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 insured shipping when you order 2 or more books or software titles. Otherwise, you will be billed separately for $3.95. Also, all PayPal orders of over $100 will receive 5% refund (you have to send e-mail with request within 10 days of your purchase and provide the amount you expect)  Non-US orders - please contact me before ordering:

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Software

My comments

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Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam 2 - Tactics (2007)

Intended Audience 1200 - 2500, softcover, 208 

Will autograph if requested

$19.95

Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam (2004)

Intended Audience 1200 - 2500, softcover, 320 

Will autograph if requested

$24.95

Khmelnitsky - Chess Exam (2004) + Chess Exam 2 Tactics

Save + Free shipping. Will autograph if requested

$39.95

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

$49

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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

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A Matsukevitch - Encyclopedia of Errors in Openings (a huge book - 3+ lbs, English) A very short supply in Moscow!

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.

$49

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.

$21

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.

$19

  

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!)

$35

  

Ivashenko - Manual of Chess Combinations II  -

Intended Audience Players 1600 - 2000, hardcover

Excellent book for experienced players! - Complex tactics, calculations, endgames and studies. Several levels.

$26

 

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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.

$26

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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.

$26

 

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, more...! Free insured shipping.

$118

 

$109

 

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.

$16

 

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.

$22

  

Alburt, Dzindzighashvilli, Perelstein - Chess Openings for White, Explained (A Complete Repertoire) - JUST RELEASED!

Intended Audience Players 1000 - 2300, 448 pages, softcover.

Amongst many possible uses: 

1. Get your complete repertoire with 1.e4.

2. Address your need in a few specific openings, like what to do against Alekhine or Pirc. 

3. See what your future opponents might playing as White against you and prepare a "mine"

$30 

  

Alburt, Dzindzighashvilli, Perelstein - Chess Openings for Black, Explained (A Complete Repertoire) - 

Intended Audience Players 1000 - 2300, 448 pages, softcover.

Amongst many possible uses: 

1. Get your complete repertoire against 1. e4, 1.d4, 1.c4, 1.Nf3....Main lines and sidelines. 

2. Address your need in a few specific openings, for example if you are struggling against 1.Nf3 - only focus on that chapter. 

3. See what your future opponents might playing as Black against you and prepare a "mine"

$30 

  

Alburt, Krogius - Just the Facts!: Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume

Intended Audience Players 1200 - 2200, 400+ pages, softcover.

Excellent book on Endgames. A lot of material that you need to know is jam-packed in this book!

$27

  

Alburt, Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas

Intended Audience Players 1400 - 2200, 188 pages, softcover.

Excellent book. If you memorize all of the positions your strength will considerably improve!

$18

  

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

$15

  

 

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

  

Insured Shipping to US, if ordering less than two items. Non-US - please contact me for a quote. Minimum cost is $10.

$3.95

 

 

Special deal

A. Soltis - Grandmaster Secrets: Openings for $2 with $100 order

E. Mednis The King in the Middlegame for $1 with $50 order
A Gillam Attacking the King in the Center for $0.75 with $50 order

 

 

 

 

 

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