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Chess books for beginners and childrens

Books on a chess for beginners, published in soviet time, alas, become a rare book, and the textbooks of modern authors, unfortunately, rarely conform to requirements of parents and teachers. Modern colourful and expensive literature not always carries in itself the necessary chess loading, forcing trainers to discover at acquaintances and friends next copy "Trips in a chess kingdom" by Averbakh and Beylin or "I play chess" by Dlugolensky and Zak to carry chess to children.

Correcting a situation "Chess school ChessZone" begins the publication of prepared by enthusiasts, by veritable fans of chess, books for chess beginners. We hope they will become a good help in the first steps on a way to the chess tops of your children and little wards.

Unfortunately, it is not always succeeded to set the authors of electronic versions of the books presented here, therefore will say simply: low for all you bow and thank you for excellent work!


J. R. Capablanca "Chess fundamentals" (ENG, 1934)

J. R. Capablanca Chess fundamentals book "In chess the tactics may change but the strategic fundamental principles are always the same".

J. R. Capablanca

Let us introduce to you this classic chess book by Jose Raul Capablanca, the most clear player in the chess history. It'll be very useful especially for young players and those who make the first steps in chess education.

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:: Added 29.06.2009


Edward Lasker "Chess Strategy" (ENG, 1915)

Edward Lasker Chess StrategyThere is no doubt that any chess player who will take the trouble to study Chess Strategy will spend many a pleasurable hour. Incidentally new vistas will be opened to him, and his playing strength increased to a surprising degree.

The large majority of chess players who would like to improve their game, have not the necessary opportunity of pitting themselves against players of master-strength, or at least of obtaining the desired instruction from personal intercourse with them. It is for such players that the present work is intended.

The perfect Chess Strategy ebook prepared by Nasser Baei.

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:: Added 06.01.2008


E. Znosko-Borovsky "How not to play chess" (ENG, 1961)

E. Znosko-Borovsky How not to play chessHow Not to Play Chess has long been regarded as a classic of a chess literature. It illustrates Eugene Znosko-Borovsky's gift for explaining a difficult subject briefly and yet unhurriedly.

Addressed to beginners and average chess players, it impacts valuable knowledge and gives them a glimpse into the delightfully complex problems of master chess.

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:: Added 30.12.2007


Y. Averbakh "What is necessary to be known about the end-game" (RUS, 1960)

What is necessary to be known about end-game"To play off end-game correctly means to carry out maximal activation and provide clear co-operation of the battle forces", - grand master Y. Averbakh talks. His brochure must help a beginning chess-player in a capture necessary theoretical information in area of end-game.

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:: Added 04.10.2006


E. Shiffers "Manual for self-tuition of chess game" (RUS, 1911)

Manual for self-tuition of chess gameBefore you there is a legendary pre-revolution book which the not alone generation of chess-players study on. Edition consists of three "departments": "Preparatory" (information of commons about a chess game, governed, notation, etc.), "Course of opens, explained on played games" and, grant an interesting, last department "Ends of game" (end-game positions in accordance with material).

Thanks a lot for titanic work for Evgeniy Maykov.

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:: Added 14.08.2006


Y. Averbakh, M. Beylin "Chess manual for self-tuition" (RUS, 1970)

Chess manual for self-tuition"Chess manual for self-tuition" consists of 44 lessons and section of "Basis of aesthetics of chess". Basic principles and laws of chess are expounded in lessons, in the section of "Basis of aesthetics of chess" a reader meets with originality of this ancient art, fastens knowledges, got at the study of rules of chess, and acquires necessary for reading of chess literature skills. Classic games, showy combinations of this section can come to love for reader, and in a chess achieves success only that, who understands and values their beauty

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:: Added 26.03.2006


Em. Lasker "Textbook of chess game" (RUS, 6th edition, 1980)

Textbook of chess gameMany prominent chess-players studied on this edition. A book contains primary information about a chess game, studies about opens. The special chapters are devoted to combination, pozition fight, problems of chess aesthetics. A final section is made by commented on author's games.

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:: Added 26.03.2006


I. Bondarevskiy "Study to play chess" (RUS, 1966)

Study to play chessThe rules of game are expounded in this small book, and also elementary information is resulted from a theory and advices are given to the beginnings chess-players.

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:: Added 26.03.2006


A. Suetin "How to play a debut" (RUS, 3th edition, 1981)

Book of the known theorist, international grand master A. Suetin, contains information of commons about principles of playing off a debut and recommendation on the study of debut theory.

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:: Added 26.03.2006


B. Vaynshteyn "Traps Takequeen" (RUS, 1990)

Traps TakequeenRemarkable, easy and merry book by A. Vaynshteyn, about that, how to play in a debut properly, how to develop combination sight, what is necessary to be done, not to meet in traps, and how to learn to place sly traps.

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:: Added 26.03.2006


D. Bronshteyn "Manual for self-tuition of chess game" (RUS, 1987)

Manual for self-tuition of chess game Book of prominent grand master, long-term applicant on world championship and popular man of letters David Bronstein differs from ordinary manuals for self-tuition, that addressed people, who already plays a chess.

A "manual" for self-tuition is an unusual book. An author offers itself in interlocutors to the reader and a frank talk conducts about that, how strong chess-players play, about what they think before and during party, as choose a plan and separate motions.

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:: Added 08.08.2005

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