The Immortal Game: A History of Chess

Anchor - Here, bestselling author david shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays his own attempts to become as skilled as his Polish ancestor Samuel Rosenthal, a nineteenth-century champion.

A fresh, art, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a board forever changed our understanding of war, science, and the human brain. Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. With its blend of cultural history and Shenk’s lively personal narrative, The Immortal Game is a compelling guide for novices and aficionados alike.

Birth of the Chess Queen: A History

Harper Perennial - It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals during the Middle Ages that the queen was born and was gradually empowered to become the king's fierce warrior and protector. Birth of the chess queen examines the five centuries between the chess queen's timid emergence in the early days of the Holy Roman Empire to her elevation during the reign of Isabel of Castile.

. In a lively and engaging historical investigation, presenting a layered, Yalom draws parallels between the rise of the chess queen and the ascent of female sovereigns in Europe, fascinating history of medieval courts and internal struggles for power. Marilyn yalom, italy, scandinavia, and germany to France, inspired by a handful of surviving medieval chess queens, traces their origin and spread from Spain, England, and Russia.

Birth of the Chess Queen: A History - Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her.

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Bantam - Perfect for all chess players beginner to advanced; from those just learning the game to experienced players trying to improve, every chess student will learn more about the game. Bantam. This book is the definitive way to learn how to play chess, or to master more complex chess strategies. If you give the right answer, it goes on to the next question.

If you give the wrong answer, it tells you why the answer is wrong and tells you to go back and try again. It is helpful, informative, and a fun, hands-on way of learning chess. Learn the art of the checkmate from Bobby Fischer, chess grandmaster. Through practice problems and exercises, you'll learn tactics and strategies to master the art of the checkmate.

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - It's a must-have for any chess library. This book teaches through a programmed learning method: It asks you a question.

Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games

Black Dog & Leventhal - Chapters are organized by problem type. Chess analyzes more than 5, 000 unique instructional situations, many taken from real matches, 144 simple endgames, 600 miniature games, 3, 744 mates in three moves, including 306 problems for checkmate in one move, 412 mates in two moves, and 128 tournament game combinations.

. Publication Years: 2013. Bantam. Pages: 1104 Pages. Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go. The book also includes the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography. More than 6, 000 illustrations make it easy to see the possibilities any position may hold.

Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games - Author: Laszlo Polgar. Here is the most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5, 334 instructional situations, presented by the world's leading chess teacher. Chess is the ultimate book on winning the game.

Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Penguin Books - Publication Years: 2013. Author: Laszlo Polgar. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture.

A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, of treadmills and labyrinths, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.

Wanderlust: A History of Walking - Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, and social meaning, aesthetic, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. Pages: 1104 Pages. Bantam. Penguin Group USA.

Complete Book of Chess Strategy: Grandmaster Techniques from A to Z

Siles Pr - Penguin Group USA. Pages: 1104 Pages. Author: Laszlo Polgar. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice. Pages: 360 Pages. This comprehensive guide, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, in dictionary form, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength.

Author: Jeremy Silman. Publication Years: 1998. Bantam. Publication Years: 2013.

Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves

Stonepine Publishing - Bantam. You probably know the names already: the sicilian Defense, the London System, the Benoni, the French Defense, the Caro-Kann, the Ruy Lopez, the Scandinavian Defense and so on. In this entertaining book, bestselling author Nathan Rose lays out the origins of over 50 standard chess openings and their names.

The unveiling of the "Mechanical Turk" chess-playing contraption in 18th-century Vienna. Even if you lose the game, your opponent will still be impressed! Enjoy this capitvating romp through the names of the first few moves. This book is brisk, enjoyable addition to any chess player's library. Publication Years: 2013.

Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves - Pages: 1104 Pages. Some of these men won their fame in the chess world championship, while some gained wider renown for reasons other than their ability to play chess. And let's not forget the triumph of Deep Blue over Garry Kasparov. Over 50 standard chess openings and variations. The people: ruy lopez philidor defense evans gambit petrov's defense schliemann-jaenisch gambit falkbeer countergambit staunton gambit anderssen's opening morphy's defense caro-kann defense bird's opening winawer variation albin countergambit steinitz variation chigorin defense alapin's opening maroczy bind tarrasch Defense Marshall Defense Rubinstein Variation Alekhine's Defense Grunfeld Defense Reti Opening Nimzowitsch Defense Najdorf Variation Pirc Defense Torre Attack Grob's Attack Larsen's Opening Benko Gambit Fischer Defense The Places:English Opening Scotch Opening French Defense Dutch Defense Danish Gambit Indian Defense Scandinavian Defense Sicilian Defense Catalan Opening Baltic Opening Slav Defense London System Paris Opening Berlin Defense Vienna Game Budapest Gambit Leningrad Variation Scheveningen VariationThe Stories:Dragon Variation Giuoco Piano Benoni Defense Grand Prix Attack Orangutan OpeningFried Liver Attack Impress your friends with superior opening knowledge - without the tedious study! Knowing the history of chess will prove your cleverness even more effectively than winning over the board.

The tales are often deeply connected to the lives of the leading chess grandmasters, the historical events taking place at the time, and the critical chess world championship contests.

The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery

Siles Pr - Publication Years: 1998. Seeking a solution to this dilemma, analysed them, the author wrote down the thoughts of his students while they played actual games, and catalogued the most common misconceptions that arose. Books can be bought and studied, lessons can be taken -- but in the end, these elusive problems always prove to be extremely difficult to eradicate.

Author: Laszlo Polgar. Author: Jeremy Silman. This book takes the student on a journey through his own mind and returns him to the chess board with a wealth of new-found knowledge and the promise of a significant gain in strength. The amateur's mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery. Most amateurs possess erroneous thinking processes that remain with them throughout their chess lives.

The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery - Penguin Group USA. This second edition greatly expands on the information contained in the popular first edition. Publication Years: 2013. These flaws in their mental armour result in stinging defeats and painful reversals. Pages: 360 Pages. Bantam. Pages: 1104 Pages.

My 60 Memorable Games

Batsford - B t batsford. Publication Years: 2013. Bantam. Author: Jeremy Silman. Pages: 360 Pages. Author: Laszlo Polgar. Publication Years: 1998. In this authoritative reissue of one of the most important chess books ever written, the great bobby fischer takes the reader move by move through 60 of his most instructive and entertaining games, troubled, including the astounding “Game of the Century, ” played when he was only 15 years old! The controversial alterations that were made to Bobby Fischer’s words in the last edition have been omitted in this version, so only the author’s own words are expressed, giving a true insight into one of the most gifted, and controversial minds of the 20th century.

The amateur's mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery. Pages: 1104 Pages. Penguin Group USA.

Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI

New In Chess - Sadler and regan reveal its thinking process and tell the story of the human motivation and the techniques that created AlphaZero. It took alphazero only a few hours of self-learning to become the chess player that shocked the world. Not just in solving games, but in providing solutions for a wide variety of challenges in society.

They also had unparalleled access to its team of developers and were offered a unique look ‘under the bonnet' to grasp the depth and breadth of AlphaZero's search. The selection of ten games published in december 2017 created a worldwide sensation: how was it possible to play in such a brilliant and risky style and not lose a single game against an opponent of superhuman strength? For Game Changer, Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan investigated more than two thousand previously unpublished games by AlphaZero.

Game Changer: AlphaZero's Groundbreaking Chess Strategies and the Promise of AI - Author: Jeremy Silman. Both professionals and club players will improve their game by studying AlphaZero's stunning discoveries in every field that matters: opening preparation, initiative, attacking techniques, piece mobility, long-term sacrifices and much more. Author: Laszlo Polgar. Bantam. Game changer also presents a collection of lucidly explained chess games of astonishing quality.

Publication Years: 2013. Publication Years: 1998.

Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition

Batsford - Publication Year: 2003. The amateur's mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery. Illustrates effective middle-game plans. Library journal having learned the basic moves, move by move, the author explains 33 complete games, how exactly should a player improve? In this popular classic, in detail, including the reason for each one.

Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively. The novice who plays through Logical Chess can learn an ocean of basic chess wisdom. Leonard barden, Engilsh chess master and broadcaster “Entertains. B t batsford. As it reinforces strategic lessons gleaned from chess titans.

Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition - Author: Jeremy Silman. Bantam. Publication Years: 2013. Publication Years: 1998. Pages: 1104 Pages. Penguin Group USA.