Here are the few hand picked books that you can order directly from me. Click on the link to read review or more info - when available. Free US insured shipping when you order $50+ in books or software titles. Otherwise, you will be billed for $5.95 (US).  Non-US orders - please contact me before ordering:

Due to the recent changes in US Postal regulations on accepting shipment from Russia, we have very limited supply of Chess Manuals and other books. Also, prices has increased to offset our costs.

Larger ($150+) Non-US orders of these books are likely to have NO extra cost, as I can ask manufactures to ship to you directly from Moscow!

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Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam 3 You vs. Bobby Fischer (2009)

Intended Audience � 1200 - 2500, softcover, 192 

Will autograph if requested

 

$22

$12

Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam 2 - Tactics (2007)

Intended Audience � 1200 - 2500, softcover, 208 

Will autograph if requested

$20

$15

Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam (2004)

Intended Audience � 1200 - 2500, softcover, 320 

Will autograph if requested

 

$24.95

Limited Supply

Khmelnitsky 3 books set - Chess Exam (2004) + Chess Exam 2 Tactics (2007) + Chess Exam 3 Fischer  (2009)

 

Will autograph if requested

$44

100 Endgame studies - 3 volume  

Every book of this series contains masterpieces from the golden treasury of chess lore, that are distinguished by bright, elegant, but not too complicated solutions. Therefore almost all these studies are fine learning examples. They can be solved directly from the diagrams, without chess boards and pieces. Tactical positions are grouped according to their topics.

VOLUME I - Alexey Troitzky. 50 pages, 100 best studies.
VOLUME II - Henri Rink. 50 pages, 100 best studies.
VOLUME III - Leonid Kubbel. 50 pages, 100 best studies.

$6.95 each

or set of 3 for $19.95 

Troitsky  

Rink

Kubbel

Set of 3

Teaching Chess Step by Step - 3 volume edition 

Intended Audience � beginners - 1000.

I am one of the three coauthors of the three-volume curriculum, that Kasparov's Chess foundation published. Foreword by Kasparov. Free Shipping.

$60

$51

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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - 2 edition 

Intended Audience � 1200 - 2500, softcover, 400 pages, big book!.

The first edition sold out quickly. This is a revised and updated second edition. Just released! A good addition to everyone's library.

$30

$27

Kalinichenko - Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (a huge book - 2.5+ lbs, Russian and some English) Not available since 2011!

Intended Audience � Players 1300 - 2400 703 pages hardcover. New book, may have some minimal imperfections.

 

$115.95

SOLD Out

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A Matsukevitch - Encyclopedia of Errors in Openings (a huge book - 3+ lbs, English) Not available since 2008!

Intended Audience � Players 1300 - 2400

This extremely helpful book should be used to learn typical opening mistakes & tactical ideas. Highlights of this books are 4000 (!) games - all less than 13 moves. Every game has a diagram - so no chess board needed when studying. Also, it is often amusing to see the same game having 10-15 pairs of players listed. Huge book - over 3lb. My favorite - 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe 4.Nxe4 Nbd7 5.Qe2 !?! Ngf6 6.Nd6#. I myself, won quite a few games like this on ICC. You will like this book! See my review.

$185.95

SOLD Out

Ivashenko - Manual of Chess Combinations 1A  -

Intended Audience � Players Unrated - 1000, semi/hardcover, 144 pp

Excellent book for beginners - basic mates and tactics, intro into basic endgames. First book for hundreds of thousands of Russian kids and beginners. LIMITED SUPPLY in Moscow

$29.95

Ivashenko - Manual of Chess Combinations 1B-

Intended Audience � Players 1000-1300, semi/hardcover, 112 pp

Excellent book for beginners - basic mates and tactics, intro into basic endgames. First book for hundreds of thousands of Russian kids and beginners.

$21.95

  

 

Ivashenko - Manual of Chess Combinations 1A+1B  - 2 volumes

Intended Audience � Players Unrated - 1300, semi/hardcover

Excellent book for beginners - basic mates and tactics, intro into basic endgames. First book for hundreds of thousands of Russian kids and beginners. (qualifies for free shipping!) LIMITED SUPPLY in Moscow

$47.95

  

 

Ivashenko - Manual of Chess Combinations II  -

Intended Audience � Players 1600 - 2000, TRUE - hardcover

Excellent book for experienced players! - Complex tactics, calculations, endgames and studies. Several levels. Some very minor imperfections due to shipping.

$34.95

 Limited supply!

 

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Mazai - Manual of Chess Combinations III  -

Intended Audience � Players 1900 - 2400, hardcover.

Excellent book for VERY experienced players! - Complex calculations, endgames and studies. Several levels. See my review.

$33.95

 Limited supply!

 

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Guliev - Manual of Chess Endgames IV -

4th book in the famous series. Audience � Players 1200 - 2000, hardcover

A collection of the 600 most standard endgame positions.

$29.95

   Limited supply!

 

A complete set!

Ivashenko Manual of Chess Combinations 1A+1B+2; Mazai - Manual of Chess Combinations III , Guliev - Manual of Chess Endgames IV (5 books) the complete series. Also, you will have a couple of extras - free 100 studies book, calendar, more...! Free insured shipping.

$158

 

Out of Print

Out of Print

 

Blockh - 600 Combinations (Finally, back in Stock! Limited supply)

Intended Audience � Players 1200 - 1500, softcover.

Excellent book on tactics. Somewhat unique twist - in many positions both White and Black has combinations. Source of the famous CT-Art software.

Out of Prin5t

  Out of Print

 

Blockh - Combinational Motifs (revised 2 edition!) 1200 diagrams. majoprity with 2 questions (Black and White), levels of difficulty are clearly marked. Intended Audience � Players 1400 - 2000, softcover.

Excellent book on tactics. Somewhat unique twist - in many positions both White and Black has combinations. Source of the famous CT-Art software. This is 2012 edition and printing quality is somewhat lacking!

$32.95

 Limited supply!

A. Soltis - Grandmaster Secrets: Openings

Opening is the most complex area to prepare. Lately, the books are peppered with variations and trees and annotated games on a single opening. Yet, the players in the 900 - 1700 range often are lacking general understanding of the opening. This great book fills the gap.  Q&A format and I found that majority of answers that are given are very much in line with what I tell my students. You would still need a book on your favorite line, but Soltis will help you to get the most out of it while saving time and efforts! You can follow the book without chessboard. Learn more.

$25

$18

  

 

Edmar Mednis The King in the Middlegame 

I enjoy reading Mednis' books. This particular one covers an important subject on what to do with the King in the Middlegame. Attacking and Defensive strategies are covered. It is an interesting read that won't require intensive labor. Learn more -

$11

$8

  

Anthony J. Gillam Attacking the King in the Center

141 games with diagrams all illustrate how vulnerable the King can be. Some basic traps and nice combinations aimed at the King. This book will be best for 800 - 1300 rated players. If you want more comprehensive collection of Opening Traps - try Encyclopedia of Opening Errors (gigantic book listed above or a CD version - check Chess Assistant CDs) Learn more

$8

$6

  

 

3 of the Most Important Poker books here. Click on the picture to learn more!

Limited Quantities. Save $$! Cheaper then Amazon! Huge books, but shipped free (as described above)

Bronson's - Super System - $29.95 -  >>> $22.95

Bronson's Super System - 2 - $34.95 - >>> $27.95

Caro's Book of Poker Tells - $24.95 ->>> $17.95

All tree - $89.85 - >>> $64.95 + Free shipping/handling ($16 value) ! or 40% off

Set of 3 for $64.95 

Supersystem  

Supersystem 2

Poker Tells

Set of 3

 

Special deal

A. Soltis - Grandmaster Secrets: Openings for $7 ($25) with $100 order LIMITED SUPPLY

E. Mednis The King in the Middlegame for $2 ($11) with $50 order
A Gillam Attacking the King in the Center for $1.50 ($8) with $50 order

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, here is the list of several newer chess books currently available from Amazon with my brief assessments.