First Steps: The Scandinavian by Cyrus Lakdawala The Scandinavian (also known as the Centre Counter Defence) occurs when Black meets White’s 1 e4 with 1 … d5, immediately countering in the centre. White invariably continues with 2 exd5 when Black can choose between two systems, both of which are covered
The Modernized Reti by Adrien Demuth Positional Repertoire The Reti opening has been quite popular in the most recent years. In the ‘Modernized Reti’, Adrien explains how this subtle opening needs to be handled. With many transpositions into different types of positions, it is one of the richest choices White
Kotronias on the King’s Indian Volume 5: Saemisch & the Rest by Vassilios Kotronias The King’s Indian Defence is one of Black’s most combative responses to 1.d4. A favourite of both Fischer and Kasparov, it remains a popular weapon at all levels of play. In this, the fifth and final
The Thinkers by David Llada (Hardcover) The Thinkers is a visual tribute to the game of chess, showcasing the emotions, exertions and desires of the players, and conveying the mental intensity only chess can command. Included are some of the most iconic portraits of today’s stars, as well as emotive
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
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
Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players by Meszaros Andras Paperback, 131 pages This book is one part of a tactical series. Besides enabling self-education it helps trainers and school chess instructors to make their pupils acquire and practice a combinational and tactical approach to chess. This book deals with the fundamentals
Attacking the Flexible Sicilian by Vassilios Kotronias & Semko Semkov Paperback, 404 pages, This book presents a full repertoire against open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. It advocates the modern set-up with Bc1-e3 and Qd1-f3 against the Taimanov, an innovative treatment of the Keres Attack, 5.c4 against the Kan.