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The Ultimate Christmas Gift for the Chess Player

Kasparov Book SigningGarry Kasparov will be signing copies of his books at the forthcoming London Chess Classic.

The book signing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 10 December at 4pm. All orders for signed copies will be dispatched by Friday 12 December and will reach all recipients in time for Christmas. Unfortunately, as the event is likely to be very popular Garry Kasparov will be unable to add any form of personal dedication or message.


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6th London Chess Classic ~ Line-up

The six player classical all-play-all will take place from Wed 10th to Sun 14th December.


They will also take part in the Super Rapidplay Open taking place Sat 6th and Sun 7th December.

This event is open to everyone; under 25's and women receive free entry to it and all other London Chess Classic tournaments. Under 25's are also entitled to one free ticket per day to watch the main event live, from either the auditorium or commentary room.



Across the Board - Series 2

Dominic Lawson Across the BoardDominic Lawson takes on public figures Across The Board as chess comes to Radio 4.

Chess author and aficionado Dominic Lawson will square up to Magnus Carlsen and Murray Campbell , among others, as part of a BBC Radio 4 series.



Learn Chess! Two New Beginner's Chess Courses

Revelation II with Ebony Pieces - Luxury Wooden Chess Set and Integrated Chess ComputerHave you always wanted to learn chess but not known where to start?

The London Chess Centre can help, learn the basics in just six weeks, with friendly and informal group teaching. The course is aimed at complete beginners and will teach everything from how the pieces move, to tactics, openings, end-game and middle-game techniques. You will be taught by an experienced chess player and provided with hand-outs, summarising everything covered and allowing you to practice puzzles and study examples. The course is offered at £60.

For more details or to sign up, click here

Massive Chess Book Sale - Books from £2.50!

Chess Book SaleOver 80 titles offered at up to 80% off. Great chess titles at incredible bargain prices. Includes books from Everyman Chess, Gambit, Russell Enterprises and even Quality Chess!

Hurry while stocks last!

Check this space regularlly as we're always adding new books to this section.

Buy 5 or more books in this section and save a further 20%


Come and Browse Our Central London Retail Store

Visit our Chess ShopUnlike most online stores we also have a shop located in the heart of London where we hope to welcome you soon. The store on Baker Street is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays. We are also open late on Thursday evenings till 7pm.

Of course, if you have any questions our specialist members of staff will be more than happy to help.

For more information on how to find our shop click here


Huge Sale on Chess Sets, Books, Software and DVDs

CHESS SALEHuge clearance sale both in store and online with savings of up to 75%! These include luxury wooden chess sets, chess books, chess software and chess DVDs. We're constantly adding to our sale too so if you don't see something you like immediately, check back later to see if there's anything new on offer!

Click here to save up to 75%


Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play by Aagaard

Revelation II with Ebony Pieces - Luxury Wooden Chess Set and Integrated Chess ComputerJacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice.

Where many endgame books are theoretical and emphasize memorization, Endgame Play is based entirely in the real world, where the ability to react precisely in technical positions is a life skill. Read more


New! Universal Storage & Travel Case for DGT Clocks

Revelation II with Ebony Pieces - Luxury Wooden Chess Set and Integrated Chess ComputerThis universal clock storage case transports and stores up to ten DGT clocks. Instead of fitting one specific type of clock the case fits any type of DGT clock.

It is made from aluminium and it is internally padded with foam to ensure that the clocks are protected and secured in place while in transit. The case is also fitted with a key lock for added security.

Ideal for the chess clubs and tournament organisers that want to protect their most valuable assets - the digital chess clocks. This clock box can accommodate the following models of DGT chess clock: DGT2010, DGT XL, DGT North American and DGT Easy and Easy Plus chess clocks. Read more

The World's Most Advanced Chess Computer!

Revelation II with Ebony Pieces - Luxury Wooden Chess Set and Integrated Chess ComputerDGT presents to you the Revelation II with Ebony Pieces - Luxury Wooden Chess Set and Integrated Chess Computer

Designed for your ultimate chess playing experience, Revelation II is the perfect combination of a luxurious wooden chess board and integrated chess computer system developed in the Netherlands by Digital Game Technology and Phoenix Chess Systems. The tournament size chess board is an innovative DGT sensor board with individual piece recognition and inlaid LED lights to indicate the chess moves. Read more

Improve Your Chess with Tania Sachdev

Improve your chess with Tania SachdevEven less-experienced chess players have learnt how to develop their pieces in the opening or even know certain opening variations by heart. But when the middlegame starts, they don’t know how to judge positions and develop their play – and their ches s stagnates. On this DVD, well-known Indian WGM Tania Sachdev shows you how to evaluate certain positions and then find the right concepts and plans on the basis of her own games. See free preview here

April Fools 2014: Carlsen - Anand Rematch Cancelled!

April Fools 2014The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has used his executive powers to cancel the rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Carlsen's next opponent will be a Presidential wild card, the identity of whom is unknown. Anand qualified for a shot at regaining the title after dominating last month's Candidates tournament staged at Khanty Mansiysk.

Click here to read full story.

Grandmaster Repertoire: The Classical Slav

Classical SlavGrandmaster Repertoire 17 - The Classical Slav - provides a sound and active repertoire based on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4. White’s early deviations from move 3 onwards are also covered. GM Boris Avrukh has had the Slav in his repertoire throughout his career and has never lost a serious game with it.

Download a free PDF sample here

Boris Avrukh is a grandmaster from Israel. He is an Olympiad gold medalist, former World Junior Champion and analysis partner of World Championship finalists.


FIDE World Candidates Tournament is Concluded

FIDE Candidates 2014Viswanathan Anand concluded the FIDE Candidates Tournament with a draw against Peter Svidler for a total of 8,5/14 points. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made the honorary move for the World Championship qualifier. Read more



Deep Junior 13.8 - 64 Bit Multiprocessor Version

Deep Junior 13.8Deep Junior is back – and as strong as ever.

This program has been used for over a decade by top players as a secret weapon to find astounding novelties and ideas, where traditional chess engines only see uninspired moves. The reason is clear: Junior has its own special search techniques and evaluation functions that makes it different to any other chess program. It is enterprising and entertaining, sacrificing material for initiative whenever it sees a chance, providing new ideas in traditional positions against man or machine. Read More



CHESS Magazine Survey 2014

Chess and bridge gift voucherThanks to eveyone who completed our survey. We received an incredible number of responses all of which we appreciate. We are delighted to announce the winners of the £75 gift vouchers are:

Laurence Parrott, Thailand
Douglas Butcher, Southampton
Paul Howden, Leeds

The competition is over but you can still complete the survey if you just want to tell us wnat you think. Help us discover what you most enjoy about the Chess Magazine by filling in our 2014 survey.


Alternatively, click here to download the survey in PDF format and post it back to us at Chess & Bridge, 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7RT.

BBC: The Master Game Series 6 and 7 on DVD Now

BBC Master GameThe eagerly awaited Master Game series are now available on DVD. Both series are available to order here:

BBC: The Master Game Series 6 (2 DVD Video Set)

BBC: The Master Game Series 7 (2 DVD Video Set)

BBC: Both The Master Game Series 6 and 7 (4 DVD Video Set)

Call 0207 486 7015 to order or pick up your copy at our central london retail store: 44 Baker Street, London, W1U 7RT