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The Sveshnikov Reloaded by Dorian Rogozenko - $49.95

In 2003 Dorian Rogozenko helped Ruslan Ponomariov to prepare for his match never to happen against Garry Kasparov - the subject: The Sicilian Sveshnikov. Now you will be able to have a private training session worthy of a World Champion in with this remarkable book, which successfully combines theoretical depth with clear explanations and deep humanity.


Challenging the Grünfeld by Edward Dearing - $47.95

The young Scottish IM delivers a profound yet entertaining survey of the statistically most dangerous line against the Grünfeld Defence: the Modern Exchange Variation with 8.Rb1. Dearing has achieved the very difficult balance between analytical depth and general explanation which is seldom achieved even by seasoned writers.

Experts vs. the Sicilian by John Shaw & Jacob Aagaard - $47.95

The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov – a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence. This repertoire...


Tiger's Modern by Tiger Hillarp Persson - $47.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In modern chess it is often difficult to be creative in the opening, but in this book Tiger Hillarp Persson shows it can be done. Tiger presents his own favourite line against 1.e4: the Modern Defence with …a6. With the laid-back approach he brings both to the game of chess and life in general, he covers...


The Benko Gambit by Jan Pinski - $39.95

The Benko Gambit is one of the most dynamic defences for Black against 1.d4 and is favoured by world class players such as Veselin Topalov and Alexander Khalifman both of whom have used this defence to score memorable victories. The dynamic counter play Black receives in return for the sacrificed queenside pawns gives Black compensation,...


Learn from the Legends - Chess Champions at their Best by Mihail Marin - $53.95

The best chess book in the last two decades according to Jeremy Silman.

It is well known that every World Champion has contributed to the continuous development of chess thinking and strategy. Symbolically it was the first World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz who founded modern chess with his groundbreaking thoughts about positional chess as governed by a set of laws, and not only the brilliance of individual players.

A later World Champion, Jose Raul Capablanca, explained that the study of the endgame is not only relevant to the endgame, but to chess in general. In the endgame we can study each piece in its pure form and gain a more intimate understanding of their individual properties. This understanding will benefit the active chess player in every part of the game. It is no coincidence that the highly successful trainer Mark Dvoretsky focuses strongly on studying the endgame.

In this ambitious work Mihail Marin examines and explains the contribution from the chess legends who influenced him strongly in his own development. This personal and sympathetic journey into the best chess of yesterday is guaranteed to help the readers in their games. As we all know: those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

The chapters in this book discuss:

Rubinstein’s excellent rook endgame technique.

Alekhine’s expertise with the heavy pieces.

Botvinnik’s ability for deep analysis.

Tal’s handling of heavy pieces vs. minor pieces.

Petrosian’s positional exchange sacrifices.

Fischer’s strength with the king’s bishop.

Karpov’s handling of bishops of opposite colour.

Korchnoi the rebel.

Mihail Marin is a strong Romanian Grandmaster. His talent for clear explanations was noted in the chess world on the publication of his first book, Secrets of Chess Defence, in 2003. He has also previously published opening CDs for ChessBase. This is his first book for Quality Chess.


Rook vs. Two Minor Pieces by Esben Lund - $43.95

The material imbalance that is the subject of this book may seem a narrow topic, but the lessons to be learned here apply to all areas of chess: those who study this book will improve their general feeling for the pieces and their interrelation. Lund starts by building a theoretical foundation, comparing various...