The Chigorin Defence According to Morozevich - $54.95


by Alexander Morozevich, Vladimir Barsky


A World Class Player on the Opening He Made Popular


By Alexander Morozevich and Vladimir Barsky


Publisher: New In Chess, 2007
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN 13: 978-90-5691-200-0
ISBN-10: 90-5691-200-3
Pages: 240
Language: English


With 50 Previously Unpublished Games


A century after its invention by the great attacking player Mikhail Chigorin (1850-1908), the Chigorin Defence is very much alive and kicking. The reason is simple: Alexander Morozevich, one of the most popular chess players in the world, has extensively used it in his rise to the top. Morozevich almost single-handedly transformed this half-forgotten opening with a shady reputation into a ready-to-use weapon for chess players who like a dynamic game with active piece play.


In this highly personal book Alexander Morozevich reveals the ideas behind his pet lines in the Chigorin Defence. He has thoroughly re-analysed many positions and presents instructive  material from more than 50 previously unpublished rapid and blitz games against top grandmasters. The Chigorin Defence According to Morozevich not only makes a popular chess opening more accessible, it also helps you to develop a dynamic playing style.


Alexander Morozevich (1977) has been a top-ten player for almost a decade. His aggressive and original play has won him the admiration of countless chess players all over the world. Whenever a Morozevich game is being broadcast online, it immediately attracts thousands of spectators, who want to see Moroz in action.


Vladimir Barsky (1969) is an International Master, a successful coach, an experienced journalist and an intimate friend of Alexander Morozevich. And no mean player of the Chigorin Defence himself.

Kasparov's Fighting Chess 19992005

By Tibor Krolyi and Nick Aplin




Garry Kasparov has dominated the world of competitive chess for longer than any world champion. The period 19992005 represents one of the most fascinating and controversial phases of his career, including repeated and frustrated attempts to reunify the world championship. Following the recent announcement of his retirement, this must-have guide is a celebration of the final years of one of the greatest players of our time.

A large selection of games are covered, accompanied by in-depth annotation and analysis. Including games right up to the eve of his retirement, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide available, representing an unrivalled opportunity to draw on Kasparov's phenonemal experience on the chess board.


About the Author

Tibor Krolyi is an International Master, former Hungarian champion and Grandmaster chess trainer. He is also a chess writer who regularly contributes to a number of British and European magazines. He is the author of Judit Polgar: Princess of Chess (ISBN 0713488905) also published by Batsford. He lives in Hungary.

Nick Aplin is a highly respected chess player and writer. He lives in Singapore.

Publisher Batsford
Publication Date 28 November 2006
ISBN 0713489847
Size (h x w) 234x156mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 304



Take and Mate - $10.95

by Bruce Alberston, 128pp. (2006 Sterling)
In order to triumph at chess, players must take as many enemy pieces as possible while looking of an opening to move in and mate the king. How can you improve these important skills? By honing them on a series of ingenious problems, each with a unique twist that combines capturing and mating. Overcoming a variation of the standard rulesa series of restrictions placed on Whites moveswill give you a victorious edge over your opponents.
The first move, or key, of a conventional chess problem is almost never a capture. But convention is turned on its head in this collection of 200 original problems in which every move of the white pieces requires the capture of a black piece! The advantages are several: for one thing, jaded problem fans are sure to appreciate the totally fresh approach. For another, unlike traditional problems, which require a rarefied and artificial type of thinking, these take and mate problems demand the same thought processes that players use in over-the-board play. Arranged in order of difficulty and coupled with a built-in scoring system, they offer a unique way for players at all levels to sharpen their tactical skills.