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Books - Openings

Modern Practice 1... Nc6
code: K-440 price: 11,9 €
The fourth title in the "Teach Yourself Chess Openings. Modern Practice" series is devoted to the rare and unusual opening of 1... Nc6 in reply to either of White's first moves - 1.e4 or 1..d4. (...)
Author: Igor Berdichevsky
Pages: 198
Place of publication: Moscow
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The French Defence
code: K-369 price: 11,9 €
This book intended for a wide range of players, starting from club level upwards, is devoted to the French Defence, a very sound, "fireproof" opening, and a favourite weapon of many world's leading (...)
Author: Alexander Kalinin
Pages: 259
Place of publication: Moscow
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The Sicilian Defence
code: K-368 price: 11,9 €
The book aimed at players of club level is devoted to the Sicilian Defence, the most popular modern opening, taking a closer look at its main lines. It contains complete games from tournaments of (...)
Author: Alexander Kalinin
Pages: 271
Place of publication: Moscow
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The Queen's Gambit Accepted, SE
code: K-476 price: 18,9 €
Second Revised Edition, (May 2005). With the combined efforts of Kasparov, Karpov, Anand, Ponomariov QGA presently reached the status of a super reliable opening, suitable for all players up to (...)
Author: Konstantin Sakaev, Semko Semkov
Pages: 248
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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An Expert's Guide to the 7.Bc4 Gruenfeld
code: K-662 price: () €
In his new book GM Sakaev analises all major systems after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4. He also pays considerable attention to unusual, but tricky schemes as (...)
Author: Konstantin Sakaev
Pages: 428
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!?
code: K-477 price: 19,9 €
This book is devoted to the enterprising and quite original and unexplored possibility for White - 1.e4 c5 2.a3!? Strong practical players who do not have time or desire to go into long (...)
Author: Alexei Bezgodov
Pages: 208
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Latest Trends in the Semi-Slav: Anti-Meran
code: K-659 price: 18,9 €
by Konstantin Sakaev and Semko Semkov, January 2005, 204 pages. Statistics shows that nowadays the Anti-Meran system 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 is the weapon of choice of (...)
Author: Konstantin Sakaev, Semko Semkov
Pages: 204
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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The Safest Sicilian. A Black Repertoire with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6
code: K-660 price: 19,9 €
The Bulgarian GM Delchev (current Elo 2661) proposes a sound yet aggressive Black Sicilian repertoire, based on the Taimanov system: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7. As Black, it is (...)
Author: Alexander Delchev, Semko Semkov
Pages: 220
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 1
code: K-421 price: 20,9 €
14th FIDE world champion Alexander Khalifman brings us the first in a multi-part series covering of Anand's weapons of choice. Volume One examines various rare openings after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, but (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 236
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 2
code: K-421a price: 24,9 €
This volume is devoted to the main lines of one of the most popular and interesting openings in chess theory - the Ruy Lopez. (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 436
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 3
code: K-421b price: 22,9 €
The third volume of the popular series "Opening for White according to Anand -1.e4" deals with the Caro-Kann Defence. It has the reputation as the opening of the chess-academics. Capablanca, (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 356
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 4
code: K-421c price: 23,9 €
The fourth book of the series is devoted to opening schemes, which arise after the moves 1.e4 d6, or 1.e4 g6. These systems have proved their right of existence, despite the numerous attempts to (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 400
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 5
code: K-421d price: 20,9 €
This book is devoted to openings (to put it mildly...) rather exotic. In fact, most of the chess-professionals consider the systems that we have analyzed in this volume as simply incorrect. It is (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 256
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 6
code: K-421e price: 22,9 €
This volume covers 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 de4, 3...Nf6 and other moves.
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 348
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Anand 1.e4, Vol. 7
code: K-421f price: 22,9 €
The French Defence has a special place in contemporary chess. It is an interesting and unique opening in which both opponents must solve difficult problems right after the very beginning of the game (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 280
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3, Vol.1
code: K-183 price: 19,9 €
The concept of the series "Opening for White according to Kramnik" is as simple as innovative. The 14th FIDE world champion Khalifman helps you building a complete repertoire for White, using as (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 240
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3, Vol.2
code: K-183a price: 19,9 €
The concept of the series "Opening for White according to Kramnik" is as simple as innovative. The second book of the series covers the Anti-Nimzo-Indian with 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3, (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 240
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3, Vol.3
code: K-183b price: 19,9 €
This volume examines the Maroczy system, English Opening with 1...c5, Modern Defence, Dutch Defence and some rare lines. (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 304
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3, Vol. 4
code: K-183c price: 19,9 €
The fourth book of the series provides a weapon against the Slav, Semi-Slav, Queen's Gambit Accepted and other less popular systems. (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 240
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3, Vol.5
code: K-183d price: 19,9 €
The fifth book of the series examines the Queen's Gambit Declined - one of the favourite weapons of choice in many world title encounters. It is renown for its firmness, tested and proven on the (...)
Author: Alexander Khalifman
Pages: 304
Publisher: Chess Stars Publishing
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ANTI-SICILIANS:A GUIDE FOR BLACK
code: K-555 price: 24,95 €
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The Sicilian is far and away the most popular chess opening, and many players prefer to side-step the Open Sicilian with one of the Anti-Sicilian systems at White's disposal. This book (...)
Author: ROGOZENKO
Pages: 192
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE BOTVINNIK SEMI-SLAV
code: K-556 price: 23,45 €
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The Semi-Slav has been one of the most topical openings of the last decade, and its most critical variation is the Botvinnik System (5 Bg5 dxc4). Most of today's top grandmasters, (...)
Author: PEDERSEN
Pages: 224
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS
code: K-557 price: 21,9 €
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The Cambridge Springs is a popular defence to the Queen's Gambit that takes its name from the famous tournament in 1904 during which it was tested in a number of games. Since then it has (...)
Author: PANCZYK&ILCZUK
Pages: 192
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE COMPLETE SVESHIKOV SICILIAN
code: K-558 price: 24,95 €
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The Sveshnikov Variation is one of the most uncompromising lines of the Sicilian Defence. Black accepts an apparently loose pawn-structure in return for a great deal of piece activity. (...)
Author: YAKOVICH
Pages: 272
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE DYNAMIC ENGLISH
code: K-559 price: 20,35 €
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Grandmaster Tony Kosten concentrates on aggressive treatments of the English - an approach that has brought him great success in tournament play. His book provides everything you need to (...)
Author: KOSTEN
Pages: 144
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE ENGLISH ATTACK
code: K-560 price: 26,5 €
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The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the key battlegrounds of modern chess. This opening line occurs in a high proportion of top-level games, and is popular amongst players of all levels. World (...)
Author: SAMMALVUO
Pages: 272
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE GAMBIT GUIDE TO THE ENGLISH OPENING:1..e5
code: K-563 price: 24,95 €
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The 1...e5 systems of the English Opening lead to positions rich in tactical and strategic subtleties, making them suitable for players of all standards and temperaments. These lines have (...)
Author: HAHSEN
Pages: 256
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE GAMBIT GUIDE TO THE MODERN BENONI
code: K-564 price: 24,95 €
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The Modern Benoni is one of Black's most swashbuckling openings, used to devastating effect by such players as Tal, Fischer, Kasparov and Topalov. From the outset, Black creates extreme (...)
Author: WATSON
Pages: 208
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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KING'S INDIAN&GRUNFELD:FIANCHETTO LINES
code: K-566 price: 24,95 €
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By calmly fianchettoing his king's bishop in reply to the King's Indian and Grünfeld, White seeks to draw the sting from these dynamic defences and exert positional pressure (...)
Author: ANJGAVA
Pages: 320
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE MAIN LINE FRENCH:3Nc3
code: K-567 price: 24,95 €
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The French is a sound and resilient defence, which also provides abundant opportunities for counterplay. As a result it has been favoured by such great fighting players as Lasker, (...)
Author: PEDERSEN
Pages: 256
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE MERAN SYSTEM
code: K-569 price: 23,45 €
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The Meran is an opening rich in both strategy and tactics, making it ideal for players seeking to win with either colour. It occupies an important place in the repertoires of many of the (...)
Author: PEDERSEN
Pages: 224
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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PLAY THE 2c3 SICILIAN
code: K-572 price: 23,45 €
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A book that guides readers in how to handle a popular variation of the Sicilian Defence, which is far and away the most popular chess opening. An intimidating body of theory has been (...)
Author: ROZENTALIS&HARLEY
Pages: 192
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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PLAY THE CLASSICAL DUTCH
code: K-574 price: 20,35 €
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In this book, one of the most enthusiastic adherents of the Classical Dutch explains the workings of his favourite opening, and provides Black with a complete repertoire against 1 d4. Few (...)
Author: WILLIAMS
Pages: 128
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT &CATALAN FOR BLACK
code: K-575 price: 23,45 €
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Every chess-player needs a reliable defence against the Queen's Pawn Opening. The fundamental question is whether to go all-out for counterplay, which may involve a great deal of risk, or (...)
Author: JANJGAVA
Pages: 192
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE QUEEN'S INDIAN
code: K-576 price: 26,5 €
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This book provides detailed coverage and strategic explanation of all lines of the Queen's Indian, with particular focus on the most critical and topical variations. The Queen's Indian is (...)
Author: YRJOLA&TELLA
Pages: 288
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE SICILIAN SOZIN
code: K-577 price: 23,45 €
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A life-long Sozin devotee explains the subtleties of this aggressive system for White. The Sozin Attack is White’s most overtly aggressive counter to the Sicilian. White puts his (...)
Author: GOLUBEV
Pages: 272
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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THE SLAV
code: K-578 price: 24,95 €
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The Slav's great popularity is due to its extreme solidity and abundant possibilities for dynamic counterplay. This book provides detailed coverage to help players as both White and Black (...)
Author: BURGESS
Pages: 256
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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UNDERSTANDING THE GRUNFELD
code: K-581 price: 24,95 €
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The Grünfeld has always been a popular choice with players who aim to counterattack with the black pieces. World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov head a distinguished cast (...)
Author: ROWSON
Pages: 240
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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UNDERSTANDING THE LENINGRAD DUTCH
code: K-582 price: 23,45 €
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The Leningrad System of the Dutch Defence is an interesting hybrid of the Dutch and the King's Indian. For many years, it was viewed with some suspicion in view of the slight positional (...)
Author: BEIM
Pages: 192
Publisher: Gambit Publications Limited
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