Special books for the Chess Enthusiast

The Elshad System

Author: Igor Nemtsev

Price: $19.95

Length: 310 pages

Release Date: August, 2017

Book Description:You have limited time to devote to chess study, and most of that goes to reviewing your openings to move 25, with all their sidelines. Sound familiar? Here’s a solution:  
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The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 1

Author: Sergey Shipov

 

Price: $29.95

Contents: 532 pages

Release Date: November 2009

Book Description: The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deepley annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog’s development into  respected weapon in Black’s armory.
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The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 2

Author: Sergey Shipov

Price: $29.95

Contents: 584 pages

Release Date: May 2011

Book Description: The Hedgehog lives! GM Sergey Shipov concludes his monumental investigation of this counterattacking system for Black with in-depth coverage of formations arising from 1.e4 and 1.d4.

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The Czech Benoni in Action

Author:  FM Asa Hoffman & Greg Keener

 

Price: $24.95

Contents: 240 pages

Release Date: December 2014

Book Description: Had enough of the same old queen’s pawn openings? Afraid of losing just because you forgot White’s latest move 23 novelty in the main lines? Tired of giving up draws to weaker players who’ve learned how to drain the life out of Black’s major defenses to 1.d4? If so, then the Czech Benoni (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5!?) may be exactly what you need.
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Openings for Amateurs

Author:  Pete Tamburro

Price: $24.95 Paperback

Contents: 360 pages

Release Date: June 2014

Book Description: Don’t have the time to study opening theory, or to figure out where you’re going wrong with your games? Are you looking for guidance on how to handle the opening so that you can get a playable middlegame?

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Wojo’s Weapons with White: Volume 1

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

 

Price: $29.99

Contents: 408 pages

Release Date: March 2010

Book Description: Wojo’s Weapons is arranged so that ideas learned in the first chapters can be applied to your own tournament practice right away – so if you think you’re ready to start winning the Wojo way, there is no longer anything stopping you. This book is your tool to building a world-class repertoire and to achieving positional mastery.

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Wojo’s Weapons with White: Volume 2

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

Price: $29.99 Paperback

Contents: 320 pages

Release Date: May 2011

Book Description: Wojtkiewicz experts IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton have joined forces to produce the definitive “how-to” manual for learning Wojo’s repertoire with White after 1.Nf3 d5. Over the course of 75 fully annotated games – 40 of which were played by Wojo himself – the authors make Wojtkiewicz’s strategies easily accessible to the chess public for the first time.

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Wojo’s Weapons with White: Volume 3

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

 

 

Price: $29.95 Paperback

Contents: 404 pages

Release Date: February 2013

Book Description: The final, and eagerly awaited, volume of the series will complete the opening repertoire for White according to Wojo. 

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Winning Pawn Play in the Indian Defense

Author: Henrique Marinho

 

Price: $24.95 Paperback

Contents: 316 pages

Release Date: May 2012

Book Description: The King’s Indian and Benoni defenses may look similar, but they lead to vastly different strategies for each player. Why does White usually attack on the queenside in the King’s Indian but on the kingside in the Benoni, while Black does the opposite? Do you know when and where to launch your pawns forward, and when to rely on piece play?

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Quick Kills: Tarrasch French

Author: Bill Harvey

 

Price: Forward Chess Only

Contents: 741 pages

Release Date: April 2012

Book Description: If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play. More practical than taking in tactical themes by general category – knight forks, clearance, bank-rank mates, and so on – is to learn them in the context of your openings.

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Quick Kills: Alapin Sicilian

Author: Bill Harvey

Price: Forward Chess Only

Contents: 755 pages

Release Date: February 2012

Book Description: If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play. More practical than taking in tactical themes by general category – knight forks, clearance, bank-rank mates, and so on – is to learn them in the context of your openings.

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No Passion for Chess Fashion: Fierce Openings For Your New Repertoire

Author: Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverlk

Price: $24.95 Paperback

Contents: 234 pages

Release Date: September 2011

Book Description: GM Raetsky and IM Chetverik have turned their backs on current fashion and have delved deep into the wardrobe of chess openings. These two opening specialists have selected eleven unusual variations to help readers refresh their repertoires. 

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The Zukertort System: A Guide for White and Black

Author: Henrique Marinho

Price: $24.95 Paperback

Contents: 340 pages

Release Date: December 2010

Book Description:Back to the future! Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury, and Bogolyubov, the Zukertort System now enjoys new life.

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