New October 2004

 

Magzines

New in Chess 2004 No.7 - 20th Anniversary issue (extra 24 pages) $19.95 each

 

January 2004: Harriet Hunt, England women's no. 1February 2004 cover: Scotland's Jonathan Rowson is co-winner of the Hastings PremierMarch 2004: Mickey Adams at Corus Wijk aan ZeeApril 2004: Vladimir Kramnik & Manuel Illescas at LinaresMay 2004: Alexandra Kosteniuk wins the European Women's Championship
June 2004: Marie Sebag at the 4NCLJuly 2004: GM Dan King at the 4NCLAugust 2004: Michael Adams, finalist at the FIDE World ChampionshipSeptember 2004: Vishy Anand, currently the world's best playerOctober 2004: Jovanka Houska at Simpsons, London

British Chess Magazine - 2004 monthly Jan - Oct 2004 each $9.75

Chess Monthly (2004) Jan - October $12.95 each

Books

Bogoljubow - The fate of a chess player - Soloviev (Chess Stars 2004, 280p) $42.95

 

My Life, Games and Compositions - Benko (Silman Siles Press, h/c, 2003, 668p) $95.95

 

The English Attack - Sammalvuo (Gambit) $51.95

Mastering Najdorf - Aprizmendi (Gambit) $49.95

English Attack - De Firmian (Batsford) $39.95

Judith Polgar Princess of Chess - Karolyi $39.95

Super Tournaments 2003 - Soloviov 2004 (Chess Stars, 454 pages) $49.95

Wonder Boy - Magnus Carlsen by Agdestein (2004) - $44.95

Secrets of Opening Surprises Vol II - Bosh (2004) $39.95

Giant Chess Set

One only - very large chess set, very large table, very large thick plate of glass (board)

The chess set sits on a coffee table measuring 1 metre x 1 metre and the chess board is a 1/4 in piece of plate glass of the same size with the squares painted on the underneath of the glass. The pieces are all hand made pottery and average around 20 cms in height.

(click on image for larger picture)

One only - $495

 

Chess Informant CD's
 

Chess Informants 01-40 in PGN format $99.95
The Chess Informants 1-40 in PGN CD brings a selection of 35,147 fully annotated theoretically important games in portable game notation format played between January 1966 and December 1985. This electronic book set features contributions from the chess elite, including 11 world champions: Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Anand and Khalifman.

Our database software products - Chess Informant Reader 2.1+ and Chess Informant Expert Lite are also included and bring additional value to the Chess Informants 1-40 in PGN format CD, as they have been specially designed to support both the PGN and CIR (Chess Informant Reader) format.

Chess Informants 41-75 in PGN format $99.95
The Chess Informants 41-75 in PGN CD brings a selection of 40,961 theoretically important games from Chess Informants 41-75 played by the most prominent players of that epoch, covering games dating January 1986 till May 1999.

This collection features major contributions from the chess elite, including 10 world champions: Smyslov, Tal, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Khalifman, Anand, Kramnik and Ponomariov, accompanied with other leading players of that period who annotated themselves the games they played.

With this CD You get a special FREE supplement:
Chess Informant Reader 2.1+ and Chess Informant Expert Lite, our database software products that supports both CIR (Chess Informant Reader) and PGN format.
Chess Informants 76-80 in PGN format $99.95
This fully annotated database is now compatible with many other commercially available software products, thus combining widely accepted format with Chess Informant's treasure box, and framing them into a package that should meet everyone's needs.

The Chess Informants 76-80 in PGN format CD brings a selection of 5,374 theoretically important games played between June 1999 and January 2001. The world's most prominent chess players annotate themselves the games they played: Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Shirov, Gelfand, Adams, Ivanchuk, Leko, Karpov, Bareev, Svidler, Dreev, Korchnoi, Judit Polgar and many others.

Apart from imparting an occasional gleam of pleasant recollection, the games comprised in Chess Informants have always retained their intrinsic value as milestones of chess theory. Our electronic edition of Volumes 76-80 in PGN format offers some of those nuggets as the first supplement to our enhanced version of Chess Informant Reader 2.0+. This fully annotated database is compatible with many other commercially available software products, thus combining widely accepted format with Chess Informant's treasure box, and framing them into a package that should meet everyone's needs.

With this CD You get a special FREE supplement: Chess Informant Reader 2.0+, that supports both CIR and PGN format.

Chess Informants 81-85 in PGN format $99.95
The Chess Informants 81-85 in PGN CD brings a selection of 5,239 fully annotated theoretically important games played between February 2001 and September 2002.

This collection features games from 11 world champions: Smyslov, Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov, Khalifman, Anand, Kramnik, Ponomariov, Chiburdanidze, Xie Jun and Zhu Chen, as well as major contributions from the chess elite, including M. Adams, Lk, Bareev, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, B. Gelfand, Grischuk, Shirov, Svidler, Ju. Polgr, I. Sokolov, N. Short, Smirin, Van Wely, Zvjaginsev, Dreev, Z. Almsi, J. Lautier, Rublevsky, Ki. Georgiev, Sutovsky, Kasimdzhanov, Bacrot, Krasenkow, S. Movsesian, A. Beliavsky, Al. Onischuk, Sakaev, Kaidanov, Je. Piket, Ch. Lutz, S. Volkov, R. Hbner, M. Gurevich, Korchnoi, Motylev, Tiviakov, Seirawan, T. Radjabov, Bologan and many others.

With this CD you get a special FREE supplement: Chess Informant Expert 4.0 (full version)

Chess Informants 86-88 in PGN format $99.95
The Chess Informants 86-88 in PGN CD brings a selection of 1,518 fully annotated theoretically important games and 1,303 accompanying game fragments played between October 2002 and September 2003.

This collection features major contributions from the chess elite, including G. Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Bareev, Shirov, Grischuk, Mi. Adams, Svidler, Lk, Ju. Polgr, R. Ponomariov, Ivanchuk, Dreev, B. Gelfand, N. Short, I. Sokolov, Azmaiparashvili, An. Karpov, Ye Jiangchuan, Sasikiran, Khalifman, Nisipeanu, Bologan, Rublevsky, Smirin, Kasimdzhanov, A. Beliavsky, J. Lautier, Al. Onischuk, Sakaev, M. Gurevich, Kobalia, Van Wely, Zvjaginsev, Ki. Georgiev, T. Radjabov, Sutovsky, S. Movsesian, Zhang Zhong, Macieja, P. Tregubov, Motylev, Rozentalis, Vescovi, Z. Almsi, Lputian, Kotronias, Kaidanov, Je. Piket, S. Volkov, Berkes, Ch. Lutz, Iordachescu, Dautov, B. Avrukh, Dorfman, Xu Jun, L. Domnguez, A. Galkin, Bu Xiangzhi, Bruzn, Chuchelov, Tiviakov, Krasenkow, P. cs, Korchnoi, and many others.

With this CD you get a special FREE supplement: Chess Informant Expert 5.0 (full version)

 

 

 

All the above 5 CD's = $449

 

 

 

1,175 games, Oct 2000 - Jan 2001

Electronic edition (EE) of one of the latest volumes of Chess Informant. Only here! Only in the Chess Informant Reader format. Available on a CD, together with the software! Selection of 1,175 fully annotated games from all the important tournaments and matches played from October 2000 till January 2001, including match Kasparov Kramnik, Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, World Championship in New Delhi, tournaments in Wijk aan Zee, Beograd, Yerevan, Hoogeveen, Hastings, Bermuda, etc. The most prominent chess players the world over annotate themselves the games they played. The 23 of the first 24 rated chess players from the January 1st 2001 FIDE Rating List are among them: Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Adams, Leko, Morozevich, Shirov, Ivanchuk, Gelfand, Bareev, Svidler, M. Gurevich, Kasimdzhanov, Smirin, Khalifman, Dreev, Van Wely, Karpov, Ponomariov, Bologan, K. Georgiev, J. Polgar and Short.

80 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95

This volume brings a selection of about 900 fully annotated games from all the important tournaments played from February 1 through May 31 2001, including tournaments in Linares, Astana, Dos Hermanas, Sarajevo, Enghien-les-Bains, Essen, Merida, Russia (ch), etc.

Kasparov annotates 9 games from Linares and Astana. Kramnik annotates 10 games from Astana, Monaco and Zurich. Anand annotates 3 games from Merida.

Also included in Chess Informant Reader 1.9 and a free supplement to ECO Vol. A, 3rd edition. This is "stand-alone" software. You need nothing else to enjoy the excellence of the Informants.
81 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95


Annotated by the top players themselves and sifted by the capable hands of Chess Informant's Editorial Board, the games have been thoroughly refined to reduce the number of accidental errors and miscues to the minimum. As usual, major contributions come from the Top 100: Kramnik, Anand, Morozevich, Leko, M. Adams, Ivanchuk, Van Wely, Kasimdzhanov, Shirov, Gelfand, Smirin, Karpov, Svidler, Ki. Georgiev, Ju. Polgar, Dreev, N. Short, Bologan, Beliavsky, Grischuk, Sutovsky, Al. Onischuk, I. Sokolov, Lautier, Je. Piket, Motylev, Zvjaginsev, Korchnoi, Sakaev, Rublevsky, Jussupow, S. Movsesian, Z. Almasi, Dautov, Ehlvest, Lputian, Rustemov, P. Tregubov, Milos, Nisipeanu, Gulko, Chuchelov, Avrukh, M. Gurevich, Kobalija, Istratescu, V. Milov, And. Sokolov, J. Timman, Tiviakov, and L. Dominguez make their presence strongly felt in Chess Informant 82.

Also included in Chess Informant Reader 2.0 and a free supplement to ECO Vol. C, 3rd edition. This is "stand-alone" software. You need nothing else to enjoy the excellence of the Informants.

82 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95

1227 games, Oct 2001 Jan 2002
Available in the second half of April 2002.
Electronic edition (EE) of the latest volume of Chess Informant. Only here! Only in the Chess Informant Reader format. Available on a CD, together with the software.
Chess Informant 83 brings together 584 annotated games and 643 variations from the events held between October 1st, 2001 and January 31st, 2002 along with the trademark sections - available in the electronic (Chess Informant Expert) format for the first time. The following events are covered: Hoogeveen, Yerevan, Leon, Moscow, Pamplona, USA (ch), Wijk aan Zee, Kramnik Kasparov, Ponomariov Ivanchuk, etc. As usual, our contributors are the worlds best players: Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Adams, Morozevich, Ponomariov, Ivanchuk, Shirov, Leko, Bareev, Gelfand, Smirin, Van Wely, Kasimdzhanov, Svidler, Khalifman, Lautier, Dreev, Ju. Polgar, Grischuk, Short, I. Sokolov, Piket, Sutovsky, and many others.
Free supplement: Chess Informants 1-82 in PGN format! Games without annotations

83 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95


Chess Informant 84 offers an unmatched selection of 488 annotated games and 509 variations from the events held between February 1st, 2002 and May 31st, 2002 along with the trademark sections. The following events are covered: Moscow, Linares, Cannes, Monaco, Dubai (rapid), Poikovsky, Essen, Praha (rapid), La Habana, Sarajevo, etc.

As usual, our contributors are the world's best players: G. Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, M. Adams, R. Ponomariov, Bareev, Leko, Ivanchuk, B. Gelfand, Shirov, An. Karpov, I. Sokolov, Smirin, Dreev, Z. Almasi, Zvjaginsev, J. Lautier, Ki. Georgiev, Rublevsky, Krasenkow, S. Movsesian, A. Beliavsky, Ch. Lutz, M. Gurevich, Kasimdzhanov, Sakaev, Je. Piket, Van Wely, Al. Onischuk, Kaidanov, Korchnoi, and many others.

This volume brings the voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 83, theoretical survey in the ECO format, selected combinations and endings from recent tournament practice, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best from Nigel Short's creative output.

Chess Informant trademark sections are also available in the electronic format (readable in Chess Informant Expert only).

84 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95

Chess Informant 85 brings together a thoroughly refined selection of 492 annotated games and 471 game fragments from the events held between June 1st, 2002 and September 30st, 2002 along with the trademark sections. The following events are covered: Moscow (rapid), Malm, Batumi, Len (advanced chess), Nederland (ch), Paris (rapid), Belfort, Kaskdy, Qingdao, Esbjerg, Dortmund, J. Timman - A. Naiditsch (m), China - USA, Biel, R. Ponomariov - Anand (rapid-m), France (ch), San Francisco, Schweiz - Deutschland, Russia - Rest of the World (rapid), Kallithea, etc.

As usual, our contributors are the world's best players: G. Kasparov, Anand, M. Adams, Lk, R. Ponomariov, Bareev, Ivanchuk, B. Gelfand, Svidler, An. Karpov, Ju. Polgr, I. Sokolov, Smirin, Van Wely, Dreev, Z. Almsi, J. Lautier, Rublevsky, Ki. Georgiev, Sutovsky, Kasimdzhanov, Krasenkow, S. Movsesian, A. Beliavsky, Al. Onischuk, Sakaev, Ch. Lutz, S. Volkov, M. Gurevich, Korchnoi, Motylev, Tiviakov, Bologan, Kobalia, Jussupow, V. Milov, Zhang Zhong, Dautov, Macieja and many others.

Chess Informant 85 CD contains another free supplement: Chess Informant 84 in PGN format (games without annotations)

85 reduced from $58.95 to $33.95


All six Chess Informant CD's (save over 50%) from Volume 80 to Volume 85 at the special price of $139.95
 

947 games, Oct 2002 Jan 2003 Available by the end of April 2003. Only here! Only in the Chess Informant Reader format. Available on a CD, together with the software. Chess Informant 86 brings together a thoroughly refined selection of 536 annotated games and 411 fragments from the events held between October 1st, 2002 and January 31st, 2003 along with the trademark sections. The following events are covered: Kramnik Deep Fritz, B. Gelfand Bacrot, Selfoss, Hyderabad, Hoogeveen, Bled (ol), Cap dAgde (rapid), Warszawa (rapid), Benidorm (rapid), Pamplona, Hastings, USA (ch), Korchnoi Sadvakasov, Wijk aan Zee, Bermuda, Kasparov Deep Junior, etc. As usual, our contributors are the worlds best players: G. Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Leko, M. Adams, R. Ponomariov, Bareev, Shirov, Grischuk, Khalifman, Ju. Polgar, B. Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Short, Dreev, I. Sokolov, An. Karpov, Azmaiparashvili, Kasimdzhanov, J. Lautier, Van Wely, Sasikiran, S. Movsesian, Sutovsky, A. Beliavsky, Piket, Sakaev, Rublevsky, Korchnoi, Ch. Lutz, Lputian, Tiviakov, M. Gurevich, Krasenkow, Bologan, Macieja, Kaidanov and many others. Chess Informant trademark sections are now available in the electronic format as well (readable in Chess Informant Expert only visit http://www.sahovski.com/expert.htm for more details). This volume brings the voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 85, theoretical survey in the ECO format, selected combinations and endings from recent tournament practice, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best from Vassily Ivanchuks creative output. Free supplement: Chess Informant 85 in PGN format! Games without annotations

86 $52.00


926 games, Feb 2003 May 2003 Available at the beginning of August, 2003. Only here! Only in the Chess Informant Reader format. Available on a CD, together with the software. Chess Informant 87 brings together a thoroughly refined selection of 493 annotated games and 433 game fragments from the events held between February 1st, 2003 and May 31st, 2003 along with the trademark sections. The following events are covered: Moscow, Reykjavik, Cappelle la Grande, Linares, Monaco, Dos Hermanas, Budapest, Poikovsky, Malmoe/Kobenhavn, La Habana, Sarajevo, etc. As usual, our contributors are the worlds best players: G. Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, Leko, Shirov, Svidler, Bareev, Mi. Adams, Ju. Polgar, R. Ponomariov, Azmaiparashvili, N. Short, Dreev, B. Gelfand, I. Sokolov, An. Karpov, J. Lautier, Rublevsky, A. Beliavsky, Nisipeanu, Kasimdzhanov, Al. Onischuk, Z. Almasi, Sakaev, Zvjaginsev, Bologan, S. Movsesian, M. Gurevich, Sutovsky, Kaidanov, Motylev, Je. Piket, Ch. Lutz, Korchnoi, Macieja, Vescovi, Bruzon, Tiviakov, Dautov, L. Dominguez, Chuchelov, Galkin, Iordachescu, P. Acs and many others. Chess Informant trademark sections are now available in the electronic format (readable in Chess Informant Expert only visit http://www.sahovski.com/expert.htm for more details). This Volume brings the voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 86, theoretical survey in the ECO format, selected combinations and endings from recent tournament practice, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best from Bent Larsens creative output.

87 $52.00

88 $52.00 (see details below)
89 $52.00 (see details below)
90 $52.00 (see details below)

Volumes 86-90 reduced from $260 to $175

Chess Informant Books

Chess Informant 88 - $55
Every volume of Chess Informant offers a selection of the best games played by the world's greatest chess players. Over 90% of the games are annotated by the players who played them. The classification code system facilitates the search by openings and variations, and the system of annotation signs and symbols is perfectly understandable to everyone.
There are also the most interesting endings, combinations, the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from the previous volume, tournament crosstables and thorough indexes of players and annotators.
 

Chess Informant 88 contains 490 annotated games and 461 variations.
More information about this particular edition is shown in the tables below.


 
events held between
June 1st, 2003 and September 30th, 2003.
events covered
Silivri, Enghien-les-Bains, Esbjerg, Yongchuan (zt), Biel, Dortmund, Terme Zreče, Buenos Aires, France (ch), Athens, Russia (ch), Rethymnon, etc.
contributors
G. Kasparov, Anand, Bareev, Shirov, Mi. Adams, Svidler, Lk, Ju. Polgr, R. Ponomariov, Ivanchuk, Dreev, B. Gelfand, I. Sokolov, Azmaiparashvili, Ye Jiangchuan, Sasikiran, Khalifman, Nisipeanu, Bologan, Rublevsky, Smirin, Kasimdzhanov, A. Beliavsky, J. Lautier, Al. Onischuk, Sakaev, M. Gurevich, Kobalia, Ki. Georgiev, T. Radjabov, Sutovsky, Zhang Zhong, Macieja, P. Tregubov, Motylev, Rozentalis, Je. Piket, S. Volkov, Berkes, Ch. Lutz, Iordăchescu, Dautov, B. Avrukh, Xu Jun, L. Domnguez, A. Galkin, Bu Xiangzhi and many others.
trademark sections
The voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 87, theoretical survey in the ECO format, selected combinations and endings from recent tournament practice, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best from Ljubomir Ljubojević's creative output.

 

Chess Informant 89 - $55
Every volume of Chess Informant offers a selection of the best games played by the world's greatest chess players. Over 90% of the games are annotated by the players who played them. The classification code system facilitates the search by openings and variations, and the system of annotation signs and symbols is perfectly understandable to everyone. There are also the most interesting endings, combinations, the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from the previous volume, tournament crosstables and thorough indexes of players and annotators.
 

Chess Informant 89 contains 491 annotated games and 481 variations.
More information about this particular edition is shown in the tables below.


 
events held between
October 1st, 2003 and January 31st, 2004
events covered
Plovdiv, Skanderborg, Hoogeveen, Cap dAgde (rapid), Bastia (rapid), Selfoss, Pamplona, Belfort, Hastings, Wijk aan Zee, Bermuda, etc.
contributors
Kramnik, Anand, Svidler, Shirov, Ju. Polgar, R. Ponomariov, Leko, Mi. Adams, Grischuk, Bareev, B. Gelfand, I. Sokolov, N. Short, Vl. Akopian, Bologan, Nisipeanu, J. Lautier, Khalifman, Smirin, A. Beliavsky, Sutovsky, Sakaev, M. Gurevich, Macieja, Kasimdzhanov, Zhang Zhong, Motylev, S. Movsesian, Ki. Georgiev, Iordachescu, Vescovi, V. Milov, Je. Piket, Kaidanov, B. Avrukh, Van Wely, Illescas Cordoba, Dautov, G. Giorgadze, Krasenkow, A. Galkin, and many others.
trademark sections
The voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 88, theoretical survey in the ECO format, selected combinations and endings from recent tournament practice, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best from Alexander Beliavskys creative output.

 

Chess Informant 90 - $55
Every volume of Chess Informant offers a selection of the best games played by the world's greatest chess players. Over 90% of the games are annotated by the players who played them. The classification code system facilitates the search by openings and variations, and the system of annotation signs and symbols is perfectly understandable to everyone. There are also the most interesting endings, combinations, the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from the previous volume, tournament crosstables and thorough indexes of players and annotators.
 

Chess Informant 90 contains 501 annotated games and 512 variations.
More information about this particular edition is shown in the tables below.


 
events held between
February 1st, 2004 and May 31st, 2004
events covered
Moscow, Linares, Cappelle la Grande, Reykjavk, Poikovsky, Stepanakert, Monaco (rapid), Sochi, Zalaegerszeg, Bacrot I. Sokolov (m), Malm/Kbenhavn, Topola, La Habana, Antalya, Sarajevo, Saint Petersburg, Tomsk, etc.
contributors
G. Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Lk, Svidler, Shirov, Bareev, B. Gelfand, Grischuk, Dreev, Rublevsky, Nisipeanu, V. Milov, I. Sokolov, A. Beliavsky, Sutovsky, Vallejo Pons, Malakhov, M. Gurevich, J. Lautier, Sasikiran, Bologan, Motylev, Al. Onischuk, Zvjaginsev, S. Movsesian, Macieja, Iordăchescu, Krasenkow, L. Domnguez, P. Tregubov, Bruzn, Ki. Georgiev, Dautov, Je. Piket, Alex. Fedorov, Gyimesi, Kobalia, Berkes, and many others.
trademark sections
The voting for the ten best games and the ten most important theoretical novelties from Chess Informant 89, theoretical survey in ECO format, the most interesting recent combinations, endings and studies, tournament standings and crosstables, and the best of Judit Polgrs creative output.

Volumes 70-87 reduced to $44 each.

Any ten different copies of volumes 70-87 reduced to $330

Volumes 1-69 reduced to $22

Any 10 different copies of volumes 1-69 reduced to $195

 

Chessbase CD's with Magazines

(6 issues per year)

Issues 82-101 $39.95 each

Any five of issues 82-101 reduced to $119.95

Issues 55-81 reduced to $29.95

Any 5 of issues 55-81 reduced to $89.95

 

NEW BOOKS

Opening for White according to Anand Vol.1 - Khalifman $39.95

Alexander Khalifman "Opening for White according to Anand"

September 2003

234 pages,22 cm/14.5 cm., ISBN 954 8782 -32-4, in English.

TEXT comments and Figurine Algebraic Notations.

Contents: Book I 1.e4 e5

Part I: Rare System, Latvian Gambit, Philidor's Defence

Part II: Petroff Defence

Part III:  Ruy Lopez without 3...a6

Index of variations  

Opening for White According to Anand 1.e4 Vol.2 - Khalifman $49.95

Alexander Khalifman "Opening for White according to Anand, Vol.2 "

December 2004

436 pages 

The next four volumes "Opening for White according to Anand" :

Book III French, Caro-Kann, Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine/scheduled for the end of 2004/

Book IV Sicilian /2004/

The 'Chess Stars Openings' series present an entirely new approach to the study of chess openings which can provoke the interest of chess players of all levels.  Drawing examples from the games of today's leading grandmasters we present the principles of selection and successful employment of a harmonious opening repertoire, corresponding as close as possible to the style of a renown master. 

 

Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!? - Bezgodov $39.95

by GM Alexei Bezgodov, 208 pages
Grandmaster Alexey Bezgodov is the winner of numerous international tournaments. He was champion of Russia in the year 1993 and vice-champion of Russia in 1999.

The newest book of the series "Chess Stars Openings" is devoted to the enterprising and quite original and unexplored possibility for White - 1.e4 c5 2.a3!?  The strong practical players who do not have time or desire to go into long theoretical Sicilian battles can try to enrich their opening repertoire with this remarkable system. It cannot be refuted by any encyclopedia or database. In fact the author of the book has practically invented a new and quite interesting opening. His surprising ideas and thorough analyses require considerable precision from Black.  It is a remarkable phenomenon that such rare lines based on solid positional basis often yield much better practical results than the well tested routine main lines. Rare and original variations are just super effective in blitz too.
You might remember that Bobby Fischer used to say that the opening theory was developing so extensively that it was worth considering thinking about starting the game from a random position. Most of the strongest contemporary players share the opinion that White has practically no serious advantage in any popular opening and the essence of the opening fight is to detect and to exploit the weak points of your opponent's preparation.
This book will enrich you with plenty of new ideas and will eventually help you win a lot of beautiful victories. You can really hope to become a much better player having read it.
 

How to Get the Edge Against the Gruenfeld $39.95
by Konstantin Sakaev (Elo 2656) the Gruenfeld with 6.Bc4.

February 2004; 166 pages. This is an ideal book for players at all levels up to GMs. The author examines the most popular opening systems in great depth using plenty of complete games to illustrate the contemporary ideas. He is a leading world-theoretician and an excellent player so his analyses offer a unique insight into the theory of the Gruenfeld Defence.  Alexander Khalifman, 14th World Champion.

 

The Queen's Gambit Accepted - $37.95
The Queen's Gambit Accepted, by K. Sakaev and S. Semkov

October 2003 224 pages Chess Stars introduces a new opening series: Current theory and Practice Series which is designed to expand the repertoire opening books by Khalifman, focusing on one topical system. The first book, fresh from the print house is The Queen's Gambit Accepted. The next will be The Gruenfeld Defence.

With the combined efforts of Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Ponomariov  QGA presently reached the status of a super reliable opening, suitable for all players up to the level  of world champions. The authors digested all the available material up to October 10th and separated it into branches offering a move-by-move presentation of the main ideas according to the latest tournament tendencies. A highly professional study by Grandmaster Konstantin Sakaev - one of the best players in the world with current rating of 2657. His trophy list includes 2 junior world titles and 2 gold Olympic medals with the Russian team in 1998 and 2000.

Boris Spasskys 400 Selected Games $42.95
Sergei Soloviov

(496 pages, large format, b/w photos) An outstanding collection of 400 annotated games of the former world champion Spassky. A lot of text and crosstables give a good picture of the most interesting moments in his career from 1948 through 2002.  The games are extensively annotated in Informant-like codes. The introduction is from Alexander Shashin a coach at the Junior's Palace.
Plenty of diagrams help the reader throughout the book.

Super Tournaments 2003 - $49.95

175 extensively annotated games of the world's best players: Kasparov (12), Kramnik (35), Ponomariov (25), Anand (35) and Leko (22). Annotations from Khalifman, Sipov, Ivanov, Golubev and Beim. Also includes detailed surveys of the strongest tournaments of 2003, crosstables and interviews and 16 pages of colour photos.