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Chess Behind Bars by Carl Portman (Hardback)
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Chess Behind Bars by Carl Portman (Hardback) Hardback, 312 pages At a time when prisons are in the news due to increasing violence, drug taking and low morale, it has never been more important to focus on education and rehabilitation. Chess makes a difference because it is a fantastic metaphor

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e3 Poison: A 21st Century Opening Repertoire - Axel Smith
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e3 Poison by Axel Smith A 21st Century Opening Repertoire Paperback or hardback, 392 pages When Axel Smith was chasing his final Grandmaster norm, he decided he needed a change in his White opening repertoire. Instead of his usual approach of memorizing many concrete moves to try to force an

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CHESS Magazine - August 2017: Hot & Cold
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CHESS Magazine – August 2017 Magnus Carlsen tops the Grand Chess Tour standings but a poor performance in Norway sees his world number 1 spot in jeopardy! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more!

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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov
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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins Hardback, 304 pages In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. It was a watershed moment in

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American Chess Magazine Issue 3
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American Chess Magazine Issue 3 Magazine, 152 pages ACM issue #3 brings diverse chess material including an extensive report on the strongest ever 2017 US Championships that is enriched with the exclusive annotations by both winners – Wesley So and Sabina Foisor! Regular columns present highly instructive and amusing work

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The Closed Sicilian: Move by Move by Carsten Hansen
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The Closed Sicilian: Move by Move by Carsten Hansen Paperback, The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1…c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for

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CHESS Magazine - July 2017: Shak Attack!
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CHESS Magazine – July 2017 Shak Mamedyarov wins Moscow Grand Prix and breaks the 2800 barrier! Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Not a Classic – Steve Giddins wasn’t overly

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First Steps: The Modern - Cyrus Lakdawala
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First Steps: The Modern by Cyrus Lakdawala Paperback, 240 pages The Modern Defence is an important opening that can be played by Black against absolutely any White opening system. It is an ambitious, counterattacking weapon, favoured by dynamic players. White is initially allowed to occupy the centre but Black plans

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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard
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Grandmaster Preparation: Thinking Inside the Box by Jacob Aagaard Hardback, 408 pages In Thinking Inside the Box Jacob Aagaard describes his chess improvement philosophy, developed over more than twenty years of thinking about one question: How do we make better decisions at the chess board? As the final volume in

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Chess Magazine June 2017
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CHESS Magazine – June 2017 A resurgent Levon Aronian outclasses a strong field at the Grenke Classic Magazine, 60 pages UK’s most popular CHESS Magazine – established 1935! All the regular features of the UK’s best-selling CHESS magazine plus more! In this issue: Elevation – Levon Aronian outclassed Carlsen and

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