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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - $14.95

Written by Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies and Don Mosenfelder

Paperback, 352 pages
 


Chess for Success - $27.95

Written by Maurice Ashley

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Maurice Ashley immigrated to New York from Jamaica at the age of twelve, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of urban life. But he found his inspiration for a better life after stumbling upon a chess book and becoming hypnotized by the game. He would eventually break the chess world's color lines by becoming an International Grandmaster in 1999.

Ashley realized that chess strategies could be used as an educational tool to help children avoid the pitfalls often associated with growing up. In this book, he serves up compelling anecdotes about how chess has positively affected young players. He also offers tips on technique, how to make the game fun for children of all ages and levels, and how to overcome the myth that chess isn't cool. Through his guidance, readers will understand how chess strategies can improve a child's mental agility, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Chess for Success is a much-anticipated resource for parents, teachers, counselors, youth workers, and chess lovers.

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QUOTES
 

Its a great message of hope, that chess can be one piece of the puzzle to help our young people shine. Its what we all want for our kids. Will Smith

Chess improves strategic thinking, attention span, patience, camaraderie, and sportsmanship. Maurice Ashley is not only an International Grandmaster as a chess  player but also as a teacher and activist. Wynton Marsalis

Maurice Ashley has been like a brother to me since I was twelve years old. I know the man, I know the competitor, I know the artist, and I know the teacher. There is no better source for the abundance of educational potential bubbling from the game of chess. Read this book! Josh Waitzkin, International Chess Master and subject of the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer.
 


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
 

MAURICE ASHLEY was named 2003 Grandmaster of the Year by the U.S. Chess Federation. He has been profiled by such publications as the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and USA Weekend. He lives with his family in Queens, New York.


The Chess Kid's Book of Checkmate - $21.95

Written by David MacEnulty Foreword by Bruce Pandolfini

Trade Paperback, 208 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
The latest in the McKay Chess Library for Kids

Checkmate is the ultimate goal of chess. In The Chess Kids Book of Checkmate, chess teacher David MacEnulty teaches the rules of checkmate to players between the ages of 6 and 10. The big idea in The Chess Kids Book of Checkmate is that many checkmates fall into well-known patterns. The player who remembers common checkmate patterns will have an advantage over the one who doesnt. Step-by-step, with more than 100 diagrams, The Chess Kids Book of Checkmate reveals:

How to train the brain to recognize basic checkmate patterns
Special circumstances involving checkmate with one piece acting alone
How to come up with your own checkmate patterns
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
David MacEnulty is a chess teacher and coach. Students on his teams have won over 200 trophies a year, including first place team trophies in the New York City Scholastic Championships for six consecutive years. The author lives in the Bronx, NY.


The Chess Kid's Book of the King and Pawn Endgame - $19.95

Written by David MacEnulty

Format:  Trade Paperback, 128 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Every player encounters the king and pawn endgame, the most common finish to a chess match. In The Chess Kid's Book of the King and Pawn Endgame, MacEnulty shows advanced beginner and intermediate players the most important positions and combinations of this tricky ending, including the ideas of key squares and outflanking. Targeting at 8-14-year-olds, this guide will challenge students to become better and more thoughtful chess players.
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
DAVID MACENULTY is the Director of Program Development at New York City's Chess-in-the-Schools program. Children on his teams have won over 200 individual and team trophies a year for six straight years. MacEnulty is also author of the Chess Workout Series for the Chess Club Manager software.


The Chess Kid's Book of Tactics - $21.95

Written by David MacEnulty

Format:  Trade Paperback, 176 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
In chess, tactics are the tricks and techniques players use to get a quick advantage over their opponents. David MacEnulty, a coach in New York City's award-winning Chess-in-the-Schools program, teaches students how to develop a tactical mindset. In The Chess Kid's Book of Tactics, he instructs 6-10-year-old players in how to recognize the basic chess patterns and how to apply those patterns to understand-and win-the game.
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
DAVID MACENULTY is the Director of Program Development at New York City's Chess-in-the-Schools program. Children on his teams have won over 200 individual and team trophies a year for six straight years. MacEnulty is also author of the Chess Workout Series for the Chess Club Manager software.


Complete Chess Course - $55.95

Written by Fred Reinfeld

Format:  Hardcover, 704 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Combining eight volumes into one, the mostacomprehensive book on chess ever published. Fromaopening gambit to endgame, this home-study chess courseais the classic in theafield.

Illustrated throughout


How to be a Winner at Chess - $29.95

Written by Fred Reinfeld

Format:  Trade Paperback, 192 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Read This Book And Learn How To Enjoy One Of The Most Fascinating Games In The World

How, to Be a Winner at Chess is the result of twenty years' experience and study: and it is something unique in chess books -- an amusing, easily read, and even more easily understood book for the vast majority of "in-between" players, those who have been checkmated too many times or who have been bogged down in the innumerable rules of various experts.

Fred Reinfeld gives you twelve basic, simple rules for winning play. All the types of checkmates, the relative importance of the chess pieces, and simple, effective strategies are discussed succinctly. And there are three important chapters on the three strongest moves -- the check, the capturing threat, and the pawn promotion. Reinfeld always emphasizes practice over theory; he gives you the rules and demonstrates exactly how you should use them.

For those who don't know the rules or who might have forgotten them, there is a chapter with all the basic rules and moves, and a brief resume of the system of chess notation.


King Power in Chess, Revised Edition - $37.95

Written by Edmar Mednis

Format:  Trade Paperback, 384 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A Brand-New Revision of a Chess Classic

Indispensable to all serious chess players, King Power in Chess, Revised Edition is the most comprehensive resource available on the tactical use of the King piece. Novice players use the King only in the endgame; savvy players know how to use the King in the opening and middlegame as well. Reformatted and updated, this long-awaited revision of King Power in Chess belongs on the bookshelf of every intermediate to advanced student of the game.

An international bestseller among chess books
Reformatted in modern algebraic notation
Revised and updated text with 100-plus diagrams

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Edmar Mednis is an International Grandmaster. He is the author of How to Play Good Opening Moves and other chess books.


More Unbeatable Chess for Juniors - $29.95

Format:  Trade Paperback, 304 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
In More Unbeatable Chess for Juniors, nationally-renowned chess coach Robert M. Snyder guides you through even more games played by himself and the worlds chess champions and teaches you how to learn from them. Every move is accompanied by a clear and concise explanation to help you understand the play and improve your own game.

A collection of 24 new chess games for advanced junior high and high school students
Games played by many of the worlds best chess players, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, and Mikhail Tal
Clear step-by-step direction
Includes a focused and detailed analysis of the openings

Robert M. Snyder, National Chess Master, is a highly regarded chess educator whose teams have won the National Chess Championships 10 times. His students have won first place 36 times (a national record) as individuals in champion sections at the National Scholastic Championships. He has introduced chess to more than 170,000 elementary and junior high school students. In 1983, he founded the Chess for Juniors club, now based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also the author of the bestselling Chess for Juniors, Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors, and Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors.


Solitaire Chess - $31.95

Written by Bruce Pandolfini

Format:  Trade Paperback, 256 pages


 

Turning Advantage into Victory in Chess - $35.95

Format:  Trade Paperback, 288 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Emmanuel Lasker, one of the greatest chess players in history, once said, "The hardest game to win is a won game." How to Turn an Advantage into Victory is for the player who wins in the middlegame but doesn't know the right moves to pull off a victory. Learn how to overcome the most common -- and most challenging -- situation in every chess game.
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Andew Soltis, an international grandmaster and award-winning chess journalist, writes a column for the New York Post and Chess Life magazine. He is the author of more than 30 books on chess.


Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors - $29.95

Written by Robert M. Snyder

Format:  Trade Paperback, 208 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Learn What it Takes to Win a Chess Tournament

Robert M. Snyder is one of Americas top chess trainers for young players and the coach of many first-place tournament players. In Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors, he reveals the secrets of his students success. In addition to providing preparatory advice and tactical lessons for champions-in-training, Snyder outlines winning games of chess champions and includes profiles of individual players. Winning Chess Tournaments for Juniors covers:

Tips for training and conditioning before tournaments
Tournament rules and how to make the most of them
The psychology of competition
Key opening and endgame strategies
Exercises in pattern recognition



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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Robert M. Snyder, National Chess Master, is a highly-regarded chess educator whose teams have won the National Scholastic Championships ten times. His students have won first place 35 times (a national record) as individuals in championship sections at the National Scholastic Championships. He has introduced chess to more than 160,000 elementary and junior high school students. In 1983, he founded the Chess for Juniors club, now based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also the author of the bestselling Chess for Juniors and Unbeatable Chess Lessons for Juniors.


A World Champion's Guide to Chess - $35.95
Step-by-step instructions for winning chess the Polgar way

Written by Susan Polgar and Paul Truong

Format:  Trade Paperback, 384 pages

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Learn to Win at Chess from World Champion Susan Polgar

Susan Polgar, 4-time World Chess Champion, became a living legend by following the methods taught by her father, Laszlo Polgar, the famous Hungarian chess coach. In A World Champion's Guide to Chess, Susan reveals these masterful tactics and techniques to players of all ages. With coauthor Paul Truong, an 11-time National Champion, she begins with the basics of understanding how the pieces move and leads the reader through checkmate and defense, pawn promotion, and opening and endgame patterns. Accompanying the lessons are personal glimpses into Susan's famous career, including her story of becoming the first female Grandmaster, the highest title in chess.

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Susan Polgar is the current World Champion in Women's Chess and the top ranked woman chess player in the United States. As the number-one woman chess player in the world at age 15, Susan bridged the gender gap in chess by becoming the first woman to win the US Open Blitz Championship in 2003 and the first woman to ever earn the title of Grandmaster.

Paul Truong is an 11-time National Champion and is the captain and business manager of the 2004 U.S. Women's Olympiad Team.


New prices for 2005

Art Defence in Chess $29.95

Best Lessons of a Chess Coach $32.95

Inner Game of Chess $33.95