
Curse of Kirsan
Adventures in the Chess Underworld
Paperback      ISBN: 1888690151

Chess adventures For wood-pushing novices or superstar grandmasters, chess can be an obsession. In pursuit of interviews, Sarah Hurst slid down an icy hill in Hastings to catch a Chinese women's world champion, chased Garry Kasparov around London, chatted cheerfully with a manic depressive in Budapest, and roamed the Russian steppe with Kalmyk Buddhists. When a newspaper editor Larisa Yudina was murdered within a mile or two of City Chess, the pet project of millionaire dictator Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Hurst began to expose the darker side of chess politics. She urged professional players to boycott the World Chess Olympiad, pointing to Ilyumzhinov's corruption and possible involvement in the murder. But chess players had no desire to reject the millions of dollars Ilyumzhinov was pouring into prize funds, and the boycott campaign failed. Readers will be captivated by Hurst's anedotes, insights and observations:

Pirc-dreibauernangriff Ii
Pirc-dreibauernangriff Ii
Trade Paperback      SKU: 281AKJ1000217
Chess Self-Teacher: Eight Lessons with Quizzes and Reviews
Chess Self-Teacher
Eight Lessons with Quizzes and Reviews
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922958

Clear, concise, and written in accessible language, Chess Self-Teacher reviews basic chess strategy in eight lessons, taking players from the basics to checkmates, pawn endings, minor tactics, mating combinations, and strategic objectives.

The Benoni
The Benoni
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1008125