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  • The Queen's Gambit

    Now a Major Netflix Drama

    by Walter Tevis

    NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES starring Anya Taylor-Joy from Academy-Award nominee Scott Frank and BAFTA nominee Allan Scott'Superb' Time Out'Mesmerizing' Newsweek'Gripping' Financial Times'Sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread every few years - for the pure pleasure and skill of it' Michael Ondaatje'Don't pi... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Simple Chess

    New Algebraic Edition

    by Michael Stean

    series Dover Chess
    Written by a young Grand Master, this introduction to chess strategy is aimed primarily at players for whom a game plan is utterly enigmatic. By isolating the basic elements and illustrating them through a selection of Master and Grand Master games, Simple Chess breaks down the mystique of strategy into plain, easy-to-understand ideas — only a knowledge of basic chess terminology is assumed.More ... Read more

    $15.28 AUD

  • Chess

    by Logan Donovan

    Amaze your friends - Master the ancient game of chess!Do you want to understand the game of chess? Would you like to beat your friends - and increase your online ratings? Is it time to unlock your hidden genius?If so, this expanded 4th edition of The Complete Guide to Chess - Master Chess Tactics, Chess Openings and Chess Strategy is the audiobook you've been waiting for. Logan Donovan tracks the ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • New Art of Defence in Chess

    chess defence tactics classic

    by Andrew Soltis

    Most chess games are not won – they are lost. Many instructional chess books tell you how to improve a position when it is already (or may be) favourable. This book offers help when you definitely do not have the advantage. Every chess player needs a sound arsenal of defensive techniques. This book covers them all – counterplay, when to accept sacrifices, how to anticipate short- and long-term ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • New Ieas in Chess

    by Larry Evans

    In one of the most influential chess books written, readers will learn the most important strategy, tactics and themes that comprise a successful chess game: space, time, force and pawn structure. In a book that has been called the bible for novice to intermediate players, Evans uses actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes. Each is a mini-lesson that illustrates the fundamental ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    by Bruce Pandolfini

    From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of the game, to improve your technique whether you are a newcomer or a longtime fan.One of America's best-known chess masters, Bruce Pandolfini has helped millions learn the intricacies of chess through his acclaimed books and workshops. In this exciting volume, ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Queen of Katwe

    a story of life, chess, and one extraordinary girl’s dream of becoming a grandmaster

    by Tim Crothers

    Based on ‘The Queen of Katwe’, a finalist for a National Magazine Award and included in Dave Eggers’ The Best American Nonrequired Reading, this is the true story of a female prodigy from the Ugandan slum of KatwePhiona Mutesi sleeps in a mud hut with her mother and siblings, and struggles to find a meal each day. She is also one of the best chess players in the world.One day in 2005, while ... Read more

    $21.33 AUD

  • Chess: Crash Course to Become a Chess Master! Beginners Guide to The Game of Chess - Master Proven Tactics and Winning Strategies - Chess for Beginners

    by Nick Gaspovsky

    Do you know how to play chess? If not, do you want to learn how but you aren't sure where to start? Or, do you already know a little bit about the game of chess but you want to broaden your knowledge and learn some helpful strategies and tips? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the perfect book for you!Chess is a difficult and complicated game. One that required a lot of ... Read more

    $6.47 AUD

  • Searching for Bobby Fischer

    A Father's Story of Love and Ambition

    by Fred Waitzkin

    The inspiration for the iconic film, this memoir by the father of a prodigy reflects on chess, competition, and childhood.Fred Waitzkin fell in love with chess during the Cold War–era showdown between Russian champion Boris Spassky and young American superstar Bobby Fischer. Twelve years later, Waitzkin’s own son, Joshua, discovered chess in Washington Square Park and began displaying the telltale ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • A History of Chess

    The Original 1913 Edition

    by H. J. R. Murray

    An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess originated in India, are still widely accepted by most chess historians.Undertaking such a pioneering task, the scope ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

    by Franco Masetti and 1 more

    Chess is 99% tactics. If this celebrated observation is true for the master, how much more so for beginners and casual players! If you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations.There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises.Chess masters and trainers Franco Masetti and ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • The Rules of Chess

    by Bruce Pandolfini

    Chess is one of the most challenging - and enjoyable - games that has ever been played. It has a history that goes back over a thousand years, and there is some evidence that perhaps it is even older than that. The Rules of Chess is a free book, in electronic format, that will teach young and old how to play the “Royal Game.†Written by one of the great instructors of the modern era, Bruce ... Read more

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  • The Art of the Middle Game

    by Alexander Kotov and 1 more

    series Dover Chess
    While there are plenty of books dealing with chess openings, and no shortage of helpful volumes on the endgame, there are far fewer available on the all-important middle game. And yet, the middle game is one of the most challenging parts of the contest. It is then that the player has the chance to initiate long-range attacks and create defensive systems.In this excellent study, two great ... Read more

    $19.89 AUD

  • Winning Chess Tactics

    by Yasser Seirawan

    Learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the worlds top chess players. Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possiblychange the course of a game in a single move. Why play in a fog, only hoping that your opponent will blunder when International Grandmaster Yasser ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Chess Openings For Dummies

    by James Eade

    Improve your chess game the fast and easy wayYou never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make!This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Winning Chess Strategies

    by Yasser Seirawan

    Gain the advantage over your opponent with easy-to-remember strategies from one of the worlds top chess players!Strategy is the ultimate secret weapon for championship players around the world. Drawing on his considerable experience in tournament play, International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan shows you how to apply flexible strategic principles to every part of your game. Using Seirawan's simple ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Chess Opening Essentials

    The Ideas & Plans Behind ALL Chess Openings, The Complete 1. e4

    by Stefan Djuric and 2 more

    Most chess opening books are either too detailed or too shallow.Chess Opening Essentials has exactly the right balance and is an accessible primer and a reference book at the same time.It gives a flavour of how every opening works and explains the similarities with other openings, as well as the differences. In addition, it also points at the various middlegame plans that apply after the opening ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    The Story and the Games

    by Simen Agdestein

    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number ... ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD

  • First Chess Openings

    by Eric Schiller

    First Chess Openings teaches you solid, near-foolproof openings that will help you win. You'll learn the most important openings, plus the four goals you should accomplish in the early moves of the game of chess. This base of knowledge will take your overall game to the next level -- and make playing more fun! ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • My System & Chess Praxis

    His Landmark Classics in One Edition

    by Aron Nimzowitsch and 1 more

    In My System, he expounded his theories of prophylaxis, blockade and much more, while providing ground-breaking insights in pawn structures. In the sequel Chess Praxis, Nimzowitsch demonstrated how he had successfully tested his theories in his games.Without reading Nimzowitsch your chess education cannot be complete. Perhaps not all of his convictions have stood the test of time, but even today, ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • The Game of Chess

    by Siegbert Tarrasch

    series Dover Chess
    "I have always a slight feeling of pity for the man who has no knowledge of chess, just as I would pity the man who has remained ignorant of love. Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy. The way to this happiness I have tried to show in this book." — Author's PrefaceWhile there are many chess instruction books available, few have achieved the lofty stature of the present ... Read more

    $26.03 AUD

  • Modern Chess Strategy

    by Ludek Pachman

    Every chess player hopes to set off brilliant combinations and win games in a blaze of glory. Such combinations do not come into being by themselves, however; they appear only as the result of proper chess strategy. It is therefore surprising that so few books deal with this highly important subject, and understandable that Pachman's modern classic has been so enthusiastically received by ... Read more

    $22.96 AUD

  • The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games

    New edn

    by Graham Burgess and 2 more

    series Mammoth Books #200
    Improve your chess by studying the greatest games of all time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal Game' to Anand versus Kramnik 2008, and featuring a foreword by World Champion Vishy Anand.The 125 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British experts and illustrated with over 1,000 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Mammoth Book of Chess

    by Graham Burgess

    series Mammoth Books #199
    With a foreword by Dr John Nunn, Grandmaster and four times Olypic gold medallist'The Mammoth Book of Chess is a cracker . . . nobody will fail to find something new here'British Chess MagazineWINNER OF THE BRITISH CHESS FEDERATION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, 1997Comprehensive, up to date and clear, this latest edition of Graham Burgess's chess classic is an invaluable guide to help even less ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD