Strategy / Improvement Books Available on the Forward Chess App

Grandmaster Preparation: Attack & Defence

Attack & Defence

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation

Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:In Calculation thinking methods such as Candidates, Combinations, Prophylaxis, Comparison, Elimination, Intermediate Moves, Imagination and Traps are explained to the reader, and ownership of them is offered through a carefully selected series of exercises.

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Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

Grandmaster Preparation: Strategic Play

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Jacob Aagaard

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:304 pages

Release Date: March 26, 2017

Book Description:Jacob Aagaard digs deep into the most complex area of chess thinking. The games and exercises in this book transcend regular chess skills, such as pattern recognition, calculation and positional analysis.

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Chess Strategy For Club Players

Chess Strategy For Club Players

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Herman Grooten

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:432

Release Date: February 2017

Book Description:In this new edition of his award-winning book, IM Herman Grooten presents a complete and structured course to amateur players on how to recognize key characteristics of all types of positions and how to make use of them to choose the right plan.”

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Training With Moska

Training With Moska

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Viktor Moskalenko

Price:  **$19.95

Contents:336 pages

Release Date: December, 2016

Book Description:With his famous light touch and humor Moskalenko explains the themes and concepts in great detail. Subsequently, he presents a multitude of typical examples and rounds off with large exams to test your understanding.

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Luther’s Chess Reformation

Luther's Chess Reformation

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Thomas Luther

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:232 pages

Release Date: December 14, 2016

Book Description:Luther’s Chess Reformation provides a wealth of practical tips and suggestions for chess players of all levels. Using the experiences and insights gained from his remarkable career, Luther offers an insider’s view into the world of grandmaster chess

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The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

The Complete Manual of Positional Chess

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Konstantin Saxaev & Konstantin Landa

Price:  **$19.99

Contents:368 pages

Release Date: November, 2016

Book Description:This handbook, probably the most thorough grounding in the history of teaching chess, was recently created for chess teachers at the DYSS, the special sports school for young talents in Russia.

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Black is Back

Black is Back

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Andras Adorjan

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:288 pages

Release Date: October, 2016

Book Description:In Black is Back!, the Hungarian grandmaster Andras Adorjan continues his crusade against this negative mindset. He shows that White’s advantage is far from obvious and that winning with Black starts with having the right attitude.

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Chess Praxis

Chess Praxis

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Aron Nimzowitsch

Price:  **$11.99

Contents:224 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:In this follow-up to My System, Nimzowitsch demonstrates and explains how his concepts worked in his own games.


Most Interesting Draws of 2012-2015

Most Interesting Draws of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:248 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:There are plenty of fighting draws as well, where both players are trying their best in order to win the game, but it finally ends in draw. This kind of extremely tense battles is exactly what the book is about.


Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:240 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneuvers, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination.


Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015

Publisher:Chess Evolution

Author:Arkadij Naiditsch & Csaba Balogh

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:264 pages

Release Date: June 2016

Book Description:The readers will see 50 incredible tense battles with many beautiful ideas, sacrifices and hidden motifs.


Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson’s Positional Masterpieces

Grandmaster Chess Strategy: What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Jurgen Kaufeld & Guido Kern

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:222 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:Positional technique is what you need and this book teaches exactly that in 15 thematic lessons. The training material is based on 80 games of the legendary positional genius Ulf Andersson, a world elite player from Sweden who reached number four on the FIDE rating list.”


Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

Train Your Chess Pattern Recognition

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Arthur van de Oudeweetering

Price:  **$16.99

Contents:283 pages

Release Date: May 2016

Book Description:In this sequel to his Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition, Arthur van de Oudeweetering presents players of almost every level with a fresh supply of essential, yet easy-to-remember building blocks for their chess knowledge.”


Is Your Move Safe

Is Your Move Safe

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Dan Heisman

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:269 pages

Release Date: March 2016

Book Description:Safety first! Success in chess begins with asking yourself the basic question, “Is the move that I’m considering a safe one?”

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The Power of Pawns

The Power of Pawns

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Jörg Hickl

Price:  **$12.99

Contents:186 pages

Release Date: March 2016

Book Description:Understanding the pawn structure is a key tool when you are evaluating a position on the board. Post-beginners should know the basic essentials of chess structures and that is what this modern training manual focuses on.

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Invisible Chess Moves: Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins

Invisible Chess Moves: Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Yochanan Afek & Emmanuel Neiman

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:224 pages

Release Date: March 2016

Book Description:Invisible Chess Moves with its many unique examples, instructive explanations and illuminating tests, will teach how to discover your blind spots and see the moves which remain invisible for others. Your results at the board will improve dramatically because your brain will stop blocking winning ideas..

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Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna: Know When (and where!) to Look for Winning Combinations

Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna: Know When (and where!) to Look for Winning Combinations

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Emmanuel Neiman

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:240 pages

Release Date: March 2016

Book Description:This trailblazing book by award-winning author Neiman provides a set of tools that enables the average club player to determine the moment he needs to look for win.

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The Complete Chess Course

The Complete Chess Course

Publisher:Russell Enterprises

Author:Fred Reinfeld

Price:  **$12.99

Contents:288 pages/p>

Release Date: February 2016

Book Description:The Complete Chess Course is filled with advice on how to play better chess, regardless of how strong or weak a player you may be. It begins with the most fundamental ideas, reviewing the basic moves of the pieces and pawns, and continues with fantastic examples from the very best players.

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40 Years of Friendship – 100 Games of Chess

40 Years of Friendship - 100 Games of Chess

Publisher:Independent

Author:Wayne Conover, Steve Posarek & Gene Salomon

Price:  **$7.99

Contents:244 pages

Release Date: October 2015

Book Description:Three masters recall their four decades as teammates from a strong New Jersey chess club.

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Mastering Chess Middlegames

Publisher:New in Chess

Author:Alexander Panchenko

Price:  **$16.00

Contents:272 pages

Release Date: October 2015

Book Description:The book contains a collection of inspiring lessons on the most important middlegame topics./p>
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Recognizing Your Opponent’s Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking

Recognizing Your Opponent's Resources: Developing Preventive Thinking

Publisher: Russell Enterprises

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

Price:  **$16.99

Contents: 359 pages

Release Date:  August 2015

Book Description: Understanding what your opponent is planning to do or trying to accomplish is one of the core skills required to take your game to the next level.

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Risk & Bluff in Chess: The Dangerous Art of Taking Calculated Risks

Risk & Bluff in Chess: The Dangerous Art of Taking Calculated Risks

Publisher: New In Chess

Author: Vladimir Tukmakov

Price:  **$17.99

Contents: 224 pages

Release Date:  August 2015

Book Description:Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff.

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Winning Chess Manoeuvres

Winning Chess Manoeuvres

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Sarhan Guliev

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:238 pages

Release Date: July 2015

Book Description:Sarhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players.
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Positional Decision Making in Chess

Positional Decision Making in Chess

Publisher:Quality Chess

Author:Boris Gelfand

Price:  $23.99 ($19.99 effective December 15, 2015)

Contents:288 pages

Release Date: June 10 2015

Book Description:In Positional Decision Making in Chess, the main focus will be on the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during a game.
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Liquidation on the Chess Board

Liquidation on the Chess Board

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Joel Benjamin

Price:  **$15.99

Contents:253 pages

Release Date: April  2015

Book Description:In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.
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Winning Chess Middlegames: second edition

Winning Chess Middlegames

Publisher:New In Chess

Author:Ivan Sokolov

Price:  **$15.99

Contents:260 pages

Release Date: March 2015

Book Description:With very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames: space, tension and initiative.
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chess-structures

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author: Mauricio Flores Rios

Price:  **$19.99

Contents: 464 pages

Release Date: January 28, 2015

Book Description: Mauricio Flores Rios provides an in-depth study of the 28 most common structures in chess practice.

By studying the 140 games and fragments in this book, the reader will learn many of the most important plans, patterns and ideas in chess.

To read more, please visit author’s excellent blog chess-structures.com

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True Lies in Chess

True Lies in Chess

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author:Lluis Comas Fabrego

Price: Free…Download the free app and get the book free

Release Date: March 2014

Book Description: For Lluis Comas Fabrego chess is about more than just winning as many games as possible, it is a creative search for the truth. In True Lies in Chess Comas Fabrego takes on the challenging task of separating the truth from lies in chess literature. Guided by many practical examples and clear advice, the readers will learn how to reduce the complexity of chess towards the essential features of each position, and so improve their play./p>

 

 


Move First, Think Later

Move First, Think Later

Publisher: New In Chess

Author: Willy Hendriks

Price: $15.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 254 Pages

Release Date: November 2014

Book Description: This work shows a healthy distrust of accepted methods to get better at chess. It teaches that winning games does not depend on ticking off a to-do list when looking at a position on the board. It presents club and internet chess players with loads of much-needed no-nonsense training material. In this provocative, entertaining and highly instructive book, Hendriks shows how you can travel light on the road to chess improvement!


Dynamic Chess Strategy

Dynamic Chess Strategy

Publisher: New In Chess

Author: Mihai Suba

Price: $12.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 208 Pages

Release Date: November 2014

Book Description: In this enlarged edition of a modern classic (first published in 1991) on the battle of chess ideas, grandmaster Mihai Suba developed the concept of dynamic potential in modern chess strategy.

 

 


Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognition

Move First, Think Later

Publisher: New In Chess

Author: Arthur van de Oudeweetering

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

Contents: 272 Pages

Release Date: November 2014

Book Description: In this book IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!

 


 

The Inner Game of Chess

The Inner Game of Chess

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Andrew Soltis

Price: $12.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 280 Pages

Release Date: Fall, 2014

Book Description: In In Do masters methodically cut their way through the branches of a tree of analysis? Is it true that attacking players calculate a dozen moves ahead, while positional specialists rely on abstract principles? What exactly does it mean to “calculate,” anyway?
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Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess

Publisher: New In Chess

Author: Ivan Sokolov

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

Contents: 240 Pages

Release Date: Summer, 2014

Book Description: In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice.

 


Chess Training for Post-Beginners

Chess Training for Post-Beginners

Publisher: New In Chess

Author:Yaroslav Srokovski

Price: $16.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 221 Pages

Release Date: Summer, 2014

Book Description: In a clear and concise manner, Srokovski explains basic positional motifs like the strengths
and weaknesses of pieces and pawns, of squares, files and diagonals.

 


Judit Polgar Teaches Chess II

Judit Polgar Teaches Chess II

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author: Judit Polgar

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

Contents: 392 Pages

Release Date: Summer, 2014

Book Description: This exceptional book continues the unique project where one of the greatest players of our time transforms her personal journey to the top into a roadmap for everyone who ever wanted to better themselves in the game of chess (Read more)

 


The Improving Annotator; From Beginner to Master

The Improving Annotator; From Beginner to Master

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Dan Heisman

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

Contents: 192 Pages

Release Date: May 2014

Book Description: Chess master, author, and renowned teacher Dan Heisman shows you the whys and the hows of annotating your games. Using entertaining clashes from four decades of tournament play, Heisman traces his own development as a player and analyst, illustrating how his method works in practice. (Read More).

 


Judit Polgar: How I beat Fischer’s Record

Judit Polgar: How I beat Fischer's Record

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author: Judit Polgar

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

Contents: 384 Pages

Release Date: Summer 2014

Book Description: Notions of chess have been shattered by a teen-age Hungarian girl – some call her modest and soft-spoken, but many opponents know her as a ferocious tiger over the board . (Read more)

 


Looking For Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess 2nd Edition

Looking For Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess 2nd Edition

Publisher: Russell Enterprises

Author: Dan Heisman

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

Contents: 192 Pages

Release Date: May, 2014

Book Description: Looking for Trouble … helps you to recognize threats by providing over 300 problems in which you focus on identifying and meeting threats in the opening, middlegame and endgame. The author’s clear explanations are presented in a manner that should greatly benefit players of all levels. (Read More)

 


Mating the Castled King

Mating the Castled King

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author: Danny Gormally

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

Contents: 160 Pages

Release Date: May 2014

Book Description: Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king. (Read an excerpt)

 


Hacking Up the King

Hacking Up the King

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: David Eggleston

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

Contents: 256 Pages

Release Date: March 2014

Book Description: The ability to determine when conditions are suitable for attacking the opposing king is critical to successful chess play. Readers will hone this skill while learning valuable techniques to force the enemy monarch out of his fortress.

 


Techniques of Positional Play

Techniques of Positional Play

Publisher: New In Chess

Author:Valeri Bronznik & Anatoli Terekhin

Price: $15.99 – Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 254 Pages

Release Date: February 2014

Book Description: Opening preparation is essential, but for aspiring players understanding the middlegame is even more important.

 


Pump Up Your Rating

Pump Up Your Rating

Publisher: Quality Chess

Author: Axel Smith

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

Contents: 432 Pages

Release Date: December 2013

Book Description: Any man in the street knows how to increase his physical strength, but among most chess players confusion reigns when it comes to improving their playing strength. (Read an excerpt)

 


Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual

Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual

Publisher: Russell Enterprises

Author: Mark Dvoretsky

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

Contents: 424 Pages

Release Date: December 2013

Book Description: It is very important for the practical player to train his or her ability, understand when to rely on intuition, rules of thumb and more general positional considerations,
when to try to solve problems by calculating variations to the end and how to manage time to avoid time pressure. .. (Read More)

 


Best Play

Openings for Amateurs

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Alexander Shashin

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

Contents: 176 Pages

Release Date: June 2013

Book Description: Have you ever wished for a “formula” to help you decide what move to make in any given chess position? (Read More)

 


Amateur to IM

Amateur to IM

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Jonathan Hawkins

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

Contents: 372 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: International Master Jonathan Hawkins was a relatively slow starter in the world of chess. (Read an Excerpt)

 


Simple Attacking Plans

Simple Attacking Plans

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Fred Wilson

Price: $7.99– Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 192 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: Simple Attacking Plans is a classic right from the get-go (Read More)