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  • Batsford's Chess Bible

    From beginner to winner with moves, techniques and strategies

    by Sean Marsh ...
    Batsford’s Chess Bible is a landmark, full-colour chess instruction book, ideal for both beginners and more experienced players wanting to improve their game. The book takes the form of a course, with quick-start guides to help to retain the information you’ve learned and puzzle sections for you to test yourself as you go. To illustrate more advanced strategy and tactics, author Sean Marsh uses ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Queen's Gambit

    Now a Major Netflix Drama

    by Walter Tevis ...
    series W&N Essentials
    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

  • Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide to Chess

    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

    $21.99 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

    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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Rules of Chess

    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


  • Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking

    From the First Move to the Last

    by Neil McDonald ...
    Chess is the art that expresses the science of logic. Mikhail BotvinnikGrandmaster Neil McDonald explains every single move made by White and Black in 30 striking tactical or strategical games played over the last quarter century.These games have been carefully chosen for their consistent logical thread, thereby providing the reader with prime instruction in the art of conceiving appropriate plans ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A History of Chess

    The Original 1913 Edition

    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

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played

    62 masterly games of chess strategy

    One of the game's most admired and respected writers guides you through 62 masterly demonstrations of the basic strategies of winning at chess. Each game provides a classic example of a fundamental problem and its best resolution, described with chess diagrams and Chernev's lively and illuminating notes. The games – by chess greats such as Capablanca, Tarrasch, Fischer, Alekhine, Lasker and ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • My Chess Books

    by Bill Jordan ...
    Hi, I am a chess FIDE master and am the senior Australian champion.My Chess Books contains samples of some of my books.Included are links so you read a sample of the books.There are books on:BasicsTacticsStrategyOpeningsMiddlegamesEndgamesRate Your Chesset etc ... Read more


  • 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 $24.99 AUD

  • 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

    The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

    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

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Art of the Middle Game

    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

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Winning Chess Tactics

    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

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Game of Chess

    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

    $24.87 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Weapons of Chess: An Omnibus of Chess Strategies

    **From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit,**Bruce Pandolfini brings us the most accessible and easy-to-use chess strategy book ever.Written for beginning and intermediate players, Weapons of Chess is the first encyclopedia of chess strategies that doesn't rely on the usual baffling chess notation. There are no symbolic chess moves, no charts or ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

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

    New edn

    Book 200 - Mammoth Books
    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

  • Winning Chess Strategies

    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

    $29.99 AUD

  • Chess For Dummies

    by James Eade ...
    Want to play chess like a champ? Dummies can help.From Netflix's “The Queen’s Gambit” to podcasts, virtual and mobile gaming, and beyond, chess is back in a big way. But, with all those kings, queens, and knights, chess can be a royal pain to grasp. Chess For Dummies is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and sharpen their ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD $24.99 AUD

  • 100 Endgames You Must Know

    Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player Improved and Expanded

    'New (4th) and improved edition of an all-time classicThe good news about endgames is:• there are relatively few endings you should know by heart• once you know these endings, that's it. Your knowledge never goes out of date!The bad news is that, all the same, the endgame technique of most players is deficient. Modern time-controls make matters worse: there is simply not enough time to delve deep ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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

    The Story and the Games

    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

    $11.99 AUD

  • How to Play the Chess Openings

    series Dover Chess
    With this book, all one needs to know are the fundamental rules of chess and ordinary chess notation in order to gain a thorough understanding of the all-important opening game in its many variations. Simply, clearly, and with keen appreciation of the amateur's usual limitations, International Grandmaster Znosko-Borovsky explains the importance of rapid development of the pieces, occupation of the ... Read more

    $11.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $10.99 AUD