Chess Stars

Chess Stars e-booksChess Stars, established and operating out of Sofia (Bulgaria), print and distribute chess books all over the world. In the background of Chess Stars sits a team of players, headed by 14th World Champion Alexander Khalifman. Among the authors include top grandmasters Alexey Dreev, Nikita Vitiugov, Victor Bologan, Konstantin Sakaev, Kiril Georgiev, Igor Lysyj, Alexander Delchev. Chess Stars publishes a selected range of books mostly aimed at players of intermediate and higher level. Their focus is on deep original analysis by renowned experts.

 

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The Hedgehog vs The English Reti

The Hedgehog vs The English Reti

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Igor Lysyj & Roman Ovetchkin

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:434 pages

Release Date: April 2017

Book Description:This book offers to meet the new challenges to Black by building an English Hedgehog formation. It is all the more convincing as it is based on the successful practical experience of one of the authors.**Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.


Attacking the Flexible Sicilian

Attacking the Flexible Sicilian

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Vassilios Kotronias & Semko Semkov

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:402

Release Date: January 28, 2017

Book Description: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.

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A Practical Black Repertoire 1

A Practical Black Repertoire 1

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexei Kornev

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:300 pages

Release Date: December, 2016

Book Description: In addition to the Pirc, the first part of the book covers all possible set-ups in which White refrains from the moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, namely: 1.f4, 1.b3, 1.b4 (Chapter 1), 1.Nf3 (Chapter 2), 1.c4 (Chapters 3, 4). The second part of the book (Chapters 5-9) is devoted to opening schemes in which White does play 1.d4, but then he does not follow up with c2-c4. This is the Trompowsky Attack (d4, Bg5) and the London System (d4, Nf3, Bf4).”

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A Practical Black Repertoire 2

A Practical Black Repertoire 2

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexei Kornev

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:380 pages

Release Date: October, 2016

Book Description: The second volume of the Black repertoire is dedicated to the King’s Indian Defense

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Attacking the English Reti

Attacking the English Reti

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexander Delchev & Semko Semkov

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:240 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:This book aims to offer an active Black repertoire against The English Opening 1.c4, the Reti 1.Nf3, and their siblings that arise after 1.g3. More importantly, it tries to offer not only variations, but also a philosophy of how to treat such openings.

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Bf4 in the Queen’s Gambit and the Exchange Slav

Bf4 in the Queen's Gambit and the Exchange Slav

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexey Dreev

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:287 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:GM Dreev analyses many different ways for White to fight for the opening advantage in two modern schemes, in the Slav Defence and in the Queen’s Gambit Deferred.
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The Spanish Main Road

The Spanish Main Road

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Evgeniy Solozhenkin

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:276 pages

Release Date: April 21, 2016

Book Description:This book presents an opening repertoire for Black to players who are looking for initiative and counterplay in the Ruy Lopez.


The Safest Scandinavian

The Safest Scandinavian

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Vassilios Kotronias

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:220 pages

Release Date: February 7, 2016

Book Description:This book presents a Black repertoire based on the Scandinavian Defence with 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6. Kotronias offers new plans for Black in the most topical lines. They are backed by deep analysis based on solid chess understanding.

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Understanding The Queen’s Gambit Accepted

Understanding The Queen's Gambit Accepted

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexander Delchev and Semko Semkov

Price:  **$17.99

Contents: 244 pages

Release Date:  August 2015

Book Description:This book presents a Black repertoire based on the QGA. The authors consider the Classical System with 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6, but they also offer alternative approaches – building up tension with 4…Bg4, and the destructive 4…a6 aimed at quick equalisation.

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Attacking the Caro Kann

Attacking the Caro Kann

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexey Dreev

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:212 pages

Release Date: Early May 2015

Book Description:GM Alexey Dreev presents his recommendations for White on how to handle the Caro-Kann
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Rossolimo and Friends

Rossolimo and Friends

Publisher:Chess Stars

Author:Alexei Kornev

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:348 pages

Release Date: March 6, 2015

Book Description:A sound positional approach for White to handling the Sicilian.

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ViennaCover

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Roman Ovetchkin, Sergei Soloviov

Price:  **$19.99

Contents: 428 pages

Release Date: January 2015

Book Description: The Vienna set-up aims for very aggressive play, which often includes sacrifices, but White prefers to be on the safe side, without burning all the bridges and to try to justify his actions from the point of view of positional play as well. This is how this usually happens. At first, he deploys his minor pieces to active positions, then he advances the thematic move f4, castles (usually on the kingside) and begins an attack only after all this. 

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The Cozio Defence

The Cozio Defence

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexey Dreev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 200 Pages

Release Date: June 2014

Book Description: GM Dreev offers a new look at the old system 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 Bb5 Nge7 which is one
of the most challenging ways to combat the Spanish.


The Leningrad Dutch

The Leningrad Dutch

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: V. Malaniuk & P. Marusenko

Price: $19.99 – Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 312 Pages

Release Date: May 2014

Book Description: GM Malaniuk has been the main driving force behind the Leningrad Variation for decades. He has found many original plans which turned this branch of the Dutch into an active and dangerous weapon.

 


A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 3

A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 3

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexei Kornev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 400 Pages

Release Date: April 2014

Book Description: The Nimzo-Indian and Other Defences. (Read More)


The Most Flexible Sicilian

The Most Flexible Sicilian

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: A. Delchev & S. Semkov

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 340 Pages

Release Date: April 2014

Book Description: This book is a follow up of The Safest Sicilian. It offers a repertoire based on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. It covers both the Taimanov and the Kan(Read More)


The Modern Philidor Defence

The Modern Philidor Defence

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Vladimir Barsky

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 224 Pages

Release Date: January 2014

Book Description: The Modern Philidor Defence consists of seven chapters, dealing with different move-orders. Each chapter comprises of a “Quick Repertoire” then a thorough theoretical study in the part “Step by Step”and “Complete Games”.(Read More)


A Universal Weapon 1.d4 d6

A Universal Weapon 1.d4 d6

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Vladimir Barsky

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 224 Pages

Release Date: January 2014

Book Description: This book consists of eleven chapters devoted to different variations of the all-purpose defence for Black 1.d4 d6.(Read More)


A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 2

A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 2

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexei Kornev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 304 Pages

Release Date: November 2013

Book Description: …we deal with the openings in which Black fianchettoes his dark-squared bishop (Read More)


The Modern Anti-Sicilian

The Modern Anti-Sicilian

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Sergei Soloviov

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 552 Pages

Release Date: December 2013

Book Description: This hefty book offers the results of S. Soloviov’s ten-year-long investigation of a nearly virgin territory of chess theory. (Read More)


The Ultimate Anti-Grünfeld

The Ultimate Anti-Grünfeld

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Dmitry Svetushkin

Price: $17.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 232 Pages

Release Date: August 2013

Book Description: By playing 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3, White kills three birds with one shot. (Read More)


Dreev vs. the Benoni

Dreev vs. the Benoni

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexey Dreev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 268 Pages

Release Date: May 2013

Book Description: The Benoni Defence can be divided into two main structures…. (Read More)


The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black

The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Konstantin Sakaev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 292 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level. (Read More)


A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 1

A Practical White Repertoire with 1.d4 and 2.c4 Volume 1

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexei Kornev

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 304 Pages

Release Date: November 2013

Book Description: We have analysed the most straightforward possibilities for White…. (Read More)


The Berlin Defence

The Berlin Defence

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Igor Lysj & Roman Ovetchkin

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 276 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: Igor Lysyi: “I worked hard at mastering 1…е7-е5 for Black…. (Read More)


The French Defence Reloaded

The French Defence Reloaded

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Igor Lysj & Roman Ovetchkin

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 360 Pages

Release Date: March 2013

Book Description: A completely updated edition which presents a Black repertoire based on the French. (Read More)


The Open Games for Black

The Open Games for Black

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Igor Lysj & Roman Ovetchkin

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 244 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: A complete black repertoire with 1.e4 e5 against everything except the Ruy Lopez by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin (Read More)


The King’s Indian

The King's Indian

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Victor Bologan

Price: $19.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 356 Pages

Release Date: March 2013

Book Description: Famous Grandmaster Victor Bologan offers a complete Black repertoire Based on “probably the most romantic response to 1.d4 (Bologan) – The King’s Indian Defence (Read More)


The Safest Grünfeld

The Safest Grünfeld

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Victor Bologan

Price: $ 19.99– Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 348 Pages

Release Date: October 2012

Book Description: The Safest Grünfeld offers a complete repertoire for Black against 1.d4 and various Anti-Grünfeld systems as 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3, 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4, 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 (Read More)


The Modern Reti

The Modern Reti

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Alexander Delchev

Price: $19.99
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Contents: 212 Pages

Release Date: November 2012

Book Description: This book presents a repertoire against 1…d5, based on the Reti… (Read More)


The Modern Reti

The Sharpest Sicilian 2012

Publisher: Chess Stars

Author: Kiril Georgiev & Atanas Kolev

Price: $19.99
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Contents: 332 Pages

Release Date: November 2012

Book Description: Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes(Read More)