New Books


100 Easy Checkmates - by Larry Evans

Perfect for beginning players--including children--100 Easy Checkmates offers an accessible, fun guide to winning at chess. Designed to help players learn without frustration or tedious chess notation, 100 Easy Checkmates presents easy one- and two-move checkmates that everyone can understand. Expert Larry Evans provides one hundred basic checkmating situations in large, simple diagrams, and readers are asked to solve the puzzle and then shown how to do it in plain words. Challenging, entertaining, and accessible, 100 Easy Checkmates is the ideal guide for beginning players. $19.95

202 Checkmates for Children

By Fred Wilson and Bruce Alberston

Veteran chess teachers and authors, Wilson and Alberston, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 fascinating puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions will thrill kids as they work their way through the concepts while they have fun with chess. This book is perfect for kids! The authors should know - they have used these puzzles in their lessons for years.  $19.95

303 Tricky Checkmates

By Fred Wilson and Bruce Albertson

Both a fascinating challenge for chess players and a great training tool, "301 Tricky Checkmates" is a fun and entertaining compendium of two- and three-move checkmates for the advanced beginner, intermediate, and expert player. The examples provided, drawn from actual games, illustrate a wide range of chess tactics. $23.95

303 Tricky Chess Puzzles
by Fred Wilson and Bruce Alberston
Challenge your puzzle-solving skills and learn how to gain a decisive superiority, bring about a forced mate, or simply survive with pivotal moves! Fun, challenging, and instructive, these fascinating chess positions will take your game to the next level. Learn how to use common tactical concepts and often overlooked ones--such as survival, trapping, and promotion---to get the winning edge in your next game.
Paperback. 192 pgs.$23.95

Beginning Chess Play - by Bill Robertie

Step-by-step approach uses 113 chess diagrams to teach players the basic openings, middle and end game strategies, principles of development, pawn structure, checkmates, how to join a chess club, play in tournaments, use the chess clock, and get rated. Two annotated games illustrate strategic thinking. Includes guide to chess notation. Paperback. 168 pgs. $19.95

Complete Book of Beginning Chess - by Raymond Keene

Complete step-by-step course shows how to play and deepen oneís understanding of chess while keeping the game fun and exciting. Fascinating chapters on chess heroes, lessons one can learn, basic openings, strategy, tactics, mastering the middlegame, endgames, the best games ever played, and the history of chess. You'll learn all the basic concepts Ė castling, pawn promotion, checking the King, the five ways of drawing or stalemating, en passant, checkmate, and chess notation. Paperback. 320 pgs. $39.95

Development of a Chess Master - by Eric Schiller

Learn to improve your play by cutting down on tactical and strategic mistakes. Using examples of his own games, Schiller illustrates the types of errors typically found at each stage of chess development, from early scholastic games to professional encounters with Grandmasters. Learn from the authorís mistakes and you wonít suffer the terrible fate that awaits most blunders! Paperback. 128 pgs. $29.95

Easy Endgame Strategies - by Bill Robertie

Learn the basic checkmating principles and combinations needed to finish off opponents and claim victory. This book teaches you from the four basic checkmates using the king, to all the basic queen, rook and other pieced games. Youíll also learn the basic principles of preparing for a winning endgame before itís even reached! 320 pgs, $29.95

First Chess Openings - By Eric Schiller

This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess player, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players. Even better, no knowledge of chess notation is required, nor does the reader need to memorize variations. Everything learned becomes common sense and the game becomes fun. Schiller, an ardent teacher of children and beginning players, shows the top 10 most important chess openings and teaches readers the importance of focusing on the four clear goals of the opening. This book makes us want to learn chess all over again! $23.95

How Good Is Your Chess? - by Larry Evans

This book is a great learning tool because itís both fun and challenging. Grandmaster Larry Evans draws upon his vast chess experience to present you with this innovative and entertaining way of testing your chess skills and calculating your chess rating.

All 100 positions presented are from actual games. You are given three possible moves to choose from. Based on your answers, you will be able to calculate your chess rating.

Once youíve chosen the best move among the three choices given, you can review the solutions section, where Evans carefully explains the logic behind each winning move, and the traps awaiting the inferior alternatives.

144 Pages, $19.95

Killer Chess Tactics
by Raymond Keene, Eric Schiller, Leonid Shamkovich
From Morphy, to Fischer, Kasparov, and Kramnik, the best of the best, the World Chess Champions depend on Killer Chess Tactics to win their games. All of the weapons found in the arsenals of professional players are contained in these pages. In this book you'll learn everything from fundamental moves like pins and forks, to subtle artistic combinations like Alekhine's Cross. The tactics section teaches you the punches, and the section on combinations teaches you how to put them together.
Paperback. 416 pgs. $47.95

Learn from Bobby Fischer's Greatest Games - by Eric Schiller

Bobby Fischer is the greatest American chess player of all time. His games contain infinite amounts of wisdom; much can be learned about chess by studying them. Chess master Eric Schiller presents a selection of Fischerís greatest games, giving clear explanations of the thinking behind all of the significant moves.

Schiller brings the grace and jaw-dropping amazement of Fischerís play to those who are just starting out in the game, or who have been playing only a little while. Chess fans who are confused by all the symbols and uncommented moves in most game books will rejoice at having the game presented to them in simple prose.
This book features hundreds of excellent diagrams, a glossary of chess terms, and an introduction to chess notation.

176 Pages, $29.95

Learn from Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
by Eric Schiller
World Champion Garry Kasparov has dominated opponents for two decades with a style unmatched in beauty and brilliance. Now, chess master Eric Schiller, who was present at many of Kasparov's triumphs, including the World Championships, presents Kasparov's best performances and, in simple prose, shows what Kasparov was thinking and how players of all levels can apply his winning concepts and strategies to their own games.
Paperback. 240 pgs. $29.95

Secrets of the Kingís Indian -by Eduard Gufeld & Eric Schiller

This is the most popular opening and offers great opportunities for spectacular attacks and clever defenses. You'll learn the fundamental concepts, critical ideas, hidden resources, opening traps, and typical tactical and strategic mistakes. All major variations are covered, including Classical, Petrosian, Saemisch, Averbakh, Four Pawns, Fianchetto and unconventional lines. Examples from brilliant games of the most famous players show how you can apply these concepts to your games. Paperback. 320 pgs. $29.95

Secrets of the Sicilian Dragon - by Eduard Gufeld & Eric Schiller

The mighty Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense is one of the most exciting openings in chess. Everything from the opening piece formation to the endgame, including key strategic and tactical ideas, is covered conceptual detail. Instead of memorizing a jungle of variations, you learn the important ideas behind the opening, and how to adapt them at the chessboard. Special sections on the heroes of the Dragon show how the greatest players handle the opening. Paperback. 208 pgs. $29.95

Standard Chess Openings - by Eric Schiller

The new definitive standard on opening play, this comprehensive guide covers every important chess opening and variation ever played and currently in vogue. It includes more than 3,000 opening strategies! Differing from books which rely exclusively on bare notation, SCO features substantial discussion and analysis on each opening so that you understand the key opening concepts. More than 250 completely annotated games (including a game representative of each major opening). 1,000 diagrams! For modern players, this is the standard reference book necessary for competitive play. Paperback. 784 pgs. $54.95

Survive and Beat Annoying Chess Openings - by Eric Schiller & John Watson

Opening traps are the single most annoying stratagem, that is, for unprepared players. This book prepares you for those cases by showing you how to handle these traps as both Black and White and teaches you how to set those traps yourself! The authors provide practical remedies to appeal to both the attacking and positional player. Paperback. 256 pgs. $35.95