Comprehensive Bundle (5 Books)

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Comprehensive Chess Course 1 

Paperback, 129 pages, 2011 5th edition CIRC Publishing


Close your eyes. Imagine an empty board with a lonely white Knight on h1. Now, try to move the Knight from h1 to f3. Those who have completed this Volume I of the Comprehensive Chess Series should be able to do this in less than 10 seconds. The Comprehensive Chess Course is primarily intended to serve as a manual for those teaching chess in schools and colleges or, for that matter, to themselves. No prior knowledge of chess is presupposed for Volume I. Experience suggests that children will require about three months to complete the beginners course of 12 twelve lessons, while adults will need roughly two months.

GM Lev Alburt and Roman Pelts, 125 pages (Published by CIRC 2001)


Comprehensive Chess Course 2

Paperback, 303 pages, 2001 CIRC Publishing 

Welcome to Volume II, the second level, of our Comprehensive Chess Course. It is aimed at those students who have completed and mastered the lessons in Volume I. In addition to numerous corrections and alterations to this, the third edition, a new chapter has been added, ""Moving On to Expert and Master."" It addresses the concerns of many readers who want a guide for consolidating the progress made during the study of volumes I and II and concrete suggestions for advancing toward expert and master.


A Kid's Guide to Chess

Paperback, 172 pages, 2021 Sky Pony Press

A fun illustrated guide for beginners who want to learn about more chess! Perfect for fans of the hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit! Chess is played on every continent and by several hundred million people. It’s the most popular board game in the world, and people of all ages love to play! In A Kid's Guide to Chess, you’ll start learn all of the basics like how the pieces move and then progress to the more complicated ideas behind the best moves for the different phases of the game. This book offers something for beginners who have never picked up a chess piece as well as more advanced instruction for experienced learners who are looking to become expert players! With this comprehensive guide, learn: • The rules of the game • Tactical moves • Openings • Vulnerable routes • The history of chess • And much more! Additionally, inside you’ll find exclusive tips from some of the world’s best chess players. These clever suggestions will help you to become a real master of chess. Imagine how much fun it will be to win a game against a classmate or—if you’re really good—maybe even your grandpa! If you’re up for a real challenge, you can also test yourself with puzzles taken from world championship games. Put on your thinking cap—your brain’s got some work to do!

212 Surprising Checkmates

Paperback, 152 pages, Russell Publishing

With this instructive manual, players can learn to concentrate on one-, two- and three-move checkmates, focusing on their opponents? last moves and keeping alert to new possibilities, rather than getting blinded by previous calculations.Written by two experienced chess teachers, this volumes first 100 exercises concern checkmates in one move, while the remaining exercises represent game-like positions for checkmates in two and three moves. All are designed to increase a player's skill and speed analyzing and solving chess problems. This is an updated and expanded version of 202 Surprising Checkmates which was released in 1998.

Concise Chess

Concise Chess by John Emms
The Compact Guide for Beginners

Paperback, 288 pages

Are you intrigued by chess, but dont know how to play? Or have you played a little, but are still unsure of some of the rules? Then this is the book for you! Beginning with the very basics, this pocket-sized book is a step-by-step guide to learning chess. Assuming no prior knowledge, Grandmaster John Emms steers the reader through all the crucial aspects of learning the game: the rules; the pieces; check and checkmate; chess notation; how to win; attacking; defending; openings; middlegame; endgame; Read this book and you will acquire the confidence and knowledge you need to tackle an opponent over the board.

About the Author
John Emms is one of Britain's strongest Grandmasters and has represented England in various team tournaments. He has many works to his name, and is also a co-author of the very popular openings bible "Nunn's Chess Openings.

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