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From Ukraine With Love For Chess

With contributions by Vasyl Ivanchuk, Ruslan Ponomariov, Mariya and Anna Muzychuk and many, many others

Jun 2022

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Everyone's First Chess Workbook

This is just what it says it is – a floppy workbook in larger-than-usual format (so it opens flat!) designed to be worked through and written on.

Jun 2022

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Caruana's Ruy Lopez

This is essentially a transcript by Sean Marsh of Caruana’s 2019 ChessBase videos Navigating the Ruy Lopez, so if you’re familiar with those you’ll know what to expect.

Jun 2022

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Chess Buccaneer

The Life and Games of Manuel Bosboom. Chess biographies are rare, biographies of players still alive even rarer.

May 2022

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Edgard Colle: Caissa’s Wounded Warrior

Colle? The guy who invented that wimpy club player’s opening? Don’t know much about him. He couldn’t have been that good. And how do you pronounce his name?

May 2022

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The Life and Games of Smyslov Volume 1

A lavish 500+ page illustrated hardback on one of the greatest players of all time which was years in the making. What are you waiting for?

Aug 2022

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Trompowsky Attack and London System

THE ROSSOLIMO FOR CLUB PLAYERS by Victor Bologan, 240 pp., and TROMPOWSKY ATTACK & LONDON SYSTEM by Viktor Moskalenko, 200 pp., New in Chess, publ. 2022. Two openings monographs from NiC, both recent (Bologan’s introduction is dated March 2022, Moskalenko’s foreword April 2022).

Aug 2022

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The Scandinavian for Club Players

THE SCANDINAVIAN FOR CLUB PLAYERS by Thomas Willemze, New in Chess, 267 pp., publ. 2021.

Like the London System, the Scandinavian (or Centre Counter as old fogeys like me fondly remember it) has the power to polarise opinions.

Jun 2022

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Tricks, Traps, and Tips in the chess opening

TRICKS, TRAPS, AND TIPS IN THE CHESS OPENING by Dean Ippolito

Sep 2022

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The Most Exciting Chess Games Ever

This is the second compilation that Steve Giddins has assembled from the pages of New in Chess …well-known chess names are asked all the traditional ‘what is your favourite’ type questions, and has put together a collection of forty-four of the most exciting games nominated.

Oct 2022

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Understanding Queen Endgames

What it says on the cover: very detailed coverage of an area which surprisingly has hitherto not received much individual attention.

Sep 2022

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The Greatest Attacker in Chess

What’s the first name that comes to mind when you think of the great attacking players? Tal? Alekhine? Kasparov? Of course, but the subject of this book, Rashid Nezhmetdinov, certainly deserves a place on the short leet.

Oct 2022

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The Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

This is a linear, often anecdotal, account of the American junior’s path to becoming the youngest grandmaster ever, a feat he achieved on 30 June 2021 at the age of twelve years,

Nov 2022

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Oops! I Resigned Again!

This is a collection of one hundred puzzles from real games, dating from 1906 to 2019, in which one player resigned early, needlessly or inexplicably.

Nov 2022

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