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Thousands of chess books exist, covering every chess topic you might be interested in. Find out which chess books are worth your time and which ones to skip. Check out the latest in chess sets, boards and clocks too.

Checkmate for Children by Kevin Stark
A review of Checkmate for Children by Kevin Stark.

Mastering Positional Chess by Daniel Naroditsky
A review of Mastering Positional Chess by Daniel Naroditsky.

Diary of a Chess Queen by Alexandra Kosteniuk
A review of Diary of a Chess Queen, an autobiography by Alexandra Kosteniuk.

New In Chess: The First 25 Years
A review of New in Chess: The First 25 Years (An Anthology), edited by Steve Giddins.

Back to Basics: Openings by Carsten Hansen
A review of the chess book Back to Basics: Openings by Carsten Hansen.

Power Chess for Kids by Charles Hertan
Power Chess for Kids is designed to help kids learn how to think about chess while also improving their tactical vision.

Dismantling the Sicilian by Jesus de la Villa
A review of Dismantling the Sicilian, by Jesus de la Villa

The Improving Chess Thinker by Dan Heisman
A review of The Improving Chess Thinker, by chess author and National Master Dan Heisman.

Review: Bullet Chess by Nakamura and Harper
A review of Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate, by Hikaru Nakamura and Bruce Harper.

Review: Bobby Fischer by Karsten Muller (Russell Enterprises)
A review of the book Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion, by Karsten Muller.

Top 10 Holiday Chess Gifts
Looking for the perfect holiday chess gift? This list should point you in the right direction.

1. b4: Theory & Practice of the Sokolsky Opening by Konikowski and Soszynski
A review of 1. b4: Theory & Practice of the Sokolsky Opening by Jerzy Konikowski and Marek Soszynski.

Nottingham 1936 by Alexander Alekhine (21st Century Edition)
A review of the 21st Century Edition of Nottingham 1936 by Alexander Alekhine.

Gary's Adventures in Chess Country by Igor Sukhin
A review of Gary's Adventures in Chess Country, an instructional chess book for children by Igor Sukhin.

Let's Play Chess: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Players by Bruce Pandolfini
A review of the chess book Let's Play Chess by Bruce Pandolfini.

Scandinavian Defense: The Dynamic 3...Qd6 by Michael Melts
A review of Scandinavian Defense: The Dynamic 3...Qd6 by Michael Melts.

Review: New York 1924 by Alexander Alekhine (21st Century Edition)
A review of the new 21st Century Edition of Alexander Alekhine's New York 1924 tournament book.

Review: Chess Gems - 1,000 Combinations You Should Know by Igor Sukhin
A review of Chess Gems - 1,000 Combinations You Should Know, by Igor Sukhin.

Lasker's Manual of Chess (21st Century Edition) by Emanuel Lasker
A review of the new 21st century edition of Lasker's Manual of Chess.

Vladimir Kramnik: My Path to the Top
A review of the Vladimir Kramnik: My Path to the Top DVD by ChessBase.

Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual (Mark Dvoretsky)

Viswanathan Anand: My Career (Volumes 1 + 2)
A review of the ChessBase DVDs "Viswanathan Anand: My Career," Volumes 1 and 2.

The Genius and the Misery of Chess by Zhivko Kaikamjozov
A review of the book The Genius and the Misery of Chess by Zhivko Kaikamjozov.

St. Petersburg 1909 by Emanuel Lasker -- 21st Century Edition

British Chess Magazine: Chess Book Reviews
An archive of book reviews going back to January 2000.

House of Staunton
House of Staunton manufactures fine chess equipment, from affordable reproductions of historical sets to high-end custom boards.

Jeremy Silman's Book Reviews
Numerous book reviews by Jeremy Silman and other strong players.

USCF Sales
A wide variety of books and equipment sold by the United States Chess Federation.

Wholesale Chess
Dealer with a wide variety of chess equipment for sale.

Show Off Your Chess Sets!
Have a cool or unique chess set? Share a picture and tell us all about your favorite chess set!See submissions

The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White
The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White offers a solid and complete open repertoire for any chess player.

Kindle Chess Books
Many great chess books are now available on the Kindle -- here are a few recommendations.

Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship by Miguel Najdorf
A look at Najdorf's book on one of the most famous chess tournaments ever held.

Move First, Think Later
Willy Hendriks challenges orthodox chess thinking in Move First, Think Later.

New In Chess
New In Chess is a magazine that publishes tournament reviews, interviews, and much more.

Power Chess for Kids: Volume 2

Review: Vassily Ivanchuk – 100 Selected Games by Nikolay Kalinichenko
Vassily Ivanchuk was perhaps the most interesting and entertaining player of the last 30 years in chess.

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