Mongoose Press

Mongoose Press Chess e-booksMongoose Press believes that today’s chess books should be well-written, instructive, entertaining, esthetically-pleasing, and edited to the highest standards. Their author list contains world-class players, thinkers, and writers who care about all aspects of the game: openings to endgames, philosophy to psychology, children’s primers to fiction. Mongoose was founded in 2006 and is located in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

 

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Active Pieces

Active Pieces

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Jay Bonin

Price:  **$14.99

Contents:256 pages

Release Date: December, 2016

Book Description:IM Bonin offers the answers to practical questions that every chessplayer faces as the clock is ticking.

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Sac & Mate: Volume 1

The Fighting Dragon

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Bill Harvey

Price:  **$4.99

Contents:160 pages

Release Date: December 2016

Book Description:In the Sac & Mate series, Bill Harvey helps you hone your tactics with a focus on sudden sacrifices to leave the opposing king fatally exposed. Ranging in difficulty from two-move shockers to four-move combinations, Volume 1 presents the best tactical coups by international chessplayers from Napoleon and Captain Evans (of Evans Gambit fame) in the early 1800s to Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal in 1960.

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The Fighting Dragon/

The Fighting Dragon

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Paul Powell

Price:  **$9.99

Contents:183 pages

Release Date: August 2016

Book Description:The Fighting Dragon showcases a variety of ways for Black to handle White’s responses. After taking in the key concepts, aspiring Dragon players can then deepen their understanding with three dozen critical test positions.

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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 Complete Hedgehog: Volume 1

The Complete Hedgehog

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Sergey Shipov/p>

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:532 pages

Release Date: February 2015

Book Description:The Hedgehog is a thoroughly modern defense where flexibility and understanding trump rote memorization. Using deeply annotated critical games from international practice, GM Sergey Shipov traces the Hedgehog’s development – from its origins as a way to avoid well-trodden paths to its current status as a respected weapon in Black’s armory.
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The Complete Hedgehog: Volume 2

The Complete Hedgehog 2

Publisher:Mongoose Press

Author:Sergey Shipov/

Price:  **$17.99

Contents:584 pages

Release Date: March 2015

Book Description:The Hedgehog lives! GM Sergey Shipov concludes his monumental investigation of this counterattacking system for Black with in-depth coverage of formations arising from 1.e4 and 1.d4. Sparing no effort to discover best play for both sides, he presents White’s most promising plans and breathes new life into variations that – according to theory – had turned the Hedgehog into an endangered species.

Like its companion volume focusing on the English Opening, this is no dry reference manual, but a labor of love and a lively exposition of the opening’s strategic basis and typical tactical ideas. Along the way, the reader is treated to the author’s wide-ranging observations on such topics as the usefulness of computers in opening analysis; the dangers of narrow thinking; and the value of optimism to a chessplayer’s rating.

The Hedgehog is an unconventional opening requiring unconventional treatment by both Black and White. Sit down with one of its foremost experts and learn how elite players including Fischer, Karpov, and Judit Polgar honed it into a formidable weapon.
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Capablanca: a Primer of Checkmate

Capablanca; a Primer of Checkmate

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Frisco Del Rosario

Price: $11.99 **

Contents: 176 Pages

Release Date: November 2014

Book Description: In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca’s record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy. The author also identifies an overlooked checkmate pattern – Capablanca’s Mate – that aspiring attackers can add to the standard catalogue in Renaud and Kahn’s The Art of the Checkmate. As Del Rosario shows, Capablanca has inspired not only generations of players, but also many of the classics of chess literature.
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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: 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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The Czech Benoni in ACTION

The Czech Benoni in ACTION

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Asa Hoffmann & Greg Keener

Price: $14.00 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 240 Pages

Release Date: Fall, 2014

Book Description: In The Czech Benoni in Action, two practitioners of this little-known but sound counterattacking system join forces to show how you can pose novel problems for opponents of all strengths, leaving them to fend for themselves as early as move 3.
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Quick Kills Alapin Sicilian

Quick Kills Alapin Sicilian

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Bill Harvey

Price: $1.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 755 Pages

Release Date: June 2014

Book Description: If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play.

 


The Improving Annotator; From Beginner to Master

The Improving Annotator; From Beginner to Master

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Dan Heisman

Price: $ 11.99– 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).

 


Hacking Up the King

Hacking Up the King

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: David Eggleston

Price: $ 14.99– 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.

 


Openings for Amateurs

Openings for Amateurs

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Pete Tamburro

Price: $14.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 360 Pages

Release Date: March 2014

Book Description: Learning how to start a game of chess is one of the most daunting tasks facing intermediate adult and young chess players.

 


Best Play

Best Play

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)

 


Wojo’s Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 1

Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 1

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

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

Contents: 408 Pages

Release Date: July 2013

Book Description: Club players looking to master an efficient, safe, and practical White repertoire will benefit from this highly readable book. (Read More)

 


Wojo’s Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 2

Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 2

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

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

Contents: 320 Pages

Release Date: July 2013

Book Description: Wojo’s Weapons has plenty to offer chessplayers of all strengths. (Read More)

 


The Zukertort System

The Zukertort System

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Grigory Bogdanovich

Price: $11.99– Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 340 Pages

Release Date: May 2013

Book Description: Far from a dusty relic once played by great masters such as Rubinstein, Pillsbury and Bogolyubov, the Zukertort System now enjoys new life. (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)

 


Wojo’s Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 3

Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White, Volume 1

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Jonathan Hilton & Dean Ippolito

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

Contents: 404 Pages

Release Date: April 2013

Book Description: The final, and eagerly awaited, volume of the series will complete the opening repertoire for White according to Wojo. (Read More)

 


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)

 


Quick Kills Tarrasch French

Quick Kills Tarrasch French

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Bill Harvey

Price: $1.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 741 Pages

Release Date: May 2013

Book Description: If you play chess for blood, it makes sense to learn the violent tactics that feature in the openings that you play. (Read More)

 


World’s Most Instructive Amateur Game Book

World's Most Instructive Amateur Game Book

Publisher: Mongoose Press

Author: Dan Heisman

Price: $9.99 — Prices may vary by country and/or platform. Please consult the ‘store’ tab within the app.

Contents: 328 Pages

Release Date: May 2014

Book Description: Who says that you can’t learn from the games of amateurs? (Read More).